The current study hypothesizes that improving the desirable attributes of compost to the market through pelletization, fortification, packaging (with labelling), and certification of co-compost could enhance the market demand for co-compost in South Africa.
We used a choice experiment to evaluate the preference of farmers for alternatives to poaching to guide conservation management actions
Using Choice Experiment and Best Worst Scaling to identify farmers' preferences
We developed a best–worst scaling (BWS) experiment, in which farmers have to declare the “most” and the least “important” goals they use when making decisions. We first derive a ranking of the goals according to the population average, which showed the importance of rice self-sufficiency and transmission of farm capital. We then use a scale-adjusted latent class analysis. We identified four groups of homogenous preferences among farmers.
Using contingent behavior to anticipate farmers adaptation to climate change
Non-market valuation of wetland ecosystem services associate with the Hawane Wetland areas in Western Eswatini.
Using choice experiment and DCE to tailor technologies to farmer's needs
We used discrete choice experiments to explore the potential adoption or alternative agricultural systems. We analyse the heterogeneity of farmers’ preferences and willingness to pay for different cropping system attributes using a mixed logit model, and we discuss the possible drivers and barriers to the adoption of these more sustainable options.
A PhD level course introducing Choice Modelling and Experimental Economics