Analysis of a Climatically Variable Production Function

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Analysis of a Climatically Variable Production Function

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dc.contributor.author Materer, Susan
dc.contributor.author Valdivia, Corinne B.
dc.coverage.spatial Bolivia en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-09T19:38:01Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-09T19:38:01Z
dc.date.issued 2002-02-25
dc.identifier.citation Susan Materer, and Corinne Valdivia, "Analysis of a Climatically Variable Production Function," Department of Agricultural Economics Working Paper No. AEWP 2000-10, February 2002.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/8994
dc.description This draft is dated February 25, 2002. en_US
dc.description.abstract Analysis of a small agropastoral community in Bolivia during a climatically vulnerable year, provided insight into how households diversify and change productions strategies in order to secure income and food consumption. Twelve independent variables that identified distinct production strategies were analyzed according to how well they estimated total income. A subset selection process determined the best combination of variables, or production strategies. The four variables chosen were food, plots, shared land, off farm income, and number of native animals. These variables characterize traditional farming practices and have social and human capital embedded within them. It is important to understand how households mitigate and cope with climatic risks, in order to best develop methods that can help households during risky production seasons. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Department of Agricultural Economics Working Paper; AEWP 2000-10
dc.subject agricultural practices en_US
dc.subject household characteristics en_US
dc.subject high-risk production seasons en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Agropastoral systems
dc.subject.lcsh Livestock -- Climatic factors
dc.subject.lcsh Agriculture
dc.subject.lcsh Crops and climate
dc.title Analysis of a Climatically Variable Production Function en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Division of Applied Social Sciences. Department of Agricultural Economics
dc.relation.ispartofcollection Agricultural Economics publications (MU)


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