Informations et ressources scientifiques
sur le développement des zones arides et semi-arides

Accueil du site → Doctorat → Royaume-Uni → 2022 → Factors Affecting Farmers’ Choice to Adopt Risk Management Strategies at Farm Level in Pakistan

University of Dundee (2022)

Factors Affecting Farmers’ Choice to Adopt Risk Management Strategies at Farm Level in Pakistan

Shah, Jamal

Titre : Factors Affecting Farmers’ Choice to Adopt Risk Management Strategies at Farm Level in Pakistan

Auteur Shah, Jamal

Université de soutenance : University of Dundee

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2022

Résumé partiel
Agricultural activities are subjected to a wide range of risks because of the variable economic and biophysical environment in which farming operates. The uncertainties and risks in agriculture are diverse, ranging from weather conditions and animal diseases, changes in agricultural product prices to fertilizer and other inputs, and from financial uncertainties to policy and regulatory risks. The existence of risk in agriculture has long been observed as having a significant influence on farmers’ production and investment decisions.

Farmers have many options to manage risk at the farm level, and many of them utilise these options. However, keeping in view different aspects of farmers’ behaviour, the present study is designed to investigate the impact of various factors on farmers’ risk management adoption decisions as to the main research objective. Two other research objectives were also included based on the importance and background of the study, i.e., identifying risk management strategies adopted by farmers in the study area, and identifying the correlation between the risk perception and risk attitude of farmers with the adoption of risk management strategies.

For this study, a well-refined questionnaire was designed and used to collect data. The study was conducted in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province of Pakistan. Sampling weights were used in the analysis throughout the thesis to deal with the issue of non-random and unequal probability sampling. The variables used in this study were obtained based on relevant literature demonstrating their effect on farmers’ decision to adopt risk management strategies, and include age, education level, farming experience, the proximity of the farm to the river, access to credit, access to information, risk attitude, and risk perception of weather-related risks (flood, heavy rain, hail, storm, pests and disease, and drought). The risk attitude of farmers in the study area was measured using the Holt and Laury method, whereas risk perception of weather-related risks was identified using a risk matrix. The values for access to information were obtained using a composite index.

Présentation

Version intégrale (3,1 Mb)

Page publiée le 20 janvier 2023