Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1976

Journal or Book Title

Cocoa Production: Economic and Botanical Perspectives

Publisher

Praeger Publishers Inc

Place of Publication

New York

First Page or Article ID Number

46

Last Page

62

Abstract

Cocoa production is important to economic growth and the welfare of rural populations. Economic policy is oriented toward encouraging production, maintaining a stable cocoa price, and using cocoa sales as a source of tax revenue and foreign exchange. This chapter will concentrate on the economics of production-related issues at the farm, industry, and government levels. Special emphasis is given to constraints on the decision-making process of the cocoa producer, as well as to the existing knowledge on cocoa production economics. Rather than providing a systematic framework for decisions in cocoa production, we will consider economic insights into specific problems. The former information can be obtained from basic texts on farm management. A summary of the research evidence on specific cocoa production problems is less readily available.

Comments

This is a chapter from Cocoa Production: Economic and Botanical Perspectives, 1976; 46-62. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Praeger Publishers Inc

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf