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Cover for Valuing crop biodiversity: on-farm genetic resources and economic change.

In agricultural systems, diversity of crops and varieties is essential to combat the risks farmers face from pests, diseases and variations in climate. Crop biodiversity also underpins the range of dietary needs and services that consumers demand. There is growing concern, however, about declining...

Author(s)
Smale, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book
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Cover for Concepts, metrics and plan of the book.

On-farm suppliers of crop genetic resources, farmers, in contrast toplant breeders, also use them as planting material - a reproducible production input. These farmers are different in some respects from those working in fully commercialized agriculture in industrialized economies. Many reside in...

Author(s)
Smale, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Explaining farmer demand for agricultural biodiversity in Hungary’s transition economy.

In this chapter, a household farm model is used to predict farmer demand for four components of the agricultural biodiversity found on family farms in Hungary. Family farms in Hungary are known traditionally as ‘home gardens’. The four components analysed are: (i) richness in crops and varieties...

Author(s)
Birol, E.; Smale, M.; Gyovai, Á.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Managing rice biodiversity on farms: the choices of farmers and breeders in Nepal.

Farmers’ choices, given the constraints they face, determine whether or not genetic resources of value to society for future crop improvement continue to be grown on farms. Plant breeders also influence crop biodiversity on farms through the supply of new genetic materials they develop. Using a...

Author(s)
Gauchan, D.; Smale, M.; Maxted, N.; Cole, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
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 Social institutions and seed systems: the diversity of fruits and nuts in Uzbekistan.

This chapter builds on the household model presented in Chapter 5 [Missing markets, migration and crop biodiversity in the milpa system of Mexico: a household-farm model, by van Dusen, M. E., pp. 63-77] by exploring the role of social institutions in household access to planting material and use of ...

Author(s)
Dusen, M. E. van; Dennis, E.; Ilyasov, J.; Lee, M.; Treshkin, S.; Smale, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Scope, limitations and future directions.

As the concluding chapter for this book, the scope of current research is indicated and policy implications discussed. Also considered is crop biodiversity on farms and the effect of economic change, and conservation objectives. In addition to some of the research limitations, future research...

Author(s)
Smale, M.; Lipper, L.; Koundouri, P.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An annotated bibliography of applied economics studies about crop biodiversity <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in situ</i> (on farms).

The purpose of this bibliography is to provide researchers with a comprehensive list of the applied economics literature about in situ (on-farm) conservation of crops as of December 2004.

Author(s)
Zambrano, P.; Smale, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Farmer demand for agricultural biodiversity in Hungary's transition economy: a choice experiment approach.

This chapter relates economic development and transition with farmer demand for four components of agricultural biodiversity found on family farms in Hungary using a combination of a stated preference approach andsecondary data. Family farms in Hungary are known traditionally as ‘home gardens’....

Author(s)
Birol, E.; Kontoleon, A.; Smale, M.
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

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