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A latent class approach to investigating consumer demand for genetically modified staple food in a developing country: The case of GM bananas in Uganda

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  • Kikulwe, Enoch
  • Birol, Ekin
  • Wesseler, Justus
  • Falck-Zepeda, José

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Paper provided by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its series IFPRI discussion papers with number 938.

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Date of creation: 2009
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Handle: RePEc:fpr:ifprid:938

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Keywords: genetically modified bananas; Consumers; Choice experiment; latent class model; preference heterogeneity; Science and technology; Genetic resources; Genetically engineered crops; Genetically modified crops;

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