Ghana cocoa farmers' survey: chocolate economics
|Author:||Bc. Michal Svatoň|
|Year:||2012 - summer|
|Leaders:|| Petr Janský Ph.D.
|Work type:|| Bachelors
|Awards and prizes:||B.A. with distinction from the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences for an excellent state-final examination performance.|
|Abstract:||In this thesis I evaluate long-term productive and economic impacts of the
Cocoa Abrabopa Association, a private sector initiative providing fertilizer and
other agrochemicals to Ghanaian cocoa farmers on credit with a joint liability.
Both the productive and economic returns of the program are expected to be
higher in the latter years of sustained membership in the program due to the
accumulation of nutrients in the soil and the possibility of the extension of the
size of the loan provided by the program. Earlier work focused only on the
estimation of the efect of adoption of agricultural technology but did not allow
to examine possible diference in returns of a longer participation. This thesis
contributes by evaluating the impacts in the 1st, the 2nd and the 3rd year of
the CAA membership and their comparison. By constructing and estimating
a model for the impacts of longer participation I confirm the hypothesis of
higher economic returns during the 2nd and the 3rd year of participation in
the CAA program. The evidence which would confirm the hypothesis of higher
agronomic returns has not been found in the case of CAA.
|Downloadable:|| Bachelor Theses of Svatoň