Essays about: "smallholders"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 55 essays containing the word smallholders.

  1. 1. The potential of breeding perennial grain legumes for swedish climates : a literature study and a pilot experiment on polyploidy

    University essay from SLU/Department of Plant Breeding (from 130101)

    Author : Maximilian Isendahl; [2019]
    Keywords : Phaseolus polystachios; Caragana arborescens; Vicia pisiformis; Lupinus; mutabilis; polyphyllus; perennis; pea vetch; Siberian pea shrub;

    Abstract : In consideration of both the struggle facing smallholders and rural societies in Sweden and the environmental crisis, the potential of breeding and cultivation of perennial legumes in Sweden has been examined. The essay is comprised of a literature study and a pilot experiment. READ MORE

  2. 2. Whole farm technical efficiency : the case of Ethiopian smallholders: time-variant stochastic frontier model

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Economics

    Author : Astewale Bimr Melaku; [2018]
    Keywords : smallholder farmers; technical efficiency; time-variant; Ethiopia;

    Abstract : This study uses a time-varying random-effects stochastic frontier model to estimate level of whole farm technical efficiency using 3,465 observations of sample smallholder farmers located in Tigray, Amhara, Oromia, and Southern Nation and Nationalities (SNNP) regions of Ethiopia. A baseline econometric analysis has been done by employing Corrected Ordinary Least Square (COLS) and cross-section data models prior to the panel data model analysis as a robustness check. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Role of the National Institutional Framework for Land Tenure on Contract-Farming Public-Private Partnerships in Malawi: a Case Study of Two Sugarcane Outgrower Schemes

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen

    Author : Eleanor Grace Annie Hinde; [2017]
    Keywords : contract farming; public-private partnerships; outgrower schemes; inclusivity; land tenure policy; agricultural development initiatives; Business and Economics;

    Abstract : Public-private partnerships (PPPs) as a form of contract farming are increasing in number across Sub-Saharan Africa; providing a potential solution to the threat of food insecurity and stimulant of economic growth. Yet, the perceived extent to which the operations of contract-farming PPPs include original smallholders – inclusivity - is often questioned. READ MORE

  4. 4. Liberalising into poverty? : a GTAP analysis of the SADC EPA

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Economics

    Author : Tatjana Döbeling; [2017]
    Keywords : Economic Partnership Agreement; SADC; Southern Africa; GTAP; state budget; current account; regional trade; infant industry; agriculture; subsistence farming;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to test the concerns about the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and six southern African countries, based on a policy simulation with the GTAP-Model. As with other EPAs, opponents worried about the state budgets, the current accounts, the regional trade, the agricultural sector and the industry. READ MORE

  5. 5. Problematizing productivity : exploring patterns of thought in the swedish national food strategy

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Viktor Eriksson; [2017]
    Keywords : WPR; agriculture; discourse; Sweden; strategy; policy; problematization; agricultural; sustainability; productivity; intensification;

    Abstract : This thesis explores what agro-political discourses define the Swedish National Food Policy from 2017. By analysing how the problems of environmental sustainability and productivity are addressed, the study aims to excavate unearthed ways of thinking. READ MORE