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Cover for Sustainable poverty reduction in less-favoured areas.

The 19 chapters included in this book provide an overview of research conducted within the framework of the collaborative research programme on 'Regional Food Security Policies for Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Economies' (RESPONSE). The programme aimed to identify strategic options...

Author(s)
Ruben, R.; Pender, J.; Kuyvenhoven, A.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sustainable poverty reduction in less-favoured areas: problems, options and strategies.

This chapter discusses: (i) the strategic interactions between natural resource management options; (ii) farm-household livelihood strategies for welfare and risk; and (iii) the surrounding market and institutional conditions for simultaneously enabling poverty reduction and sustainable land use....

Author(s)
Ruben, R.; Pender, J.; Kuyvenhoven, A.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Designing and evaluating alternatives for more sustainable natural resource management in less-favoured areas.

Less-favoured areas (LFAs) are defined as regions with low agricultural potential because of limited and uncertain rainfall, poor soils, steep slopes and/or other biophysical constraints, as well as regions that may have higher agricultural potential, but with poor infrastructure and limited access ...

Author(s)
López-Ridaura, S.; Keulen, H. van; Giller, K. E.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Market imperfections.

This chapter identifies different types of exchange by actors operating in developing countries. Moreover, it discusses the factors that determine the optimal coordination mechanism of exchange. It then focuses on different types of market imperfections where markets are one of the possible...

Author(s)
Nazneen Ahmed; Peerlings, J.; Tilburg, A. van
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Soil nutrient dynamics in integrated crop-livestock systems in the Northern Ethiopian Highlands.

In the Northern Ethiopian Highlands, one of the least-favoured areas in East Africa, farming systems are characterized by the integrated management of crop and livestock components. The overall objective of this chapter was to increase insight into the functioning of these farming systems, with...

Author(s)
Abegaz, A.; Keulen, H. van
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rural development and sustainable land use in the hillsides of Honduras.

We used data from 376 households, 1066 parcels and 2143 plots located in 95 villages in the hillside areas of Honduras to generate information needed by decision makers to assess the needs and opportunities for public investments, and design policies that stimulate natural resource conservation. We ...

Author(s)
Jansen, H. G. P.; Pender, J.; Damon, A.; Wielemaker, W.; Schipper, R.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Land and labour market participation decisions under imperfect markets: a case study in North-east Jiangxi Province, China.

This chapter analyses the factors influencing household land and labour market decisions in rural China. It shows that, when land and labour market imperfections exist, decisions on land and labour use are made jointly and therefore need to be analysed as such. The insights gained from jointly...

Author(s)
Feng ShuYi; Heerink, N.; Ruben, R.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Effects of deregulation of the rice market on farm prices in China: a marketing channel model.

The objective of this research is to analyse the effects of market liberalization and deregulation in the rice marketing channel on farm households, using information collected from three selected villages with different market access in Jiangxi Province, China. Intermediates are modelled as a...

Author(s)
Chen Le; Peerlings, J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Dimensions of vulnerability of livelihoods in less-favoured areas: interplay between the individual and the collective.

The geographical concentration of persistent poverty in so-called less-favoured areas (LFAs) calls for a critical look at the link between poverty and environment. Livelihood studies tend to focus on poverty at the individual level, whereas the concept of LFA implies a problem for the collective....

Author(s)
Brons, J.; Dietz, T.; Niehof, A.; Witsenburg, K.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter

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