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TAKAHASHI YOSHIFUMI Last modified date:2021.06.14

Associate Professor / Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences / Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics / Faculty of Agriculture

1. Zhen Wu, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Goshi Sato, Mitsuyasu Yabe, Comparative analysis of the determinants of fees charged by fee-based homes for the elderly in urban and suburban areas, Journal of Housing and the Built Environment,, 2021.04.
2. Le Thi Thu Huong, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Hisako Nomura, Luu Van Duy, Cao Truong Son and Mitsuyasu Yabe, Water-use efficiency of alternative pig farming systems in Vietnam, Resources, Conservation and Recycling,, 161, 1-10, 2020.10, Livestock production in tropical countries consumes significant amounts of water for cooling and washing facilities and releases large amounts of wastewater to the environment, resulting in water scarcity and pollution. However, improving water-use efficiency (WUE) at the livestock farm level has received little attention in current research. This study measures the WUE of pig farms in Vietnam, a tropical Southeast Asian country. There, livestock production consists of three farming systems: industrial farms (IFs), semi-industrial farms (SIFs), and traditional farms (TFs). This study compares the WUE of these farming systems, suggests which of the systems is most sustainable, and proposes solutions to improve the WUE of each system. The results of surveying 247 pig farms and applying data envelopment analysis show that the free use of groundwater resources causes a low average WUE of 52%. IFs (closed pigpens) have the highest WUE, followed by TFs and SIFs (open pigpens). This finding confirms the sustainability of IFs over other types of farming. Furthermore, using Tobit models, we analyze the determinants of the WUE within each farming system. The results show that shortening the fattening phase and decreasing the floor space allowance per pig increase the WUE of TFs and SIFs. In addition, decreasing the depth of the puddles in pigpens and the frequency with which these puddles are drained improve the WUE of IFs. These results suggest a need to revise the design of pigpens in order to reduce water use related to washing and cooling..
3. Ei Thazin, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Mitsuyasu Yabe, Adoption of Improved Soybean Varieties and Differences in Technical Efficiency Between Improved and Local Soybean Varieties in Southern Shan State, Myanmar, Journal of Agricultural Science, DOI: 10.5539/jas.v12n8p55, 12, 8, 55-70, 2020.07.
4. Duyen Thi Thu Tran, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Hisako Nomura and Mitsuyasu Yabe, EXPLORING HETEROGENEITY IN SHRIMP FARMERS’ PREFERENCES FOR THE CONTRACTS OF PRODUCING CERTIFIED ORGANIC SHRIMP, Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, 10, 1, 270-283, 2020.05.
5. Le Thi Thu Huong, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Hisako Nomura, Cao Truong Son, Takeru Kusudo, Mitsuyasu Yabe, Manure management and pollution levels of contract and non-contract livestock farming in Vietnam, Science of The Total Environment,, 710, 1-11, 2020.03, In analyzing contract farming of livestock production, many studies have focused on the economic aspect. This paper offers the environmental issue by investigating manure management and pollution levels of contract farming (CF) and non-contract farming (NCF) livestock producers in Vietnam. By surveying 270 pig farms and applying logit model, we found that commercial pigpen type of CF reduces the probability of manure separation, while larger garden area and knowledge of composting increase it. By analyzing the wastewater samples collected from 59 farms and employing nearest neighbor matching technique, this paper indicated that CF reduces the pollutants' concentrations in effluents. Using OLS regression models, we found out that manure separation contributes to a reduction in nutrient matters, while biogas plant or combination of biogas plant and stabilization ponds helps to diminish organic matters. The study results suggest that the government should regulate the minimum required land area for installation of the combined manure treatment plants (MTPs). Additionally, to recycle manure and improve nutrient matters in effluent, advanced technologies for separating solid manure are extremely necessary for CF producers. Furthermore, we recommend the government to build mechanisms to compel agribusiness firms engaging in their liability for the environmental side effects caused by their CF producers..
6. Yoshifumi TAKAHASHI, Mitasu YAMAMOTO, An Adaptation of Construal Level Theory to Questionnaire Survey, The proceeding of the 10th International Symposium on East-Asian Agricultural Economics 2019:Agricultural Trade and Rural Vitalization, 2019.11.
7. Vo Hong Tu, Nguyen Duy Can, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Steven W. Kopp, Mitsuyasu Yabe, Technical and environmental efficiency of eco-friendly rice production in the upstream region of the Vietnamese Mekong delta, Environment, Development and Sustainability, 21, 5, 2401-2424, 2019.10.
8. Myo Sabai Aye, Yoshifumi TAKAHASHI, Mitsuyasu YABE, Effect of Consumer Preference on Environmentally Friendly Tomatoes in Myanmar, Journal of Agricultural Science, 11, 13, 29-41, 2019.08.
9. Le Thi Thanh Loan, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Hisako Nomura and Mitsuyasu Yabe, Modeling home composting behavior toward sustainable municipal organic waste management at the source in developing countries, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 140, 65-71, 2019.02, 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..
10. Tinggui CHEN, Gan LIN, Yoshifumi TAKAHASHI, Mitsuyasu YABE, Aquatic Product Processing Industry's Total Factor Productivity and Influencing Factors in China, Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyusuh University, 63, 2, 423-431, 2018.09.
11. Heru SUSILO, Yoshifumi TAKAHASHI, Goshi SATO, Hisako NOMURA, Mitsuyasu YABE, The Adoption of Silvofishery System to restore Mangrove Ecosystems and Its Impact on Farmers’ Income in Mahakam Delta, Indonesia, Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyusuh University, 63, 2, 433-442, 2018.09.
12. Vo Hong Tu, Nguyen Duy Can, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Mitsuyasu Yabe, Water Use Efficiency in Rice Production: Implications for Climate Change Adaptation in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta, Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability, 10.1007/s41660-018-0038-1, online, 2018.04.
13. Vo Hong Tu, Nguyen Duy Can, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Steven W. Kopp, Mitsuyasu Yabe, Modelling the factors affecting the adoption of eco-friendly rice production in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta, Cogent Food & Agriculture, 4, 1, 2018.02, [URL].
14. Sein Mar, Hisako Nomura, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Kazuo Ogata and Mitsuyasu Yabe, Impact of Erratic Rainfall from Climate Change on Pulse Production Efficiency in Lower Myanma, Sustainability, 10.3390/su10020402, 10, 2, 2018.02.
15. Heru Susilo, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Mitsuyasu Yabe, The opportunity cost of labor for valuing mangrove restoration in Mahakam Delta, Indonesia, Sustainability, 10.3390/su9122169, 9, 12, 2017.11.
16. Susilo Soebardjo Heru, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Mitsuyasu Yabe, Evidence for Mangrove Restoration in the Mahakam Delta, Indonesia Based on Households' Willingness to Pay, Journal of Agricultural Science,, 9, 3, 30-41, 2017.02.
17. Le Thi Thanh Loan, Hisako Nomura, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Mitsuyasu Yabe, Psychological driving forces behind households’ behaviors toward municipal organic waste separation at source in Vietnam
a structural equation modeling approach, Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 10.1007/s10163-017-0587-3, 19, 3, 1052-1060, 2017.02, Most recent municipal organic waste-separation at source (MOW-SAS) programs that have been introduced in developing countries remain pilot programs, but have not fully developed into sustainable municipal solid-waste management strategies. The city of Hoi An, Vietnam, implemented a mandatory MOW-SAS program in 2012. Using Structural Equation Modeling, this study investigates the psychological driving forces behind households’ behaviors toward the MOW-SAS program. This study finds that moral norm (moral perception of what is good or bad), attitude toward sorted waste, and situational factors (issues concerning physically sorting garbage, such as time, space, and lack of family cooperation) can significantly affect household behaviors toward MOW-SAS. It confirms the need for supplying frequent environmental educational campaigns and highlighting the benefits of MOW-SAS programs. Moreover, the study finds that households’ system trust in local authority concerning the MOW-SAS program is an important driving force behind the behavior. Therefore, recommendation is also made on the need to develop strong leadership in local authorities through improving: (1) reliability (ability to effectively treat sorted waste), (2) legitimacy (punitive measures for non-participants), and (3) effectiveness (dissemination of information about the benefits of MOW-SAS programs) for promoting MOW-SAS..
18. Yalin Yuan, Hisako Nomura, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Mitsuyasu Yabe, Model of Chinese household kitchen waste separation behavior
A case study in Beijing City, Sustainability, 10.3390/su8101083, 8, 10, 2016.10.
19. Ngyen Bich Hong, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Mitsuyasu Yabe, Environmental Efficiency and Economic Losses of Vietnamese Tea Production: Implications for Cost Savings and Environmental Protection, Journal Faculty of Agriculture, 61, 2, 383-390, 2016.09.
20. Loan Thi Thanh Le, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Mitsuyasu Yabe, Factors Influencing Residents Dealing with Municipal Organic Waste in Developing Countries: Evidence from Rural Areas of Hoi An, Vietnam, Journal of Agricultural Science, 8, 6, 129-136, 2016.06.
21. Joseph Arbiol, Pedcris Orencio, November Romena, Hisako Nomura, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Mitsuyasu Yabe, Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Towards Leptospirosis Among Lakeshore Communities of Calamba and Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines, Agriculture, 1-12, 2016.04.
22. Yoshifumi Takahashi, Tsutom Miyata, Hiroki Wakamatsu, An analysis of Effective Marketing Strategies for Miyagi Shelled Oyster after the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, Journal Faculty of Agriculture, 61, 1, 251-255, 2016.02.
23. Yalin Yuan, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Hisako Nomura, Mituyasu Yabe, Preferences for Attributes of Household Kitchen Waste Source Separation Services in China Using Latent Class Approach, Journal Faculty of Agriculture, 60, 2, 511-518, 2015.09, In this study, we conducted a hypothetical choice experiment in Beijing, China, to investigate residents’ preferences for selected household kitchen waste source separation service attributes. A latent class approach was applied to observe heterogeneities among the respondents. The econometric analysis suggested that two classes of residents exist in the sample. Interestingly, 70.1% of the sample who were high educated, young, and with separation experience are more likely to accept the proposed separation services with frequent evening collection, while they do not show significant preferences for the attributes of instructor, container, and compensation. For the remaining (29.9% of the sample) who were low educated, old, and with less separation experience, joining the separation program would impose a loss of utility. Moreover, they seem to prefer services with the attributes of frequent collection, plastic bags, and compensation. However, they do not show significant preferences for the attributes of time and instructor. .
24. Takashi Hayashi, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Market internalized value of bio-friendly agriculture: An evaluation of impact of stork-friendly rice production on a local economy, International Conference of Agricultural Economists, 2015.08, Although there are many studies on evaluating ecosystem services in recent years, most of the studies focus on the externality of ecosystem services. Fundamentally, it is important to understand market internalized value of ecosystem services, but studies on this point of view are rare as far as the author knows.
This study evaluates the impacts on the local economy, as an internalized value of ecosystem services, caused by shifting from conventional to bio-friendly rice farming, using a case study of stork-friendly rice farming (to help conserve white storks) in Toyooka, Japan. After applying an input-output analysis, we consider whether stork-friendly rice farming created a net positive economic impact on the local economy.
The results shows that changing from conventional to stork-friendly rice faming had a high induced effect and that shifting to stork-friendly rice faming creates a net positive economic impact on the local economy.
25. Phouthivong Khamsay, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Hisako Nomura, Mitsuyasu Yabe, Economic Valuation of River Conservation towards International Tourists’ Preferences and Willingness to Pay for Ecofriendly Services of Hotel Industry: A Case Study of Namxong River in Vangvieng District, LaosJournal of Water Resource and Protection, 7, 12, 897-908, 2015.08.
26. Tinggui Chen, Mingwei Liu, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Jeffrey G. Mullen, Glenn C. W. Ames, Carbon Emission Reduction and cost-benefit of Methane Digester Systems on hog farms in China, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 10.1080/09640568.2015.1050484, 2015.08, Three different sizes of hog farms were selected to analyze the carbon emissions reduction and the costbenefit of three methane digester systems. The sizes of the digesters are 2,200, 2,200 and 800 m3, respectively. The sales of slaughter hogs from them are 50,000, 35,000 and 10,000 head, espectively. The carbon emissions reductions were 5,237, 4,017, and 1,334 tons, respectively. The results show that while the methane digester systems have a significant effect on carbon emissions reduction, it is difficult to operate the systems sustainably. If the carbon emissions reduction can be traded at high enough prices in the carbon offset markets, then the systems will be profitable and sustainable. Newly established China’s domestic carbon offset market could provide this possibility, but more government support is needed. In addition, this study shows that scale economies make he digester adoption relatively more profitable for larger farms than smaller ones..
27. Yoshifumi Takahashi, An analysis of the causality between the market price of imported fishmeal and the market price of marine farmed fish, Bulletin of Fisheries Research Agency, 40, 79-82, 2015.03.
28. Yoshifumi Takahashi, To what extent does the market price of imported fishmeal affect the market price of pisciculture products in Japan? The case of yellow tail and sea bream, Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 4, 7, 565-570, 2014.11.
29. Yoshifumi Takahashi, Peter Nijekamp, Multifunctional Agricultural Land Use in A Sustainable World, Romanian Journal of Regional Science, 4, 2, 1-31, 2010.12.
30. Takashi Hayashi, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Mitasu Yamamoto, Developing an Indicator for Environment Improvement Potential in the Agricultural Sector, International Association of Agricultural Economists Conference, 1-14, 2006.08.
31. Yoshifumi Takahashi, Evaluation of the Sustainability of Agriculture: From Aspects of Economy, Environmental Loads and Multifunctionality, The 3rd FANEA International Symposium, 261-270, 2006.04.
32. Takashi Hayashi, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Mitasu Yamamoto, How Can We Evaluate the Sustainability of Agriculture?: An Evaluation by NAMEA and the Ecological Footprint, The Economic Review, 56, 2-3, 131-144, 2005.12.
33. Yoshifumi Takahashi, Kiyotaka Masuda, Katsuhiko Demura, Yasutaka Yamamoto, Ecological footprint analysis in south-west China: a case of kalst village in Qibainong, International Society for Ecological Economics, CD-ROM、No.8443, 2004.07.
34. Kiyotaka Masuda, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Yasutaka Yamamoto, Katsuhiko Demura, Life cycle assessment of low-input dairy farming in Japan, International Society for Ecological Economics, CD-ROM、No.8442, 2004.07.
35. Takashi Hayashi, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Mitasu Yamamoto, Development of New Sustainability Index: An Adaptation of Ecological Footprint to Decoupling Index, International Conference of the Russian Society for Ecological Economics, 1-10, 2005.06.
36. Takashi Hayashi, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Mitasu Yamamoto, Does Agriculture Achieve Sustainable Development? An Application of the NAMEA and the Ecological Footprint, The19th Pacific Regional Science Conference, 1-11, CD-ROM、No.042, 2005.07.