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Farming Practices and Systems

U.S. Cotton Acreage Response Due to Subsidized Crop Insurance

U.S. farm policy has undergone a series of premium subsidy increases since 1994 to make crop insurance more affordable to farmers. Previous research shows that subsidized crop insurance may cause farmers to shift or expand their production.

A Supply-Chain Analysis of Food Safety Standards Related to the Use of Wastewater for Irrigation of Crops

Irrigation with raw or diluted wastewater is a widespread phenomenon, occurring on 20 million hectares across the developing world, especially in Asian countries

Agricultural Technology Choices for Poor Farmers in Less-Favored Areas of South and East Asia

During the past several decades dramatic improvement has occurred in agricultural productivity and livelihoods in South and East Asia, stimulated by the Green Revolution and supported by several other factors.

Rural Innovation Systems and Networks Findings from a Study of Ethiopian Smallholders

Agriculture in Ethiopia is changing. New players, relationships, and policies are influencing how smallholders access and use information and knowledge.

The Transformation of the AFAR Commons in Ethiopia

The major economic activity for pastoralists is animal husbandry. The harsh regulate resource utilization via a common property regime.

Agricultural Growth and Investment Options for Poverty Reduction in Zambia

Zambia has experienced strong economic performance since 1999. However, agriculture has not performed as well as the rest of the economy, and although the incidence of poverty has declined, it still remains high.

Trading Millet and Sorghum Genetic Resources Women Vendors in the Village Fairs of San and Douentza, Mali

In Mali, liberalization of seed markets for sorghum and millet, the staple food crops, has not advanced at the same rate or with the same measurable success as liberalization of grain markets.

Contract Farming of Swine in Southeast Asia as a Response to Changing Market Demand for Quality and Safety in Pork

Contract farming is conventionally thought of as a form of industrial organization that helps to overcome high monitoring, supervision, and environmental mitigation costs incurred from ensuring a reliable and uniform-quality supply (from the standpoint of