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The Effects of Tenancy and Risk on Cropping Patterns: A Mathematical Programming Analysis

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  • Baron, Donald
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    Most analyses of allocative efficiency under different forms of agricultural tenure - share tenancy, fixed cash tenancy, and owner cultivation - employ single product models of production These models show that risk sharing encourages share tenants to produce as much as or more that equally risk0averse owner -operators and cash tenants However, when risk and risk aversion are introduced into multiproduct linear programming models, relative allocative efficiency under share tenancy may decline The result depends on the relative production costs and the relative risk premiums of the different products

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    Article provided by United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service in its journal Agricultural Economics Research.

    Volume (Year): (1982)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:ueraer:148970

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    Keywords: Farm tenancy; risk; allocative efficiency; Production Economics; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods;

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    Cited by:
    1. Paudel, Krishna P. & Lohr, Luanne & Martin, Neil R., Jr., 2000. "Effect Of Risk Perspective On Fertilizer Choice By Sharecroppers," Series Reports 23814, Auburn University, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology.
    2. Lal, Padma & Lim-Applegate, Hazel & Reddy, Mahendra, 2001. "Alta Or Nlta: What'S In The Name? Land Tenure Dilemma And The Fiji Sugar Industry," Working Papers 12765, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Land Tenure Center.

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