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Optimal replanting and cutting rule for coffee farmers in Vietnam


  • Thang, Tran Cong
  • Burton, Michael P.
  • Brennan, Donna C.


This paper identifies the optimal cutting and replanting rule for coffee farmers in Vietnam. Some previous studies examined the optimal price at which to cut trees for coffee farmers in Vietnam but they have not investigated the relationship between the age of tree and the cutting point. Fixed-form optimization is applied to analyze a rule that links market coffee prices and age of tree with the cutting decision.

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  • Thang, Tran Cong & Burton, Michael P. & Brennan, Donna C., 2009. "Optimal replanting and cutting rule for coffee farmers in Vietnam," 2009 Conference (53rd), February 11-13, 2009, Cairns, Australia 47638, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aare09:47638

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    Coffee in Vietnam; Fixed-form optimization; Optimal cutting and replanting; Price fluctuation; Crop replacement; Farm Management;

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