The Resource Risk assessment of adopting agroforestry in a peasant economy : the Hondurian case, by Freddy Arias Garcia

Risk assessment of adopting agroforestry in a peasant economy : the Hondurian case, by Freddy Arias Garcia

Label
Risk assessment of adopting agroforestry in a peasant economy : the Hondurian case
Title
Risk assessment of adopting agroforestry in a peasant economy
Title remainder
the Hondurian case
Statement of responsibility
by Freddy Arias Garcia
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Risk assessment plays an important role in evaluating new technology adoption among peasant households. The purpose of this study is to evaluate peasant behavior considering risk perception and how it affects agroforestry adoption. Data collection was conducted in 1994, in 14 villages representing three regions in the El Merendon mountain range of Honduras Central America. Stochastic dominance was used in the assessment of risk perception; discriminant analysis and the logit model were used to identify the factors affecting risk behavior. Differences in risk perception were found to exist among peasant farmers. Risk aversion was related to peasant households production constraints. Overall, agroforestry adopters were facing less restrictive constraints than agroforestry non-adopters. The disparate risk behavior among these peasant farmers were characterized by differences in the level of farm diversification, area allocated to coffee production, settlement period, and household budget constraint. Furthermore, agroforestry retention/adoption, in the long-run, will depend on the relaxation of economic and institutional constraints and on the internalization of the benefits of the tree component. The improvement of the economic, social, and cultural conditions of peasants appears to affect positively the rate of agroforestry adoption since agroforestry's features were consistent with peasants' revealed preference
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Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arias Garcia, Freddy
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
1996.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peasants
  • Peasants
  • Agroforestry
  • Risk perception
  • Risk assessment
Target audience
specialized
Label
Risk assessment of adopting agroforestry in a peasant economy : the Hondurian case, by Freddy Arias Garcia
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 179-188)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36205106
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 219 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Risk assessment of adopting agroforestry in a peasant economy : the Hondurian case, by Freddy Arias Garcia
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 179-188)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36205106
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 219 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote

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