Drivers of technical efficiency and technology gaps in Ghana’s mango production sector: a stochastic metafrontier approach

Mango production and exports in Ghana have been increasingly volatile over the past years. After a successful take-off of the sector in the early 2000s, output and international market share decreased. In this study, the reasons for the lacklustre performance on the production side are considered using survey data from Ghana. Technical inefficiencies and technology gaps of smallholder mango producers are analysed. A metafrontier framework allows for separating production inefficiencies caused by bad agronomic and management practices from technology gaps. The results show that each production zone requires specifically targeted programs in order to improve technical efficiency.

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