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Linking risk aversion, time preference and fertilizer use in Burkina Faso

Tristan Le Cotty, Elodie Maitre D'Hotel (), Raphael Soubeyran () and Julie Subervie ()
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Tristan Le Cotty: CIRED - Centre International de Recherche sur l'Environnement et le Développement - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - ENPC - École des Ponts ParisTech - CIRAD - Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement - EHESS - École des hautes études en sciences sociales - AgroParisTech

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Abstract: This paper investigates whether Burkinabe maize farmers' fertilizer-use decisionsare correlated with their risk and time preferences. We conducted a survey and a se-ries of hypothetical experiments on a sample of 1,500 farmers. We find that morepatient farmers do use more fertilizer, but it is only because they plant more maize (afertilizer-intensive crop) rather than because they use more fertilizer per hectare ofmaize planted. Conversely, we find no statistically significant link between risk aver-sion and fertilizer use. We use a simple two-period model, which suggests that riskaversion may indeed have an ambiguous effect on fertilizer use.

Keywords: agriculture; risk aversion; time preferences; agricultural price; western africa; fertilizer; aversion au risque; prix agricole; burkina faso; afrique occidentale; engrais (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017
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Published in [University works] auto-saisine. 2017, 39 p

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