Price premiums for organic coffee versus per hectare payments for small coffee farmers, an analysis with GAMS.

15 September 2013 → 14 June 2014
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Applied economics
    • Economic development, innovation, technological change and growth
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
certification asociation modeling
Project description

The aim of this research is to develop a model in GAMS about small coffee farmers in Ecuador. The model will examine whether it is better for farmers to get a price premium per kilogram of organic coffee they produce with an organic certificate versus a payment on a per hectare basis for organic coffee similar to agri-environmental schemes.