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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Factors influencing beef cattle farmers use of risk management instruments in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Author: Carrer, MJ
da Silveira, RLF
de Souza, HM
Vinholis, MDB
Abstract: The beef cattle price volatility is one of the main risks of this activity. To manage this risk, forward and futures contracts can be used by beef cattle farmers. However, the use of these contracts is quite restricted. The reasons are based on the characteristics of farmers and his business. In this context, this study aimed to identify the determinants factors of adoption of risk management mechanisms by beef cattle farmers in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil. A logit model was used to analyze data from a sample of 86 beef cattle farmers. The results showed that the factors that significantly affected the adoption of the risk management tools were farm income, technological intensity and business leverage.
Subject: risk management
beef cattle
futures contract and forward contract
Country: Brasil
Editor: Univ Federal Santa Maria
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2013
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