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000058587 245__ $$aFarmer Willingness to Pay for Seed-Related Information: Rice Varieties in Nigeria and Benin
000058587 260__ $$c2005-09
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000058587 336__ $$aWorking or Discussion Paper
000058587 490__ $$aEPTD Discussion Paper
000058587 490__ $$a142
000058587 520__ $$aA typical private good is defined by its excludability and rivalry characteristics.
Information embodied in a technology might not generate rivalry among its users. By
contrast, excludability is certainly a characteristic of this kind of information and its
delivery can generate incentives for private participation. This study examines farmers’
preferences for seed of new rice varieties and their willingness to pay for seed-related
information in villages of Nigeria and Benin. Conjoint analysis is used to estimate the
structure of farmers’ preferences for rice seed given a set of alternatives. Farmers are
considered to be consumers of seed as a production input, preferring one variety over
another based on the utility they obtain from its attributes, which depends on their own
social and economic characteristics, including whether or not they sell rice. Contingent
methods are used to elicit preferences and willingness to pay (WTP) for rice seed. The
marginal values of attributes, with and without information about the seed, are estimated
with an ordered probit regression. WTP for information is derived from the analysis of
WTP for rice seed. The results have implications for the best way to finance research and
extension services in the areas of intervention, particularly for new rice varieties.
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000058587 650__ $$aCrop Production/Industries
000058587 6531_ $$aSeed-related information
000058587 6531_ $$aConjoint analysis
000058587 6531_ $$aRice attributes
000058587 6531_ $$aFarmers’ preferences
000058587 6531_ $$aTechnology
000058587 6531_ $$aSeed markets
000058587 6531_ $$aWillingness to pay (WTP)
000058587 700__ $$aHorna, J. Daniela
000058587 700__ $$aSmale, Melinda
000058587 700__ $$avon Oppen, Matthias
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