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Does cooperative membership improve household welfare? Evidence from apple farmers in China
This paper examines the impact of cooperative membership on farm performance indicators such as apple yields, net returns and household income, using cross-sectional data from a survey of farmers in China. An endogenous ...
Linking apple farmers to markets: determinants and impacts of marketing contracts in China
(Emerald Group Publishing Limited on behalf of the China Agricultural University and the Chinese Association for Agricultural Economics, 2016)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the determinants of marketing contract choices including written contracts, oral contracts and no contracts, as well as to examine the impact of marketing contracts on ...
Agricultural cooperatives and investment in organic soil amendments and chemical fertilizer in China
(Oxford University Press (OUP) on behalf of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, 2017-11-28)
In this article, we develop a dynamic model to show how membership in agricultural cooperatives influences smallholder farmers’ decisions to invest in organic soil amendments and chemical fertilizer. The model considers ...
The effects of off-farm work on fertilizer and pesticide expenditures in China
This study examines the effects of participation in off-farm work on farm expenditures on fertilizer and pesticide, using farm household survey data from China. Simple mean value comparisons reveal no statistically significant ...
The economic impacts of agricultural cooperatives on smallholder farmers in rural China
This paper examines the impacts of agricultural cooperative membership on output price, gross income, farm profit, and return on investment (ROI) utilizing a recent household survey data of 481 apple producers in China. ...
IPM adoption, cooperative membership and farm economic performance: Insight from apple farmers in China
(Emerald Publishing Limited, 2018-09-06)
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of agricultural cooperative membership on farmers’ decisions to adopt integrated pest management (IPM) technology and to estimate the impact of IPM adoption on ...