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Factors Driving Fruit and Vegetable Expenditures and Consumption Frequency in Lesser Developed Country: an Analysis of Urban Households from the Republic of Uganda

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  • Madhavan-Nambiar, Padmanand
  • Florkowski, Wojciech
  • Chinnan, Manjeet
  • Ressurrecion, Anna

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Factors affecting fresh fruit and vegetable expenditures in urban households of Uganda are analyzed employing the censored quantile regression. Results indicate that income elasticity of expenditure for fresh fruits exceeds one in 25th quantile, and reduces drastically in upper quantiles; for fresh vegetables income is relatively inelastic across different quantiles.

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  • Madhavan-Nambiar, Padmanand & Florkowski, Wojciech & Chinnan, Manjeet & Ressurrecion, Anna, 2014. "Factors Driving Fruit and Vegetable Expenditures and Consumption Frequency in Lesser Developed Country: an Analysis of Urban Households from the Republic of Uganda," 2014 Annual Meeting, February 1-4, 2014, Dallas, Texas 162414, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
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    Keywords

    Republic of Uganda; censored quantile regression; multivariate probit; ncome elasticity of expenditures; fresh fruits and vegetables; Agricultural and Food Policy; Consumer/Household Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Institutional and Behavioral Economics; Marketing; Q12; Q13;

    JEL classification:

    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness

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