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Cover for Improving farming systems using survey data.

The chapter offers an introduction to farm surveys and comparative analysis and their use in improving farming systems. Also included is a section on the use of survey information for cost of production estimates, which is sometimes referred to as 'cost accounting'. Some thoughts on objectives and...

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646565)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for On the road to potato processing in African tropical highlands.

Potato processing at the industrial level is relatively insignificant in the tropical highlands of Africa in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. No large international companies are present in this area whereas they have successfully established themselves in North Africa (Egypt) and South Africa....

Author(s)
Haverkort, A. J.; Woldegiorgis, G.; Koesveld, M. J. van; Ntizo, S.; Wustman, R.; Zhang, X.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Farm surveys - uses, procedures and methods.

This chapter discusses quantitative surveys, though a review of qualitative concepts and uses will also be provided. The chapter covers the following topics: (1) possible uses of farm surveys; (2) methods of obtaining information; (3) sampling; (4) questionnaire design and response errors; (5)...

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938390)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Improving farming systems using survey data; and information systems.

This chapter covers the use of survey data in comparative analysis, cost accounting, monetary production functions, efficiency measurement and resource valuation, and comments on information systems. This chapter contains details of the methods that might be used in creating benchmarks, and...

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938390)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Investigation into the movements of cattle, sheep and goat herds through the Commune of Madiama.

This chapter focuses on the system of animal husbandry within and around Madiama. A survey has been made of all the livestock production systems and accompanying strategies. The survey has been carried out in two stages. The first stage has involved focus groups, assembled in each of the 10...

Author(s)
Ballo, A.; Ouattara, A. K.
ISBN
2005 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851999487)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Disease and yield loss assessment.

A description of the techniques used for measuring plant disease and yield loss is presented. The techniques used for quantifying disease-yield loss relations, i.e. data generation through experiments and on-farm surveys, and statistical analysis of the disease-yield data, are discussed. Some...

Author(s)
Teng, P. S.; James, W. C.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994581)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Determinants of GMO use: a survey of Iowa maize-soybean farmers' acreage allocation.

This chapter examines 3 aspects of adoption of genetically modified (GM) maize and soyabean by farmers in Iowa, USA. First, it examines Iowa farmers' planting intentions for 2000 and identifies 4 distinct groups (GM users, conventional, disadopters, and new adopters). Second, it shows that early...

Author(s)
Alexander, C.; Fernandez-Cornejo, J.; Goodhue, R. E.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book chapter

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