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A multiple source of innovation model of agricultural research and technology promotion
Agricultural research and technology diffusion represent a critical facet of development work. This article identifies and contrasts two models for understanding this process: The central model and the multiple source ...
Cotacachi : Capitales comunitarios y propuestas de desarrollo local
(Quito, Ecuador: Abya-Yala, 1999)
Several NGOs and social organizations are collaboratively working in the Cotacachi canton to aid the process of participatory planning for sustainable local development. The research presented here analyzes the role of the ...
Nomads on the river: Mali's fishermen threatened by change
The traditional livelihoods and culture of Mali's fisherman who live along the shores of the Niger River are threatened by a multiplicity of forces. A brief summary of the history of the Bozo people who have fished the ...
Economic analysis of nomadic livestock operations in Northern Saudi Arabia
(Rome, Italy: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), 1998)
The economic consequences of changes to the pastoral system in Saudi Arabia are the subject of this study. It presents economic analyses, including investment, production rates, off-take, income and expenditures and the ...
Farm household strategies for food security in Northern Ghana: A comparative analysis of high and low population farming systems sustainable food security in West Africa
(Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997)
The contribution of biological nitrogen fixation for sustainable agricultural systems in the tropics
The pressing need to increase food production in the tropics to feed the burgeoning population of the Third World requires that crop yields per ha must be increased without prejudicing the resource base for future generations. ...
Effects of composted double-dug beds on small farmers' livelihoods in Kenya: Conservation farming with near-nil investment
A short summary of a study undertaken during June-August 1996 promoting composting and double-dug beds for small holders in Kenya. These practices can increase food security, reduce hunger, give cash income to even the ...
Bringing land back in: Changing strategies to improve agricultural production in the West African Sahel
(Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1987)
The chapter examines the difficulties encountered by programmes of the Niger government and development assistance organizations to increase agricultural productivity among peasant smallholders, when such endeavours lack ...
Induced innovation and land degradation in developing country agriculture
(Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers Ltd., 1997)
With few exceptions, induced innovation theories give little consideration either to the role of distortions as determinants of the factor biases of innovations, or to the influence of technical progress - with or without ...
Soil Fertility Management for Sustainable Agricultural Production in Semi-Arid West Africa
"The development and intensification of agricultural production are vital for economic growth and the alleviation of property in semi-arid West Africa (SAWA). Poor soil fertility and low use of organic and inorganic ...