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Cover for Enabling agri-entrepreneurship and innovation: empirical evidence and solutions for conflict regions and transitioning economies.

This book provides information on agri-entrepreneurship from various authors' work in conflict areas (particularly Mindanao in the Philippines), transitional economies and poor countries. The book begins with a comparison of general entrepreneurs with agri-entrepreneurs. The next chapters discuss...

Author(s)
Chan, C.; Sipes, B.; Lee, T. S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647753)
Type
Book
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Cover for Big data in agriculture.

The visible impacts of big data (BD) are already underway in primary industries such as agriculture. Farmers based in the developing world can benefit tremendously if data from diverse sources are employed in important farming decisions such as planting date, varietal choice and applications of...

Author(s)
Kshetri, N.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648682)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Preferences for conservation agriculture in developing countries: a case study on the tribal societies of India and Nepal.

This chapter presents results from India and Nepal on farmer preferences for conservation agriculture (CA) treatments compared to conventional practices. The results indicate that there is high potential for CA in smallholder and subsistence farming regions. Farmers are interested in trying new...

Author(s)
Lai, C.; Chan, C.; Pradhan, A.; Paudel, B.; Reed, B. F.; Halbrendt, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644233)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The potential effect of recombinant bovine somatotropin on world dairying.

This chapter reviews the economics of recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST) in developed and developing countries, at the farm and industry-wide levels. It also discusses the importance of attitudinal as opposed to economic factors regarding the adoption of rbST, the effect of rbST on...

Author(s)
Jarvis, L. S.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Social and economic considerations in the design and implementation of integrated pest management in developing countries.

This chapter highlights key socioeconomic factors that affect farmer adoption of integrated pest management (IPM); identifies economic considerations (opportunity cost of pesticide use, uncertain benefits and positive marginal returns, and economic thresholds) that explain farmers' behaviour and...

Author(s)
Maumbe, B.; Bernsten, R.; Norton, G.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996523)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Market development for genetically modified foods.

This book is based on papers presented at the 4th meeting of the International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research on the 'Economics of Agricultural Biotechnology'. A subset of those papers is included in this volume, which addresses market development issues in developed countries,...

Author(s)
Santaniello, V.; Evenson, R. E.; Zilberman, D.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Development-oriented socioeconomic methods in grassland and animal production research.

The importance of considering the requirements of local people in planning grassland (including rangelands) and animal production research is stressed, not only for developing but also for industrialized countries. Among the advantages of this approach is increased likelihood of innovation...

Author(s)
Waters-Bayer, A.; Bayer, W.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993515)
Type
Book chapter

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