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dc.creatorO'Donnell, Catherineen_US
dc.identifier.citationCatherine O'Donnell. (7/11/2017). Peruvian Food Insecurity in The Face of Recurrent Natural Disasters: A Two-Step Adoption Analysis for Improved Potato Varieties.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe International Potato Center (CIP) and Peruvian National Agricultural Research Institute (INIA) have invested a substantial amount of resources towards the development of improved potato varieties in Peru. These varieties are adaptable to the agro-ecologies of the Andes and have specific biotic and abiotic attributes. These efforts have led to the release of several prominent varieties including Canchan-INIA, Amarilis, Unica, Serranita and others. A 2013 household survey conducted by CIP was used to describe the diffusion of improved potato varieties in Peru. These data were also used to identify specific constraints to their adoption and dis-adoption. The assessment focused on a two-step adoption model, adoption and dis-adoption, by utilizing a Heckman Probit model to demonstrate two-steps of the adoption process. The Heckman Probit model was used to analyze variables affecting adoption and dis-adoption of improved varieties. Results suggest that adoption is region specific, time dependent, and in some cases relies on informal transmission methods. Risk to food insecurity and recurrent natural phenomena affect adoption and sometimes dis-adoption. Additionally, factors affecting a farmer’s exposure to risk, such as information constraints and household head age, wealth, and social network were found to affect the adoption and dis-adoption of improved varieties.en_US
dc.subjectadoption of improved potato varietiesen_US
dc.titlePeruvian Food Insecurity in The Face of Recurrent Natural Disasters: A Two-Step Adoption Analysis for Improved Potato Varietiesen_US
cg.subject.agrovocfood securityen_US
cg.contributor.centerVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Virginia Techen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas - RTBen_US
cg.contributor.funderNot Applicableen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouth Americaen_US
dc.identifier.statusLimited accessen_US

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