Essays on the economics of foreign direct investment, contract farming and crop diversity

Tshering Samdrup

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

There are three papers in this thesis. First, we reconcile the overall incongruity in primary literature about the influence of FDI in agriculture on food security in developing countries using meta-regression. The impact of FDI on food security is closer to zero. Second, we explore the determinants of smallholder farmers' participation in hazelnut contract farming in Bhutan. Age and education of household head, farm size, livestock units, and the distance to markets are key determinants. Finally, we evaluated the impact of crop diversity on farm income in Bhutan and found non-linear relationship.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Fogarty, James, Supervisor
  • Iftekhar, Sayed, Supervisor
  • Pandit, Ram, Supervisor
  • Dorjee, Kinlay, Supervisor, External person
Award date18 Mar 2024
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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