Adoption and Income Effects of Public GAP Standards: Evidence from the Horticultural Sector in Thailand
AbstractTo reduce potential food hazards and increase the image of Thai horticultural products abroad, the Thai government introduced public standards of Good Agricultural Practices (Q-GAP). What makes orchid and mango producers in Thailand adopt Q-GAP standards and how do these affect their income and export shares? Primary data from 400 certified and non-certified orchid and mango producers was collected from main exporting provinces in Thailand. The binary probit model estimations show that it is the orchid and mango producers with higher education, and more physical and social capital who tend to comply with Q-GAP standards. Results from the Propensity Score Matching approach reveal that adoption of public GAP standards results in positive income effects for mango producers, but not for orchid producers. This can be explained by the fact that certified mango producers can sell their products to high-value retail chains which offer higher prices for their products, while certified and non-certified orchid producers cooperate with traders from the same value chain. View Full-Text
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Krause, H.; Lippe, R.S.; Grote, U. Adoption and Income Effects of Public GAP Standards: Evidence from the Horticultural Sector in Thailand. Horticulturae 2016, 2, 18.
Krause H, Lippe RS, Grote U. Adoption and Income Effects of Public GAP Standards: Evidence from the Horticultural Sector in Thailand. Horticulturae. 2016; 2(4):18.Chicago/Turabian Style
Krause, Henning; Lippe, Rattiya S.; Grote, Ulrike. 2016. "Adoption and Income Effects of Public GAP Standards: Evidence from the Horticultural Sector in Thailand." Horticulturae 2, no. 4: 18.
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