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Kassoum Ayouba
''On the estimation of damage reducing functions''
( 2016, Vol. 36 No.4 )
The aim of the paper is to analyze the use of pesticides in multicrops farms. To this end, we propose a framework to estimate damage reducing functions based on an extension of the Lichtenberg-Zilberman specification to a vector output. The estimation provides useful insights for farmers about the effectiveness of pesticides application among productions at farm level. Besides, from a perspective of pesticides reduction, our analysis may provide guidance for policymakers since it highlights the effective role of pesticides in production processes.
Keywords: Pesticides, damage reducing function, functional specification
JEL: C6 - Mathematical Methods and Programming: General
Q1 - Agriculture: General
Manuscript Received : May 26 2016 Manuscript Accepted : Dec 10 2016

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