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Cover for Ten years to achieve transformational change: the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025.

The world has formulated an ambitious agenda foreseeing to eliminate all forms of malnutrition and achieving sustainability targets. This agenda is described in various globally agreed documents: the 2030 Agenda, the outcome documents of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) and...

Author(s)
Oenema, S.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Yemen's agricultural world: crisis and prospects.

This chapter first describes Yemen's pre-1970 agricultural system, before the oil age's regional and global dynamics reworked the country's political ecology. Next, it explains remittances' role in restructuring Yemen, especially its agricultural sector. It then offers a quantitative and...

Author(s)
Ajl, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How to make Conservation Agriculture EverGreen.

This chapter discusses the role of trees in conservation agriculture (CA) systems and highlights examples of promising EverGreen Conservation Agriculture (ECA) models. The reviews the experiences of developing and applying ECA models that are tuned to the specific contexts of farming in Zambia,...

Author(s)
Garrity, D. P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Transformation of Indian agriculture following economic liberalization.

This chapter documents the transformation of Indian agriculture following the economic liberalization since the early 1990s. It looks at the evolution of agricultural trade and trade policies, the investments and subsidies in agriculture, agricultural credit, the irrigation infrastructure, private...

Author(s)
Kavery Ganguly; Pandey, V. L.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642826)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Input subsidy versus farm technology - which is more important for agricultural development?

The development of Indian agriculture is driven by input subsidies and farm technology. Therefore this chapter examines which of these is more important for agricultural development. The study evaluates the effects of price and non-price factors on factor demand, crop output supply and demand, as...

Author(s)
Praduman Kumar; Joshi, P. K.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642826)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Farm-level modelling, risk and uncertainty.

This chapter reviews whole farm-modelling approaches that attempt to capture: (i) the stochastic nature of the outcomes of farm decision making; (ii) farmers' attitudes to risk; and (iii) ways that risk-averse farmers can manage variability. As an example, a utility efficient programming (UEP),...

Author(s)
Ramsden, S.; Wilson, P.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644288)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agricultural cooperative development in Kazakhstan and Ukraine.

The agricultural service cooperative is a means for incorporating small farmers into value chains that include larger downstream middlemen, processors, markets and grocery chains. This chapter describes the development of agricultural service cooperatives in the large wheat producing countries of...

Author(s)
Sedik, D.; Lerman, Z.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645353)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Evaluating the economic efficiency of subsidies based on the basic output equations for agricultural enterprises in the north-western regions of Russia.

The existing approaches to estimating the efficiency of subsidies on agricultural production are considered. The basic output regression equations have been enhanced by including more factors (subsidies, production profitability and quality of enterprise management) in addition to the primary ones...

Author(s)
Epstein, D.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645353)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Legislative controls on the cultivation of hemp.

This chapter deals with legislative controls on the cultivation of hemp. Three key areas are addressed: (1) French legislation arising from the Code de la Santé Publique; (2) European Union (EU) legislation governing agricultural subsidies; and (3) the future of the Common Agricultural Policy and...

Author(s)
Bertucelli, S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937935)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Overview of agricultural, rural and structural policies.

This chapter explains the principles and mechanisms of the Serbian agricultural market and rural development policies, and discusses recent reforms. By doing so this chapter provides insights into the consistency of the Serbian with the EU agricultural, rural and structural policies. The chapter...

Author(s)
Berkum, S. van; Bogdanov, N.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641454)
Type
Book chapter

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