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Use and non-use values to explain farmers’ motivation of the provision of animal welfare

Owusu Sekyere, Enoch and Hansson, Helena and Telezhenko, Evgenij (2021). Use and non-use values to explain farmers’ motivation of the provision of animal welfare. European Review of Agricultural Economics. 49 :2 , 499-525
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This paper examines how differences in motivation in terms of use and non-use values affect the choice of animal welfare improvement practices. The application is focused on Swedish dairy farmers’ preferences for different flooring systems’ attributes. Using multiple indicators and multiple causes and hybrid latent class models, the findings demonstrate that dairy farmers who favour flooring solutions that enhance farm animal welfare are motivated by a complex set of both use values relating to internal and external pressures and non-use values linked to animal freedom, ethical codes of farmers and building business-to-customer relationships. The findings imply that measures to stimulate more uptake of animal welfare improvement practices can be better targeted by using insights into motivational constructs of farmers and by adopting policy communication that captures the whole breadth of use and non-use motivational constructs held by farmers.

Authors/Creators:Owusu Sekyere, Enoch and Hansson, Helena and Telezhenko, Evgenij
Title:Use and non-use values to explain farmers’ motivation of the provision of animal welfare
Series Name/Journal:European Review of Agricultural Economics
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:49
Number:2
Page range:499-525
Number of Pages:27
ISSN:0165-1587
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 > 402 Animal and Dairy Science > Animal and Dairy Science.
Keywords:animal welfare, choice experiment, latent variable, non-use values, use values
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-111250
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-111250
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1093/erae/jbab012
Scopus2-s2.0-85126303317
ID Code:27820
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Biosystems and Technology (from 130101)
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Deposited On:14 May 2022 01:25
Metadata Last Modified:14 May 2022 05:01

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