Journal of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development

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Economic analysis of the shea sector in Cote d’Ivoire.


Dr KOUAKOU Kouakou Paul-Alfred



Abstract

 

Accepted 13th August, 2018

 

In order to appreciate the financial and economic performance of the different functions of the shea sector in Côte d‘Ivoire, a survey was conducted among 206 collectors, 8 traders and 3 processors from the Korhogo town and the sub-prefecture of Ouangolodougou. The data were analyzed using Monke and Pearson‘s (1989) Policy Analysis Matrix (PAM). Results show that the shea sector is economically and financially profitable. However, collectors are implicitly taxed and do not benefit from any incentive to collect. On the other hand, traders and processors benefit from a subsidy and an incentive to carry out their activity.  

 

Keywords: shea butter, performance, Ouangolodougou, Korhogo, PAM