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Author Wale, Edilegnaw

Title The Economics of Managing Crop Diversity On-farm : Case studies from the Genetic Resources Policy Initiative
Published London : Earthscan, 2010


Description 1 online resource (161 pages)
Series Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity
Issues in agricultural biodiversity.
Contents Contents; Contributors; Preface; List of Acronyms and Abbreviations; Part 1 Setting the Scene; Chapter 1 Introduction: Setting the Scene for GRPI Economics; Part 2 Variety Trait Preferences and On-farm Conservation Policy; Chapter 2 Economic Analysis of Ethiopian Farmers' Preferences for Crop Variety Attributes: A Choice Experiment Approach; Chapter 3 Valuation of Rice Diversity in Nepal: A Trait-based Approach; Chapter 4 Farmers' Perceptions on Replacement and Loss of Traditional Crop Varieties: Examples from Ethiopia and Implications
Part 3 Market Value Chains, Commercialization and On-farm Conservation PolicyChapter 5 Consumers' Attribute Preferences and Traders' Challenges Affecting the Use of Local Maize and Groundnut Varieties in Lusaka: Implications for Crop Diversity Policy; Chapter 6 Commercialization and Market Linkages for Promoting the Use of Local Rice Varieties: A Nepalese Case Study; Part 4 Conclusions and Outlook; Chapter 7 Findings, Conclusions, Implications and Outlook; Index
Summary The purpose of this book is to assess a variety of economic issues as they relate to agro-biodiversity and show how addressing these issues can assist in agro-biodiversity policy-making. This is illustrated using empirical data from some of the countries (Ethiopia, Nepal and Zambia) which are part of the Genetic Resources Policy Initiative. The empirical chapters apply the relevant economic methods, including regression analysis, choice experiments, hedonic pricing, contingent valuation and farm business income analysis. The authors discuss the economics of managing crop diversity on-farm in th
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Subject Crops -- Germplasm resources -- Economic aspects -- Africa -- Case studies
Agrobiodiversity -- Economic aspects -- Africa -- Case studies
Plant varieties -- Economic aspects -- Africa -- Case studies
Germplasm resources conservation -- Economic aspects -- Africa -- Case studies
Crops -- Germplasm resources -- Economic aspects
Plant Sciences.
Earth & Environmental Sciences.
Genre/Form Case studies
Form Electronic book
Author Drucker, Adam G
Zander, Kerstin K
ISBN 9781849775649