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Small-scale farmers’ willingness to adopt chemical-free inputs and engage in collaborative arrangements –A discrete choice experiment in Central Mexico

Castillo, Sergio Colin and García, Naím Manríquez and Martinez Cruz, Adan (2022). Small-scale farmers’ willingness to adopt chemical-free inputs and engage in collaborative arrangements –A discrete choice experiment in Central Mexico. Econoquantum. 19 :2 , 1-20
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Objetive: Explore small-scale Mexican farmers’ willingness to adopt chemical-free fertilizers and pesticides, and to engage in two collaborative arrangements. Methodology: A discrete choice experiment has been designed based on two non-monetary attributes (use/no use of chemical inputs and two collaborative arrangements) and a monetary attribute (percentage change in price of crop that generates most of net revenues). Data has been analyzed with a two-class latent class logit specification. Findings: 60% of respondents is not willing to transition to a chemical-free input regime, is willing to receive management support from municipality, and is not interested in a shared insurance. On the opposite side of the preferences, 40% of respondents is willing to adopt chemical-free inputs, is not interested in management support, and is willing to participate in a shared insurance. Limitations: Our sample is not nationally representative, and further studies are needed to corroborate and generalize our findings. Contribution: This is the first study exploring whether preferences of small-scale farmers in Mexico align with Federal government’s goal of phasing out glyphosate. Conclusions: With 40% of small-scale farmers willing to adopt chemical-free inputs, if the Federal government wants to convice the other 60% of phasing out glyphosate, a possibility is to implement a slower strategy that starts with providing management support. Once management support is in place, and trust is gained, doors may open for a transition to chemical-free production regimes.

Authors/Creators:Castillo, Sergio Colin and García, Naím Manríquez and Martinez Cruz, Adan
Title:Small-scale farmers’ willingness to adopt chemical-free inputs and engage in collaborative arrangements –A discrete choice experiment in Central Mexico
Series Name/Journal:Econoquantum
Year of publishing :2022
Volume:19
Number:2
Page range:1-20
Number of Pages:20
ISSN:1870-6622
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Economics
Keywords:Chemical-free inputs, collaborative arrangements, discrete choice experiment, latent class logit, small-scale farmers, Mexico
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-117765
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-117765
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DOI10.18381/eq.v19i2.7254
ID Code:28630
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Economics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:29 Aug 2022 12:25
Metadata Last Modified:29 Aug 2022 12:31

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