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ID 47407
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creator
Vu, Thu Ha
Tran, Duc
subject
RCT
Informationtreatment
Subsidytreatment
Pro-environmentalbehaviors
Organic fertilizer
Farmers
abstract
Encouraging farmers to adopt pro-environmental production is vital to the promotion of sustainable agriculture. Previous observational studies emphasize the importance of economic incentives and information access to the farmer's decision; however, due to endogeneity issues, little strong causal evidence is available. This study makes an original contribution by experimentally examining the impacts of subsidy and information treatments on farmers' adoption of organic fertilizer. To do so, we analyze data from a randomized controlled trial (RCT) conducted on 1287 small-scale tea farmers in Vietnam. We find significant impacts of our information treatment and a 50% price subsidy. Interestingly, the effect of the former is approximately one-third that of the latter. Subgroup treatment analysis reveals that the information treatment performs well for members of certification groups. Thus, to induce farmers to adopt pro-environmental production behaviors, information provision can partially substitute for subsidies to reduce the burden on the public budget.
description
This work is supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Numbers 18J13432 and 17K03692.
SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: pp.1-6
journal title
IDEC DP2 Series
volume
Volume 8
issue
Issue 9
start page
1
end page
33
date of issued
2019-01
publisher
広島大学大学院国際協力研究科
language
eng
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Departmental Bulletin Papers
DCMI type
text
format
application/pdf
text version
publisher
department
Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation
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