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dc.contributorBoboev, Hasanen_US
dc.contributorSharma, Ramen_US
dc.contributorAkramkhanov, Akmalen_US
dc.creatorKassie, Girmaen_US
dc.identifier.citationGirma Kassie, Hasan Boboev, Ram Sharma, Akmal Akramkhanov. (22/12/2021). Willingness to Pay for Irrigation Services in the Cold Winter Deserts of Uzbekistan. Sustainability, 14 (1).en_US
dc.description.abstractIrrigation facilities in the cold winter deserts (CWDs) of Uzbekistan are very traditional and poorly managed, resulting in low water use efficiency and low productivity. Improving the irrigation facilities in these deserts is a key priority for the country. This study intended to contribute towards the development of the irrigation systems through identification and quantification of the relative implicit values smallholder farmers confer to the key characteristics of irrigation facilities. We elicited preferences with discrete choice experiments, estimated willingness to pay for these attributes using random parameters logit models, and analyzed heuristics in the choice process using a series of latent class models. Our results show that farmers have clear preferences for higher watering frequency and no interest in sharing irrigation water with downstream users. We also observed that there are distinct groups of farmers with comparable but different levels of preference. The development of irrigation facilities in the water-scarce parts of Uzbekistan would benefit from careful consideration of the preferences of the target communities and targeting of the schemes based on the broad heterogeneities within the communities. This will aid in the maintenance of irrigation systems and, as a result, increase agricultural production and productivity.en_US
dc.subjectchoice experimenten_US
dc.subjectcold winter desertsen_US
dc.subjectecological servicesen_US
dc.subjectrandom parameters logit modelen_US
dc.subjectlatent class modelen_US
dc.titleWillingness to Pay for Irrigation Services in the Cold Winter Deserts of Uzbekistanen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idKassie, Girma: 0000-0001-7430-4291en_US
cg.creator.idSharma, Ram: 0000-0002-7785-363Xen_US
cg.creator.idAkramkhanov, Akmal: 0000-0002-4316-5580en_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.funderFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - FAOen_US
cg.contributor.projectExemplary Valuation of Natural Resource Assets and Ecosystem Services Including Development of Promotional Materials - Central Asia Desert Initiative (CADI)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionCentral Asiaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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