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Natural resources management in African agriculture: understanding and improving current practices.

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This book synthesizes existing information on the adoption of natural resource management investments and strategies (such as soil fertility improvements or erosion control) for agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. It also critically examines current analytical methods and generates research and policy recommendations. Topics covered include: farmers' objectives and learning processes; willingness a...

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Chapter 18 (Page no: 235)

A bio-economic model of integrated crop-livestock farming systems: the case of the Ginchi watershed in Ethiopia.

This paper uses one particular bioeconomic model, first, to explore some questions and hence generate information pertaining to the complex interactions existing in an integrated crop-livestock farming system in Ethiopia. Secondly, it examines various ways in which such a model may be used to assess, ex ante, the likely impact of multiple technology adoption on such systems under a set of policy scenarios. The Ginchi watershed in the Ethiopian highlands is used as a case study.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The challenge of stimulating adoption of improved natural resource management practices in African agriculture. Author(s): Barrett, C. B. Place, F. Aboud, A. A. Brown, D. R.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 23) Social capital and social learning in the process of natural resource management. Author(s): Pretty, J. Buck, L.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 35) The limits of knowledge: securing rural livelihoods in a situation of resource scarcity. Author(s): Peters, P. E.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 51) Farmers' use and adaptation of alley farming in Nigeria. Author(s): Adesina, A. A. Chianu, J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 65) Farmers as co-developers and adopters of green-manure cover crops in West and Central Africa. Author(s): Tarawali, G. Douthwaite, B. Haan, N. C. de Tarawali, S. A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 77) Sustainable management of private and communal lands in Northern Ethiopia. Author(s): Gebremedhin, B. Swinton, S. M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 91) Poverty and land degradation: peasants' willingness to pay to sustain land productivity. Author(s): Holden, S. T. Shiferaw, B.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 103) Input use and conservation investments among farm households in Rwanda: patterns and determinants. Author(s): Clay, D. C. Kelly, V. Mpyisi, E. Reardon, T.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 115) Agroforestry adoption decisions, structural adjustment and gender in Africa. Author(s): Gladwin, C. H. Peterson, J. S. Phiri, D. Uttaro, R.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 129) Liquidity and soil management: evidence from Madagascar and Niger. Author(s): Wyatt, T. J.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 143) Smallholder farmers' use of integrated nutrient-management strategies: patterns and possibilities in Machakos district of Eastern Kenya. Author(s): Freeman, H. A. Coe, R.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 155) Agroforestry for soil-fertility replenishment: evidence on adoption processes in Kenya and Zambia. Author(s): Place, F. Franzel, S. DeWolf, J. Rommelse, R. Kwesiga, F. Niang, A. Jama, B.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 169) Evaluating adoption of new crop-livestock-soil-management technologies using georeferenced village-level data: the case of cowpea in the dry savannahs of West Africa. Author(s): Kristjanson, P. Okike, I. Tarawali, S. A. Kruska, R. Manyong, V. M. Singh, B. B.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 181) Contradictions in agricultural intensification and improved natural resource management: issues in the Fianarantsoa Forest Corridor of Madagascar. Author(s): Freudenberger, M. S. Freudenberger, K. S.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 193) Synergies between natural resource management practices and fertilizer technologies: lessons from Mali. Author(s): Kelly, V. Sylla, M. L. Galiba, M. Weight, D.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 205) Soil and water conservation in semi-arid Tanzania: government policy and farmers' practices. Author(s): Hatibu, N. Lazaro, E. A. Mahoo, H. F. Rwehumbiza, F. B. R.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 219) Initiatives to encourage farmer adoption of soil-fertility technologies for maize-based cropping systems in Southern Africa. Author(s): Mekuria, M. Waddington, S. R.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 251) Nutrient cycling in integrated plant-animal systems: implications for animal management strategies in smallholder farming systems. Author(s): Ndlovu, L. R. Mugabe, P. H.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 261) Natural resource technologies for semi-arid regions of sub-Saharan Africa. Author(s): Shapiro, B. I. Sanders, J. H.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 275) Lessons for natural resource management technology adoption and research. Author(s): Place, F. Swallow, B. M. Wangila, J. Barrett, C. B.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 287) Towards improved natural resource management in African agriculture. Author(s): Barrett, C. B. Lynam, J. Place, F. Reardon, T. Aboud, A. A.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, 444 Warren Hall, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2002
  • ISBN
  • 9780851995847
  • Record Number
  • 20023087438