Determinants of land use change and impacts of household welfare among smallholder farmers

Key areas of expertise:
  • Inclusive development
  • Adoption and impact of agricultural technologies
  • Technology targeting
  • Environmental economics
  • Rural institutions
Selected publications:
  1. Krishna, V.V., Darras, K., Grass, I. et al. (2019) “Wildlife trade and consumer preference for species rarity: An examination of caged-bird markets in Sumatra.” Environmental and Development Economics (in press).
  2. Paudel, G., Krishna, V.V., and McDonald, A. (2019) “Apparent gains, hidden costs: Examining adoption drivers, yield, and profitability outcomes of rotavator tillage in the wheat systems of Nepal.” Journal of Agricultural Economics (in press).
  3. Krishna, V.V., Aravalath, L.M., and Vikraman, S. (2019) “Does caste determine farmer access to quality information?” PLoS ONE 14(1): e0210721.
  4. Kubitza, C., Krishna, V.V., Urban, K., Alamsyah, Z. and Qaim, M. (2018) “Land property rights, agricultural intensification, and deforestation in Indonesia.” Ecological Economics, 147: 312-321.
  5. Bou Dib, J., Krishna, V.V., Alamsyah, Z., and Qaim, M. (2018) “Land-use change and livelihoods of non-farm households: The role of income from employment in oil palm and rubber in rural Indonesia.” Land Use Policy 76: 828-838.
  6. Kubitza, C., Krishna, V.V., Alamsyah, Z., and Qaim, M. (2018) “The economics behind an ecological crisis: Livelihood effects of oil palm expansion in Sumatra, Indonesia.” Human Ecology 46(1):107-116.
  7. Krishna, V., Euler, M., Siregar, H., and Qaim, M. (2017). “Differential livelihood impacts of oil palm expansion in Indonesia.” Agricultural Economics, 48(5), 639-653.
  8. Krishna, V.V., Kubitza, C., Pascual, U. and Qaim, M. (2017) “Land markets, property rights, and deforestation: Insights from Indonesia.” World Development 99: 335-349.
  9. Euler, M., Krishna, V.V., Schwarze, S., Siregar, H. and Qaim, M. (2017) “Oil palm adoption, household welfare and nutrition among smallholder farmers in Indonesia”. World Development 93: 219-235.
  10. Veettil, C.P., Krishna, V.V. and Qaim, M. (2017) “Ecosystem impacts of pesticide reduction through Bt cotton adoption”. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 60: 115-134.