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How might shadow price restrictions reduce technical efficiency? Evidence from a restricted DEA analysis of coffee farms in Vietnam
(Maldon, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2010)
This article analyzes the effect of potential restrictions on the shadow prices of chemical inputs on technical efficiency among smallholder coffee farmers in Vietnam. Population growth and an increase in the amount of ...
Globalization and Changing Patterns of Economic Activity
The author argues that globalization has created new markets for female labor through the influences of transnational corporations, tourism, micro-finance and industry. Women's employment, however, varies from country to ...
Stakeholder participation in agricultural research projects: A conceptual framework for reflection and decision-making
Recent discourse in the field of participatory agricultural research has focused on how to blend various
Managing grazing animals to achieve nutrient cycling and soil improvement in no-till integrated systems
(Springer Netherlands, 2010)
Long-term consequences of unsustainable intensification of agriculture are beginning to emerge and cause environmental issues in the world today. Integrating livestock into no-till systems has been shown to increase ...
Impacts of pesticide use on cashew yield and farmers’ health cost: A case study in Nghia Trung commune, Binh Phuoc province
In Vietnam, cashew is a critical perennial crop. Attempts at its commodification has led to increased use of pesticides and inorganic fertilizers. The purpose of the study was to determine the outcomes of pesticide use ...
Adding value to field-based agronomic research through climate risk assessment: A case study of maize production in Kitale, Kenya
(Cambridge University Press, 2010)
Rainfed agriculture is the primary source of food production in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Recommendations for agricultural practices in the area are based upon agronomic crop research. However the research may not have ...
Conservation agriculture effects and policy support to mitigate soil degradation in Midi-Pyrénées (France)
(John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2010)
According to a soil risk assessment that evaluated European soils in 2005, approximately 25% of European land is at some risk of erosion. Degraded soil reduces the soil's ability to absorb water and replenish groundwater ...
Making sense of 21st century climate change in the Altiplano: Observed trends and CMIP3 projections
(Taylor & Francis, LLC., 2010)
This research presents a synthesis of the first phase of regionalizing climate projections for
CMIP3 projected changes in the annual cycle of the South American monsoon
A warmer world will spur many changes in weather patterns and ecosystems. It is critical to predict these changes in order to mitigate their potential negative impacts. The South American monsoon is vulnerable to these ...
Carbon and nitrogen mineralization and persistence of organic residues under conservation and conventional tillage
(Madison, WI: American Society of Agronomy, 2010)
Combining high biomass cover crops with in situ organic mulches may achieve adequate weed control for no-till production, but the persistence and nutrient release rates from cover crops and mulches is unknown. This article ...