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.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||27 Sep 2016|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2016|