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Bioeconomic modelling of hedgerow intercropping


Nelson, R and Cramb, RA, Bioeconomic modelling of hedgerow intercropping, Soil conservation technologies for small holder farming systems in the Philippine uplands: a socioeconomic evaluation, ACIAR Monograph No.78, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra, R.A. Cramb (ed), Canberra, ACT, pp. 228. ISBN 1 86320 223 4 (2000) [Research Book Chapter]


The objective of this project is to improve the flow of appropriate soil conservation technology to upland farmers by providing feedback from farmers to researchers and policymakers regarding factors likely to promote technology adoption. This farming systems approach will start by defining the goals and circumstances of farmers in specific physical and socioeconomic environments. It also has an ecological focus, examining not only whole-farm systems but agroecological systems, including agroforestry systems and land-use systems. A general hypothesis which will guide the research is that upland farmers choose technology in order to further their goals, subject to the constraints imposed by resource availability and environmental conditions.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Agriculture, land and farm management
Research Field:Agricultural hydrology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Soils
UTAS Author:Nelson, R (Associate Professor Rohan Nelson)
ID Code:84694
Year Published:2000
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2013-05-28
Last Modified:2013-05-28

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