Advanced search
1 file | 499.07 KB

Methods matter : a meta-regression on the determinants of willingness-to-pay studies on biofortified foods

Author
Organization
Abstract
Following the growing evidence on biofortification as a cost-effective micronutrient strategy, various researchers have elicited consumers' willingness to pay (WTP) for biofortified crops in an effort to justify and determine their adoption. This review presents a meta-analysis of WTP studies on biofortified foods, either developed through conventional breeding or using genetic modification technology. On the basis of 122 estimates from 23 studies (9507 respondents), consumers are generally willing to pay 21.3% more for biofortified crops. Because WTP estimates are often determined through different valuation methods and procedures, a meta-regression was carried out to examine the role of potential determinants. Aside from contextual factors, such as type of food crop, target nutrient, and region (but not breeding technique), various methodological factors significantly influence premiums, including the type of respondent, nature of the study, study environment, participation fee, and provided information. The findings allow researchers to better anticipate potential methodological biases when examining WTP for (biofortified) foods, while it gives policy makers a broad understanding of the potential demand for different biofortified crops in various settings.
Keywords
GENETICALLY-MODIFIED FOOD, ORANGE SWEET-POTATO, VITAMIN-A STATUS, EXPERIMENTAL AUCTIONS, CONSUMERS WILLINGNESS, GOLDEN RICE, HEALTH-BENEFITS, BETA-CAROTENE, CHEAP TALK, CHOICE EXPERIMENT, biofortification, economic valuation, willingness to pay, meta-analysis, consumer

Downloads

  • (...).pdf
    • full text
    • |
    • UGent only
    • |
    • PDF
    • |
    • 499.07 KB

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

Chicago
De Steur, Hans, Joshua Wesana, Dieter Blancquaert, Dominique Van Der Straeten, and Xavier Gellynck. 2017. “Methods Matter : a Meta-regression on the Determinants of Willingness-to-pay Studies on Biofortified Foods.” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1390 (1): 34–46.
APA
De Steur, H., Wesana, J., Blancquaert, D., Van Der Straeten, D., & Gellynck, X. (2017). Methods matter : a meta-regression on the determinants of willingness-to-pay studies on biofortified foods. ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, 1390(1), 34–46.
Vancouver
1.
De Steur H, Wesana J, Blancquaert D, Van Der Straeten D, Gellynck X. Methods matter : a meta-regression on the determinants of willingness-to-pay studies on biofortified foods. ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. 2017;1390(1):34–46.
MLA
De Steur, Hans et al. “Methods Matter : a Meta-regression on the Determinants of Willingness-to-pay Studies on Biofortified Foods.” ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 1390.1 (2017): 34–46. Print.
@article{8519054,
  abstract     = {Following the growing evidence on biofortification as a cost-effective micronutrient strategy, various researchers have elicited consumers' willingness to pay (WTP) for biofortified crops in an effort to justify and determine their adoption. This review presents a meta-analysis of WTP studies on biofortified foods, either developed through conventional breeding or using genetic modification technology. On the basis of 122 estimates from 23 studies (9507 respondents), consumers are generally willing to pay 21.3% more for biofortified crops. Because WTP estimates are often determined through different valuation methods and procedures, a meta-regression was carried out to examine the role of potential determinants. Aside from contextual factors, such as type of food crop, target nutrient, and region (but not breeding technique), various methodological factors significantly influence premiums, including the type of respondent, nature of the study, study environment, participation fee, and provided information. The findings allow researchers to better anticipate potential methodological biases when examining WTP for (biofortified) foods, while it gives policy makers a broad understanding of the potential demand for different biofortified crops in various settings.},
  author       = {De Steur, Hans and Wesana, Joshua and Blancquaert, Dieter and Van Der Straeten, Dominique and Gellynck, Xavier},
  issn         = {0077-8923},
  journal      = {ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES},
  keywords     = {GENETICALLY-MODIFIED FOOD,ORANGE SWEET-POTATO,VITAMIN-A STATUS,EXPERIMENTAL AUCTIONS,CONSUMERS WILLINGNESS,GOLDEN RICE,HEALTH-BENEFITS,BETA-CAROTENE,CHEAP TALK,CHOICE EXPERIMENT,biofortification,economic valuation,willingness to pay,meta-analysis,consumer},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {34--46},
  title        = {Methods matter : a meta-regression on the determinants of willingness-to-pay studies on biofortified foods},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nyas.13277},
  volume       = {1390},
  year         = {2017},
}

Altmetric
View in Altmetric
Web of Science
Times cited: