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Experimental and survey-based data on willingness to pay for seafood safety and environmental sustainability certification in Nigeria

Shikuku, Kelvin and Tran, Nhuong and Pincus, Lauren and Hoffmann, Vivian and Lagerkvist, Carl-Johan and Akintola, Shehu Latunji and Fakoya, Kafayat Adetoun and Muliro, Jacquieline (2020). Experimental and survey-based data on willingness to pay for seafood safety and environmental sustainability certification in Nigeria. Data in Brief. 30 , 105540
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Abstract

Aquatic foods, including fish, are a substantial component of animal source foods globally, and make a critical nutritional contribution to diets in many contexts. In the global North, concern among consumers and regulators over the safety and environmental sustainability of seafood, particularly in developed nations, has led to the development of increasingly stringent seafood safety standards. While such standards may constitute regularity, logistical, and economic barriers to participation in export markets by small-scale producers, they have in other contexts catalysed upgrades to production and post-harvest handling practices within value chains associated with both capture fisheries and aquaculture. The health burden of foodborne illnesses is a major concern in developing countries. As incomes rise, consumers in developing countries are increasingly willing to pay a premium for safer and environmentally sustainable foods. However, there is little empirical evidence on consumers' willingness to pay for seafood safety in developing countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Data on demand for seafood safety and environmental sustainability certification in African countries are largely unavailable in the public domain. In this paper, we describe data collected in Lagos State, Nigeria in October and November 2019. Experiments in the form of Becker-DeGroote-Marschak (BDM) auction mechanism, and post experiment surveys were conducted with 200 fish consumers in fish markets. These data can be used to assess whether consumers' demand for safe and healthy seafood from local markets can be harnessed to generate positive economic returns to producers. (C) 2020 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Inc.

Authors/Creators:Shikuku, Kelvin and Tran, Nhuong and Pincus, Lauren and Hoffmann, Vivian and Lagerkvist, Carl-Johan and Akintola, Shehu Latunji and Fakoya, Kafayat Adetoun and Muliro, Jacquieline
Title:Experimental and survey-based data on willingness to pay for seafood safety and environmental sustainability certification in Nigeria
Series Name/Journal:Data in Brief
Year of publishing :2020
Volume:30
Article number:105540
Number of Pages:5
ISSN:2352-3409
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Economics
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Food Science
Keywords:Aquaculture, fish value chain, seafood safety, certification, willingness to pay, Nigeria
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-105785
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-105785
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DOI10.1016/j.dib.2020.105540
Web of Science (WoS)000541974200022
ID Code:24418
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:08 Jun 2021 06:23
Metadata Last Modified:08 Jun 2021 06:31

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