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How can organic rice be a boon to smallholders? Evidence from contract farming in India

Demand for organic basmati rice (OBR), both at home and abroad, coupled with policy reforms have given rise to contract farming (CF) production in India. OBR production, however, is highly susceptible to weather and pest risks. This study investigates…

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A research agenda for international agricultural trade

International trade is likely to be a hugely important and interesting area for research by agricultural and applied economists in the next decade. While the questions for research are likely to change—with less emphasis on large-scale international…

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The Philippines energy future and low-carbon development strategies

An assessment of alternative, long-term energy supply & the potential contribution of renewable energy to diversify the Philippine energy supply-mix to meet future demands.

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Do as they did: Peer effects explain adoption of conservation agriculture in Malawi

Adoption of the trinity of practices known commonly today as conservation agriculture (CA)—maintaining soil cover, reducing tillage, and enhancing soil nitrogen through legumes—is a critical process to the management of erosion in rural landscapes,…