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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 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 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
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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
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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

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