Investigating farmers’ preferences for the design of agri-environment schemes

Ruto, Eric and Garrod, Guy (2008) Investigating farmers’ preferences for the design of agri-environment schemes. In: European Association of Agricultural Economists Conference, 26-29th August 2008, Ghent, Belgium.

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This paper uses a choice experiment to investigate the role that the design of agrienvironment
schemes can have on encouraging farmers to participate using survey data from 10 EU countries. The analysis employs both mixed logit and latent class models. In general, farmers were found to require greater financial incentives to join schemes with longer contracts or that offer less flexibility or higher levels of paperwork. It was also observed that a large segment of farmers would be willing to accept relatively small incentive payments for their participation in schemes offering relatively little flexibility and high levels of additional paperwork

Keywords:Mixed logit, Farmers, Participation, Choice experiments
Subjects:L Social studies > L110 Applied Economics
Divisions:College of Social Science
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Deposited On:28 Sep 2014 11:26

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