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Technical Efficiency And Productivity Potential Of Cocoa Farmers In West African Countries

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  • Joachim Nyemeck BINAM
  • Jim GOCKOWSKI
  • Guy Blaise NKAMLEU

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  • Joachim Nyemeck BINAM & Jim GOCKOWSKI & Guy Blaise NKAMLEU, 2008. "Technical Efficiency And Productivity Potential Of Cocoa Farmers In West African Countries," The Developing Economies, Institute of Developing Economies, vol. 46(3), pages 242-263.
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