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Designing an IPM Research Strategy to Benefit Poor Producers and Consumers in Honduras
(Entomological Society of America, 2011-12-01)
Agricultural research organizations face pressure to justify investments in agricultural research and need tools to allocate their resources such that the resulting research portfolio has the largest impact across multiple ...
Effects of Two Environmental Best Management Practices on Pond Water and Effluent Quality and Growth of Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus
The trajectory of aquaculture growth in sub-Saharan Africa has necessitated closer attention to the use of environmental best management practices (BMPs). Two BMPs in particular, water reuse and floating feeds, are being ...
The FAST method: estimating unconditional demand elasticities for processed foods in the presence of fixed effects
(Western Agricultural Economics Association, 2004-08)
This study estimates a set of unconditional own-price and expenditure elasticities across time for 49 processed food categories using scanner data and the FAST multistage demand system with fixed effects across time. ...
Genetically-Improved Tilapia Strains in Africa: Potential Benefits and Negative Impacts
Two genetically improved tilapia strains (GIFT and Akosombo) have been created with <i>Oreochromis niloticus</i> (Nile tilapia), which is native to Africa. In particular, GIFT has been shown to be significantly superior ...
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 ...
Obstacles to Widespread Diffusion of IPM in Developing Countries: Lessons From the Field
(Entomological Society of America, 2019-04-15)
Integrated pest management (IPM) is a way of managing agricultural pests using ecological principles and with minimum damage to the environment and human health. In developing countries, numerous IPM programs have been ...
Going the Distance: How Does Market Access Affect Demand for IPM Packages?
(Entomological Society of America, 2014-03-01)
A challenge facing integrated pest management (IPM) technology transfer programs is to identify where to conduct out-reach. As IPM is a knowledge- intensive management process, effective training usually requires sustained ...
From concept to practice to policy: modeling coupled natural and human systems in lake catchments
(Ecological Society of America, 2018-05-03)
Recent debate over the scope of the U.S. Clean Water Act underscores the need to develop a robust body of scientific work that defines the connectivity between freshwater systems and people. Coupled natural and human systems ...
Integrated management of natural resources in the Ecuador Highlands
(Scientific Research, 2012)
The Andean region of Ecuador is characterized by extreme poverty caused by low agricultural productivity, related to degradation of natural resources. Food production in fragile areas degrades soil and water resources, ...
Schooling Achievement among Rural Zimbabwean Children during a Period of Economic Turmoil
(UNIV CHICAGO PRESS, 2016-05-01)