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The Technical Efficiency of Smallholder Irish Potato Producers in Santa Subdivision, Cameroon

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Department of International Cooperation, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon 24341, Korea
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Center for Trade & Northeast Asian Research, Korea Rural Economic Institute, Naju 58321, Korea
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Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon 24341, Korea
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Agriculture 2019, 9(12), 259; https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture9120259
Received: 1 November 2019 / Revised: 3 December 2019 / Accepted: 6 December 2019 / Published: 8 December 2019
Irish potato is one of the major staple food and cash crops in Cameroon. Several studies have been conducted on the agronomic aspect of the crop, but very little is known on the technical efficiency of potato producers in the country. This study examines the technical efficiency of smallholder Irish potato producers in the Santa subdivision and the determinants of technical efficiency. Data were collected through surveys of Irish potato producers, and analyses were conducted using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and the Tobit model. The research findings imply that, in order to reduce the level of technical inefficiencies among smallholder Irish potato producers, appropriate training should be provided to farmers in order to improve their agronomic knowledge with respect to potato production. In addition, emphasis should be placed on policies and programs that promote extension services in order to improve the performance of Irish potato producers in the Santa subdivision. Again, more credit institutions, such as microfinance institutions, should be established by the government in order to help farmers access enough credit for potato production. View Full-Text
Keywords: efficiency; productivity; potato; smallholder; data envelopment analysis; two limit tobit model efficiency; productivity; potato; smallholder; data envelopment analysis; two limit tobit model
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Mengui, K.C.; Oh, S.; Lee, S.H. The Technical Efficiency of Smallholder Irish Potato Producers in Santa Subdivision, Cameroon. Agriculture 2019, 9, 259.

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