Khanal, Aditya R.

September, 2022

By: Khanal, Aditya R. ; Mishra, Ashok K. ; Lien, Gudbrand
Using primary survey data of onion growers in India, this study tests the relationship between and predictability of risk attitude measures on farmersÕ risk management decisions. We find that farmers with high risk aversion are more likely to adopt farm diversification strategies, good agricultural practices, government-recommended seed varieties, and preventive measures against diseases and pests than farmers with low risk aversion. The likelihood of farmers adopting good agricultural practices decreases with perceived higher risks of low-quality production, a higher risk of losing crops due to weather, and insects and pests.

September, 2020

By: Khanal, Aditya R. ; Mishra, Ashok K. ; Mayorga, Joaquin ; Hirsch, Stefan
This study examines the impact of the choice of contract farming (CF) conditions on the productivity and profitability of ginger growers. Using farm-level data from Nepal and the selectivity-corrected multinomial endogenous switching regression (MESR) method, we found that ginger growers increased yields by 16%, 19%, and 15% by participating in CF with input conditions (IC), with output conditions (OC), and with input and output conditions (BC), respectively. Ginger growers also increased profits by participating in CF. Price difference in spot and contract markets, distance to market and transportation facilities, and farm location are important factors affecting participation in any form of CF.