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Economic crisis, small farmer well being, and forest cover change in Indonesia
(Elsevier Science Ltd., 2001)
Field research was conducted on 1,050 Indonesian households to understand the effects of the Asian economic crisis on the well-being of small farmers outside of Java and on their forest-clearing practices. The main findings ...
Environmental consequences of agricultural commercialization in Asia
(Cambridge University Press, 2001)
Agroindustrialization and agricultural commercialization are both consequences of economic growth and urbanization. Commercialization of agricultural systems leads to greater market orientation; progressive substitution ...
Crop-livestock farming systems in the semi-arid zone of Sub-Saharan Africa: Ordering diversity and understanding change
(London, England, UK: Overseas Development Institute (ODI), 1993)
A typology of mixed farming systems in the semi-arid zone of sub-Saharan Africa is needed: (1) to order diversity, (2) to assist development interventions and technical recommendations, and (3) to provide a framework for ...
Nutrient cycling on integrated rangeland/cropland systems of the Sahel
In the Sahel of West Africa, the productivities of rangelands, croplands and livestock are inextricably linked. Cattle, sheep and goats graze rangelands and crop residues, and their manure/urine is used to fertilize crops. ...
Local Knowledge and Agricultural Decision Making in the Philippines: Class, Gender, and Resistance
(Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1995)
Based on one year of ethnographic fieldwork in Kabaritan from August 1986 to September 1987.
Agricultural pricing and environmental degradation
(The Policy Research Dissemination Center, 1992)
Changes in pricing policies are not enough to encourage poor farmers to reduce resource degradation. Other approaches are also needed, such as providing better research and extension advice, improving property rights and ...
Land Management in Ghana: Building on Tradition and Modernity
(London, UK: International Institute for Environment and Development, 2001)
This report examines the articulation between different structures by which access to land and other resources in Ghana are regulated and, in particular, the interaction and areas of overlap between customary systems and ...
Soil tillage in Africa: Needs and challenges
(Rome, Italy: UN-FAO, 1993)
This publication contains material gathered for a training course on tillage and residue management in Africa. The course was held in 1991 in Nigeria to give participants the opportunity to discuss technologies of tillage ...
Development and the upland resource base: economic and policy context, and lessons from a Philippine watershed
(Manila: National Economic and Development Authority, 2002)
This paper examines the complex, non-linear relationships between economic growth and environmental degradation that are apparent in the variety of experiences in the recent history of many tropical Asian economies. Numerous ...
Agricultural and rural extension worldwide: Options for institutional reform in the developing countries
(Rome, Italy: FAO, 2001)
This paper covers extension institutional reform initiatives involving both market-and non-market reforms, as well as initiatives for non-farm rural development, with an emphasis at all times on stakeholder, and especially ...