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Impact Of Agricultural Cooperatives On Smallholders’ Technical Efficiency: Empirical Evidence From Ethiopia

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  • Gashaw Tadesse ABATE
  • Gian Nicola FRANCESCONI
  • Kindie GETNET

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type="main" xml:lang="de"> A partir de données d'enquêtes de ménages en Ethiopie, cet article évalue l'impact des coopératives agricoles sur l'efficacité technique des petits exploitants. Les auteurs utilisent la méthode dite propensity score matching pour comparer la différence moyenne d'efficacité technique entre membres de coopératives agricoles et fermiers indépendants. Les résultats montrent que les coopératives agricoles sont efficaces pour fournir des services de support qui contribuent significativement à l'efficacité technique de leurs membres. Ces résultats sont insensibles à des biais cachés et confirment l'idée que les coopératives agricoles augmentent l'efficacité des membres en facilitant l'accès à des inputs productifs et les liaisons à distance. Les résultats indiquent qu'intensifier la participation dans les coopératives agricoles accroitrait les gains d'efficacité des petits agriculteurs.

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  • Gashaw Tadesse ABATE & Gian Nicola FRANCESCONI & Kindie GETNET, 2014. "Impact Of Agricultural Cooperatives On Smallholders’ Technical Efficiency: Empirical Evidence From Ethiopia," Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 85(2), pages 257-286, June.
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