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Variety Demand In An Integrated Agricultural Household Model With Attributes: Implications For Emerging Crop Biotechnologies


  • Edmeades, Svetlana
  • Phaneuf, Daniel J.
  • Smale, Melinda
  • Renkow, Mitch


In this paper we consider the role of variety attributes in an agricultural household model of variety planting decisions. In an application to banana production in Uganda we derive a system of derived demands for a set of available banana varieties. Our empirical model uses a hudle/count data framework to examine simaltaneously the likelihood a household has experience with a given variety, and the amount of the variety that is planted. We find that production, consumption, and pest resistance attributes significantly influence planting decisions. These findings have implications for emerging crop biotechnologies.

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  • Edmeades, Svetlana & Phaneuf, Daniel J. & Smale, Melinda & Renkow, Mitch, 2004. "Variety Demand In An Integrated Agricultural Household Model With Attributes: Implications For Emerging Crop Biotechnologies," 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO 20318, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea04:20318

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    1. Wouterse, Fleur, 2010. "Internal migration and rural service provision in northern Ghana:," IFPRI discussion papers 952, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).


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