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Cover for The economics of perennial crops' production automation.

This chapter provides a comprehensive discussion of the adoption and diffusion of mechanization technologies for perennial crops. It first presents the most commonly used economic models that analyse the decision-making process of adoption and the subsequent diffusion of a new technology, namely...

Author(s)
Gallardo, R. K.; Zilberman, D.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648507)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Horticultural production systems.

This chapter examines the diversity of horticultural production systems practised in the tropics. With this knowledge, it will then be possible to review the variety and relevance of the specific production practices employed in the successful growing of vegetables and fruits and flowers in the...

Author(s)
Midmore, D. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645414)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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Cover for Crop-soil simulation models: applications in developing countries.

This book, based on work sponsored by the Natural Resources Systems Programme of the UK Department for International Development, reviews progress in crop-soil simulation modelling and assesses its application to agriculture in developing countries. The books is divided into sections based on a...

Author(s)
Matthews, R. B.; Stephens, W.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995632)
Type
Book
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Cover for Smallholder farmers' use of integrated nutrient-management strategies: patterns and possibilities in Machakos district of Eastern Kenya.

This paper examines the factors that condition farmers' choice of soil-fertility maintenance practices in a semiarid cropping system. It describes recent data on farmers' soil-fertility maintenance practices in a semiarid area (Machakos district) of Kenya. The data were collected in a random survey ...

Author(s)
Freeman, H. A.; Coe, R.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The arable crops regime and nitrogen pollution control.

The role of agricultural policy in terms of improving nutritional management practices in the EU with the objective of reducing nitrogen pollution from intensive livestock production units is investigated. The economic and environmental benefits are assessed in response to the reform of the CAP and ...

Author(s)
Brouwer, F.; Hoogeveen, M.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993546)
Type
Conference paper; Book chapter

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