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|Title: ||Techno-Economic Models for Optimised Utilisation of Jatropha curcas Linnaeus under an Out-Grower Farming Scheme in Ghana|
|Authors: ||Osei, Isaac|
Akowuah, Joseph O.
out grower farming scheme
|Issue Date: ||2016|
|Publisher: ||journal of resource|
|Abstract: ||Techno-economic models for optimised utilisation of jatropha oil under an out-grower
farming scheme were developed based on different considerations for oil and by-product utilisation.
Model 1: Out-grower scheme where oil is exported and press cake utilised for compost. Model 2:
Out-grower scheme with six scenarios considered for the utilisation of oil and by-products.
Linear programming models were developed based on outcomes of the models to optimise the
use of the oil through profit maximisation. The findings revealed that Model 1 was financially viable
from the processors’ perspective but not for the farmer at seed price of $0.07/kg. All scenarios
considered under Model 2 were financially viable from the processors perspective but not for the
farmer at seed price of $0.07/kg; however, at seed price of $0.085/kg, financial viability was achieved
for both parties. Optimising the utilisation of the oil resulted in an annual maximum profit of $123,300.|
|Description: ||This article is published in Journal of resource and also available at doi:10.3390/resources5040038|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Science|
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