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Measuring heterogeneous preferences for cattle traits among cattle-keeping households in East Africa

Ouma, Emily, Abdulai, Awudu and Drucker, Adam (2007). Measuring heterogeneous preferences for cattle traits among cattle-keeping households in East Africa. American Journal of Agricultural Economics,89(4):1005-1019.

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IRMA ID A00011xPUB21
Title Measuring heterogeneous preferences for cattle traits among cattle-keeping households in East Africa
Author Ouma, Emily
Abdulai, Awudu
Drucker, Adam
Journal Name American Journal of Agricultural Economics
Publication Date 2007
Volume Number 89
Issue Number 4
ISSN 0002-9092   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-34848851057
Start Page 1005
End Page 1019
Total Pages 15
Place of Publication US
Publisher Oxford University Press
Field of Research 1402 - Applied Economics
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract This study employs mixed logit and latent class models to examine preferences for cattle traits with a focus on heterogeneity among cattle keepers, using choice experiment data of 506 cattle-keeping households in Kenya and Ethiopia. The findings indicate the existence of preference heterogeneity based on cattle production systems. Highly valued cattle traits for the cropping systems include traction fitness and trypanotolerance, while traits associated with herd increase are considered important in pastoral systems. Considering heterogeneity within population segments provides a framework for adapting breeding policy interventions to specific producer segments, by integrating preferred traits in a breed improvement program.
Keywords cattle traits
choice experiments
latent class models
mixed logit models
nonmarket values
preference heterogeneity
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8276.2007.01022.x   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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