Search for dissertations about: "agricultural extension"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 20 swedish dissertations containing the words agricultural extension.

  1. 1. Towards an impact on food security for Tajikistan : improved wheat grain and seed quality through plant breeding as a key

    Author : Bahromiddin Husenov; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; []
    Keywords : LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is the worlds’ most important food crop and it contributes 60% of the daily protein and calories to the population of Tajikistan. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Knowledge Arena : Approaching agroforestry and competing knowledge systems - a challenge for agricultural extension

    Author : Per Hillbur; Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Tanzania; coevolution; arena perspective; agroforestry; natural resource management; agricultural extension; knowledge systems; Social geography; Socialgeografi;

    Abstract : Agriculture in many African countries is characterised by large diversity in production and great variation in growing conditions, irrigation potential and access to markets. This variation has proved to be a difficult matter when adjusting national agricultural policies and development projects to local conditions. READ MORE

  3. 3. Brazilian land use policies and the development of ecosystem services

    Author : Flavio L. M. Freitas; Ulla Mörtberg; Gerd Sparovek; Martin Persson; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; NATURVETENSKAP; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; NATURAL SCIENCES; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; Brazil; Land use policy; Forest protection; Ecosystem services; Biodiversity; Offsetting of legal reserves; Mark- och vattenteknik; Land and Water Resources Engineering;

    Abstract : Concerns related to global environmental changes due to land use changes have been driving international communities towards more sustainable land use systems. Brazil is a country of global strategic importance in this matter considering that it is the nation with the largest extension of preserved tropical native vegetation, recognised for its ecosystem services and high and unique biodiversity. READ MORE

  4. 4. Essays on welfare and debt : From impact evaluation in Kenya to Canadian housing markets

    Author : Jean-Philippe Deschamps-Laporte; Lars Hultkrantz; Jörgen Levin; Gunnar Isacsson; Elin Vimefall; Dick Durevall; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Impact evaluation; rural development; agricultural extension; technology adoption; wealth effect; housing; household debt;

    Abstract : This thesis is comprised of two independent essays on the topics of impact evaluation, and one essay on the housing wealth-effect. The essays address key questions on welfare and spending decisions made by households when subject to government assistance programs and increases in housing prices. READ MORE

  5. 5. Production, local trade and diversity of avocado (Persea americana Mill.) in the southern highlands of Tanzania

    Author : Ibrahim Juma; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; []
    Keywords : LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Avocado (Persea americana Mill) has a long cultivation history in Tanzania and adds to the country’s revenue through trading within (local and commercial avocado cultivars) and outside (commercial cultivars) the country. Research has been, however, scanty to characterize the country’s avocado production, local trading and diversity. READ MORE