1. Rating: 4.0 - 1 Vote
    2013-10-20 This article challenges the long-held assumption that smallholder farmers are risk averse and delay land preparation and planting until they are assured of adequate rainfall, and that they inefficiently used the natural resources available to them. The author proposes that farming operations are...
  2. Rating: 4.0 - 1 Vote
    2014-04-20 Harry van den Burg wrote in response to theEDN 121 articleabout: …the extent to which risk aversion may have been and even is overestimated, at the expense of hunger and exhaustion, as a leading limiting factor on agricultural productivity. “Whereas I certainly think that the argument has merit…I...
  3. Rating: 3.0 - 1 Vote
    2014-04-20 There is no doubt in my mind that West African farmers want development if that means, among other things, more productive farming. Of course they would rather harvest seven than three sacks of sorghum per hectare. If that is so, why do so many choose not to engage in development projects that...