Title page for ETD etd-12162003-150912


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Mutuc, Maria Erlinda Manalo
Author's Email Address mmutuc@vt.edu
URN etd-12162003-150912
Title Increase in Calorie Intake Due to Eggplant Grafting: Proof of Concept With the Use of Minimum Datasets
Degree Master of Science
Department Agricultural and Applied Economics
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Norton, George W. Committee Chair
McGuirk, Anya M. Committee Member
Mills, Bradford F. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Agricultural Impact Assessment
  • Minimum Datasets
  • Calorie Intake
  • Eggplant Grafting
Date of Defense 2003-12-11
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Eggplant grafting implemented implemented in two field sites in the Philippines,

in Nueva Ecija and Pangasinan are used as proofs of concept to illustrate

and validate the feasibility of an impact assessment framework for determining the

nutritional impact of technology-oriented agricultural activities. Nutritional impacts

are assessed by disaggregating the market demand curve into demand curves by income

groups using their separate price elasticities of demand. Considering only price effects,

the increase in yields following a per unit cost reduction due to eggplant grafting has positive effects on the daily

caloric intake per capita in the different income classes with the greatest impact

on the lowest income class for both sites. Net increases in calorie intake ranges between

0.09 and 0.6 kilocalories per capita per day.

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