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- 12Parkins, John (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology)
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Consumers’ concerns about animal diseases, production and processing methods could drive their choices of food products. Consumers’ choices of food products will influence their nutritional status. Understanding preferences for food products could inform policy and assist in forecasting future...
Tradeoffs Between Environmental Quality and Economic Returns from Agriculture: A Case Study of the Lower Little Bow Watershed, AlbertaDownload
The aim of this study is to evaluate both the costs and benefits of implementing changes to agricultural practices, with the goal of identifying cost effective means of achieving environmental targets and providing supplementary information to policymakers. A suite of agricultural land use...
Understanding individual and organizational behaviour in reaction to changes in the informal and formal food markets has been an essential topic in economics. This dissertation explores the solutions individuals in a rural economy and retail firms in food markets use to cope with external...
The overall purpose of this dissertation is to identify the demand of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and to analyze the issues of brand level competition in FMCG markets product categories at the Canadian retail level. The analysis develops and applies industrial organization and price...
Understanding how human behavior influences and is influenced by environmental resources that are outside of markets is challenging but crucial for policy evaluation and regulatory decisions. This thesis presents three studies that examine non-market behavior associated with environmental...
The successful diffusion of new agricultural biotechnologies depends on widespread producer acceptance and uptake. The assessment of the key factors that can influence producer decision making is fundamental to the understanding of the rate of uptake, the attainable rate of potential benefits and...
The use of market intelligence and producer decision-making as a driver of industry competitiveness: A producer perspective on the Canadian and Irish beef industriesDownload
The Canadian and Irish beef industries are facing numerous challenges ranging from domestic consumer concerns, margin pressures, uncertainties around new trade agreements and developments in key export markets. These issues present competitive threats but also offer potential new opportunities to...
With over 300 new varieties of wheat registered in the past 15 years (Canadian Food Inspection Agency, n.d.), Canadian wheat producers have plenty of options to choose from when deciding which variety(ies) to grow. However, each year, wheat acreage in Western Canada is concentrated in a select...
Conservation auctions are a policy tool that can be used to cost-effectively achieve environmental goals, by providing incentives for landowners to adopt environmentally friendly beneficial management practices (BMPs) on their land. Using a competitive bidding process, the party interested in...
The Value of Pork Quality in the Eyes of Consumers with Different Beliefs about Traditionally Raised Pork in Edmonton and in CanadaDownload
In this research the value of pork chops with different quality attributes were examined for consumers in Edmonton (with real pork, stated purchase experiments) and across Canada (online survey). Value is examined through stated choice experiments with packaged pork chops labeled with production...