Environmental Concerns and Willingness to Pay for Genomic Technologies in the Canadian Dairy Industry

dc.contributor.advisorHailu, Getu
dc.contributor.advisorLee, Yu Na
dc.contributor.authorJones, Katherine
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-09T18:28:19Z
dc.date.available2018-05-09T18:28:19Z
dc.date.copyright2018-05
dc.date.created2018-05-04
dc.date.issued2018-05-09
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economicsen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.degree.programmeFood, Agriculture and Resource Economicsen_US
dc.description.abstractMeeting the ever-increasing demand for food and tackling climate change are challenges that contemporary agriculture is facing. Recent advances in genomic selection suggest that producers may be able to select for productivity-enhancing and reduced greenhouse gas emission traits simultaneously. Using a 2017 survey of Canadian dairy farmers, this thesis examines the effects of the extent of dairy produces’ concerns about greenhouse gas emissions on the willingness to pay for genomic selection for increased feed efficiency and reduced methane emissions. Producers’ willingness to pay for the technology is elicited using a double bound contingent valuation method. The results show that producers are willing to pay for the trait of increased feed efficiency, and the trait of reduced methane emissions when bundled with an increased feed efficiency trait. The finding of the study has important implications for Canada’s food security strategy and efforts to meet its global environmental commitment.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipGenome Canada
dc.description.sponsorshipGenome Alberta
dc.description.sponsorshipOntario Genomics
dc.description.sponsorshipAlberta Ministry of Agriculture
dc.description.sponsorshipOntario Ministry of Research and Innovation
dc.description.sponsorshipOntario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
dc.description.sponsorshipCanadian Dairy Network
dc.description.sponsorshipGrowSafe Systems
dc.description.sponsorshipAlberta Milk
dc.description.sponsorshipVictoria Agriculture
dc.description.sponsorshipScotland's Rural College
dc.description.sponsorshipUSDA Agricultural Research Service
dc.description.sponsorshipQualitas AG
dc.description.sponsorshipAarhus University
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/13028
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subjectdairyen_US
dc.subjectgenomicsen_US
dc.subjectwillingness to payen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental concernsen_US
dc.subjectfeed efficiencyen_US
dc.titleEnvironmental Concerns and Willingness to Pay for Genomic Technologies in the Canadian Dairy Industryen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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