Tamini, Lota D. (2009): Agri-Environment Advisory Activities Effects on Best Management Practices Adoption.
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This study investigates the factors that determine producers’ participation in agri-environmental advisory activities and their adoption of best management practices (BMPs) in Quebec (Canada). Data were collected from farmers in telephone interviews and the impacts of agri-environmental extension activities were analysed using average treatment effect and local average treatment effect, estimated with non-parametric approaches. The average effects of agri-environmental extension activities are statistically significant for the majority of BMPs. We also find a statistically significant formal diffusion effect of producer‘s membership in an agri-environmental advisory club. The informal diffusion effect is statistically significant for BMPs that need specific knowledge.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Agri-Environment Advisory Activities Effects on Best Management Practices Adoption|
|English Title:||Agri-Environment Advisory Activities Effects on Best Management Practices Adoption: A Nonparametric Analysis|
|Keywords:||best management practices, producers’ behavior, agri-environmental extension, treatment effects|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q16 - R&D; Agricultural Technology; Biofuels; Agricultural Extension Services
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q56 - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C3 - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables > C31 - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q12 - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
|Depositing User:||Lota Dabio Tamini|
|Date Deposited:||14. Apr 2010 00:58|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 05:26|
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