Farmers' adoption of new plant varieties under variety property right protection: Evidence from rural China
AbstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify factors that affect farm acceptance of the new seeds. This paper develops a Bivariate Probit model with adjusted sample selection bias to analyze Chinese farmers' sequential decision-making process in their adoption of plant new varieties (new seeds) under the new Variety Property Right Protection System. Design/methodology/approach – Face-to-face interviews with farm households in 22 provinces were used to gather questionnaire information. A total of 341 surveys were collected and analyzed using a Bivariate Probit model adjusted for sample selection bias problems. Descriptive statistics for each selected variable used in the model are also presented. Findings – This study concluded that farm location, land size, farm perceived dealer reputation, and farmer-to-farmer word-of-mouth information were found to be important factors that affect farm adoption of new seeds. Originality/value – This study is based on first-hand survey information collected by the researchers. Thus, the results are original and were not published elsewhere.
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Volume (Year): 4 (2012)
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