Probability weighting and input use intensity in a state-contingent framework | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
Diciembre 2017
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CLTS:11250/2482542

Climate risk represents an increasing threat to poor and vulnerable farmers in drought-prone areas of Africa. This study assesses the fertilizer adoption responses of food insecure farmers in Malawi, where Drought Tolerant (DT) maize was recently introduced. A field experiment, eliciting risk attitudes of farmers, is combined with a detailed farm household survey. A state-contingent production model with rank-dependent utility preferences is estimated. Over-weighting of small probabilities was associated with less use of fertilizer on all maize types and particularly so on the more risky improved maize types.
CIMMYT

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Holden, Stein Terje
Quiggin, John

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