VOLUNTARY ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL RISK TRADEOFFS IN CROP PROTECTION DECISIONS

An indirect utility model is employed for measuring farmers' willingness to voluntarily accept yield losses for a reduction in environmental risk by decreasing pesticide use. Results support the hypothesis that farmers have self-described risk perceptions that enable them to make assessments of risk-yield tradeoffs. Policies designed to encourage and assist farmers making voluntary pesticide reductions can result in environmental risk reduction.


Issue Date:
1998-04
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/31503
Published in:
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Volume 27, Number 1
Page range:
108-116
Total Pages:
9




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