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Latest Research News on Cucumber production : Nov 2021

Economical analysis and relation between energy inputs and yield of greenhouse cucumber production in Iran This paper studies the energy balance between the input and the output per unit area for greenhouse cucumber production. For this purpose, the data on 43 cucumber production greenhouses in the Tehran province, Iran, were collected and analyzed. The results…
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November 15, 2021 0

Latest Research on Poverty Alleviation: October 2021

  Poverty Alleviation and Tropical Forests—What Scope for Synergies? This paper explores the “state-of-the-art” of the two-way causal links between poverty alleviation and natural tropical forests. Microimpacts of rising poverty can increase or slow forest loss. At the macrolevel, poverty also has an ambiguous effect, but it is probable that higher income stimulates forest loss…
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October 21, 2021 0

Latest Research News on Farmers Perceptions : May 2020

Technology characteristics, farmers’ perceptions and adoption decisions: A Tobit model application in Sierra Leone The objective of this paper is to test the hypothesis that farmer perceptions of technology-specific characteristics significantly condition technology adoption decisions. Earlier adoption studies have not considered this in the analysis of the determinants of adoption decisions. The omission of farmers’…
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May 14, 2020 0

Latest Research on Small Farms: Feb – 2020

The Future of Small Farms Interest in agriculture for growth and poverty reduction reawakened within the early 2000s made all the keener by the sudden rise in cereals prices on world markets in 2007–08. But is it still possible to drive agricultural growth through small farms, as happened within the green revolution? Whether small farms…
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February 5, 2020 0

Latest News on Crop Management Research: Feb – 2020

Remote Sensing for Crop Management Scientists with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and various government agencies and personal institutions have provided an excellent deal of fundamental information relating spectral reflectance and thermal emittance properties of soils and crops to their agronomic and biophysical characteristics. this data has facilitated the event and use of varied remote…
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February 1, 2020 0

News Update on Smallholder Farmers Research: Jan – 2020

Agroecologically efficient agricultural systems for smallholder farmers: contributions to food sovereignty The realization of the contribution of peasant agriculture to food security within the midst of scenarios of global climate change , economic and energy crisis, led to the concepts of food sovereignty and agroecologically based production systems to realize much attention within the developing…
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January 30, 2020 0

Latest News on Technology Adoption Research: Jan – 2020

Technology Adoption in the Presence of Network Externalities We analyze technology adoption in industries where network externalities are significant. The pattern of adoption depends on whether technologies are sponsored. A sponsor is an entity that has property rights to the technology and hence is willing to form investments to market it. Key findings include the…
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January 23, 2020 0

The Agricultural Extension System of Family Farm Schools in Cameroon

This chapter analyzes the extension system used by Family Farm Schools in providing agricultural information to farmers to alleviate rural poverty and hunger in Cameroon. It examines the background of Family Farm Schools and the unemployment problem of school leavers and advances the view that moving away from pure state paternalism to a partnership between…
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July 18, 2019 0