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Conservation of Genetic Resources of Crops: Farmer Preferences for Banana Diversity in Sri Lanka

Wasantha Athukorala and Muditha Karunarathna

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Abstract: This study investigates farmer preferences for banana diversity in Sri Lanka. First, it investigate farmers' attitudes towards banana cultivation in the country. Secondly, it also estimate diversity selection models to identify the important factors that contribute to the conservation of banana diversity. The analysis uses survey data covering 450 banana growers in three different districts representing different climatic zones in the country.

Keywords: Banana; Diversity; Farmer preferences; Conservation; Sri Lanka. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-07
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