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Technical Efficiency and Complementarity of Agroecological Innovations in French West Indies Banana Production

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Abstract

In context of global challenges facing agriculture, our paper addresses the extent to which the synergistic nature of agroecological innovations may reconcile environmental and technical efficiency of farms. We develop an empirical model, namely conditional efficiency framework, which explicitly accounts for contextdependent drivers like synergy and complementarity of innovations. Using a sample of 567 banana farms in the French West Indies, our estimates confirm the complementarity effect since the joint adoption of agroecological innovations increases the technical efficiency scores much more than others drivers and each of the innovations taken in isolation. We also show that advice and extension services as well as human capital variables are key adoption levers for public policy since they reduce the variability of production and thus the risk associated with the joint adoption of the agroecological innovations.
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hal-03728189 , version 1 (20-07-2022)

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Jean-Joseph Minviel, M’hand Fares, Jean-Marc Blazy, Alban Thomas. Technical Efficiency and Complementarity of Agroecological Innovations in French West Indies Banana Production. Applied Economics Letters, 2022, ⟨10.1080/13504851.2022.2103074⟩. ⟨hal-03728189⟩
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