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Record number 109530
Title The role of production risks in the conversion to more sustainable arable farming = [De rol van productierisico's in de omschakeling naar een meer duurzame akkerbouw]
Author(s) Buck, A. de
Source Wageningen University. Promotor(en): J.A. Renkema; N.G. Röling; G.A.A. Wossink. - S.l. : S.n. - ISBN 9789058083517 - 157
Department(s) Communication Science
Agrarische Bedrijfseconomie
Publication type Dissertation, internally prepared
Publication year 2001
Keyword(s) duurzaamheid (sustainability) - productie - risico - akkerbouw - bedrijfssystemen - sustainability - production - risk - arable farming - farming systems
Categories Farm Management
Abstract The objective of the research described in this thesis was to determine the role of production risks in the conversion to more sustainable production systems of arable farming in The Netherlands. More specifically, the research goals were: (1) to specify the typical production risks that prevent farmers from changing to more sustainable farming, (2) to develop a method to quantify the size of these production risks, (3) to apply that method in order to quantify the risks involved in sustainable arable farming practices as compared to those involved in conventional practices, and (4) to assess farmers' behaviour when choosing from a set of sustainable and conventional farming practices. To achieve these objectives, descriptive research was done on the properties of the innovator (objective (1) ) and normative research was done on the properties of the innovation (objectives (2) and (3) ). Furthermore, an experimental analysis of adoption behaviour in a simulated, uncertain agro-ecological environment was conducted to integrate innovator -specific and innovation -specific properties (objective 4).
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