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Consumer willingness to pay for organic sea bass in Turkey

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Title: Consumer willingness to pay for organic sea bass in Turkey
Authors: Budak, Fuat
Budak, Dilek Bostan
Kacira, Ozlem O.
Yavus, M. Cihan
Keywords: organic aquaculture, sea bass, Turkey, willingness to pay
LC Subject Headings: Fish culture--Israel--Periodicals.
Fish culture--Periodicals.
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - BAMIGDEH
Citation: Budak, F., Budak, D.B., Kacira, O.O., & Yavus, M.C. (2006). Consumer willingness to pay for organic sea bass in Turkey. The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh, 58(2), 116-123.
Series/Report no.: The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh
Abstract: This study analyzes the willingness of Turkish consumers to pay for organically farmed sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax). A contingent valuation survey was conducted during 2004 in six super- markets in Adana, Turkey. An ordered probit analysis with a sample selection model was used to determine the probability of consumers’ willingness to pay for organically farmed sea bass by considering related explanatory variables. Results indicate that 91.5% of the respondents would be willing to pay a premium for organically farmed sea bass. Econometric results suggest that willingness to pay is mainly related to household income, education, food safety concerns, whether the respondent is the primary food shopper in household, and whether there are chil- dren under the age of 10 in the household.
Pages/Duration: 8 pages
ISSN: 0792-156X
Appears in Collections:IJA Volume 58, Issue 2, 2006

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