Applied Economics Journal

Applied Economics Journal

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Vol. 14 No. 2
Vol. 14 No. 2
Factors Affecting Upland Farmersí Choice of Local Rice Varieties in Thailand (in Thai)


Narin Phankhieo


This study examines factors affecting farmersí choice of popular rice varieties in the upland areas, which would indirectly affects the conservation of upland rice varieties. The interviewed data of 816 farmers from Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Maehongsorn, and Nan were used in the analysis. It was found that the aromatic and high yielding varieties were of favor. The analysis using a structural equation model showed that non-farm income and rice yield were the major affecting farmerís choice, While the environmental constraint had the least influence on the Farmersí Choice

Keywords:   farmersí choice, upland rice varieties, structural equation model

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Faculty of Economics Kasetsart University :  Center for Applied Economic Research (CAER) :  Other Journals :  Thai-Journal Citation Index Centre (TCI) (TCI)

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