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Cover for More than just a factor in transition processes? The role of collaboration in agriculture.

This chapter provides insights into the role of collaboration in transition processes in agriculture. It shows how collaboration can be conceptualized as a socio-technical innovation, based on the in-depth analysis of three initiatives (machinery rings in eastern Scotland, CRIE Montado in Portugal...

Author(s)
Schiller, S. R.; Gonzalez, C.; Flanigan, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642192)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Protecting farmers' interests.

This chapter demonstrates how farmer interests in Australia are protected. There are several mechanisms with which farmers' interests are protected in Australia. These include rural politics, farmers' own organizations and overall conducive institutional arrangements and government policies.

Author(s)
Zhou, Z. Y.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939458)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Drivers of investment in agriculture for increased production and productivity.

This chapter discusses the drivers of investment for farm-level capital formation and in agro-industry. It also discusses the public-private complementarity in investment, as well as policies and the enabling environment for investment. Drivers of farm-level investment discussed include household...

Author(s)
Syed, S.; Miyazako, M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643885)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The institutional framework of Serbia and Serbian agriculture.

This chapter describes the current institutional framework of the Serbian agricultural sector, beginning with a brief account of the key historical developments that have influenced this framework. Specifically, it examines institutional developments that have implications for the alignment of...

Author(s)
Berkum, S. van; Bogdanov, N.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641454)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The millennium goals, the state and macro-level performance - an overview.

This chapter shows that poverty reduction and achievement of the Millenium Development Goals, hereunder poverty reduction and food security, are professed priorities for governments in sub-Saharan Africa. In order to attain them, governments have declared an ambition to facilitate private sector...

Author(s)
Holmén, H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Group culture and smallholder participation in value chains: French beans in Kenya.

This chapter covers group culture and its importance for the successful participation of smallholders in the export market, using Kenyan French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) value chains as an example. Although associations in Kenya are widespread among small-scale horticultural farmers, mainly with...

Author(s)
Paalhaar, J.; Jansen, K.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936495)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Liaison of international, national and local agencies - conclusion.

This chapter considers the background for potential tensions between the interests of agencies working under upward accountability and the interests of their staff working on the ground, facing conflicting demands for participation from local and donor interests. The need for positive communication ...

Author(s)
Bakker, H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938413)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The power of onions and garlic.

This chapter looks at the introduction of market gardening as an alternative enterprise for beneficiaries of the Upper Mandrare River Basin Development Project (PHBM) in Madagascar. Also discussed is the introduction of Moringa oleifera in the Upper Mandrare River Basin and the formation of...

Author(s)
Shapiro, B.; Woldeyes, A.; Ramilison, H.; Rakotondratsima, A.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937393)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Where the Zebu reigns.

This chapter describes the livestock-related activities implemented under the Upper Mandrare River Basin Development Project (PHBM) in Madagascar. These included: interventions in animal health (vaccination, parasite control, veterinary products and services); the formation of livestock...

Author(s)
Shapiro, B.; Woldeyes, A.; Ramilison, H.; Rakotondratsima, A.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937393)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Using and managing irrigation, a complex process.

This chapter discusses the rehabilitation and construction of irrigation schemes and the creation and strengthening of water users' associations under the Upper Mandrare River Basin Development Project (PHBM) in Madagascar.

Author(s)
Shapiro, B.; Woldeyes, A.; Ramilison, H.; Rakotondratsima, A.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937393)
Type
Book chapter

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