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dc.contributor.advisor Gaye, Matar en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Bertelsen, Micheal K. en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Taylor, Daniel B. en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Norton, George W. en_US
dc.contributor.author Akobundu, Eberechukwu en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-04T21:27:40Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-04T21:27:40Z
dc.date.issued 1997-08-29 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-01498-9144 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10919/9562
dc.description.abstract Since Senegal's independence in 1960, groundnuts (peanuts) have been the dominant agricultural export crop. Currently, groundnut output levels are on the decline and no clear reason for the downward trend has been found. Privatization efforts are underway as the government explores ways to breathe some life into the ailing sector, particularly as it relates to groundnut production. The 50 percent currency devaluation of 1994 constituted a major exogenous shock to the sector. Much research has been done about the macro-level impact of the changes that are taking place. However, little work has been done recently (i.e. since the devaluation) at the micro-level. This work addressed this lack by studying the micro-level dynamics of groundnut production. Elasticities were generated and used in the analysis of policy impacts on production. The own-price elasticity of supply groundnut indicated that supply response should be positive following an increase in producer price. The increase in producer prices following the devaluation did not occasion the expected supply response. Possible reasons for this failure were explored. It is hoped that the information revealed will complement the store of information on production in the Groundnut Basin that is already available. Thus, the present work will prove useful to public and private researchers and policy makers seeking to increase their understanding of the sector. en_US
dc.format.medium ETD en_US
dc.publisher Virginia Tech en_US
dc.relation.haspart etd.pdf en_US
dc.relation.haspart Senegal_19879.gif en_US
dc.rights The authors of the theses and dissertations are the copyright owners. Virginia Tech's Digital Library and Archives has their permission to store and provide access to these works. en_US
dc.source.uri http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-01498-9144 en_US
dc.subject elasticities en_US
dc.subject groundnut (peanut) production en_US
dc.subject Senegal en_US
dc.subject devaluation en_US
dc.title Farm-Household Analysis of Policies Affecting Groundnut Production in Senegal en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Agricultural and Applied Economics en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US

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