Sustainable Agriculture & Natural Resource Management (SANREM)

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How might shadow price restrictions reduce technical efficiency? Evidence from a restricted DEA analysis of coffee farms in Vietnam

This article analyzes the effect of potential restrictions on the shadow prices of chemical inputs on technical efficiency among smallholder coffee farmers in Vietnam. Population growth […]

  • Date of Publication: 2010
  • Author(s): A. Garcia; G. Shively
  • Type of Document: Scholarly Article

Engaging communities in decentralization: Contribution of local institutions in managing Kenyan forests

This paper aims to analyze the role of these community forest associations based on their past experience by evaluating aspects of forest management that communities can […]

  • Date of Publication: 2010
  • Author(s): J. Mogoi; E. Obonyo; P. Ongugo; V. Oeba; E. Mwangi
  • Type of Document: Conference Proceeding or Document

Local incentive-based policy for vegetable-agroforestry: A locally-appropriate adaptation and mitigation action (LAAMA) to climate change

This policy brief describes the experience of the Lantapan Municipality in developing an incentive-based policy to promote vegetable-agroforestry (VAf) as a locally-appropriate adaptation and mitigation action […]

  • Date of Publication: 2010
  • Author(s): D. Catacutan; C. Duque-Pinon
  • Type of Document: Research Report

The policy context of vegetable-agroforestry (VAF) systems in the Philippines and Vietnam: Are there incentives for small farmers?

Vegetable-Agroforestry (VAf) is a viable farming system that provides multiple benefits, including provision of micronutrients to the diet of the rural community and enhancement of on-farm […]

  • Date of Publication: 2010
  • Author(s): D. Catacutan; T. Ha; C. Duque-Pinon; L.T. Loan
  • Type of Document: Media

Initial Environmental Evaluations and PERSUAPs

This presentation describes Initial Environmental Evaluations and PERSUAPs. It begins with a history of the developments that led to the creation of these requirements and then […]

  • Date of Publication: 2010
  • Author(s): M.J. Mulvaney
  • Type of Document: Media

Can forest sector devolution improve rural livelihoods? An analysis of forest income and institutions in western Uganda

Abstract: Forest sector devolution is widely promoted throughout the low income tropics as a policy that leads to poverty reduction. However, there is a dearth of […]

  • Date of Publication: 2009
  • Author(s): P. Jagger
  • Type of Document: Thesis or Dissertation

Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management: A Policy Perspective

Outline: Agriculture and Natural Resources: An Overview – Agricultural Expansion and Deforestation – Land Degradation and Soil Erosion – Water Use and Management – Externalities from […]

  • Date of Publication: 2009
  • Author(s): G. Shively; D. Birur
  • Type of Document: Scholarly Article

Comparing forest decentralization and local institutional change in Bolivia, Kenya, Mexico and Uganda

Abstract: In this paper we assess the institutional and environmental impacts of forest decentralization policies in Bolivia, Kenya, Mexico, and Uganda. Although decentralization is often described […]

  • Date of Publication: 2009
  • Author(s): E. Coleman; F. Fleischman; J. Bauer
  • Type of Document: Research Report

Policy changes, input supply liberalization, and missing markets: Evidence from smallholder farms in Malawi

In this study, the effects of recent policy changes in Malawi are examined. A survey of 800 Malawian farms from 1997-1998 was used to determine the […]

  • Date of Publication: 2009
  • Author(s): G.E. Shively
  • Type of Document: Scholarly Article

Food aid, food prices and producer disincentives in Ethiopia

Although the short-term aims of food aid are well conceived, strong concerns have been voiced regarding the long-term impacts of such aid on incentives for agricultural […]

  • Date of Publication: 2009
  • Author(s): G. Tadese; G. Shively
  • Type of Document: Scholarly Article