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Agricultural Economics

2010, v. 41, n. 5

  • Página 385-395
    Autor/es: Wouterse, Fleur.
    Título: Migration and tecnical efficiency in cereal production: evidence from Burkina Faso.
    Resumen: This article uses a double bootstrap procedure and survey data from Burkina Faso in a two-stage estimation to explore ways in which continental and intercontinental migration determine efficency in cereal production of rural household.

  • Página 397-408
    Autor/es: Tiller, J. Kelly; Feleke, T. Shiferaw; Starnes, H. Jane.
    Título: A discrete-time hazard analysis of the exit of burley tobacco geowers in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia.
    Resumen: This article examines the exit and survival dynamics of burley tobacco growers in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virgina using a discrete-time hazard logit model.

  • Página 409-423
    Autor/es: Kallas, Zein; Serra, Teresa; Gil, Maria, José.
    Título: Farmers' objectives as determinats of organic farming adoption: the case of Catalonian vineyard production.
    Resumen: This article assesses the decision to adopt organic farming practices. We uses Duration Analysis (DA) to determine why farmers adopt organic farming practices and what influences the timing of adoption.

  • Página 425-442
    Autor/es: Maredia, K. Mywish; Bernsten, Richard; Ragasa, Catherine.
    Título: Returns to public sector plant breeding in the presence of spill-ins and private goods: the case of bean research in Michigan.
    Resumen: This article illustrates a methodology for assessing economic returns to a publicly funded breeding program in the presence of private sector investments.

  • Página 443-451
    Autor/es: Ge, Yuanlong; Wang, H. Holly; Ahn, K. Sung.
    Título: Cotton market integration and the impact of China's new exchange rate regime.
    Resumen: This article studies the integration of China's cotton with the international market, especially the U.S. market. Investigating the futures prices from the International Exchange (ICE) in the U.S. and the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (ZCE) in China wi

  • Página 453-462
    Autor/es: Nalley, L. Lawton; Barkley, P. Andrew; Featherstone, M. Allen.
    Título: The genetic and economic impact of the CIMMYT wheat breeding program on local producers in the Yaqui valley, Sonora Mexico.
    Resumen: This article quantifies the productivity gain from CIMMYT-released semidwarf bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) cultivars over time , using test plot data from Mexico's Yaqui Valley.

  • Página 463-470
    Autor/es: Parcell, L. Joe; Franken, V. R. Jason;Cox, Maria; Patterson, J. David; Randle,
    Título: Buyers' perceptions of importance and willingness-to-pay for certain attributes of source and production verified bred heifers.
    Resumen: This research reports buyers' perceptions of and willingness-to-pay for replacement heifers produced through a rigorous, third-party verified production protocol.

  • Página 471-482
    Autor/es: De Groote, Hugo; vanlauwe, Bernard; Rutto, Esther; Odhiambo; Kanampiu, Fred; Khan, R. Zeyaur.
    Título: Economic analysis of diferent options in integrated pest and soil fertility management in maize systems of Western Kenya.
    Resumen: The major biotic constraints to the production of maize, the major staple food in Western Kenya, are field pests such as Striga an stem borers, and low soil fertility.

  • Página 483-496
    Autor/es: Baumgärtner, Stefan; Quaas, F. Martin.
    Título: Managing increasing environmental risks through agrobiodiversity and agrienvironmental policies.
    Resumen: Agrobiodiversity can provide natural insurance to risk-averse farmers by reducing the variance of crop yield, and to society at large byreducing the uncertainty in the provicion of public-good ecosystem services,

  • Página 497-506
    Autor/es: Larsén, Karin
    Título: Effects of machinery-sharing arrangements on farm efficiency: evidence from Sweden.
    Resumen: The effects of partnerships, in the form macchinery-sharing arrangements, on farm efficiency are analyzed using data for Swedish crop and livestock farms.