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An approach to food consumption in an urban environment: The case of West Africa.
(Montrouge, France: Sante, 1996)
West Africa has undergone rapid economic and political changes during the last 20 years. After the failure of economic policies implemented since independence, programs for structural adjustment have strongly influenced ...
Environmental Action, Gender Equity and Women's Participation
(United Kingdom: Blackwell Publishing, 1997)
For poor households, and especially for the women who own little private land, forests and village commons have always been critical sources of basic necessities in rural India. However, the availability of these resources ...
Food from Dry Lands: An Integrated Approach to Planning of Agricultural Development
(Dordrecht, Netherlands; Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992)
The book centers on an analysis of the options for the agronomic development of semiarid regions with winter rains (i.e. Mediterranean regions). Data obtained in the northern Negev desert in Israel serve as a starting ...
The adoption of consumption technologies under uncertainty: A case of improved stoves in Nepal
(Seoul, Korea: The Economic Research Institute of Chung-Ang University, 1992)
This paper uses a household model to examine the adoption and efficient use of a consumption technology, improved stoves in Nepal. Improved stoves are a technological substitute for fuelwood. Therefore, they can act as one ...
Agroecology: The Science of Sustainable Agriculture
(Boulder, Co.: Westview Press, 1995)
Agroecology goes beyond a one-dimensional view of agroecosystems -- their genetics, agronomy, edaphology -- to embrace an understanding of ecological and social levels of coevolution, structure, and function. Agroecology ...
Local adoption of new forestry technologies: An example from Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province
Technology transfer is an important, but previously unexamined, topic for forestry activities in international development projects. This paper uses household economics and an example from Pakistan's Northwest Frontier ...
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 ...
Integrated soil management for the savanna zone of W. Africa: Legume rotation and fertilizer N
(Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999)
Integrated soil management with leguminous cover crops was studied at two sites in the northern Guinea savanna zone of northern Nigeria, Kaduna (190 day growing season) and Bauchi (150 days). One-year planted fallows of ...
Household fuelwood demand and supply in Nepal's Tarai and Mid-Hills: Choice between cash outlays and labor opportunity
Subsistence households are a leading source of deforestation and their consumption of fuelwood, in particular, is important in many developing countries. Yet the empirical economic examinations of fuelwood consumption are ...
Trapped in decline: A sociological analysis of economic life in Mgeta, Uluguru Mountains, Tanzania
(PhD diss. Wageningen, Netherlands: Wageningen University, 1993)