Do data envelopment and stochastic frontier analyses produce similar efficiency estimates? The case of Ghanaian maize production

This study applied stochastic frontier analysis (SFA) and data envelopment analysis (DEA) to
examine the technical efficiency of maize production in northern Ghana using cross-sectional data from 360 maize farmers for the 2011/2012 cropping season.

Can agro-processing lead re-industrialisation in Sub-Saharan Africa? A two-stage approach to productivity analysis

This analysis sits against the backdrop of unsuccessful attempts to reindustrialise Africa. Zambia must diversify from copper dependency to agriculture and the agro-processing sectors, and the question is whether there is enough capacity to deliver jobs or growth.