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World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts

World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts

"World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts (WAERSA) is an online bibliographic and abstracts database of internationally published research on applied rural socioeconomic research."

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World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts (WAERSA) is an online bibliographic and abstracts database of internationally published research on applied rural socioeconomic research.

Created and indexed by subject specialists WAERSA provides access to these abstracts alongside comprehensive indexing and classification codes. It includes a fully searchable backfile to 1973 of over 400,000 abstracts with approximately 20,000 new records added each year.

WAERSA is also available monthly in print with author, subject and serials cited indexes, and 8,000 new records added each year.

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Agricultural economics
    • - agricultural household economics
    - agricultural situation and outlook reports
  • - production functions
      • - survey methods
      - theoretical, regional and country models

Agricultural policy and development
    • - agricultural development
    - agricultural policy theory models and empirical studies
Agricultural structure and land issues
    • - agrarian reform
      • - cooperatives
      - farm structure
    • - land reform
    - land valuation
  • - ownership
  • - tenure
Biotechnology and genetic resources
    • - biodiversity (policy, regulation, international agreements)
    - biotechnology industry
  • - plant and animal genetic engineering


Consumption and consumer behaviour
    • - attitudes
    • - consumer behaviour
    • - food consumption trends
    - household and consumer surveys
  • - preferences


Education, extension and research
  • - higher education and training in agriculture and vocational training
  • - agricultural extension services, participatory extension, diffusion of information and pilot/demonstration farms
  • - national and regional agricultural and rural research policy and planning
  • - costs and financing of research
  • - on-farm and farming systems research (methodology and application)
  • - innovation adoption


Employment and income
    • - diversification
    - labour market
    • - labour productivity
    • - national policy on agricultural/farm labour
    • - non-farm income
    • - part-time farming
    - trade unions
    • - trends in farm income
    - social security
    • - wages and remuneration
    • - work organization
    - working conditions 


Farm management and decision making
  • - attributes of farm managers
    • - farm management, planning, accounting and information systems


Farming systems

For all types of farming (arable, dairy, etc.):

  • - costs, returns and profitability of the various types of farm enterprises (organic farming, horticulture, etc.)
  • - farm results
  • - farm surveys
  • - farming systems (including alternative farm enterprises e.g. farm holidays, farm forestry, etc.)
Finance, investment and credit

 For the agricultural sector and rural enterprises. Includes support measures:

- banks and other financial institutions
- credit, loans
- crop insurance
- exchange rates
- farm indebtedness
- farmers' investment decisions
- fiscal and tax policies
- inflation
- intervention
- monetary policy
- subsidies


Food policy and food security
      • - famine, hunger and nutritional studies
      - food aid
    - food policy
  • - food security
  • - theoretical and country models
Food industry
  • - food processing sector
  • - packing
    • - whole sector studies

Inputs and input industries
  • The economics of the agricultural input industries themselves and of their products (fertilizers, plant protection chemicals, farm machinery, fuels, feeds, seeds, veterinary and pharmaceutical products).
  • Includes product supply, demand, policy, regulations, marketing and trade
International trade
    • - balance of trade for all agricultural and food products
    • - exports
    • - imports
    • - terms of trade
    - trade agreements
    • - trade barriers
    - trade negotiations


Marketing and distribution
      • - food safety and quality control
      - market competition
    • - market concentration and integration
    - market regulations
  • - storage
  • - transport
  • - wholesale and retail marketing of all agricultural and food products
Natural resource economics

The application of the concept of economics to natural resources covering:

      • - aquaculture
      - biodiversity and wildlife management and conservation
      • - biomass utilization
      - degradation
    - environmental policy, protection and management
  • - environmental impact assessment and valuation studies
      • - fisheries policy and management
      - land use and management
    - natural resource economics, utilization and management
  • - sustainability
    • - theoretical, regional, country and international models
  • - water resource management, irrigation and drainage
Non-food industries
    • - agritourism
    - the economics of the cotton, rubber, floriculture and tobacco industries
Regional policy and development
  • - regional planning
  • - rural development policy
  • - rural economy
    • - rural infrastructure
    - rural services

Rural sociology
    • - behaviour, attitudes and cultural factors
    • - conflict and political movements
        • - rural families and communities
        - rural population trends
      - rural/urban relations and migration
      • - sociology and social policy of rural areas
  • - social stratification
      • - state of the subject
Supply, demand and prices
    • - demand analysis and supply trends for all agricultural and food products
    - price policy
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Title ISSN
ACIAR Final Reports
Acta Medica Transilvanica 2285-7079
Actas Iberoamericanas de Conservación Animal 2253-9727
Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Dergisi 1304-7787
Advances in Technology Innovation 2415-0436
Afrika Focus 0772-084X
Agricultural Economics and Rural Development
AgroEkonomika (Serbia) 0350-5928
AGROFOR International Journal 2490-3434
Agroscope Transfer 2296-7222
AIMS Environmental Science 2372-0344
Alanya Academic Review 2547-9733
Ambiente y Desarrollo 0121-7607
Annales de lINRGREF 1737-0515
Annals of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development 2353-4362
Applied Tourism 2448-3524
Aquatic Sciences and Engineering 2602-473X
Arnaldoa 1815-8242
Asian Journal of Agriculture and Biology 2307-8553
BIO Web of Conferences 2117-4458
BioLink 2356-458X
Boletín de la Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles 0212-9426
Bornimer Agrartechnische Berichte 0947-7314
Buletin Penelitian Tanaman Rempah dan Obat / Bulletin of Research on Spice and Medicinal Crops 0215-0824
CABI Impact Case Study Series
CABI Research Brief Series
Case Studies in the Environment 2473-9510
Compendio de Ciencias Veterinarias 2225-5214
COMU Journal of Agriculture Faculty 2147-8384
Contextos da Alimentação 2238-4200
Current Plant Biology 2214-6628
Earth Systems and Environment 2509-9426
Ecocycles 2416-2140
Economics of Disasters and Climate Change 2511-1280
Ecosistemas y Recursos Agropecuarios 2007-9028
Egyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences - Botany 2090-3812
E-Jurnal Matematika 2303-1751
Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 2325-1026
Energy for Sustainable Development 0973-0826
Engineering in Agriculture, Environment and Food 1881-8366
Environmental Protection and Natural Resources / Ochrona Srodowiska i Zasobów Naturalnych 2353-8589
Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde 1679-4974
FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 2521-1838
FAO Commodity and Trade Policy Research Working Paper
FAO Legal Papers 2413-807X
Fundamental and Applied Agriculture 2518-2021
Global Journal of Environmental Science and Management 2383-3572
Health Promotion Perspectives
Horticultural Plant Journal 2095-9885
Hungarian Geographical Bulletin 2064-5031
IFAD Research Series
International Agricultural Journal 2587-6740
International Journal of Biology Research 2310-9564
International Journal of Entomological Research 2310-3906
International Journal of Innovative Horticulture 2320-0286
International Journal of Phytocosmetics and Natural Ingredients 2374-0639
International Journal of Water Resources and Arid Environments 2079-7079
International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering 2141-6613
Italian Journal of Mycology 2531-7342
Journal - American Water Works Association 0003-150X
Journal of Advances in Environmental Health Research 2345-3990
Journal of African Studies and Development 2141-2189
Journal of Agricultural and Marine Sciences 2410-1060
Journal of Animal Science Researches 2008-5125
Journal of Engineering & Processing Management 1840-4774
Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 1365-2753
Journal of Geography and Regional Planning 2070-1845
Journal of Health Policy and Management 2549-0281
Journal of Health Promotion and Behavior 2549-1172
Journal of Health Sciences (Londrina) 2447-8938
Journal of Hill Agriculture 0976-7606
Journal of Mountain Area Research 2518-8496
Journal of Natural and Environmental Resources Management 2086-4639
Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism 2213-0780
Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health 1975-8375
Journal of Rural Development and Agriculture 2518-8232
Journal of Social Work Education and Practice 2456-2068
Journal of the Institute of Science and Technology 2146-0574
Journal of the Selva Andina Biosphere 2308-3867
Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts 1985-8914
Jurnal Kesehatan Komunitas / Journal of Community Health 2088-7612
Jurnal Pembangunan dan Alam Lestari / Indonesian Journal of Sustainable Development 2087-3522
KIT Working Paper Series - Sustainable Economic Development
Kocatepe Veterinary Journal 1308-1594
Lancet Planetary Health 2542-5196
LimnoFish: Journal of Limnology and Freshwater Fisheries Research 2148-9300
Majalah Ilmiah Biologi Biosfera 0853-1625
Malaysian Journal of Veterinary Research
Marine Science and Technology Bulletin 2147-9666
Marketing & Tourism Review 2525-8176
Media Konservasi 0215-1677
Microbiology Spectrum 2165-0497
Mol 1133-3669
National Journal of Medical and Allied Sciences 2293-9192
Natural Products and Bioprospecting 2192-2195
Nature Sustainability 2398-9629
Policy Brief - Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development
Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences 2199-8981
Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability 2493-9439
Research in Pig Breeding 1802-7547
Review of Economics and Development Studies 2519-9692
Revista Bio Ciencias 2007-3380
Revista Conexão UEPG 2238-7315
Revista Internacional Interdisciplinar INTERthesis 1807-1384
Rhizosphere 2452-2198
Royal Society Open Science 2054-5703
RUDN Journal of Agronomy and Animal Industries 2312-797X
SAGE Open 2158-2440
Science and Technology Indonesia 2580-4405
Sociedad y Ambiente 2007-6576
Stiinta Agricola 1857-0003
Tap chi Khoa hoc Cong nghe Nong nghiep Viet Nam / Journal of Vietnam Agricultural Science and Technology 1859-1558
Todays Veterinary Nurse 2575-8365
Tourism and Hospitality International Journal 2183-0800
Tropical Animal Science Journal 2615-787X
Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology 2148-127X
Türkiye Tarimsal Arastirmalar Dergisi 2148-2306
UK-Vet Equine 2516-0583
UTCiencia 1390-6909
Veterinarski zurnal Republike Srpska 1840-2887
Veterinary Sciences 2306-7381
Vietnam Journal of Science, Technology and Engineering 2525-2461
Wheat and Barley Research 2249-4065
Working Paper - CIAT Publication
YIIFSWA Working Paper Series
Zeszyty Naukowe Szkoly Glównej Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie - Problemy Rolnictwa Swiatowego 2081-6960