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The Role of Risk Mitigation in Production Efficiency: A Case Study of Potato Cultivation in the Bolivian Andes
SANREM CRSP Annual Report 2001-2002: On the Path Toward Sustainability
(Watkinsville, GA: SANREM CRSP, 2002)
Covers fiscal year 2001-2002.
Economic interdependence among socio-economic groups in Madiama Commune of the Niger Delta of Mali
One aim of the SANREM West Africa Project is to identify the linkages among socio-economic groups in the Madiama commune of northern Mali. The results from compiling a Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) were reported earlier. ...
Communication for Rural Innovation: Rethinking Agricultural Extension
(Oxford, United Kingdom: Blackwell Science Ltd, 2003)
The aim of this book is to adapt the view of what agriculture extension is and why it is important. This opening chapter outlines the problems that agriculture extensions are facing, breaking them down into two sections: ...
Changes in land use in Quilcas, a community in the Mantaro Valley in central Peru
The study covers the changes in land use in the period between 1960 and 2001. Eight workshops were held, each with different groups of farmers in which maps were generated. All maps were hand drawn on a 1/25000 base map ...
Maasai Mara - an ecosystem under siege: An African case study on the societal dimension of rangeland conservation
(Grahamstown, South Africa: NISC Pty Ltd, 2004)
'Let me assure you all that our commitment to the preservation of wildlife and the habitat in the Maasai Mara reserve is total. We do not deny that the reserve is of vital economic importance to us, but we also firmly ...
Bringing land back in: Changing strategies to improve agricultural production in the West African Sahel
(Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1987)
The chapter examines the difficulties encountered by programmes of the Niger government and development assistance organizations to increase agricultural productivity among peasant smallholders, when such endeavours lack ...
Measuring the opportunity cost of carbon sequestration in tropical agriculture
(Madison, Wisc.: University of Wisconsin Press, 2003)
The authors calculate rates of carbon sequestration from forestry and agroforestry systems in the tropics to derive measurements of the opportunity cost and suggest incentive-based payment schedules for carbon sequestration ...
The economics of tropical deforestation
(Blackwell Publishers Ltd. Oxford, UK and Malden, MA, USA., 2001)
This paper provides a survey of 'first wave' economic studies of tropical deforestation and land use. These studies of tropical forest land conversion are generally at the cross-country level. We also conduct a synthesis ...
Carbon sequestration in a tropical landscape: An economic model to measure its incremental cost
(Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004)
This article reports on the incremental cost of carbon sequestration in forestry and agroforestry systems, calculating the potential and cost of carbon storage with the tropical tree species Paraserianthes falcataria. The ...