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CONSUMER ACCEPTANCE OF GMO COWPEAS IN SUB-SAHARA AFRICA AgEcon
Kushwaha, Saket; Musa, A.S.; Lowenberg-DeBoer, James; Fulton, Joan R..
Cowpea is the most important indigenous African grain legume for both home use and as a cash crop. Because of its tolerance to drought it is especially important for the Sahel. Genetic transformation of cowpea with Bachilius Thurengius (Bt) genes to control pod boring insects has many advantages, but little is known of the potential consumer response. This paper analyzes and reports the results of a survey of 200 consumers in northern Nigeria in early 2003 concerning consumer awareness of and acceptance of biotechnology. Ninety percent of the respondents were aware of GM products. Those respondents who were most concerned about the ethics of genetic transformation were likely to disapprove of such products, while those individuals who identified...
Tipo: Conference Paper or Presentation Palavras-chave: Institutional and Behavioral Economics.
Ano: 2004 URL: http://purl.umn.edu/20216
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CONSUMER PREFERENCES FOR QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS ALONG THE COWPEA VALUE CHAIN IN NIGERIA, GHANA AND MALI AgEcon
Mishili, Fulgence J.; Fulton, Joan R.; Shehu, Musa; Kushwaha, Saket; Marfo, Kofi; Jamal, Mustafa; Chergna, Alpha; Lowenberg-DeBoer, James.
The production and trade of cowpea (Vigna Uniculata), called "blackeyed peas" in the US, are a growing business for farmers and merchants serving the rapidly expanding urban areas of West and Central Africa. Cowpea fits the needs of the urban poor. It is an inexpensive source of protein that does not require refrigeration. A better understanding of consumer preferences for cowpea is essential to market development. The main objective of the study was to determine the cowpea grain quality characteristics that command a price premium or provoke a discount in Ghanaian, Malian and Nigerian markets. Specifically, the study looked at the impact of the grain size, texture, color, eye color, and bruchid-damaged grains on cowpea market prices. The data for the...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper Palavras-chave: Consumer/Household Economics.
Ano: 2007 URL: http://purl.umn.edu/28684
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