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Mitsuyasu Yabe Last modified date:2019.08.13

Professor / Agricultural and Resource Economics
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Faculty of Agriculture


Graduate School
Undergraduate School


E-Mail
Homepage
http://agrienv-econ.jp/english/index.html
Phone
092-802-4693
Fax
092-802-4693
Academic Degree
Agricultural Economics
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
No
Field of Specialization
Environmental Economics, Agricultural Economics
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
03years09months
Outline Activities
Main research has been (1) economic valuation of non-market goods (biodiversity, rural amenity, biomass, groundwater, and municipal waste, etc.), (2) the theoretical analysis of agro-environmental policy, (3) farm management analysis for sustainable agriculture, and (4) food safety issue.
Research
Research Interests
  • Study on utilization of biomass resources and construction of society with the distributed energy systems
    keyword : methane fermentation, renewable energy, fluid fertilizer, concentrating anaerobic digestion, CDM, LCA
    2010.04~2022.03Main research has been (1) economic valuation of non-market goods (biodiversity, amenity, groundwater, and municipal waste, etc.), (2) the theoretical analysis of agro-environmental policy, (3) farm management analysis for sustainable agriculture, and (4) food safety issue..
  • Consensus formation toward nature restoration of abandoned cultivated land and regional development

    keyword : abandoned cultivated land, nature restoration, experimental economics
    2018.04~2021.03.
  • Economic evaluation of environmental value
    keyword : Economic valuation of environment, contingent valuation, choice modeling, conservation of biodiversity
    2000.04Main research has been (1) economic valuation of non-market goods (biodiversity, amenity, groundwater, and municipal waste, etc.), (2) the theoretical analysis of agro-environmental policy, (3) farm management analysis for sustainable agriculture, and (4) food safety issue..
  • Policy research for the conservation of agri-cultural systems and agricultural heritages
    keyword : GIAHS, NIAHS, agri-cultural system, biodiversity, indigenous knowledge, historical landscapes
    2012.04Main research has been (1) economic valuation of non-market goods (biodiversity, amenity, groundwater, and municipal waste, etc.), (2) the theoretical analysis of agro-environmental policy, (3) farm management analysis for sustainable agriculture, and (4) food safety issue..
  • Economic analysis of consumer concerns on food safety
    keyword : Genetically modified agricultural products, organic foods, food safety, contingent valuation, choice modeling
    2000.04~2013.03Main research has been (1) economic valuation of non-market goods (biodiversity, amenity, groundwater, and municipal waste, etc.), (2) the theoretical analysis of agro-environmental policy, (3) farm management analysis for sustainable agriculture, and (4) food safety issue..
  • Comparison study on agri-environment policy in Japan between Europe and USA
    keyword : economic valuation of non-market goods, agro-environmental policy, biodivesity
    2000.04~2012.03Main research has been (1) economic valuation of non-market goods (biodiversity, amenity, groundwater, and municipal waste, etc.), (2) the theoretical analysis of agro-environmental policy, (3) farm management analysis for sustainable agriculture, and (4) food safety issue..
Current and Past Project
  • Study on Construction for Risk Management System of Food and Agriculture
  • Study on environmental accounting for farm management considering externality of agricultural production
  • Study on Rural Development Based on the Change of Life Style
Academic Activities
Books
1. Yabe, Mitsuyasu and Hayashi Takashi eds, Branding strategy for biodiversity conservation: success model of stork rising rice in Toyooka city, Tuskuba- shobo, Tokyo, 2015 September..
2. 矢部 光保, 野村 久子, Joseph M. Arbiol, Maxima R. Quijano, Maridel P. Borja, Nina G. Gloriani, 吉田 眞一, Socioeconomic Study on the Burden of Leptospirosis, Kyushu University Press, 2014.12.
Papers
1. Le Thi Thanh Loan, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Hisako Nomura, Mitsuyasu Yabe, Modeling home composting behavior toward sustainable municipal organic waste management at the source in developing countries, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 10.1016/j.resconrec.2018.08.016, 140, 65-71, 2019.01, Home composting (HC) has become an increasingly important consideration in the framework of sustainable municipal organic waste (MOW) management in developing countries. We develop, for the first time, two HC behavior models, which include households’ decisions to participate in a HC scheme and the level of HC participation. By applying Logit and Ordered logit models, a survey of 202 respondents in rural areas of Hoi An, Vietnam, indicates that households’ decisions to get involved in a HC scheme and the level of HC participation are affected by motivational factors such as knowledge about HC, attitude toward it, and owning a garden. We then explore the differences between the influencing factors for the two models. Interestingly, while participation in the HC training program influence the decision to participate in the HC scheme, the factor appears unimportant in increasing the level of HC practice. In addition, once the HC participation decision has been made, we find that pro-environmental behavior (such as habit of reusing plastic bags and reducing wastefulness) could promote a higher level of HC practice. These findings could help policy makers in promoting HC behavior to enhance a sustainable MOW management strategy at the household level..
2. Supply of Domestic Bio-ethanol and the Relative Value of Public Subsidy : Comparison of Road Maintenance and Environmental Support with Gasoline Tax .
3. Hisako Nomura and Mitsuyasu Yabe (2007) Receptiveness of Japanese Farmers towards an Environmental Payments Scheme: An Analysis of the Determining Factors behind Participation and land Enrolment in an Environmentally Friendly Farming Practices, Japanese Journal of Farm Management, 45(2), pp.1-11..
4. Mitsuyasu Yabe and Kentra Yoshida, Use of Stated Preference Methods for Environmental Payments in Japan: Comparison of Contingent Valuation Method and Choice Experiments, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, Vol.45(4),pp.437-453., 2006.12.
5. Andreas Kontoleon and Mitsuyasu Yabe, Market Segmentation Analysis of Preferences for GM Derived Animal Foods in the UK, Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization, Vol. 4 : Iss. 1, Article 8 pp.1-36., 2006.12.
6. "Specification of Offer Price bias in Dichotomous Choice Valuation," with H. Satoh, Journal of Rural Economics: Special Issue, 1999, pp.345-348..
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japan Society for Recycling of waste and Resources
  • Japanese Society for the Study of Social Welfare
  • The International Society for South Asian Agricultural Sciences
  • Japanese Association for Applied Economics
  • The Association of Rural Planning
  • Society of Environmental Science, Japan
  • The Association for Regional Agricultural and Forestry Economics
  • The Food, Agricultural and Resource Economic Society of Japan
  • The Japan Section of the Regional Science Association International
  • The Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies
  • The Farm Management Society of Japan
  • The Agricultural Economics Society of Japan
Educational
Educational Activities
Lecture and field study of Japanese and International students for Agricultural Economics and Environmental Economics.
Other Educational Activities
  • 2014.08.
  • 2012.12.
  • 2012.08.
  • 2012.05.
  • 2013.03.
  • 2011.01.
Social
Professional and Outreach Activities
Expert on multi-functionality of agriculture for ASEAN-Japan Project.