Search for dissertations about: "farm productivity"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 25 swedish dissertations containing the words farm productivity.

  1. 1. Essays on Risk Attitudes in Sub-Saharan Africa

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Department of Economics, Uppsala University

    Author : Mohammad H. Sepahvand; Ranjula Bali; Chuan-Zhong Li; Supriya Garikipati; [2019]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Risk attitudes; determinants of risk taking; test-retest reliability; gender; inter and multigenerational transmission; socialization; family background; sibling correlations; exogenous shock; revolution; gender differences; agriculture; productivity; Burkina Faso; Economics; Nationalekonomi; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : Essay I (submitted): Risk-taking is an important topic in Africa, as access to financial institutions and social security is scarce. Data on risk attitudes in Africa is limited and the available data collected might not be reliable. READ MORE

  2. 2. Essays on Soil Conservation, Social Capital and Technology Adoption

    University dissertation from Göteborg

    Author : Wilfred Nyangena; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2006]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Kenya; social capital; soil and water conservation; technology adoption; farm productivity;

    Abstract : Erosion of agricultural land remains a major constraint to agricultural development in Kenya, which has a complex topography. Government and donor institutions are promoting soil and water conservation practices. Several hypotheses have been put forward to explain the process and driving forces for the adoption of these practices. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Technology and Economy of Farm-Scale, High-Solids Anaerobic Digestion of Plant Biomass

    University dissertation from Department of Biotechnology, Lund University

    Author : Mattias Svensson; [2005]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; farm-scale; Bioteknik; farmhouse construction; Lantbruksteknik; Biotechnology; agricultural machines; kontroll av utsläpp; Agricultural engineering; Miljöteknik; pollution control; Environmental technology; Lantbruksekonomi; straw bed priming; stratified bed digesters; nitrogen recycling; greenhouse gases; Sweden; Agricultural economics; sequential single-stage fed-batch; ley crops; sustainability; wheat straw; sugar beet tops; crop residues; high-solids; economy; Anaerobic digestion; biogas upgrading;

    Abstract : Anaerobic digestion is a microbially mediated process occurring in nature in the absence of oxygen and other non-carbonaceous electron acceptors. The majority of the carbon of the organic matter degraded in the process is transformed into carbon dioxide and methane. READ MORE

  4. 4. Understanding crop and farm management : links to farm characteristics, productivity, biodiversity, marketing channels and perceptions of climate change

    University dissertation from ; Department of Crop Production Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

    Author : Raj Chongtham Iman; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.; [2016]

    Abstract : Agriculture faces challenges in meeting rising demand for food, feed, fibre and fuel while coping with pressure from globalisation, limited natural resources and climate change. Farmers will choose management practices based on their goals and available resources and these practices will influence farm performance. READ MORE

  5. 5. Essays on Land Lease Markets, Productivity, Biodiversity, and Environmental Variability

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Göteborg University

    Author : Mintewab Bezabih; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2007]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; JEL-codes: C7; C21; C35; C61; C88; C93; D00; D2; Q02; Q12; Q15; Q29; Q51;

    Abstract : Paper 1: Tenure Insecurity, Transaction Costs in the Land Lease Market and Implications for Gendered Productivity Differentials This study assesses the link between land leasing behavior and productivity differentials between male and female-headed households. A double-moral hazard model allows us to show that the landlord’s tenure insecurity leads to a sub-optimal level of effort on the tenant’s part, via its impact on the likelihood of contract renewal. READ MORE