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Cover for Supporting vulnerable communities in the Eastern Cape: assessing the rainfall evidence.

Decline in mean annual rainfall of over 10% has been experienced widely in the Eastern Cape over the past 20 years. In many cases, this means that annual rainfall of about 500 mm in the past is now about 400 mm, and the summer seasonal rainfall has declined from 400 mm to 300 mm. This means that...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The environment farmers operate under.

This chapter contains a discussion on the components of the overall farming environment and, consequently, provides an understanding of the factors that must all be allowed for when planning. These factors include the risk and uncertainty that always exist, the resulting management problem, the...

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646565)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for What are the factors that dictate the choice of coping strategies for extreme climate events? The case of farmers in the Nile basin of Ethiopia.

This chapter argues that it is the differences in households' socioeconomic and environmental characteristics that affect the choice of coping strategies rather than the type of extreme event. In other words, a household employs what is at its disposal to cope with an extreme climate event, whether ...

Author(s)
Deressa, T. T.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Promoting investment for increased agricultural production and productivity.

Ways to promote investment in agriculture in developing countries are examined. The discussion focuses on (1) promoting farm-household savings for on-farm investment, (2) promoting public sector investment in agriculture, (3) creating an enabling environment for corporate private sector investment...

Author(s)
Syed, S.; Miyazako, M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643885)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Transaction costs and agricultural household supply: response of sweetpotato farmers in Kwara State of Nigeria.

Transaction costs arise in the course of market exchange and involve the cost of information, search, negotiation, screening, monitoring, coordination and enforcement. These are costs related exclusively to coordination of exchange among market actors that are distinct from the physical costs of...

Author(s)
Farayola, C. O.; Nwachukwu, S. C.; Alao, B. I.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Incomes of agricultural households.

This chapter brings together a comprehensive collection of the macroeconomic and microeconomic data on farm household incomes in the EU and some other OECD countries, and presents the empirical evidence by which the income situation of agricultural households can be judged within a policy context....

Author(s)
Hill, B.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938475)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Wealth.

This chapter is concerned with the economic attributes of wealth and its relationship with agricultural policy. An attempt is made to present the asset position of farmers in the EU, particularly the UK, as well as the USA. The chapter draws attention to the distinction between, on the one hand,...

Author(s)
Hill, B.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938475)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The distributional implications of agricultural policies in developing countries - findings from the Development Policy Evaluation Model (DEVPEM).

This chapter presents the Development Policy Evaluation Model (DEVPEM), a new simulation model which captures four critical aspects of rural economies in developing countries: (1) the role of the household as both a producer and a consumer of food crops; (2) high transaction costs of participating...

Author(s)
Brooks, J.; Filipski, M.; Jonasson, E.; Taylor, J. E.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641058)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for African smallholders. Food crops, markets and policy.

This book investigates how the changed agricultural policy climate affected government policies in the nine countries studied already as part of the preceding project: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. By repeating the cross-sectional survey made in...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Aryeetey, E.; Isinika, A. C.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book
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Cover for Agricultural diversification, food self-sufficiency and food security in Ghana - the role of infrastructure and institutions.

This chapter examines the role of infrastructure and institutions in agricultural diversification, food self-sufficiency and food security in Ghana. Staple crops are cultivated by all farm households in the eight villages studied in 2002 and 2008. There has been little change in the production of...

Author(s)
Dzanku, F. M.; Sarpong, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book chapter

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