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Consequences of Deforestation for Women’s Time Allocation, Agricultural Production, and Nutrition in Hill Areas of Nepal AgEcon
Kumar, Shubh K.; Hotchkiss, David.
In the face of growing concerns about the environment, policy makers in developing countries find themselves increasingly pressured to choose between environmental deterioration in the long run and the growing demands of poor populations in the short run. Some environmentalists point to new technology –irrigation, fertilizer, and pesticides- as the basis of ecological decay in rural areas. A number of studies have shown, instead, that expanding farm yields in less fragile area through modern technology offers a viable alternative to stripping the land to expand crop area in marginal soils. In the hill areas of Nepal, as many developing countries, women’s work is the key not only to the functioning of the household but also a necessary supply of field...
Tipo: Report Palavras-chave: Women agriculture laborers; Nepal; Agricultural productivity; Deforestation; Economic aspects; Time management; Women fuelwood gatherers; Food supply; Consumer/Household Economics; Labor and Human Capital; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy.
Ano: 1988 URL: http://purl.umn.edu/42172
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Nontraditional Export Crops in Guatemala: Effects on Production, Income, and Nutrition AgEcon
von Braun, Joachim; Hotchkiss, David; Immink, Maarten.
Modernization of traditional agriculture entalls increased participation of the smallholder sector in the exchange economy. The achievement of this participation requires an open trade regime, domestic policies that ensure against market failures and public policy that effectively permits use of a new production technology for sustained growth. To open up these opportunities to small farmers, investment in rural intrastate is essential, as is investment in education that will enable these farmers to participate as entrepreneurs in the growth process must stimulate employment and increased returns to land. Nontraditional vegetables for export have a higher labor content and therefore promise to help foster rural modernization. In this study of...
Tipo: Report Palavras-chave: Vegetable trade; Guatemala; Exports; Small Farms; Food supply; Agricultural laborers; Household surveys; Crop Production/Industries.
Ano: 1989 URL: http://purl.umn.edu/42169
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