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Cover for Overview of impact assessment methodologies.

The ultimate interest of investors in agricultural research and development (R&D) is the extent to which their investment eventually bears a positive outcome on the lives of the poor and hungry people of developing nations without seriously harming the natural resource base. Consequently, most...

Author(s)
Anandajayasekeram, P.; Babu, S.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact of maize technology development and transfer in Ethiopia.

Over the last 40 years several open-pollinated and hybrid maize varieties were developed for different agro-ecologies in Ethiopia. This study employed the economic surplus method for an ex-post evaluation of maize technology generation and transfer investment made in Ethiopia from 1986 to 2000. The ...

Author(s)
Zegeye, T.; Tesfahun, G.; Anandajayasekeram, P.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Poverty targeting with heterogeneous endowments: a micro-simulation analysis of a less-favoured Ethiopian village.

Spatially targeted programmes for poverty reduction in less-favoured areas (LFAs) are typically constrained by a large heterogeneity amongst households in terms of the quantity and quality of available resources. The objective of this chapter is to explore, in a stylized manner, the role of...

Author(s)
Kuiper, M.; Ruben, R.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Land and labour allocation decisions in the shift from subsistence to commercial agriculture.

This chapter assesses farm household land and labour allocation decisions under imperfect factor and product markets. A non-separable farm household model is adapted to obtain econometric estimates of land and labour allocation decisions under different market participation regimes. Survey data...

Author(s)
Jaleta, M.; Gardebroek, C.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Resource use efficiency on own and sharecropped plots in northern Ethiopia: determinants and implications for sustainability.

This study analyses the level of resource use efficiency achieved by tenant households on their own and on sharecropped-in plots, and the determinants of the levels of efficiency achieved. Using plot-level and location data from Tigray, northern Ethiopia, it assesses whether tenancy status affects...

Author(s)
Tesfay, G.; Ruben, R.; Pender, J.; Kuyvenhoven, A.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soil nutrient dynamics in integrated crop-livestock systems in the Northern Ethiopian Highlands.

In the Northern Ethiopian Highlands, one of the least-favoured areas in East Africa, farming systems are characterized by the integrated management of crop and livestock components. The overall objective of this chapter was to increase insight into the functioning of these farming systems, with...

Author(s)
Abegaz, A.; Keulen, H. van
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cross-sectoral policy-planning issues in forest management: lessons learnt from two case studies in Ethiopia.

This chapter discusses two case studies carried out by a team of experts in the southern and northern part of Ethiopia demonstrating important cross-sectoral planning and capacity-building issues in forest management. The purpose of the Adaba-Dodola Integrated Forest Management project was to...

Author(s)
Gebre-Selassie, S.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932503)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Explaining the diversity of cereal crops and varieties grown on household farms in the highlands of northern Ethiopia.

In this chapter, survey data are used to compare the determinants of intercrop (interspecific) and intracrop (intraspecific) cereal diversity on household farms in the highlands of northern Ethiopia using an approach based on a theoretic framework. Physical features of the farm, and household...

Author(s)
Benin, S.; Smale, M.; Pender, J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for An attribute-based index of coffee diversity and implications for on-farm conservation in Ethiopia.

This chapter develops an attribute-based diversity index for coffee types managed by farmers in Ethiopia, the centre of origin and diversity of Coffea arabica. The index counts the attributes farmers state are important when selecting and differentiating among types. Farmers do not use names to...

Author(s)
Wale, E.; Mburu, J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Seed supply and the on-farm demand for diversity: a case study from eastern Ethiopia.

This chapter uses a household model similar to those used in Part III of this book to analyse the relationship between seed supply and intercrop diversity (between crop species) on household farms, based on an assessment of the impact of a seed supply intervention at the household level in...

Author(s)
Lipper, L.; Cavatassi, R.; Winters, P.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter

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