Farmers’ response to COVID-19 disruptions: The case of cropland allocation decision

Edward Martey, Peter Goldsmith, Prince M. Etwire

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This study provides new evidence on the determining factors of cropland allocation decisions within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic by using the seemingly unrelated regression (SUR) model on 309 farm households. The results reveal that socio-economic, production, institutional, and political factors significantly influence the choice and size of cropland allocation decisions among legumes and cereals. Beyond these factors, we find that COVID-19 education increases land area allocated to staples while perception of disruptive effect of COVID-19 on agriculture positively correlates with the area under commercial crop (soybean) production. The implications of the results are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100088
JournalSustainable Futures
StatePublished - Jan 2022


  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • Commercial and staple crops
  • Crop land allocation
  • Seemingly unrelated regression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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