The aim of this study is to analyse the level and explanatory factors of the technical efficiency of independent oil palm producers in the Sanaga-Maritime. To achieve this objective, we used the stochastic production frontier with embedded inefficiency effects, which we applied to primary data from a survey that covered the period from June 2018 to July 2019. The results lead to the conclusion that 81.6% of the production inefficiency is explained by the producers themselves and only 18.4% of this inefficiency is related to random factors. This inefficiency of independent producers is mainly related to off-farm income and their level of education.
Julien Brice Minkande, Jocelyne Urielle Bedime (2021); Factors explaining the technical efficiency of independent producers in Cameroon: the case of oil palm producers in the Sanaga-Maritime; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
11(5) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.11.05.2021.p11339