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

Neba, Cletus and Ngassam, Sylvain and Nzomo, Joseph (2010): The Determinants Of the Technical Efficiency of Cotton Farmers in Northern Cameroon.

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Abstract

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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