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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 ...
Indicators of Land Quality and Sustainable Land Management: An Annotated Bibliography
(The World Bank, 1998)
This bibliography is a review of available information on indicators of sustainable land management and land quality. As expected, the emphasis is on agricultural land management, but references to forest land management ...
The economic consequences of ENSO events for agriculture
(Luhe, Germany: Inter-Research, 1999)
The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon is believed to be a significant cause of year to year climate variation, which greatly impacts agricultural productivity. The unusually strong El Niño event in 1997-98 and ...
Proceedings of the Inaugural Planning Workshop on the User's Perspective with Agricultural Research and Development
(Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines: UPWARD, 1990)
This publication is the proceedings of the Inaugural Planning Workshop on the User's Perspective with Agricultural Research and Development, held in Baguio, Baguio City, Philippines, 3-5 April 1990.
Economic policies and the environment: The case of tree planting on low-income farms in the Philippines
(Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1998)
This paper assesses the influences of economic policies and agricultural prices on farmers' land use decisions and the environmental consequences. The author applies a stochastic dynamic household model to study the tree ...
An analysis of commercial vegetable farms in relation to sustainability in the uplands of Southeast Asia
(Great Britain: Elsevier Science Ltd., 1998)
This paper examines the factors limiting vegetable crop yields in the uplands of Southeast Asia. A survey of farms and soil sampling conducted in the upper Manupali watershed, Mindinao, the Philippines found large differences ...
Prices and tree planting on hillside farms in Palawan
(Great Britain: Elsevier Science Ltd., 1999)
This paper assesses the factors determining the adoption of tree crops on low-income farms in the Philippines. The author applies regression analysis to evaluate the influence of prices, price uncertainty and individual ...
Sustainable rural livelihoods: Practical concepts for the 21st century
(University of Sussex, UK: Institute of Development Studies, 1991)
This paper discusses concepts of sustainable livelihoods from the poor rural household level. It focuses on a) enhancing capability - education, health, support for farmers, transport, information, communication and credit, ...
Drought and coping strategies in Fulbe Society in the Hayre (Central Mali): A historical perspective
So far the position of Fulbe pastoralists in states and in state formation has received little attention. As we shall see below in the history of Fulbe chiefdoms in central Mali, the links between states and Fulbe pastoralists ...
Using indigenous knowledge to improve agricultural and natural resource management
(Oklahoma City, OK: Society of Applied Anthropology, 1994)
More effective and creative interactions between indigenous and scientific knowledge systems is needed. This paper describes the strengths and weaknesses of both scientific and indigenous knowledge systems by drawing on ...