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Cover for Poverty and land degradation: peasants' willingness to pay to sustain land productivity.

This paper tests the hypotheses that market imperfections and poverty are important determinants of farm households' incentives to conserve their own land. This issue is explored by asking peasants about their willingness to pay (WTP) to sustain the productivity of their own land and by analysing...

Author(s)
Holden, S. T.; Shiferaw, B.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sustainable management of private and communal lands in Northern Ethiopia.

This paper synthesizes results of a study conducted in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray, which has experienced severe land degradation. The paper examines the technological and institutional factors determining the adoption of natural resource conservation at both the household and the...

Author(s)
Gebremedhin, B.; Swinton, S. M.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Human impacts on the <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Coffea arabica</i> genepool in Ethiopia and the need for its <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in situ</i> conservation.

The need for the conservation of Arabica coffee in the forests of southwestern Ethiopia is discussed. Beginning with the geographic and genetic origin of coffee, the diversity of the gene pools, human impacts on the forest landscape, and the current conservation status of coffee are also discussed. ...

Author(s)
Gole, T. W.; Denich, M.; Teketay, D.; Vlek, P. L. G.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995229)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for The sustainable management of Vertisols.

This book provides an up-to-date information on Vertisols research, and guides readers to important reference material. Four keynote papers and eight country papers and national perspectives on the management of Vertisols in Malawi, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ghana and...

Author(s)
Syers, J. K.; Penning de Vries, F. W. T.; Nyamudeza, P.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994505)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Livestock disease control and the changing landscapes of South-west Ethiopia.

This paper examines how controlling livestock trypanosomiasis, transmitted by tsetse-fly (Glossina spp.), affects the rate and location of agricultural expansion in Ghibe Valley, Ethiopia. Control of the disease will reduce animal mortality, increase productivity per animal and cause livestock...

Author(s)
Reid, R. S.; Thornton, P. K.; Kruska, R. L.
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Low-cost animal-drawn implements for Vertisol management and strategies for land-use intensification.

This chapter discusses the traditional management of Vertisols and land use types in Ethiopia. The advantages and disadvantages of maresha, an Ethiopian plough pulled by a pair of oxen, is described. The characteristics and evolution of broadbed maker (BBM) are also described. Additional...

Author(s)
Astatke, A.; Jabbar, M. A.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994505)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for From plot to watershed management: experience in farmer participatory Vertisol technology generation and adoption in highland Ethiopia.

This chapter presents a summary of the experience of a research project for developing and disseminating technologies for better management of Vertisols for improving productivity. The development and testing of Vertisol technology in Ethiopia are discussed. The adoption pathways for the broadbed...

Author(s)
Jabbar, M. A.; Tekalign Mamo; Saleem, M. A. M.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994505)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cultural and interference methods.

This chapter describes the cultural method of insect pest control, which is affected by the manipulation of the environment in such a way as to render it unfavourable for the pest. This may be achieved through techniques such as crop rotation, hermetic storage systems, intercropping, manipulation...

Author(s)
Dent, D.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851993409)
Type
Book chapter

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