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How farm labor organization affects technology adoption : the case of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

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Beckmann, Volker; Irawan, Evi; Wesseler, Justus

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Corporate Editor Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaus, Fachgebiet Ressourcenökonomie
Abstract "This paper examines the effect of labor organization on integrated pest management (IPM), using cross section data collected from a participatory farming system survey of 157 durian growers in Chanthaburi, Thailand, in 2005. In contrast to many studies of IPM adoption, this work uses the form of farm labor organization as an endogenous factor for identifying the rate of IPM adoption among durian growers. The instrumental variables method was employed to econometrically relate a set of alleged variables as instruments of labor organization to the rate of IPM adoption. Results show that, among others, farms employing hired labor have a significantly lower adoption rate of IPM." (author's abstract)
Keywords resources; plant protection; Thailand; farm worker; labor; land; technological progress; agriculture; acceptance; farm
Classification Sociology of Developing Countries, Developmental Sociology; Rural Sociology
Method descriptive study
Document language English
Publication Year 2009
City Berlin
Page/Pages 30 p.
Series Institutional Change in Agriculture and Natural Resources (ICAR) : Discussion Papers, 21
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
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