Making a living out of agriculture: Some reflections on vegetable production systems in the Manupali watershed

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2001

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Los Baños, Philippines: Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development

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Sustainability of agricultural production systems must come at little or no cost to the primary producer. Such a maxim is particularly pertinent to farmers in the developing world, especially those close to subsistence, for whom the seasonal harvests determine marginal profit or loss.

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Humid zones, Cash crops, Soil erosion, Environmental impacts, Soil conservation, Soil fertility, Demonstrations, Pest management, Sustainable agriculture, Economic impacts, Agroforestry, Intensive farming, Fertilization, Upland farming, Marginal land, Manupali watershed, Mindanao, Vegetable production systems, Income generation, Fallow, Erosion Productivity Impact Calculator (EPIC), Cropping sequences, Economic incentives, Tree-vegetable intercropping, Field Scale

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