Household Welfare, Resource Allocations and Risk Attitudes of Smallholder Coffee Producers in Nepal

Govinda Prasad Sharma

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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    Abstract

    Improving farm household welfare and alleviating poverty are the main aims of agricultural development policy. This thesis considers the welfare effect of the introduction of organic coffee to family farms in Nepal. A survey of coffee farms collected information on income diversification strategies, land and labour allocations and risk attitudes. Results suggest that education is the key determinant of household income as it increased access to remunerative off-farm income. The adoption of organic coffee only increases household income significantly where households depended on agriculture for a large proportion of their income. Increased income reduces households' risk aversion behaviour.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Award date27 Sep 2016
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

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