The Economic Impact of Arabica Coffee Farmers’ Participation in Geographical Indication in Northern Highland of Thailand

Titre The Economic Impact of Arabica Coffee Farmers’ Participation in Geographical Indication in Northern Highland of Thailand
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Titre du périodique Journal of Rural Problems
Date 2020
Pagination 8 p.
Résumé Abstract : «The use of geographical indication (GI) has been applied to many coffee farms aiming to link to origin and provide benefits and costs to the farmers and local community. This study examines the economic impact of GI for small-scale coffee farmers in Northern highland of Thailand. Propensity score matching (PSM) is used to estimate the comparison between GI and non-GI farmers on economic indicators: total cost, profit, and land productivity. Empirical result reveals that the number of off-farm family member and the distance from farm to a selling point increase the likelihood of GI participation. Another finding suggests that GI coffee farmers gain economic benefits from increasing profit and reducing the total cost, but lowering the land productivity. Thus, encouraging coffee farmers participating in GI scheme would improve economic benefits and boost farmer livelihoods in the specific geographical area.»

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