Characteristics of Farmers and Technical Efficiency in Cocoa Farming at Sigi Regency - Indonesia with Approach Stochastic Frontier Production Function

Effendy ., Nuhfil Hanani, Budi Setiawan, A. Wahib Muhaimin


This research used cross section data to analyze the factors that affected the production and technical efficiency in the cocoa farming.  The Sampling was done by simple random and the size of samples were 98 cocoa farmers.  Analysis of the stochastic frontier production function with Cobb-Douglas models were used to answer the research objectives.  The results showed fertilizer, pesticide and labor significant effect on cocoa production.  Farmer characteristics such as education, farming experience, and frequency of follow counseling could help to increase the technical efficiency so that  the cocoa production could be increased.

Keywords: production, technical efficiency, cocoa

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