Understanding the Performance of Agro-Business Value Chains in Benin
: Case Study of Cashew nuts.

  • Sourou Olodo

Student thesis: Master typesMaster de spécialisation en économie internationale et du développement


In recent years, market power of small famers from developing countries has emerged as important economics issue. This market power is measured by the markup. We contribute to this literature by focusing on the exchanges between cashew farmers and buyers on Benin’s cashew domestic market. We use data on 261 cashew nut producers to highlight the determinants of farmers' markup in the Atacora-Donga region of Benin. The results show that the markup is significantly correlated with production and sales characteristics, farmers' characteristics, but also by the type of buyer and the financial situation of the farmers or their organisation.
la date de réponse28 août 2020
langue originaleAnglais
L'institution diplômante
  • Universite de Namur
SuperviseurRomain Houssa (Promoteur)

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