Tag: Ethiopia

Impact of farmland exclosure on the productivity and sustainability of a mixed crop-livestock system in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia

Authors: Baudron, F.; Mamo, A; Tirfessa, D; Argaw, M. Published in: Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 2015, vol. 207, 109-118 p.   Livestock provides numerous benefits to smallholders in sub-Saharan Africa, but also represents a potential agent of environmental degradation. Exclosures...

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Restoring cropland productivity and profitability in northern ethiopian drylands after nine years of Resource-Conserving Agriculture

Authors: Araya, T.; Nyssen, J.; Govaerts, B.; Baudron, F.; Carpentier, L.; Bauer, H.; Lanckriet, S.; Deckers, J.; Cornelis, W.M. Published in: Experimental Agriculture, In press.   Long-term in situ soil and water conservation experiments are rare in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in Eastern...

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Cropping system diversification, conservation tillage and modern seed adoption in Ethiopia: Impacts on household income, agrochemical use and demand for labor

Published in Ecological Economics 93 : 85-93, 2013 Hailemariam Teklewold, Menale Kassie, Bekele Shiferaw and Gunnar Kohlin The type and combination of sustainable agricultural practices (SAPs) adopted have a significant effect on agricultural productivity and food security. This study develops a multinomial...

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Interdependence of smallholders’ net market positions in mixed crop-livestock systems of Ethiopian highlands

Published in Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics  4 (7): 199-209, 2012 Moti Jaleta and Berhanu Gebremedhin Using simultaneous-equation models, this paper examines whether there is interdependence between smallholder’s net market positions in crop and live animal markets under mixed crop-livestock...

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