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Disappearing peasantries? Rural labour redundancy in the neo-liberal era and beyond
(London Intermediate Technology Publications, 2000)
This chapter ventures to summarize the case-study findings through a schematic examination of the changing nature of peasant negotiating complexes. It then turns to the most salient challenge facing peasantries today, ...
Assessing regional impacts of change: Linking economic and environmental models
(Barking, England: Elsevier Science Ltd., 2000)
There is an increasing demand for holistic analysis of proposed changes that addresses both environmental and economic factors and impacts. Because economic and environmental models typically have very different, seemingly ...
Future education in ecological agriculture and food systems: A student-faculty evaluation and planning process
(Binghamton, NY: Food Products Press, 2000)
This paper provides an evaluation of three short graduate-level courses on ecological agriculture and food systems offered in Norway 1995-1997. The evaluation took place in 1999, in the form of a three day workshop involving ...
The value of ENSO information to agriculture: Consideration of event strength and trade
(Bozeman, MT: Western Agricultural Economics Association, 2000)
This paper uses economic models to assess the value of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phase knowledge in agricultural planning. The authors evaluate the effects of improved forecasts of ENSO through economic modeling ...
A guide to world resources 2000-2001: People and ecosystems: The fraying web of life
(Washington, D.C.: World Resources Institute, 2000)
The goals of this report are to report on the condition of the Earth's ecosystems and to motivate nations, local communities, and individuals to adopt an ecosystem-oriented approach to managing the environment.
Extra-household factors and women farmers' supply response in sub-saharan Africa
(Great Britain: Elsevier, 2000)
This paper reflects on how often economic reforms do not create the expected result, and even increase pressures and burdens on women. The discussion highlights some factors that interfere with women's agriculture production, ...
Disappearing Peasantries? Rural Labour in Africa, Asia and Latin America
(London, UK: Intermediate Technology Publications, 2000)
This book explores rural producers in Africa, Asia and Latin, and shows through case studies the pressures and opportunities that have caused many peasants to 'diversify' into a number of occupations and non-agricultural ...
Crops and drops: Making the best use of water for agriculture
(Rome, Italy: FAO, 2000)
Water and food security are intimately connected. It is no accident that many of the nearly 800 million people in the world who still go hungry live in water-scarce regions. When FAO launched its Special Programme for Food ...
Alley cropping of maize and Gliricidia sepium in the Sudanese Sahel Region: Some technical feasibility aspects
(Taylor and Francis Ltd, 2000)
An association in an alley cropping experiment of a short-term maize variety and a tree legume (Gliricidia sepium) adapted to the Sudanese Sahel region was studied from the point of view of the nitrogen balance and plot ...
Conflicts, agriculture and food security
(Rome: FAO, 2000)
Armed conflict and civil strife were major sources of food insecurity in the 1990s and will continue to be this century, although their number and the losses associated with them may have passed their peak. Depending on ...