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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 ...
Soil-related plant growth variability in the Sahel with a special reference to Western Niger
(College Station, Texas, USA: Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University, 1996)
Poor crop growth and establishment on agricultural lands in the Sahel have been attributed to such biophysical factors as scarce and inclement rainfall, inherent low soil fertility, wind and water erosion, and increased ...
Étude sur la gestion des conflits liés aux aménagements pastoraux: Cas de la zone pastorale de Sidéradougou
This article discusses how herders were attacked for letting their animals into a farmer's field. The cause of conflict was the loss of crops, but the basis of the conflict really came from frustration of the sedentary ...
Legal issues in the use of geospatial data and tools for agriculture and natural resource management: A primer
(Mexico, D.F.: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), 2002)
This paper reviews concepts of Intellectual Property and other legal issues relating to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) used in agriculture and natural resource management. Topics covered include copyright, patents, ...
Agricultural growth linkages in Sub-Saharan Africa
(Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), 1998)
After reviewing the literature on agricultural growth linkages in Africa, this report examines the mix of farm and non-farm goods and services that rural Africans purchase, and the implications of these expenditures for ...