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Cover for Lomé: urban agriculture in Lomé.

This chapter focuses on the production of commercial crops along the shoreline of Lomé, Togo. The main crops cultivated (vegetables, spices and herbs) and the nutrient sources (organic and inorganic fertilizers) are given. The socioeconomic conditions and the marketing strategies of peri-urban...

Author(s)
Schreurs, M. E. A.; Reuler, H. van
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851995489)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Adding value to compost from urban household and market refuse in Lomé.

A pilot compost station using organic wastes from households and markets, which has been running in Lomé, Togo, since September 1999, is described. The station aims to produce composts for vegetable farmers, not only for soil amelioration but also for phytosanitary purposes (pest and disease...

Author(s)
Kessler, A.; Helbig, J.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851995489)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How do relative price changes alter land use decisions? Panel data evidence from the Manupali watershed, Philippines.

This chapter explores land use decisions made by farmers in the upper Manupali watershed, Philippines. A panel of farm-level data (1994-2002) is used to quantify responses to economic shocks, and thereby to understand the leverage that policies affecting agricultural prices can be expected to exert ...

Author(s)
Coxhead, I.; Demeke, B.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999128)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sporodex®, fungal biocontrol for powdery mildew in greenhouse crops.

Powdery mildews can cause severe losses to crops in both field and greenhouse conditions. A yeast-like fungus, Sporothrix flocculosa, was isolated from powdery mildew infection sites and found to be an exceptional control agent of powdery mildew on a number of crop plants. This chapter describes...

Author(s)
Jarvis, W. R.; Traquair, J. A.; Bélanger, R. R.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Does social capital matter in vegetable markets? The social capital of indigenous agricultural communities in the Philippines: socio-cultural implications and consequences for local vegetable trade.

This chapter examines (i) whether social capital exists in indigenous agricultural communities of Benguet province (Philippines) and in what form; (ii) what factors influence social capital; and (iii) how social capital affects vegetable marketing in the province. A total of 450 vegetable farmers...

Author(s)
Milagrosa, A.; Slangen, L.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Guanxi and contracts in Chinese vegetable supply chains: an empirical investigation.

An integrated analytical framework was developed and tested to investigate interactions among guanxi networks, buyer-seller relationships, contractual governance and relationship satisfaction in the Chinese vegetable industry. Results of a survey of 167 farmers and 80 firms show that guanxi...

Author(s)
Lu HuaLiang; Trienekens, J.; Omta, O.; Feng ShuYi
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936426)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Vegetable production and marketing in Africa: socio-economic research.

This book provides a collection of conceptual and methodological chapters on the socio-economic aspects of vegetable production-to-marketing systems in Africa. The diverse topics covered in this book include the conceptual challenges in economic research on vegetable production systems, the...

Author(s)
Mithöfer, D.; Waibel, H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936495)
Type
Book
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Cover for An overview.

This chapter briefly discusses vegetable production and marketing issues and constraints in Africa.

Author(s)
Waibel, H.; Mithöfer, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936495)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Reducing pre- and postharvest losses and marketing surpluses.

This chapter discusses ways in which pre- and post-harvest losses in vegetable crops can be reduced using for example pesticides and integrated pest management (IPM). It then outlines the types of markets where any surplus produce can be sold by the subsistence farmer.

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937539)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tropical vegetable production.

This volume consists of two parts. Part 1 comprises 6 chapters concerning the principles and practice of tropical vegetable production (including site, topography, soils and water; site management, seeds and types of cultivars; support for farmers; crop preparation and management; reducing pre- and ...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937539)
Type
Book

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