Farmer Preferences for Attributes of Conservation Agriculture in Eastern Uganda

dc.contributor.authorVaiknoras, Kateen
dc.contributor.committeechairNorton, George W.en
dc.contributor.committeememberAlwang, Jeffrey R.en
dc.contributor.committeememberTaylor, Daniel B.en
dc.contributor.departmentAgricultural and Applied Economicsen
dc.coverage.spatialUgandaen
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-15T08:00:33Zen
dc.date.available2014-07-15T08:00:33Zen
dc.date.issued2014-07-14en
dc.description.abstractConservation agriculture has many potential benefits for small farmers. This study seeks to estimate the value that farmers in eastern Uganda place on some these benefits. Data from a choice experiment study are analyzed with a mixed logit model to determine farmers' willingness to pay for increases in maize yield, reductions in erosion, and reductions in land preparation labor requirements. It finds that farmers have a statistically significant willingness to pay for increases in yield and reductions in erosion, but not for reductions in planting labor. In addition, farmers in Kapchorwa district value erosion control and labor reductions more and price increases less than in Tororo district, while women care more about price increases than men do.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.description.notesCCRA-6 (Economic and Impact Analysis)en
dc.format.mediumETDen
dc.identifier8169en
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:3319en
dc.identifier.other8169_Vaiknoras_KA_T_2014.pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/49539en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectconservation agricultureen
dc.subjectUgandaen
dc.subjectsoil erosionen
dc.subjectchoice experimenten
dc.subjectRural developmenten
dc.titleFarmer Preferences for Attributes of Conservation Agriculture in Eastern Ugandaen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural and Applied Economicsen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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