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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 Multiple certifications and consumer purchase decisions: a case study of willingness to pay for coffee in Germany.

The study in this chapter fills the gap in consumers' choice and willingness to pay for multiple certified coffee by focusing on three specific labels: 'Organic', 'Fair Trade' and 'Wild Grown'; and on the two large Arabica coffee production countries: Brazil and Ethiopia. In addition to identifying ...

Author(s)
Basu, A. K.; Grote, U.; Hicks, R.; Stellmacher, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Smartphones supporting monitoring functions: experiences from sweet potato vine distribution in sub-Saharan Africa.

This chapter shares experiences in the use of smartphones to collect monitoring data for sweet potato vine multiplication and dissemination activities in sub-Saharan Africa. An Open Data Kit (ODK) technology is used to collect geo-tagged data, perform error validation, on-site data quality control, ...

Author(s)
Wanjohi, L. M.; Moturi, C. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for African smallholders. Food crops, markets and policy.

This book investigates how the changed agricultural policy climate affected government policies in the nine countries studied already as part of the preceding project: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. By repeating the cross-sectional survey made in...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Aryeetey, E.; Isinika, A. C.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book
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Cover for Ecosystem benefits of 'bright' spots.

Bright spots are, by definition, cases where local food production has been improved primarily through resource-conserving agricultural techniques, which inlude: integrated pest management, integrated nutrient management, conservation tillage, agroforestry, aquaculture, water harvesting and...

Author(s)
Bossio, D.; Noble, A.; Aloysius, N.; Pretty, J.; Vries, F. P. de
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933876)
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 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 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
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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 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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