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Farmers' Preferences for Crop Variety Traits: Lessons for On-Farm Conservation and Technology Adoption


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Title: Farmers' Preferences for Crop Variety Traits: Lessons for On-Farm Conservation and Technology Adoption
Authors: Asrat, Sinafikeh
Yesuf, Mahmud
Carlsson, Fredrik
Wale, Edilegnaw
Issue Date: 20-Apr-2009
Publication type: report
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
357
Keywords: biodiversity
choice experiment
crop variety
random parameter logit
Abstract: Although in-situ conservation is increasingly considered an efficient way of conserving plant genetic resources, little is known about the incentives and constraints that govern conservation decisions among small farm holders in developing countries. Using a choice experiment approach, we investigate Ethiopian farmers’ crop variety preferences, estimate the mean willingness to pay for each crop variety attribute, and identify household specific and institutional factors that govern the prefe... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/20091
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