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Cocoa is Ghana, Ghana is Cocoa - Evaluating Reforms of the Ghanaian Cocoa Sector

Lundstedt, Helena and Pärssinen, Sara (2009)
Department of Economics
Abstract
The cocoa sector is of vital importance to Ghana, employing millions of people and contributing important revenues to the government. In order to raise prices received by producers and to increase overall performance of the cocoa sector, a number of reforms were undertaken, where the most important opened up the internal market to competition. The thesis examines how the reforms of the Ghanaian cocoa sector have affected its performance in terms of producer prices, production, yields and quality levels. The conclusion is that through the reforms producer prices, production and yields have increased, while quality levels have been maintained. In comparison with other cocoa producing countries that have undergone more extensive... (More)
The cocoa sector is of vital importance to Ghana, employing millions of people and contributing important revenues to the government. In order to raise prices received by producers and to increase overall performance of the cocoa sector, a number of reforms were undertaken, where the most important opened up the internal market to competition. The thesis examines how the reforms of the Ghanaian cocoa sector have affected its performance in terms of producer prices, production, yields and quality levels. The conclusion is that through the reforms producer prices, production and yields have increased, while quality levels have been maintained. In comparison with other cocoa producing countries that have undergone more extensive liberalisation reforms, the performance of the Ghanaian cocoa sector is still relatively low and could increase if further liberalisation takes place. (Less)
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author
Lundstedt, Helena and Pärssinen, Sara
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Ghana, Competition, performance, cocoa, market chain, liberalisation, Economics, econometrics, economic theory, economic systems, economic policy, Nationalekonomi, ekonometri, ekonomisk teori, ekonomiska system, ekonomisk politik
language
English
id
1511300
date added to LUP
2009-11-26 00:00:00
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2010-08-03 10:52:59
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  abstract     = {The cocoa sector is of vital importance to Ghana, employing millions of people and contributing important revenues to the government. In order to raise prices received by producers and to increase overall performance of the cocoa sector, a number of reforms were undertaken, where the most important opened up the internal market to competition. The thesis examines how the reforms of the Ghanaian cocoa sector have affected its performance in terms of producer prices, production, yields and quality levels. The conclusion is that through the reforms producer prices, production and yields have increased, while quality levels have been maintained. In comparison with other cocoa producing countries that have undergone more extensive liberalisation reforms, the performance of the Ghanaian cocoa sector is still relatively low and could increase if further liberalisation takes place.},
  author       = {Lundstedt, Helena and Pärssinen, Sara},
  keyword      = {Ghana,Competition,performance,cocoa,market chain,liberalisation,Economics, econometrics, economic theory, economic systems, economic policy,Nationalekonomi, ekonometri, ekonomisk teori, ekonomiska system, ekonomisk politik},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Cocoa is Ghana, Ghana is Cocoa - Evaluating Reforms of the Ghanaian Cocoa Sector},
  year         = {2009},
}