INTERLINKAGE IN THE RICE MARKET OF GHANA: MONEY-LENDING MILLERS ENHANCE EFFICIENCY

Most of the large-scale millers in Ghana provide a loan to the farmers under the agreement that the farmers will bring their paddy to them. This paper examines the effect of this interlinkage on the efficiency of rice milling. A quadratic cost function was estimated, and capacity utilization was calculated in relation to money lending. The results show that if the millers provide a loan to the farmers, the operating rate will increase by 24%.


Issue Date:
2003
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/25871
Total Pages:
14
Series Statement:
Contributed Paper




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