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Linking Risk Aversion, Time Preference and Fertiliser Use in Burkina Faso

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

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Abstract: This paper investigates whether Burkinabe maize farmers' fertiliser-use decisions are correlated with their risk and time preferences. We conducted a survey and a series of hypothetical experiments on a sample of 1500 farmers. We find that more patient farmers do use more fertiliser, but it is only because they plant more maize (a fertiliser-intensive crop) rather than because they use more fertiliser per hectare of maize planted. Conversely, we find no statistically significant link between risk aversion and fertiliser use. We use a simple two-period model, which suggests that risk aversion may indeed have an ambiguous effect on fertiliser use.

Date: 2017-07-25
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Published in The Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2017, pp.1-16. ⟨10.1080/00220388.2017.1344645⟩

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