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Farmer's Agribusiness Training Course: Module O - Orientation

This Farmers’ Agribusiness training course has been developed to help both farmers and farmer organisations. Its intention is to provide access to additional skills and knowledge that will allow farmers to move from a `farm` to a `firm`.

U.S. Cotton Prices and the World Cotton Market; Forecasting and Structural Change

This report analyzes recent structural changes in the world cotton industry and develops a statistical model that reflects current drivers of U.S. cotton prices

Land Reform and Farm-Household Income Inequality: The Case of Georgia

The income inequality implications of land reform are examined for the case of Georgia using regression-based inequality decomposition techniques.

The Effect of Farm Labor Organization on IPM Adoption. Empirical Evidence from Thailand

This paper examines the effect of labor organization on integrated pest management (IPM) using cross section data collected from a participatory farming system survey of 157 durian growers in Chanthaburi, Thailand, in 2005.

Weather Effects on Trend, Variance and Distribution of Crop Yield

This paper addresses some limitations in the literature that result from not taking into account weather, and proposes an approach to incorporate weather into modeling yield.

Policy Considerations in Revitalizing Local and Regional Food Systems

Comments on policy barriers and opportunities for building stronger local and regional food systems.

The Impact of Agricultural Growth on Rural Non-Farm Incomes and Employment in Alabama

The objective in this paper therefore is to examine the importance of rural-urban growth linkages with a focus on the Black Belt region and estimate agricultural growth multipliers.

The Impact of Biofuels Policy on Agribusiness Stock Prices

This study investigates the impact of biofuels policy on U.S. agribusiness stock prices.