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  1. As a biological low input production system, alley cropping should be a preferred production technique in developing countries where shortages of foreign exchange prohibits the importation or use of large quantities of inputs such as fertilizers and pesticides.
  2. 1988-01-01 Americans decry the decline of family farming but stand by helplessly as industrial farming takes over. Theprevailing sentiment is that family farms should survive for important social, ethical, and economics reasons. But will they? Possibly not, if current policies are not altered, say Marty...
  3. 1996-01-01 2 Copies Most researchers on agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa have become pessimistic about future potential after observing the decline of food output per capita over the past two decades. Although the authors of this study identify factors that have resulted in this stagnation, they also...
  4. For traditional agriculture to become a productive sector of the economy in the developing countries requires the kind of analysis that has been given to industrialization. Mr. Schultz concentrates here on the economic problem confronting traditional agriculture. He presents a theoretical...
  5. This bulletin describes the legume species and their utilization in farming practices in the tropics and subtropics. With proper utilization, these species offer great potential for increasing food legumes adapted to tropics but only a few are extensively used. Substantial and immediate benefits...
  6. 1978-01-01 This thesis attempts to determine whether a person's ability to read has a causal influence on that person's adopting modern farm practices. A review of eighteen field studies undertaken in developing countries of Asia and South America reveals that literacy and the adoption of agricultural...
  7. This book is addressed to all who are concerned with agricultural research, extension and development, regardless of discipline, profession or organization. It presents an outline of approaches, with evidence and examples.
  8. 2001-01-20 Many of the current controversies over globalization, intellectual property protection, biotechnology and the future of farming are played out in seed provision. This book examines seed management in traditional farming systems, reviews the history of formal plant breeding and the origins of seed...
  9. 2011-01-01 A compelling look at the global food crisis, with particular emphasis on global innovations that can help solve a worldwide problem. State of the World 2011 not only introduces us to the latest agro-ecological innovations and their global applicability but also gives broader insights into issues...
  10. 1991-01-01 This technical report is based on a series of commissioned papers prepared for the Canberra Seminar, country studies, and consultation concerning biotechnology conducted during 1988-89. The results are presented in this report, organized around the following topics: the likely socioeconomic...