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Risk Management and the Environment Agriculture in Perspective

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ISBN-10: 140200981X

ISBN-13: 9781402009815

Edition: 2003

Authors: Bruce A. Babcock, Robert W. Fraser, Joseph N. Lekakis

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The integration of the economic role of agriculture with the societal role of the rural environment is one of the key features of contemporary government policy. This volume assesses current risk management theory & practise in response to this policy, in American & European agriculture.
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Book details

List price: $179.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 11/30/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 204
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Tables
Figures
Contributors
Preface
Introduction
Risk Management and the Environment in Agriculture: A Key Policy Theme
Theory
The State-contingent Approach to Modeling Environmental Risk Management
The Precautionary Principle in Practice: How to Write a Call Option on the Environment
Factors Determining Best Management Practice Adoption Incentives and the Impact of Green Insurance
Uncertainty and Adoption of Sustainable Farming Systems
Incentive Design for Introducing Genetically Modified Crops
An Economic Risk Assessment of the Impact on Producers of Removing Quarantine Restrictions
Case Studies
Risk Attitudes and Risk Perceptions of Crop Producers in Western Australia
Valuing Pest Control: How Much is Due to Risk Aversion?
The Influence of Price Risk on Set-aside Choice in the EU
Production Risks, Acreage Decisions, and Implications for Revenue Insurance Programs
The Effects of Crop Insurance and Disaster Relief Programs on Soil Erosion: The Case of Soybeans and Corn
Conclusion
Author Index
Subject Index