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Determinants of farm households’ willingness to accept (WTA) compensation for conservation technologies in Northern Ghana

Ahiale, E. D., Balcombe, K. and Srinivasan, C. (2020) Determinants of farm households’ willingness to accept (WTA) compensation for conservation technologies in Northern Ghana. Bio-based and Applied Economics, 8 (2). pp. 211-234. ISSN 2280-6172

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To link to this item DOI: 10.13128/bae-8931

Abstract/Summary

This paper examines the determinants of farmers’ willingness-to-accept (WTA) in a hypothetical payment scheme for the adoption of stone and soil bunds in northern Ghana using contingent valuation data from 305 farm households. Bayesian estimation of the interval-data regression model is employed to obtain farmers’ WTA and its determinants. Besides farmer and household characteristics, farm characteristics and socioeconomic and institutional variables such as soil fertility and previous participation in conservation projects increase and decrease willingness-to-accept respectively. The results suggest that costs of soil and water conservation payment schemes may be significantly decreased by careful targeting of households more ready to accept compensation.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Economic and Social Sciences Division > Food Economics and Marketing (FEM)
ID Code:91256
Uncontrolled Keywords:Conservation technology/practice, interval-data regression model, willingness-to-accept, Contingent valuation method, Payment for Environmental Services.
Publisher:Firenze University Press

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