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Title: Economic Impacts of Adoption of Best Management Practices by Crawfish Producers: The Role of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Authors: Nyaupane, Narayan P.
Gillespie, Jeffrey M.
Paudel, Krishna P.
Authors (Email): Nyaupane, Narayan P. (nnyaup1@lsu.edu)
Keywords: conservation practices
conservation programs
crop rotation
double-cropping
Issue Date: 2012-08
Abstract: This study investigates reasons for adoption of best management practices (BMP), crawfish farmers’ participation in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), and economic impacts of BMP adoption using data from a 2008 survey of crawfish producers. Most-cited reasons for BMP adoption are farmers’ perceptions of increases in profit and long-run productivity. Land tenancy, education, double-cropping or crop rotation, and proximity to a stream influence EQIP participation. Perceptions of economic profits depend on the practices used. Participation in EQIP negatively impacts farmers’ perceptions of profitability from adopting BMPs. The results underscore the importance of economic incentives in promoting BMP adoption.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/132533
Institution/Association: Agricultural and Resource Economics Review> Volume 41, Number 2, August 2012
Total Pages: 13
From Page: 247
To Page: 259
Collections:Volume 41, Number 2, August 2012

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