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Cover for Feed manufacturing.

There are two main systems used for feed manufacturing. Both use the same individual processes, and the only difference is the sequence in which they are arranged. The pre-milling system is more commonly used in modern feed mills because of economic reasons (e.g. energy cost, investment). In this...

Author(s)
Acedo-Rico, J.; Méndez, J.; Santomá, G.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Economic value of arthropod biological control.

Overall, biological control (use of natural enemies, such as predators, parasitoids and pathogens) potentially provides among the highest returns on investment available in integrated pest management (IPM) even while estimation of its economic value has received relatively little attention from...

Author(s)
Naranjo, S. E.; Frisvold, G. B.; Ellsworth, P. C.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393678)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Socio-economic benefits of the LTR programme.

This chapter is devoted to a consideration of the socio-economic benefits of Rwanda's Land Tenure Reform Programme. Sections discuss the benefits in terms of land tenure security, access to formal credit for investment, land ownership and cadastral database, natural resource management, support for ...

Author(s)
Ngoga, T. H.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241037)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Increasing productivity growth rate in agriculture.

This chapter proposes several strategic actions to accelerate agricultural growth in India, including: increased capital investment in agriculture; supply of growth-oriented inputs at farmers' doorsteps; improvement of field crop productivity; emphasis on rainfed agriculture and a new era approach; ...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Degraded capital formation: the Achilles' heel of Syria's agriculture.

This chapter explores a continuous decline in investment in Syria's agricultural sector in the decade before open conflict broke out. This decline was a product of explicit government policy and subsequent negligence of smallholders at the expense of commercial interests of well-connected urban...

Author(s)
Matar, L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Blackberry farm management and economics.

This chapter focuses on the decisions that are made by the farm owner (grower) or farm manager with regards to the allocation of available resources, such as land, labour, water and capital, in blackberry production. The fixed and variable costs and the potential returns on investment of blackberry ...

Author(s)
Funt, R. C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646688)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cost of microbial foodborne outbreaks.

Each year in the United States, there are ∼48 million illnesses (one in 6 Americans), 128 000 hospitalizations, and 3000 deaths due to foodborne diseases. These losses introduce significant amounts of cost to consumers, firms, and society as a whole. This chapter discusses the cost of foodborne...

Author(s)
Wolf-Hall, C.; Nganje, W.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644806)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Beyond economic development: can the arts lead communities out of poverty?

This chapter explores the potential of the arts to alleviate poverty in rural towns in the northeast of the USA. Four leaders in the rural cultural arts were interviewed in the autumn of 2015. Data from the interviews are presented according to four categories of arts-based strategies for economic...

Author(s)
Delconte, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390141)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for The business case for investment in new variety development.

This chapter aims to strengthen the ability of plant breeders to create compelling business cases for investments in demand-led plant breeding. It discusses how to develop a clear vision of both the benefits and the costs of developing new crop varieties. It also describes the elements necessary...

Author(s)
Chirwa, R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393814)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Transformation of Indian agriculture following economic liberalization.

This chapter documents the transformation of Indian agriculture following the economic liberalization since the early 1990s. It looks at the evolution of agricultural trade and trade policies, the investments and subsidies in agriculture, agricultural credit, the irrigation infrastructure, private...

Author(s)
Kavery Ganguly; Pandey, V. L.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642826)
Type
Book chapter

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