1. 01/01/1978 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...
  2. 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.
  3. 20/01/2001 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...
  4. 01/01/2011 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...
  5. 01/01/1991 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...
  6. By now it is clear that the techniques of the first "Green Revolution" that averted mass starvation a generation ago --pesticides, chemical fertilizers, focusing on a few key crops--are threatening the food supply for future generations. Interestingly, the solution to this dilemma seems most...
  7. The objective of this handbook is to provide techniques for conducting evaluations of new technology with the missing specialist in agricultural research: the farmer. The handbook is designed to help on-farm researchers enlist farmers as active participants in evaluating new technology.
  8. A collection of writings to inspire many to actively link farmers and research in addressig the challenges of agricultural innovation and enterprise, to give smallholder farmers real opportunities to grow their incomes and liveihood, and thus give them a better future.
  9. Ressource principale 01/03/1989 Indigenous knowledge systems permeate all that we do and think and believe, The yhave evolved from years of experience and trial-and-error problem solving by groups o people working to meet th challenges they face in their local enviorments, drawing on the the resources they have at hand.