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dc.contributor.authorHristovska, Tatjanaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:38:36Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:38:36Z
dc.date.issued2009-04-13en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05252009-231519en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33238
dc.description.abstractFarmers around the world rely on IPM practices in order to increase their yields and reduce their losses due to pests. Assessing the impacts of previous IPM CRSP studies is crucial for successful continuance of the program and to provide meaningful recommendations to farmers. This thesis summarizes previous IPM CRSP impact studies, and provides additional impact assessments of IPM practices developed on the program. Scientist-questionnaires were sent to scientists in each IPM CRSP site around the world. Using the data from the questionnaire responses in combination with additional secondary information on elasticities, prices and quantities, economic surplus analyses were conducted. The tomato IPM program in Albania, the plantain IPM program in Ecuador, and the tomato IPM program in Uganda resulted in net present values of approximately $8 million, $7 million and $1 million, respectively. Sensitivity analyses for each case were also conducted, and net benefits ranged from $5 to 23 million in Albania, from $4 to 7 million in Ecuador, and from $0.03 to 3 million in Uganda. Additionally, an ordered probit analysis was conducted to determine the factors affecting adoption of IPM technologies in Bangladesh. The level of education, being a female, IPM training and awareness of pesticide alternatives were found to have positive and statistically significant impact on the adoption of IPM technologies in Bangladesh.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectIPM CRSPen_US
dc.subjectEconomic surplusen_US
dc.subjectimpact assesmenten_US
dc.subjectAlbaniaen_US
dc.subjectEcuadoren_US
dc.subjectUgandaen_US
dc.subjectadoption analysisen_US
dc.subjectBangladeshen_US
dc.titleEconomic Impacts of Integrated Pest Management in Developing Countries: Evidence from the IPM CRSPen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAgricultural and Applied Economicsen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural and Applied Economicsen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairNorton, George W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTaylor, Daniel B.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberAlwang, Jeffrey R.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05252009-231519/en_US
dc.date.sdate2009-05-25en_US
dc.date.rdate2009-06-22
dc.date.adate2009-06-22en_US


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