About the Project
While dairy farmers in Ireland face these rising economic risks, there are few risk management tools available. The majority of milk processors in Ireland are now offering fixed milk price contracts to their suppliers. While data is available with regard to the terms and conditions of these contracts, there is little knowledge or understanding about the factors influencing the adoption of these contracts. To date, no independent economic research has been undertaken to explore the determinants of actual adoption at the farm level. Econometric analysis will be applied to identify factors influencing the adoption of fixed milk price agreements in terms of the binary adoption decision and the extent of adoption. This project will generate an improved understanding among farmers, policymakers and industry stakeholders about the causes of farm income volatility and the decision-making of Irish dairy farmers in relation to the adoption of risk management tools, in particular the fixed milk price agreements.
The successful candidate should be highly self-motivated with an ability to work independently and be willing to undertake recommended coursework. Strong quantitative skills and good communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential requirements. Applicants should have a good primary degree (First or Second Class Honours) and ideally hold an M.Sc. in an appropriate discipline (Economics, Agricultural Economics or related). Please see the following link with regard to English Language requirements: https://international.cit.ie/english-language-requirements
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