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The Determinants Of the Technical Efficiency of Cotton Farmers in Northern Cameroon

  • Neba, Cletus
  • Ngassam, Sylvain
  • Nzomo, Joseph
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    This paper, seeks to evaluate the technical efficiency of cotton farms in the northern part of Cameroon through the use of a parametric production frontier. The evaluation approach used is a stochastic type which shows that in spite of the fact that cotton yields in Cameroon are amongst the highest in sub-Saharan Africa, efficiency indexes are still as low as 60% in average. Having had a diagnosis overview aimed at identifying the determinant of technical efficiency with the use of a regression function, the main findings show that the characteristics of the producer as well as environmental factors all influence technical efficiency.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 24814.

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    Date of creation: 16 Jun 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:24814
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