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Record number 558272
Title Risk considerations in the economic assessment of low-input crop production techniques : An example from Swiss wheat production
Author(s) Finger, Robert
Source International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology 10 (2014)1. - ISSN 1462-4605 - p. 63 - 77.
Department(s) Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2014
Keyword(s) Economic assessment - Low-input crop production - Price variability - Production risk - Switzerland - Wheat - Yield variability

The role of risks in the adoption of low-input wheat production in Switzerland is investigated using farm-level panel data. Due to governmental support with environmental payments, low-input wheat production is found to be on average more profitable. However, low-input production is also more risky, in particular due to higher yield variability. The here presented analysis reveals that these production risks could become a decisive factor in farmers' adoption decisions of risk-averse farmers if environmental payments were to be reduced or abolished.

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