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Based on the results of a probit model estimated from a survey of 1625 farmers from seven major dairying regions in New Zealand, farmers’ attitudes (perception about the overall benefits) appear to be are a major governing factor of waterway fencing in all regions. While fencing in Northland and West Coast regions was lower than elsewhere, owner/operators in those regions tended to fence more than farmers with other types of ownership structures. Environmental issues also appeared to be important; however the level of environmental awareness did not reflect the actual degree of fencing.

Keywords: EBP Adoption ; Partial probit analysis

Subject(s): Environmental Economics and Policy

Institutional and Behavioral Economics

Land Economics/Use

Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies

Issue Date: 2009

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/51026 Page range: 2-19

Total Pages: 19

Series Statement: Contributed Paper

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Record appears in: International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) > 2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China





Author: Paragahawewa, Upananda Herath

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/51026?ln=en



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