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general comments

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:17 pm
by aseck
What are the incentives for farmers to increase production/productivity in the face of limited market access, potentially large price elasticity, and post harvest loss and lack of storage facilities.

Case where the gender categories are not mutually exclusive: for instance a female can be both owner, manager, head of hh. How to deal with this? Think of using interaction terms among the various gender variables

Additional gender indicator to be considered: share of female workers in the farming activity

dependent variable: log production value per hectare (yield). One issue: change in productivity may come from change in price or change in output, or both. Better to consider more conventional measure of productivity (output - physical quantity- per hectare). One issue to consider in the context of multiple crops is 1 kg of maize is not the same as 1 kg of rice. Need to control for crops in the pooled analysis, or use "grain-equivalence"

Consider additional measures of productivity/efficiency: non-parametric measures

Survey relatively old (2009) -> how it portrays the current landscape of the farming activities. How about World Bank’ LSMS with data on agricultural activities? Any such survey conducted in Cameroon?

Re: general comments

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:40 pm
by Ousmanou Njikam
Dear Prof. Seck,
Many thanks for the comments. We appreciate.