Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/141668
Authors: 
Meemken, Eva-Marie
Veettil, Prakashan Chellattan
Qaim, Matin
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
GlobalFood Discussion Papers 83
Abstract: 
Farmers' preferences for sustainability certification are analyzed, building on a choice experiment conducted with smallholder coffee growers in Uganda. Farmers have positive general attitudes towards certification. While they dislike bans of productivity-enhancing inputs, benefits associated with agricultural training and special female support are appreciated. Many also see requirements that have to be met for certification as a welcome nudge to invest in better farm management and quality upgrading. Gender-disaggregated data reveal that female farmers have a higher preference for sustainability certification than male farmers. Also within households, significant preference heterogeneity between males and females is found for some certification attributes.
Subjects: 
choice experiment
farmer preferences
food standards
gender
mixed logit models
JEL: 
Q01
Q12
Q13
Q18
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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