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Cover for Maize technologies and rural poverty reduction in Ethiopia.

In the past four decades, more than 40 improved maize varieties, including hybrids and open-pollinated varieties, have been developed and released in Ethiopia by the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research in collaboration with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre. Most...

Author(s)
Zeng, D.; Alwang, J.; Norton, G. W.; Shiferaw, B.; Jaleta, M.; Yirga, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Natural resource management in agriculture: methods for assessing economic and environmental impacts.

This book examines methodological difficulties and presents practical methods that can be used in the assessment of the economic and environmental impacts of natural resource management (NRM) in agriculture. Following an introduction, part II (chapters 2-5) examines the valuation of ecosystem...

Author(s)
Shiferaw, B.; Freeman, H. A.; Swinton, S. M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book
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Cover for Valuation methods and approaches for assessing natural resource management impacts.

This chapter provides an overview of the valuation methods and methodological approaches used to evaluate the economic and environmental impacts of natural resource management (NRM) interventions. First, the multiple agro-ecosystem services associated with NRM are summarized. The core issues...

Author(s)
Shiferaw, B.; Freeman, H. A.; Navrud, S.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessing the impacts of natural resource management interventions in agriculture: concepts, issues and challenges.

This chapter identifies key issues involved in assessing the impacts of natural resource management (NRM) interventions in agriculture. Such interventions include adoption of changed NRM practices arising from investments in research and outreach that are implemented through NRM projects,...

Author(s)
Freeman, H. A.; Shiferaw, B.; Swinton, S. M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Towards comprehensive approaches in assessing NRM impacts: what we know and what we need to know.

This chapter synthesizes the conceptual, methodological and empirical issues for evaluating the impacts of natural resource management (NRM) technology and policy interventions. It offers insights on key lessons, policy conclusions, knowledge gaps, and areas that need further research.

Author(s)
Swinton, S. M.; Shiferaw, B.; Freeman, H. A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Challenges of adoption and adaptation of land and water management options in smallholder agriculture: synthesis of lessons and experiences.

This chapter is organized into four sections. The first section provides a brief description of the evolution of approaches to soil and water conservation in agriculture. The second section provides a broad conceptual framework for analyses of investment opportunities and challenges to smallholder...

Author(s)
Shiferaw, B.; Okello, J.; Reddy, V. R.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933890)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessing the economic and environmental impacts of conservation technologies: a farm-level bioeconomic modelling approach.

This chapter illustrates how a multiperiod bioeconomic household-level model, in which changes in resource quality have feedback effects on future land productivity, can be used to explore the economic and environmental impacts of natural resource management technologies and policies. This model is ...

Author(s)
Shiferaw, B.; Holden, S. T.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Measurable biophysical indicators for impact assessment: changes in soil quality.

This paper discusses with examples from recent literature the use of biophysical indicators in monitoring the impact of natural resource management (NRM) interventions on soil quality attributes. The use of simulation modelling to assess the long-term effects of NRM interventions on soil quality...

Author(s)
Pathak, P.; Sahrawat, K. L.; Rego, T. J.; Wani, S. P.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Measurable biophysical indicators for impact assessment: changes in water availability and quality.

The impact of agricultural and natural resource management (NRM) practices on water quantity and quality are examined. The various biophysical indicators proposed to assess surface and groundwater quantity and quality impacts of agricultural and NRM interventions are discussed with examples drawn...

Author(s)
Sahrawat, K. L.; Padmaja, K. V.; Pathak, P.; Wani, S. P.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biophysical indicators of agro-ecosystem services and methods for monitoring the impacts of NRM technologies at different scales.

This paper presents indicators used to monitor changes in the flow of such other ecosystem services as biodiversity conservation, carbon sequestration and ecosystem regulation and describes tools and methods available to monitor and estimate the impacts associated with adoption of natural resource...

Author(s)
Wani, S. P.; Piara Singh; Dwivedi, R. S.; Navalgund, R. R.; Ramakrishna, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book chapter

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