Farm-Specific Factors Affecting the Choice Between Conventional and Organic Dairy Farming
AbstractOrganic dairy farming in the Netherlands is a growing sector. This paper investigates the impact of a number of economic and farm-specific variables on the choice between conventional and organic farming. Based on expected utility maximisation, a theoretical framework is developed that explicitly accounts for the impact of non-economics variables like age and education level and unobserved characteristics. The model is estimated with an unbalanced panel of Dutch dairy farms using a random effects probit specification.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by European Association of Agricultural Economists in its series 2002 International Congress, August 28-31, 2002, Zaragoza, Spain with number 24890.
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organic dairy farming; expected utility maximisation; technology choice; farmspecific variables; random effects probit model; Livestock Production/Industries;
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