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Cover for Reducing transaction costs in contract farming arrangements: the case of farmforce.

This chapter focuses on contract farming as an approach to support smallholders who are aiming to produce high-value crops for domestic formal markets and for export. The chapter argues that contract farming can be an effective institutional mediator for smallholders, which helps to raise their...

Author(s)
Brugger, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The growing voice of the state in the fallows of Laos.

This chapter focuses on the Lao State's aversion for shifting cultivation, examining the situation in the villages of the Phunoy people in Phongsaly province. The condemnatory discourse of the State is based on a trinity: (1) progress; (2) economic development, and (3) environmental protection. The ...

Author(s)
Ducourtieux, O.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The effects of commercial agriculture and swidden-field privatization in southern Laos.

This chapter examines the effects of the Lao government's policy to eliminate or stabilize swidden farming and its promotion of the conversion of swiddens to monoculture cash crops, such as rubber, grown in plantations. It is concluded that the privatization of swidden land by rubber plantations in ...

Author(s)
Srikham, W.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessing the effectiveness of agricultural R&D for groundnut, pearl millet, pigeonpea and sorghum in West and Central Africa and East and Southern Africa.

An understanding of the performance of sorghum, pearl millet, and groundnut programmes from the perspectives of scientific capacity, output of released varieties and the level of adoption of these improved varieties is not as comprehensive as in other staple food crops such as maize. This chapter...

Author(s)
Ndjeunga, J.; Mausch, K.; Simtowe, F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Coffee/banana intercropping as an opportunity for smallholder coffee farmers in Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.

Coffee is a primary cash crop and banana a primary food crop in the East African highlands region, including Rwanda, Burundi, north-west Tanzania, west and central Kenya and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. These two crops often occur on the same smallholder farms, either planted on separate...

Author(s)
Jassogne, L.; Nibasumba, A.; Wairegi, L.; Baret, P. V.; Deraeck, J.; Mukasa, D.; Wanyama, I.; Bongers, G.; Asten, P. J. A. van
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Nutrient deficiencies of field crops: guide to diagnosis and management.

This book presents guidelines on the identification of macronutrient and micronutrient deficiency symptoms in cereal crops (maize, rice, sorghum, pearl millet, wheat and barley), pulse crops (pigeon pea, green gram, black gram, cowpea, cluster bean, chickpea, Phaseolus vulgaris, lentil and pea),...

Author(s)
Kumar, P.; Sharma, M. K.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642789)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Land and labour allocation decisions in the shift from subsistence to commercial agriculture.

This chapter assesses farm household land and labour allocation decisions under imperfect factor and product markets. A non-separable farm household model is adapted to obtain econometric estimates of land and labour allocation decisions under different market participation regimes. Survey data...

Author(s)
Jaleta, M.; Gardebroek, C.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Wastewater irrigation in Vadodara, Gujarat, India: economic catalyst for marginalised communities.

Wastewater is gaining popularity as a source of irrigation water in different countries around the world. This is especially true in India, where it has been in use for a long time. Its economic benefits and its importance as a coping strategy for the poor have had little recognition. The rural...

Author(s)
Vaibhav Bhamoriya
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998237)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Impact of science on African agriculture and food security.

This book, which contains 24 chapters and organized into three major parts, compiles available evidence of the impact of agricultural research in Eastern and Southern Africa to facilitate the mobilization of much needed additional investments for agricultural research and development in the...

Author(s)
Anandajayasekeram, P.; Rukuni, M.; Babu, S.; Liebenberg, F.; Keswani, C. L.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Kenya.

The national institutes involved in agriculture-related research are the: Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), Kenya Trypanosomosis Research Institute (KETRI), Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) and Kenya Marine Fisheries Research Institute (KEMFRI). KARI reviewed agricultural...

Author(s)
Olembo, N. K.
ISBN
2002 CABI (H ISBN 9780851988160)
Type
Book chapter

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