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This study develops and demonstrates procedures for modeling the impact of agricultural technology adoption decisionson consumption and nutrition in a subsistence-farming context. The method is based on expected direct utility maximization(EDUM) formulation and incorporates subsistence quantities for broad aggregates of protein, calories, and other consumptiongoods. The method is applied to a hillside farming system of southern Honduras where new sorghum cultivars and erosioncontrol techniques are being introduced.The expected direct utility maximization model allows the estimation of the effects of new technology on consumption andmarketed surplus in situations where marginal values of products vary by state of nature and are affected by consumption andproduction choices. The introduction of the new technologies in southern Honduras results in improved nutrition and substantialincreases in marketed surplus. These effects are due to simultaneous changes in output and consumption patterns. This workextends the subject of household modeling to problems with risk, and thus complements prior work in both the integrated analysisof production/consumption decisions and stochastic decision analysis.© 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Keywords: Direct utility maximizatiOn ; Indirect utility ; New technology ; Nutntion

Subject(s): Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety

Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies

Issue Date: 2001-06

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/177006 Published in: Agricultural Economics: The Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, Volume 25, Issue 1 Page range: 103-118

Total Pages: 16

Record appears in: International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) > Agricultural Economics: The Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists





Author: Ahmed, Mohamed A. M. ; Preckel, Paul V. ; Baker, Timothy G. ; Lopez-Pereira, Miguel

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/177006?ln=en



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