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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 ...
Can trade liberalization have environmental benefits in developing country agriculture? A Sri Lankan case study
(New York, N.Y.: North Holland, 1999)
In this article, the authors discuss the impact of trade policy reforms and related policies on land allocation between several crops in an agricultural economy, with a focus on the degree of erosion caused by different ...
Improving the water component of an agricultural climate change assessment: Issues from the standpoint of agricultural economists
The National Global Climate Change Research Program is supporting appraisals of water and agriculture among others. This paper discusses ways that the agricultural appraisal impact analysis
Assessing the prospects for carbon seqestration in the Manupali watershed, Philippines
(Watkinsville, Ga.: SANREM CRSP, 2003)
This brief presents results of a study to measure the costs of carbon storage on farms in the Philippines. The Philippines ranks seventh among the top twenty tropical countries in ability to sequester carbon. The method ...
Using community-generated data for water management policy
(Makati City, Philippines: Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2002)
As population and their demands for water continue to rise, water resources in turn become more scarce. In the Philippines, where surface water constitutes about three quarters of the country's fresh water supply and comes ...
Etude morpho-pédologique et cartographie de la Commune de Madiama, Cercle de Djenné, Mali: Rapport provisiore
(Blacksburg, Va.: Virginia Tech. Office of International Research and Development, 2001)
The Economics of Agricultural Technology in Semiarid Sub-Saharan Africa
(Baltimore, MD.: John Hopkins University Press, 1996)
An analysis is made of the past and potential performance of new agricultural technologies for sub-Saharan Africa, whilst focusing on four main problems: gauging the success of agricultural technology introduced into the ...