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Cover for Demand for cultivar attributes and the biodiversity of bananas on farms in Uganda.

This chapter presents an attribute-based model of cultivar demand that is derived within the theoretic framework of the agricultural household. Uganda is one of the largest national producers and consumers of bananas in the world, and is recognized as a second centre of diversity of bananas....

Author(s)
Edmeades, S.; Smale, M.; Karamura, D.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
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 Missing markets, migration and crop biodiversity in the <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">milpa</i> system of Mexico: a household-farm model.

This chapter elaborates a household model to address the way that social and economic factors can affect the process of genetic erosion in the Mexican milpa system, counting minor intercropped species along with principal staple crops. The study presented in Chapter 2 was implemented in one of the...

Author(s)
Dusen, M. E. van
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
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Cover for Farmer demand for agricultural biodiversity in Hungary's transition economy: a choice experiment approach.

This chapter relates economic development and transition with farmer demand for four components of agricultural biodiversity found on family farms in Hungary using a combination of a stated preference approach andsecondary data. Family farms in Hungary are known traditionally as ‘home gardens’....

Author(s)
Birol, E.; Kontoleon, A.; Smale, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for An annotated bibliography of applied economics studies about crop biodiversity <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in situ</i> (on farms).

The purpose of this bibliography is to provide researchers with a comprehensive list of the applied economics literature about in situ (on-farm) conservation of crops as of December 2004.

Author(s)
Zambrano, P.; Smale, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Scope, limitations and future directions.

As the concluding chapter for this book, the scope of current research is indicated and policy implications discussed. Also considered is crop biodiversity on farms and the effect of economic change, and conservation objectives. In addition to some of the research limitations, future research...

Author(s)
Smale, M.; Lipper, L.; Koundouri, P.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cooperatives, wheat diversity and the crop productivity in southern Italy.

This chapter presents an empirical study testing the relationship of cooperatives to crop diversity and productivity, using regional, time-series data. The potential role of agricultural institutions has been neglected in previous literature that has investigated the productivity effects of crop...

Author(s)
Falco, S. di; Perrings, C.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Institutions, stakeholders and the management of crop biodiversity on Hungarian family farms.

This chapter analyses the management of crop biodiversity on Hungarian family farms from the perspective of institutional environmental economics. Prospects for seed management by growers of maize and bean landraces are emphasized. Research findings presented are based on extensive qualitative...

Author(s)
Bela, G.; Balázs, B.; Pataki, G.
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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