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Cover for Income and quality of life.

This chapter discusses the following achievements of the Char Development and Settlement Project in Bangladesh: increased income and changes in sources of income; increased land ownership and housing; improved water and sanitation; increased asset value; improved food security; and increased...

Author(s)
Sarker, K. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246049)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fair Trade certification on plantations: household wealth and welfare implications for hired labour.

The case study presented in this chapter examines the wealth and welfare implications for hired plantation workers of Fair Trade certification. The study is based on cross-sectional data from hired labour in the Ghanaian pineapple sector. The findings confirm that Fair Trade certification has a...

Author(s)
Krumbiegel, K.; Wollni, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
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 Introduction to managing risk and uncertainty.

This chapter is devoted to farm decision making under risk and uncertainty. It discusses how to measure and describe risk and uncertainty, and why a decision maker should allow for risk and uncertainty in decision making. Different management options for reducing risk and uncertainty are discussed, ...

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646565)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The role of production cooperatives in Russian agriculture.

Agricultural production cooperatives in Russia have replaced some of the Soviet collective farms (kolkhozy) and state farms (sovkhozy). The cooperatives have been successful due to their strong market position and high market shares in several regions of Russia. This chapter examines why members...

Author(s)
Golovina, S.; Nilsson, J.; Wolz, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645353)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ecotourism as a sustainable recovery tool after an earthquake.

This chapter investigates the potential for tourism development to contribute to recovery strategies following earthquakes. It examines changes to livelihood assets in a rural community setting in Taiwan that had suffered a major earthquake in 1999 and subsequently sought to develop an ecotourism...

Author(s)
Wang ChinChin; Cater, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643250)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The balance sheet.

This chapter explains the different components (fixed assets, depreciation of fixed assets, current assets, current liabilities, and capital) of a sample balance sheet of a veterinary practice.

Author(s)
Coates, C. R.; Jones, A.; Coates, M. W.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939809)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The economics of tourism.

One of the first topics addressed in this chapter is the nature of an 'industry' and the related question of whether tourism can be considered to be an industry. This leads into concepts such as commodities and the challenges of measuring the economic magnitude of tourism and its contributions to...

Author(s)
Robinson, P.; Lück, M.; Smith, S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642970)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Farm incomes, wealth and agricultural policy: filling the CAP's core information gap.

The main thesis of this book is that, within the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), incomes are not, and never have been, assessed in a way that is appropriate to the fundamental needs of policy. This also applies in the UK and most other industrialized countries. Furthermore, with a few...

Author(s)
Hill, B.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938475)
Type
Book
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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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