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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 ...
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
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 ...