Resource Efficiency and Economic Efficiency of Fish Farms in the South East of Côte d’Ivoire

Aboua, Angui Christian (2017). Resource Efficiency and Economic Efficiency of Fish Farms in the South East of Côte d’Ivoire. UNU-INRA Working Paper. United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa.

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    Author Aboua, Angui Christian
    Editor Lawson, Elaine T.
    Atewamba, Calvin
    Yong Nje, Dorothé
    Nutakor, Praise
    Title Resource Efficiency and Economic Efficiency of Fish Farms in the South East of Côte d’Ivoire
    Series Title UNU-INRA Working Paper
    Volume/Issue No. 24
    Publication Date 2017-07-07
    Place of Publication Accra
    Publisher United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa
    Pages VI, 30
    Language eng
    Abstract Fish farming is currently considered as a complement to national fish production in Côte d’Ivoire. In order to ensure a sustainable fish production, it is necessary that the resources employed in the production process are used efficiently. This study analyzes the resource efficiency and economic efficiency of 32 fish farms in the South East of Côte d’Ivoire using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) model and Cost-Benefit Analysis. The results revealed that fish farmers showed a low performance with an average technical efficiency score of 0.738 (CRS) and 0.575 (SBM) and an average economic score of 0.553. Fish farmers using industrial feed are the most technically and economically efficient. Through DEA model scenarios (oriented-input, oriented-output and slacked-based model), the study shows that fish farmers generated excesses in resource utilization causing a shortfall in output. The scenario-3 based on slacked-based model minimizing resources simultaneously with a maximization of output indicated that a reduction of excesses in resources would have increased the output of 16.18%. Finally, the cost benefit analysis shows that, overall, fish farms achieved a positive gross and net profit margin. This study suggests that policy actors should play an important role in facilitating fish farmers’ access to feed and quality fingerlings. In addition, fish farmers must be trained on good practices for sustainable production and pond management.
    Keyword Economic efficiency
    Resource efficiency
    Fish farming
    Copyright Holder United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa
    Copyright Year 2017
    Copyright type Fair use permitted
    ISBN 9789988633233
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