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Cocoa Production in Cameroon: A Socioeconomic and Technical Efficiency Perspective
International Journal of Agricultural Economics
Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages: 1-8
Received: Dec. 12, 2017; Accepted: Dec. 22, 2017; Published: Jan. 16, 2018
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Ngoe Mukete, College of Economics and Management, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China
Zhou Li, College of Economics and Management, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China
Mukete Beckline, College of Forestry, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China
Bobyeg Patricia, School of Economics and Management, Shijiazhuang Tiedao University, Shijiazhuang, China
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Understanding the technical efficiency of smallholder farmers is primordial in appraising their farming skills especially for cocoa farmers. In this paper, we examine the technical efficiency of small scale farmers across Africa particularly Cameroon. The study also explores the cocoa sector, its impacts on the Cameroonian economy and the challenges it currently faces. To achieve this, we carried out a comprehensive survey of published scientific literature obtained through Web of Science, Research gate, Mendeley, and Google Scholar. Using this approach, we observed that cocoa is vital in Cameroon’s economic development and that it is a sector dominated by smallholdings with inadequate access to economic and social resources. We also observed that provision of appropriate technical skills and financial access, would sustainably and enormously contribute to the growth of the cocoa sector, improve rural livelihoods and achieve food security.
Technical Efficiency, Cameroon, Cocoa Farmers, Poverty Alleviation, Sustainable Development
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Ngoe Mukete, Zhou Li, Mukete Beckline, Bobyeg Patricia, Cocoa Production in Cameroon: A Socioeconomic and Technical Efficiency Perspective, International Journal of Agricultural Economics. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2018, pp. 1-8. doi: 10.11648/j.ijae.20180301.11
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