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The Effect of Farm Labor Organization on IPM Adoption: Empirical Evidence from Thailand

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  • Beckmann, Volker
  • Irawan, Evi
  • Wesseler, Justus

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This paper examines the empirical evidence of a theoretical economic model of the effect of labor organization on IPM adoption developed by Beckmann and Wes seler (2003). We use cross section data collected from the participatory farming system survey of 150 durian growers in Chanthaburi, Thailand, on March April 2005. In contrast to many studies of IPM adoption, this work uses the form of farm labor organiza tion as endogenous factor for identifying the rate of IPM adoption of durian growers. Instrumental variables method was employed to relate econometrically a set of suspected variables as instruments of labor organization to the rate of IPM adoption of duri an growers. Results show that, among others, farms employing hired labor have a lower adoption rate of IPM, which supports the theoretical model.

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  • Beckmann, Volker & Irawan, Evi & Wesseler, Justus, 2006. "The Effect of Farm Labor Organization on IPM Adoption: Empirical Evidence from Thailand," 2006 Annual Meeting, August 12-18, 2006, Queensland, Australia 25711, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
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    1. Owusu, Victor & Kakraba, Isaac, 2015. "Examining Self-Selection and the Impacts of Integrated Pest Management Adoption on Yield and Gross Margin: Evidence from Ghana," 2015 Conference, August 9-14, 2015, Milan, Italy 212606, International Association of Agricultural Economists.

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    Keywords

    Labor Organization; IPM Adoption; IV -Tobit; Farm labor; Agricultural Extension; Farm Management; Labor and Human Capital; Q16; J2; J43;

    JEL classification:

    • Q16 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - R&D; Agricultural Technology; Biofuels; Agricultural Extension Services
    • J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
    • J43 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Agricultural Labor Markets

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