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The role of agricultural cooperatives in sustaining the wheat diversity and productivity: the case of southern Italy

Di Falco, Salvatore, Smlae, Melinda, Perrings, Charles (2008) The role of agricultural cooperatives in sustaining the wheat diversity and productivity: the case of southern Italy. Environmental and Resource Economics, 39 (2). pp. 161-174. ISSN 0924-6460. (doi:10.1007/s10640-007-9100-0) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:11158)

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Abstract

Abstract We hypothesize that institutions such as agricultural cooperatives influence

functions. This diversity can also affect yield, a partial measure of crop productivity.

centre of diversity for durum wheat. Cooperatives in the southern regions of Italy

this relatively marginalized region of the country, cooperatives enable farmers to capture

hypothesis, we apply a two-stage estimation approach with a Cobb-Douglas production

in a region is associated with greater spatial diversity in wheat varieties grown, and

that, over a 14-year period, this diversity positively affected crop yields.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10640-007-9100-0
Subjects: H Social Sciences
A General Works
S Agriculture
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Agri-Environment Economics
Depositing User: Salvatore Di-Falco
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 16:54 UTC
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 13:48 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/11158 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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