Agrifood Economics

Determinants of cereal diversity in communities and on household farms of the northern Ethiopian highlands

ESA Working Paper 03-14
Year: 2003
Author(s): Samuel Benin, Berhanu Gebremedhin, Melinda Smale, John Pender, Simeon Ehui
On farm conservation of crop diversity poses obvious policy challenges in terms of the design of appropriate incentive mechanisms and possible trade-offs between conservation and productivity. This paper compares factors explaining the inter-specific diversity (diversity among species) and infra-specific diversity (diversity among varieties within a species) of cereal crops grown in communities and on individual farms in the northern Ethiopian highlands.
Publication type: Working paper
JEL codes: Q2, Q12, O0, O13