Now showing items 1-10 of 460
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 ...
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 ...
Cultivos en cambio: Semillas de antes, de hoy y del futuro
Preguntas de investigación
From dunghills to compost pits and back again - only better: How Senegalese farmers learned, practiced then radically adapted composting to fit their land, culture and settings
This article describes The Rodale Institute's experiences in promoting the practice of composting in Senegal. It describes the problem of "dis-adoption" of outreached technologies not well suited to farmers' constraints ...
Soft and red, hard and black: Getting up close and personal with local soils in Senegal's Peanut Basin with farmers who are managing them sustainably
This article relates the work of The Rodale Institute in Senegal's peanut basin. Farmers are asked to classify their local soil types in terms of color and texture and how they manage soil fertility, particularly locally ...
Migración circular, identidad comunitaria y sus relaciones a la tierra
Este estudio muestra la gran importancia de la migración circular en el complejo de estrategias de sobreviviencia económica y cultural de los campesinos ind. en el este del canton de Cot. La migración temporal es más común ...
Indigenous views of soil erosion at Fandou Beri, southwestern Niger
The authors present an excellent discussion comparing the views of researchers and local farmers regarding soil erosion in southwestern Niger. Using the Cs-137 technique, the authors measured local erosion to be occurring ...
Analysis multitemporal de cambio del uso del suelo en la region andina del canton Cotacachi entre los años 1963 y 2000
OBJETIVOS: desarrollar un mapa de cobertura vegetal para los años 1963, 1978, 1993 y 2000 para una superficie de 21902 ha; caracterizar las diferentes categorías de uso del suelo; cuantificar el área correspondiente a cada ...
Integrated Soil Fertility Management: Opportunities for smallholders in West Africa
(Amersfoort, The Netherlands: Centre for Information on Low External Input and Sustainable Agriculture (ILEIA), 2002)
Low soil fertility is the main reason why West African farmers deplete their soils. Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) provides a way to reverse this. ISFM aims at progressive improvement of soil quality and ...