Estimating the potential returns to research and development from sorghum value added products in El Salvador and Nicaragua

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dc.contributor.author Jaen Celada, Jaeljattin R.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-30T16:20:21Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-30T16:20:21Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13179
dc.description.abstract Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench is a drought tolerant crop able to adapt to hot and dry weather. It has excellent chemical and physical properties, which make it a grain of good quality for processing different types of products. This research is an impact assessment study that estimated the potential impacts of new uses of sorghum by using an equilibrium displacement model. The data used was drawn from interviews developed in July 2011. Using total quantity production, prices, prices elasticities and cost shares 8 potential market scenarios were simulated. Results between countries were similar. Thus, the analysis was applied for both countries. Producers gain when the sorghum flour demand is shifted between $6,000 and $ 30,000. When the feed demand curve shifted the producer benefit was between $3 million and $ 13 million. In the scenario where the sorghum grain curve shifted and the demand curve for feed and sorghum flour, producer net benefit is between $300,000 to $2.5 million. Interpreting these results suggest that increasing yield and promoting sorghum as a substitute of maize for feed and sorghum as a substitute of wheat for sorghum flour can benefit producers while helping them to increase yield. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The Sorghum, Millet and Other Grains CRSP Project en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Value added en_US
dc.subject Sorghum en_US
dc.subject Equilibrium displacement en_US
dc.title Estimating the potential returns to research and development from sorghum value added products in El Salvador and Nicaragua en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Agricultural Economics en_US
dc.description.advisor Timothy J. Dalton en_US
dc.subject.umi Economics, Agricultural (0503) en_US
dc.date.published 2011 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth December en_US


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