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The Impact of Household Responsibility Systems on Farm Productivity

Louis Putterman

in Continuity and Change in China’s Rural Development: Collective and Reform Eras in Perspective

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195078725
eISBN:
9780199854950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195078725.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In line with several crop-production enhancement plans, there has been an emerging political and micro-institutional reform: the replacement of team effort by farm households as the basic ... More


Household Factor Allocation and Administrative Intervention in the Post-Collective Era: A Simulation Analysis *

Louis Putterman

in Continuity and Change in China’s Rural Development: Collective and Reform Eras in Perspective

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195078725
eISBN:
9780199854950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195078725.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

As suggested in the fourth chapter, the additional output of teams (in its aggregate sense) was substantially greater in sidelines compared to the crop productivity rates during the 1970s. The ... More


Conclusions

Louis Putterman

in Continuity and Change in China’s Rural Development: Collective and Reform Eras in Perspective

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195078725
eISBN:
9780199854950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195078725.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Despite the problems with the representativeness and generalizations of the Dahe data set, such information allows statistical investigations of economic behaviors of teams and team members during ... More


Green and Blue Water Use and Productivity in Narmada River Basin

M. Dinesh Kumar

in Managing Water in River Basins: Hydrology, Economics, and Institutions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198065364
eISBN:
9780199081219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065364.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter analyses the productivity of blue and green water in Narmada River Basin used in crop production. It quantifies the extent of green and blue water use and evaluates the extent to which ... More


Maintaining Crop Diversity On-Farm and Off

Stephen B. Brush

in Farmers' Bounty: Locating Crop Diversity in the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100495
eISBN:
9780300130140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100495.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses the conservation of crop resources, with a focus on in situ, or on-farm, conservation. A number of different strategies are proposed to promote in situ conservation. One ... More


African Smallholder Farmers on the Move: Farm and Non-Farm Trends for Six Sub-Saharan African Countries, 2002–15

Magnus Jirström, Maria Archila Bustos, and Sarah Alobo Loison

in Agriculture, Diversification, and Gender in Rural Africa: Longitudinal Perspectives from Six Countries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198799283
eISBN:
9780191839641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799283.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides a broad descriptive background of central aspects of smallholder agriculture in six countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It offers an up-to-date picture of the current trends ... More


An Environmental Laboratory: “Native” Agriculture, Tropical Infertility, and Ecological Models of Development

in Africa as a Living Laboratory: Empire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge, 1870-1950

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226803463
eISBN:
9780226803487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803487.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter investigates a pivotal transition that took place during the colonial period, facilitated by agricultural departments and environmental scientists. Agriculture was, and would remain, at ... More


Cultivating Knowledge: African Tobacco and Cotton Workers in Colonial British America

Frederick C. Knight

in Working the Diaspora: The Impact of African Labor on the Anglo-American World, 1650-1850

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748183
eISBN:
9780814749128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748183.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines cash crop production, particularly of cotton and tobacco. Though most closely associated with the antebellum South, cotton took root in colonial Virginia, South Carolina, ... More


Cultural Beliefs, Values, and the Biogeochemical Cycling of P: P is for People

Timothy Crews, James Cotner, and Carol McCreary

in Phosphorus, Food, and Our Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199916832
eISBN:
9780190267926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916832.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter explores how cultural values, beliefs, and traditions affect the fluxes of phosphorus in the biosphere. It examines three human-culture interactions with phosphorus biogeochemistry: (a) ... More


In Whose Interests? Transparency and Accountability in the Global Governance of Food: Agribusiness, the Codex Alimentarius, and the World Trade Organization

Elizabeth Smythe

in Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012751
eISBN:
9780262255509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012751.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines the effects of corporate power on the emerging norms of transparency in the food sector at both the global and national level. It considers the questions concerning democratic ... More


Responding to Climatic Challenges: Lessons from U.S. Agricultural Development

Alan L. Olmstead and Paul W. Rhode

in The Economics of Climate Change: Adaptations Past and Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226479880
eISBN:
9780226479903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226479903.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides a long-term perspective for understanding how American farmers have responded to new and challenging growing environments that in some cases involved greater temperature ... More


Agricultural Drought in Indonesia

Rizaldi Boer and Arjunapermal R. Subbiah

in Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought: A Global Study

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162349
eISBN:
9780197562109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162349.003.0037
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world and comprises 5 main islands and about 30 smaller archipelagos. In total, there are 13,667 islands and islets, of which approximately 6,000 are ... More


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