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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 ...
Land tenure and allocative efficiency in Niger
Using field-level data, an investigation is made of whether traditional land tenure systems are an impediment to allocative efficiency in Niger. It is found that yields are strongly influenced by the manpower available to ...
Agriculture, trade and the environment: The impact of liberalization on sustainable development
(Northampton, MA, USA; Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc., 1998)
Revised papers selected from the international conference "European agriculture at the crossroads: Competition and sustainability" hosted by the Dept. of Economics of the University of Crete, in Rethimno, 1996. The conference ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...