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Cover for Crisis and potential in smallholder food production - evidence from micro level.

Some of the farm-level factors that are crucial for intensified food crop production in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is discussed. The current trends and indicators of intensification, including yield, total production per farm and consumption unit and sale of crops are also discussed, based on the...

Author(s)
Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Spurts in production - Africa's limping Green Revolution.

The present food situation in sub-Saharan Africa is described; also, examples of historical agricultural experiences and of some attempted sub-Saharan Green Revolutions are presented. An overview of food production development in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi and Nigeria, ...

Author(s)
Holmén, H.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The state and agricultural intensification in sub-Saharan Africa.

The agricultural intensification (or its absence) in eight sub-Saharan African countries, viz. Ethiopia, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zambia, is discussed. Special emphasis is directed at the triad state-market-smallholders and their respective roles in staple food...

Author(s)
Holmén, H.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing the economic and environmental impacts of conservation technologies: a farm-level bioeconomic modelling approach.

This chapter illustrates how a multiperiod bioeconomic household-level model, in which changes in resource quality have feedback effects on future land productivity, can be used to explore the economic and environmental impacts of natural resource management technologies and policies. This model is ...

Author(s)
Shiferaw, B.; Holden, S. T.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessing the impacts of natural resource management policy interventions with a village general equilibrium model.

This chapter demonstrates how a village bioeconomic computable general equilibrium (CGE) model can be used to evaluate the impacts of alternative natural resource management (NRM) policy interventions. In particular, the welfare and environmental impacts of input and output taxes and subsidies for...

Author(s)
Holden, S. T.; Lofgren, H.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Determinants of cereal diversity in villages of northern Ethiopia.

This chapter compares factors explaining the inter- (interspecific) and intracrop (infraspecific diversity) of cereals grown by villages in Peasant Associations (PAs) of the northern Ethiopian highlands of Amhara and Tigray, building on the household-level analysis presented for the same sites in...

Author(s)
Gebremedhin, B.; Smale, M.; Pender, J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Seed supply and the on-farm demand for diversity: a case study from eastern Ethiopia.

This chapter uses a household model similar to those used in Part III of this book to analyse the relationship between seed supply and intercrop diversity (between crop species) on household farms, based on an assessment of the impact of a seed supply intervention at the household level in...

Author(s)
Lipper, L.; Cavatassi, R.; Winters, P.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An attribute-based index of coffee diversity and implications for on-farm conservation in Ethiopia.

This chapter develops an attribute-based diversity index for coffee types managed by farmers in Ethiopia, the centre of origin and diversity of Coffea arabica. The index counts the attributes farmers state are important when selecting and differentiating among types. Farmers do not use names to...

Author(s)
Wale, E.; Mburu, J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Explaining the diversity of cereal crops and varieties grown on household farms in the highlands of northern Ethiopia.

In this chapter, survey data are used to compare the determinants of intercrop (interspecific) and intracrop (intraspecific) cereal diversity on household farms in the highlands of northern Ethiopia using an approach based on a theoretic framework. Physical features of the farm, and household...

Author(s)
Benin, S.; Smale, M.; Pender, J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ecosystem benefits of 'bright' spots.

Bright spots are, by definition, cases where local food production has been improved primarily through resource-conserving agricultural techniques, which inlude: integrated pest management, integrated nutrient management, conservation tillage, agroforestry, aquaculture, water harvesting and...

Author(s)
Bossio, D.; Noble, A.; Aloysius, N.; Pretty, J.; Vries, F. P. de
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933876)
Type
Book chapter

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