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Two papers evaluating the economic impact of agricultural innovation
(Masters Thesis. Virginia Polytechnic and State University: Blacksburg, VA, 2011)
The first paper of this thesis seeks to clarify the economic benefits of staple crop biofortification and accomplishes this through the utilization of cost-benefit analysis, DALYs (disability adjusted life years concept), ...
Framing small farmer choices for sustainable soil management
Sub-Saharan African agriculture is limited by degraded soils, yet there is no universally predictive factor for the adoption of soil management practices. This PowerPoint frames small farmer decision making by exploring ...
Development of a new dual-chamber microlysimeter model for residue decomposition measures
This is an abstract from the 2013 American Society of Agronomy Annual Meetings, presented in the second session on General Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition.
Plantez couvert! l'Agriculture de Conservation au Laos
This video argues for the necessity of conservation agriculture and its role in rural development in Laos. Current degradation levels of natural resources as well as a focus on a Lao farmer already practicing conservation ...
Nitrogen use efficiency in grain sorghum genotypes
Grain sorghum is an important crop in the semi-arid regions. Productivity of grain sorghum is limited by soil fertility, especially nitrogen (N). Sorghum genotypes are known to vary in their response to nitrogen, however, ...
Agricultural innovation for enhanced natural resources in the Ecuador Highlands
(New Agriculturalist: Research and Innovation, 2012)
Collaborative relationships between various stakeholders - government officials, community leaders, farmers, and international researchers - were formed to improve natural resources and environmental conditions in Ecuador's ...