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An Economic Investigation of the Economic Impacts of Coastal Plain Aquifer Depletion and Actions That May Be Needed to Maintain Longterm Availability and Productivity
(Virginia Department Of Environmental Quality, 2014)
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is concerned about declining aquifer levels in the Coastal Plain and the possibility that current and likely future withdrawals from the aquifers cannot be sustained. ...
Agricultural, Off-Farm, Migration, and Social Protection Strategies to Increase Rural Household Resilience to Rainfall Shocks in Sub-Saharan Africa
Presented at the Spring Seminar Series at the Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience, Blacksburg, VA, 2016-04-07. Presented at the AGRA side session of the12th CAADP Partnership Platform, Accra, Ghana, 2016-04-12.
A systematic review of factors that influence food store owner and manager decision making and ability or willingness to use choice architecture and marketing mix strategies to encourage healthy consumer purchases in the United States, 2005–2017
Abstract Background Altering food store environments is a promising approach to encourage healthy product purchases by consumers to improve their diet quality and health. ...
Adoption and Impacts of Integrated Pest Management in Bangladesh: Evidence from Smallholder Bitter Gourd Growers
Determinants of integrated pest management (IPM) adoption, productivity and efficiency of bitter gourd (<i>Momordica charantia</i> L.) growers in Bangladesh were jointly measured using propensity score matching (PSM), ...
Crop Improvement, Adoption and Impact of Improved Varieties in Food Crops in Sub-Saharan Africa
Following on from the CGIAR study by Evenson and Gollin (published by CABI in 2003), this volume provides up-to-date estimates of adoption outcomes and productivity impacts of crop variety improvement research in sub-Saharan ...
Cloud-Sourcing: Using an Online Labor Force to Detect Clouds and Cloud Shadows in Landsat Images
We recruit an online labor force through Amazon.com’s Mechanical Turk platform to identify clouds and cloud shadows in Landsat satellite images. We find that a large group of workers can be mobilized quickly and relatively ...
Drought and Rainfall Variability: Costs and Resiliency Pathways for Rural African Households
This Research Note presents monetary estimates of the costs that drought, and rainfall variability more generally, impose on rural households in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The Note characterizes rainfall environments faced ...
Characterization of Non-Nutritive Sweetener Intake in Rural Southwest Virginian Adults Living in a Health-Disparate Region
(Mdpi Ag, 2017-07-01)
Few data assessing non-nutritive sweetener (NNS) intake are available, especially within rural, health-disparate populations, where obesity and related co-morbidities are prevalent. The objective of this study is to ...
Farm Financial Risk Management Series Part I: Overview of Financial Systems for New and Beginning Farmers
(Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2016-12-09)
Discusses decision-making process in relation to financial assessment and risk-taking. Discusses the importance of creating financial statements and planning budgets.
Factors influencing high respiratory mortality in coal-mining counties: a repeated cross-sectional study
Abstract Background Previous studies have associated elevated mortality risk in central Appalachia with coal-mining activities, but few have explored how different non-coal ...