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dc.contributor.authorRich, Karlen
dc.contributor.authorDizyee, K.en
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-14T00:46:50Z
dc.date.created2016-06-30en
dc.date.issued2016-06-30en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/12177
dc.description.abstractPotatoes are an important crop for food security in Bihar, providing significant income generating activities for participating farmers and an additional source of diet diversification for consumers. Recent reforms to the Agriculture Production Market Committee (APMC) Act and improvements in state-wide governance have further provided incentives for investment in the potato sector, particularly in cold storage facilities that can mitigate seasonal price fluctuations and improve the availability of potatoes. At the same time, climate change could have severe ramifications on the potato sector in Bihar, with some forecasts predicting a decline in yields of over 20 percent in the coming decades. In this paper, we look at the quantitative impacts over time of different investment scenarios in the potato value chain, particularly those that can mitigate climate change effects, using a system dynamics model of the potato value chain that builds on previous qualitative studies (e.g. Minten et al. 2011). Preliminary results highlight that reducing storage costs, either through subsidies or increased competition, could reduce the price variability inherent with climatic shocks. On the other hand, encouraging conventional types of cold storage could have additional feedback effects that exacerbate climatic shocks, suggesting a need to consider “climate-smart” investments.en
dc.format.extent15en
dc.source57th New Zealand Association of Economists Annual Conferenceen
dc.subjectvalue chainsen
dc.subjectpotato value chainen
dc.subjectBiharen
dc.subjectsystem dynamics methodologyen
dc.titlePolicy options for sustainability in potato value chains in Bihar: A system dynamics approachen
dc.typeConference Contribution - Unpublished
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agribusiness and Commerceen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agribusiness and Marketsen
dc.subject.anzsrc07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciencesen
dc.subject.anzsrc140201 Agricultural Economicsen
dc.subject.anzsrc0706 Horticultural Productionen
dc.subject.anzsrc070107 Farming Systems Researchen
pubs.finish-date2016-07-01en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/AGMK
pubs.publication-statusUnpublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttps://www.nzae.org.nz/events/nzae-conference-2016/en
pubs.start-date2016-06-29en
dc.publisher.placeAuckland, New Zealanden
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-5581-9553
lu.subtypeConference Oral Presentationen


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