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Analyzing Household Decision Making on Oil Palm Cultivation in Thailand

Nualnoom, P, Wehrmeyer, W and Morse, S (2017) Analyzing Household Decision Making on Oil Palm Cultivation in Thailand Journal of Land Use Science, 11 (5). pp. 560-578.

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Abstract

This paper analyses the dynamics of land use via the perspectives, motivations and behaviours of local landowners‡. The dynamics are explored in the context of an oil palm based-biodiesel development in Thailand where the advent of oil palm has caused the loss of paddy areas. A sequential mixed-method strategy, including 10 in-depth interviews and 180 responses to a questionnaire survey, indicates that the likelihood of a landowner switching traditional land for oil palm cultivation is affected by a number of factors including age and education of the head of household, number of household farming labourers, amount and source of income, land size and land right. Moreover, the results indicate that success of switching land to oil palm cultivation was determined by factors influencing willingness and capacity to change. Willingness-related factors are relevant to outcome expectation and social networks and connections while capacity-related factors are relevant to finance, labour, capital, land rights and transportation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Environmental Strategy
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Centre for Environmental Strategy
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Nualnoom, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wehrmeyer, WUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Morse, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 18 July 2017
Identification Number : 10.1080/1747423X.2016.1204019.
Copyright Disclaimer : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Land Use Science in 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/1747423X.2016.1204019.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 05 Jul 2016 11:27
Last Modified : 27 Oct 2016 13:13
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/811110

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