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dc.contributor.authorBozzola, Martina-
dc.contributor.authorSmale, Melinda-
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-19T10:30:16Z-
dc.date.available2020-11-19T10:30:16Z-
dc.date.issued2020-
dc.identifier.issn0305-750Xde_CH
dc.identifier.issn1873-5991de_CH
dc.identifier.urihttps://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/20853-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the effects of crop biodiversity on farm income and production risk using a large panel dataset of rural households in Kenya. We consider three different metrics of in situ (on-farm) crop diversification (richness, evenness and concentration). We apply a partial moments-based model to test the effects of each strategy on welfare defined as expected crop income, variability (variance) and downside risk (skewness). Our comprehensive econometric approach differentiates climatic shocks, weather and climate change. The results suggest that the benefits from greater diversification in terms of enhanced land productivity and lower production costs could surpass the foregone benefit from greater efficiency associated with more concentrated production systems. Crop richness and evenness each reduce exposure to crop income risk, especially for more vulnerable farmers who produce below the expected revenue threshold. Farmers who rely on greater crop specialization, on the contrary, are more exposed to crop income risk.de_CH
dc.language.isoende_CH
dc.publisherElsevierde_CH
dc.relation.ispartofWorld Developmentde_CH
dc.rightshttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/de_CH
dc.subjectCrop diversificationde_CH
dc.subjectSmallholder farmerde_CH
dc.subjectVulnerabilityde_CH
dc.subjectKenyade_CH
dc.subject.ddc333: Bodenwirtschaft und Ressourcende_CH
dc.subject.ddc630: Landwirtschaftde_CH
dc.titleThe welfare effects of crop biodiversity as an adaptation to climate shocks in Kenyade_CH
dc.typeBeitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschriftde_CH
dcterms.typeTextde_CH
zhaw.departementLife Sciences und Facility Managementde_CH
zhaw.organisationalunitInstitut für Umwelt und Natürliche Ressourcen (IUNR)de_CH
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.worlddev.2020.105065de_CH
dc.identifier.doi10.21256/zhaw-20853-
zhaw.funding.euNode_CH
zhaw.issue105065de_CH
zhaw.originated.zhawYesde_CH
zhaw.publication.statusacceptedVersionde_CH
zhaw.volume135de_CH
zhaw.embargo.end2022-07-24de_CH
zhaw.publication.reviewPeer review (Publikation)de_CH
zhaw.webfeedAgrar- und Ressourcenökonomiede_CH
zhaw.author.additionalNode_CH
zhaw.display.portraitYesde_CH
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