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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Wendy Stock.en
dc.contributor.authorKruzich, Tyler Josephen
dc.description.abstractSocioeconomic/household characteristics, agroecological heterogeneity, market access, and variety characteristics are used to empirically explain why households continue to cultivate traditional varieties of wheat in Turkey even though higher-yielding modern varieties exist. These determinants are then used to examine on-farm diversity outcomes and how the availability of modern varieties is affecting the in situ conservation of crop genetic resources from landraces. Socioeconomic/household characteristics, agroecological heterogeneity, and market access are all found to jointly influence households' decisions to cultivate landraces and to affect on-farm diversity outcomes. Empirical estimation shows that variety characteristics do not jointly affect the probability that households plant landraces, nor do they affect on-farm diversity levels. Policy recommendations and ideas for future research are provided.en
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Agricultureen
dc.subject.lcshPlant geneticsen
dc.subject.lcshGermplasm resourcesen
dc.titleWhy do households cultivate landraces? : Wheat variety selection and in situ conservation in Turkeyen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2006 by Tyler Joseph Kruzichen
thesis.catalog.ckey1197141en, Graduate Committee: Randal Rucker; Robert Flecken Economics & Economics.en
mus.relation.departmentAgricultural Economics & Economics.en_US

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