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dc.contributorBosch, Darrell J.en
dc.contributorNorton, George W.en
dc.contributorBarrera, Victor H.en
dc.contributorEscudero, Luísen
dc.contributorCélleri, Moaziren
dc.contributorArévalo, Rosaen
dc.contributorMoposita, Daviden
dc.contributorOchoa, Joséen
dc.contributor.authorAlwang, Jeffrey R.en
dc.contributor.authorBoatwright, Jessicaen
dc.contributor.authorDuBreuil, Katherineen
dc.contributor.authorGaffney, Roberten
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Laurenen
dc.contributor.authorLatané, Annahen
dc.contributor.authorSimmons, Trevoren
dc.coverage.spatialChimbo Watersheden
dc.coverage.spatialEcuadoren
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T20:30:15Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T20:30:15Zen
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.identifier5016en
dc.identifier.other5016_Final_Report_Ecuador_2011_SANREM.pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/70132en
dc.description.abstractFarmers in the Chimbo watershed face problems with soil erosion as a result of the steep slopes and mountainous terrain. In order to help address these environmental concerns and increase farmer profitability and yields, an analysis was conducted to determine the costs of production under conventional and reduced tillage methods on fava beans, beans, maize, and potato. A specific questionnaire was created for both the Illangama and Alumbre watersheds and utilized in these areas. The information provided from research performed in the Chimbo watershed indicates that only conventional tillage bean and reduced tillage bean budgets experience positive net revenue. All other budgets were indicative of net losses for farmers. The data sets all contained considerable variation alluding to the fact that research yielding more accurate measurements is necessary in the future. Additionally, the variability in price at both the farm level and commercial markets make it difficult to accurately judge the cost of production at this time for the investigated crops. By identifying the actual costs of production, research agencies will be able to better understand the constraints faced by agricultural producers within the watershed. Addressing these limitations and practices will help researchers identify factors that affect crop yields, in an effort to improve farmer profits and soil health.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherBlacksburg, VA: SANREM CRSPen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectRural developmenten
dc.subjectConservation agricultureen
dc.subjectLocal marketsen
dc.subjectSoil erosionen
dc.subjectEnterprise developmenten
dc.subjectSmall holder enterpriseen
dc.subjectCostsen
dc.subjectYieldsen
dc.subjectBudgetsen
dc.subjectSANREMen
dc.subjectEcuadoren
dc.subjectChimbo Watersheden
dc.subjectFarm/Enterprise Scaleen
dc.titleDetermining Costs of Conventional and Conservation Agricultural Practicesen
dc.typeTechnical reporten
dc.contributor.departmentAgricultural and Applied Economicsen
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
dc.description.notesLTRA-7 (Pathways to CAPS in the Andes)en
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten


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