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Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Okumu, B. N.; Jabbar, M. A.; Colman, D.; Russell, N.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for African food crisis - the relevance of Asian experiences.

The current African food crisis is described, and is related to the Asian experience to analyse the different factors that influenced the success of the green revolution in Asian nations as Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, India and Bangladesh. The lessons learned in the Asian...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Holmén, H.; Jirström, M.; Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
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Cover for An introduction to the 'demon plant' parthenium weed.

Research on parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) is in progress in many countries, including Australia, India, South Africa, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Sri Lanka and Nepal. This book, with contributions from expert researchers with extensive involvement in parthenium weed research ...

Author(s)
Adkins, S. W.; Asad Shabbir; Dhileepan, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessing the economic and environmental impacts of conservation technologies: a farm-level bioeconomic modelling approach.

This chapter illustrates how a multiperiod bioeconomic household-level model, in which changes in resource quality have feedback effects on future land productivity, can be used to explore the economic and environmental impacts of natural resource management technologies and policies. This model is ...

Author(s)
Shiferaw, B.; Holden, S. T.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing the impacts of natural resource management policy interventions with a village general equilibrium model.

This chapter demonstrates how a village bioeconomic computable general equilibrium (CGE) model can be used to evaluate the impacts of alternative natural resource management (NRM) policy interventions. In particular, the welfare and environmental impacts of input and output taxes and subsidies for...

Author(s)
Holden, S. T.; Lofgren, H.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Can small still be beautiful? Moving local sweetpotato seed systems to scale in sub-Saharan Africa.

In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), a range of farmer-based practices for the conservation and multiplication of sweetpotato planting material has evolved. In bimodal rainfall areas, sequential planting ensures that a ware crop is in the ground for most of the year, and vines are harvested from one crop...

Author(s)
McEwan, M.; Almekinders, C.; Abidin, P. E.; Andrade, M.; Carey, E. E.; Gibson, R. W.; Naico, A.; Namanda, S.; Schulz, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Certifying coffee cooperatives in Ethiopia, India and Nicaragua: how far do small-scale coffee producers benefit?

This chapter investigates and compares the livelihood impacts of Fair Trade and/or organic certification for smallholder coffee farmers in primary cooperatives in Ethiopia, India and Nicaragua. The quantitative findings of this chapter show that certification on average has a differential impact in ...

Author(s)
Jena, P. R.; Grote, U.; Stellmacher, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Coffee wilt disease in Ethiopia.

This chapter reviews the status of coffee wilt disease (caused by Gibberella xylarioides), including its occurrence, distribution and importance on arabica coffee in Ethiopia, and highlights some of the factors accelerating the disease and efforts made to contain the problem.

Author(s)
Girma, A.; Million, A.; Hindorf, H.; Arega, Z.; Teferi, D.; Jefuka, C.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936419)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Community biodiversity management (CBM): a participatory methodology that integrates empowerment, livelihoods and on-farm management of agrobiodiversity.

This chapter presents an overview of community biodiversity management (CBM) methodology based on in-depth experiences from Brazil, Ethiopia, India, France, Nepal and reference cases from several other countries. The key role of the most commonly used participatory practices that integrate...

Author(s)
Subedi, A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter

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