The use of risk aversion in plant breeding; Concept and application

Barah, B.C. and Binswanger, H.P. and Rana, B.S. and Rao, N G P (1981) The use of risk aversion in plant breeding; Concept and application. Euphytica, 30 (2). pp. 451-458.

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Variance analysis is used to measure stability (inter-temporal) and adaptability (over space) components of variance with multilocation-multiyear sorghum yield data from India. Adaptability and stability were highly correlated. Only the stability component is relevant for farmers in their adoption decision. Measures of farmer's risk aversion are used to rank genotypes according to preferences which take account both of yield and stability. Since yield differences were large and risk aversion moderate, preference based rankings did not differ markedly from yield based rankings.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Central Univeristy of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Sandhya Gir
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2011 08:10
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2011 08:10
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