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Cover for What can we learn from more recent (and more 'rigorous') economic impact assessments of integrated pest management farmer field schools (IPM-FFS)?

Based on results from the 15 'medium risk of bias' studies (and statistical 'meta-analysis' techniques of results from these studies), Waddington et al. (2014) concluded that Integrated Pest Management Farmer Field Schools (IPM-FFS) are generally effective in improving intermediate economic...

Author(s)
Rejesus, R.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393678)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The economics of soybean disease control.

This book, which contains eleven chapters, is concerned with one aspect of the quest for productivity, the economics of managing diseases that affect soyabean production. It begins with a historical account of soyabeans and soyabean production, charting their growth from a simple forage crop of...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book
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Cover for Certifying coffee cooperatives in Ethiopia, India and Nicaragua: how far do small-scale coffee producers benefit?

This chapter investigates and compares the livelihood impacts of Fair Trade and/or organic certification for smallholder coffee farmers in primary cooperatives in Ethiopia, India and Nicaragua. The quantitative findings of this chapter show that certification on average has a differential impact in ...

Author(s)
Jena, P. R.; Grote, U.; Stellmacher, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introducing legumes into European cropping systems: farm-level economic effects.

Legume cultivation in Europe has declined in recent decades due to decreased farm-level economic competitiveness compared with cereal and oil crop production. The increase in soybean prices in recent years and the public benefits expected from diversified production systems are reasons to...

Author(s)
Preissel, S.; Reckling, M.; Bachinger, J.; Zander, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Social and economic benefits.

This chapter discusses the economic and social benefits of the adoption of improved crop technologies in rainfed areas under the Bhoochetana programme in Karnataka. It is revealed that the yield and economic benefits of the Bhoochetana programme are contributing towards improving rural livelihoods...

Author(s)
Anantha, K. H.; Raju, K. V.; Wani, S. P.; Pardhasaradhi, G.; Srinivas, K.; Garg, K. K.; Krishnappa, K.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648156)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Yam mosaic.

This chapter describes the disease symptopms, distribution, economic impact, taxonomy, host range, transmission, detection methods (serological and nucleic acid-based assays), and management strategies of Yam mosaic virus (YMV). It is indicated that the successful management of yam mosaic disease,...

Author(s)
Eni, A. O.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644264)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cassava brown streak.

Cassava 'brown streak' disease (CBSD) is an economically important constraint in important cassava-growing areas of East, Central and Southern Africa. In addition to causing a dry necrotic rot in the tuberous roots of infected plants, which can render them inedible, CBSD depresses yields through...

Author(s)
Legg, J. P.; Kumar, P. L.; Kanju, E. E.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644264)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sugarcane mosaic.

This chapter presents the taxonomy, distribution, genetic diversity, disease symptoms, host range, transmission, economic importance, detection and control of Sugarcane mosaic virus which infects maize and sugarcane, as well as provide some insights into its evolution. Efforts to obtain resistance...

Author(s)
Silva-Rosales, L.; Alcalá-Briseño, R. I.; Espejel, F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644264)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Economic impacts of climate change on agriculture to 2030.

The global food economy is vast and technologically advanced, but none the less prone to substantial negative outcomes in poor weather years. The economic gains or losses associated with climate change will depend on the pace of climate change, the response of cropping systems - including the vast...

Author(s)
Lobell, D.; Burke, M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936334)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Foliage and shoot diseases.

This chapter covers the history and spread, economic impact, symptoms, pathogen morphology, epidemiology, mode of infection, dispersal, disease progress, effect on yield, and control of rust (Hemileia vastatrix), grey rust (H. coffeicola), American leaf spot (Mycena citricolor), brown eye spot (...

Author(s)
Waller, J. M.; Bigger, M.; Hillocks, R. J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931292)
Type
Book chapter

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