Contract attributes are strong motivators for eliciting farmers' preferences for a particular agri-environmental scheme. Our study aims to conduct a systematic literature review to highlight the attributes used in choice experiment studies of agri-environmental schemes using the PRISMA framework. We obtained 34 studies for an in-depth review, through which we extracted 32 attributes that were classified into five typologies: 'monetary' (7 attributes), 'general' (4 attributes), 'flexibility' (6 attributes), `prescription' (12 attributes), and 'purpose' (3 attributes). Though monetary attributes should theoretically define farmers' choices; general design and flexibility attributes are more critical for farmers' participation and willingness to accept. The study also discusses the lesser-used attributes that could be potentially explored in future studies. Thus, our review can be used as a reference by future AES studies to select their bundle of choice attributes and test with a broader range of attributes in their choice experiments.

A systematic review of attributes used in choice experiments for agri-environmental contracts

D'Alberto, Riccardo;
2021-01-01

Abstract

Contract attributes are strong motivators for eliciting farmers' preferences for a particular agri-environmental scheme. Our study aims to conduct a systematic literature review to highlight the attributes used in choice experiment studies of agri-environmental schemes using the PRISMA framework. We obtained 34 studies for an in-depth review, through which we extracted 32 attributes that were classified into five typologies: 'monetary' (7 attributes), 'general' (4 attributes), 'flexibility' (6 attributes), `prescription' (12 attributes), and 'purpose' (3 attributes). Though monetary attributes should theoretically define farmers' choices; general design and flexibility attributes are more critical for farmers' participation and willingness to accept. The study also discusses the lesser-used attributes that could be potentially explored in future studies. Thus, our review can be used as a reference by future AES studies to select their bundle of choice attributes and test with a broader range of attributes in their choice experiments.
2021
choice experiment
agri-environmental schemes
willingness to accept
contract attributes
systematic literature review
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11562/1106567
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 9
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 8
social impact