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Record number 561549
Title Farmer cooperation in agro-clusters: Evidence from Indonesia
Author(s) Wardhana, D.; Ihle, R.; Heijman, W.J.M.
Source Agribusiness (2020). - ISSN 0742-4477 - 26 p.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/agr.21637
Department(s) WASS
Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2020
Abstract Collective action in geographically concentrated farming regions can lead to improvements in farmer income. We model farmer cooperation inside such agro-clusters as a two-stage decision process. From 1,151 completely filled-in questionnaires, we find that being located in an agro-cluster increases farmers' likelihood to cooperate as well as enhances their income. Farmers' attitude towards cooperation is positively influenced by being male, having more assets, and operating a larger farm, but negatively affected if the farmer reports that her household is food vulnerable. The number of hours worked by farmers on the farm and the frequency of face-to-face meetings also raise the probability of engaging in cooperation. A higher density of agro-clusters, higher crop diversity and being located farther away from urban centers are found to increase on average the income level of a farmer. Hence, the promotion of agro-clusters also in rural regions remains a promising initiative for increasing farmer income.
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