MODELLING PERCEPTION AND ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE OF TEAK (TECTONA GRANDIS) PRODUCTION IN RURAL PLANT NURSERIES OF BENIN REPUBLIC


Miassi Y. E. , Dossa F. K. , Adegbola P. Y. , Enete A. A. , AKDEMİR Ş.

SCIENTIFIC PAPERS-SERIES MANAGEMENT ECONOMIC ENGINEERING IN AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, cilt.20, ss.355-364, 2020 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Dergi Adı: SCIENTIFIC PAPERS-SERIES MANAGEMENT ECONOMIC ENGINEERING IN AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.355-364

Özet

In Benin Republic, teak sector is the most active among the wood markets with a strong national demand. It is therefore necessary to improve its efficiency. This study aimed at modelling the perception and economic performance of teak plant production in some rural nurseries. To this end, a survey was conducted among 140 teak nurseries in northern, central and southern regions of Benin using the "snowball" sampling method. Interviews organized with plant nurserymen served to gather data on their demographic and socio-economic characteristics, plant production techniques, production costs and output, and teak production perception. The perception of producers and the performance of teak plant production were modeled respectively from a logistic regression model and then from a linear regression model. The analysis of the results showed that the age of the nurseryman, unlike variables such as gender and seniority in production, negatively influences the economic performance of teak plant production. Household size also influences the economic performance of teak plant production and the perception of the nurseryman, but with a negative effect on the last variable. Nevertheless, the number of years of schooling and the nurseryman's assessment of the distance between the plant nursery and his home has a positive influence on his perception. Policies development aimed at improving the production of teak plants in Benin would therefore require particular attention to these different determinants.