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Effect of Input Production against Quality of Cocoa Beans

Effendy1 and Made Antara1
  • 1 Department of Agriculture Economics, Tadulako University, Indonesia

Abstract

This research aims to: (1) analyze the effect of input production against total beans per 100 g of dry cocoa beans and (2) analyze the correlation of total beans and fat content of cocoa beans. The Cobb-Douglas production function assisted in answering the first goal, while correlation analysis provided a means to answer the second. Results showed that: (1) urea fertilizers, KCl fertilizers, SP-36 fertilizers, pesticides and labour could reduce total beans per 100 g of dry cocoa beans and (2) there was a correlation between total beans per 100 g of dry cocoa beans and total fat content. The more cocoa beans per 100 g, the higher the total fat content. Farmers had to pay attention to the usage of input production such as fertilizers, pesticides and labour because it could increase the quality of cocoa beans.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 12 No. 10, 2015, 709-713

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2015.709.713

Submitted On: 31 August 2015 Published On: 20 October 2015

How to Cite: Effendy, . & Antara, M. (2015). Effect of Input Production against Quality of Cocoa Beans. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 12(10), 709-713. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2015.709.713

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Keywords

  • Input
  • Quality
  • Cocoa Beans