Land use decision making is influenced by various factors including tenure security, natural disasters and farm characteristics. Smallholder farmers operate under different land tenure systems, which influences their crop combinations. This paper investigates smallholder farmers’ crop combinations under different land tenure systems in Thailand in the context of the 2011 flood and government policy on rice. The empirical results of the t-test revealed that the land area of rice increased significantly in 2013 under different land tenure systems, which may be attributable to the government policy on rice. However, the land area of fruits and vegetables decreased significantly in 2013 under different land tenure systems. These results have implications for the role of government policy regarding the effect of natural disasters on crop production.
Authors and Publishers
Kuwornu, John K.M.
Shivakoti, Ganesh P.
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