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The Role of Risk Mitigation in Production Efficiency: A Case Study of Potato Cultivation in the Bolivian Andes
The role of risk mitigation in production efficiency: A case study of Bolivian potatoes producers
This presentation describes data gathered in the Bolivian Andes on 389 households about potato production activities, revenues, expenses, and environmental and gender issues. Crop productivity has been declining because ...
Conservation agriculture as a potential pathway to better resource management, higher productivity and improved socio-economic conditions in the Andean region (Bolivia, Ecuador)
(Blacksburg, VA: SANREM CRSP, OIRED, Virginia Tech, 2010)
This presentation provides a brief overview of the research proposal for conservation agriculture (CA) in the Andean Region (LTRA-7). The researchers will be evaluating farming practices in Bolivar, Ecuador and Tiraque, ...
Market participation and marketing performance: A case study of Bolivian potato farmers
This presentation describes a case study done in the Bolivian Andes that addresses questions pertaining to market participation and marketing performance. By using surveys and other data collection methods, researchers ...
Are potato markets gendered? An analysis of gender networks in the potato marketing chain in the Jatun Mayu watershed of Tiraque, Bolivia
Incomes from potato production are critical for the well-being and survival of many Andean farmers. These incomes depend on market access and ability to receive fair prices. Potato markets have existed in the area since ...
SANREM Baseline Survey Questionnaire for Tiraque Bolivia
(PROINPA and SANREM CRSP, 2007)
This questionnaire was used for the SANREM baseline survey in Tiraque Bolivia during 2007. This survey was enumerated to 400 households in the SANREM focal watershed in order to collect information about the land, cultivation ...
Women Rule: Potato Markets, Cellular Phones and Access to Information in the Bolivian Highlands
In highland Bolivia, potato markets are widespread, and access to market information has entered the digital age. Information networks lubricated by ubiquitous cellular technologies are supplanting traditional means of ...
Nitrogen Index 4.4. User Manual
(USDA ARS, 2011)
User manual for a web-based tool to help farmers make optimal decisions about nitrogen application in degraded and other lands.
A new nitrogen index to assess sustainability of cropping systems of Andean regions of South America
Population growth, impacts from a changing climate, and other challenges highlight the need to conserve soil and water quality so that maximization of crop yields to feed the expanding world population can be achieved and ...
Access to information and farmer's market choice: The case of potato in highland Bolivia
Potato incomes are critical determinants of Andean farmers' household well-being. Efforts to improve incomes of producers should recognize the role of access to market information. In highland Bolivia, market information ...