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Continuous versus discrete economic analysis of experimental data
Economists are often called upon to analyse experimental data in order to formulate appropriate recommendations for farmers. The data may be analysed as a set of discrete points or it may be possible to represent the data ...
Deriving optimum fertilizer levels: the naive economist versus the practical farmer
In establishing fertilizer recommendations for farmers, standard production function analysis has been widely applied to the analysis of fertilizer experimental data in order to derive optimal levels of fertilizer. That ...
Comparative advantage and policy incentives for wheat production in rainfed and irrigated areas of Mexico
Increasing demand for wheat products and Mexico's trade and financial situation are placing pressure on expanding domestic wheat production. As expansion in irrigated areas will be limited to yield increases unless wheat ...
Farmers' practices, production problems and research opportunities in barley production in the Calpulalpan/Apan valley, Mexico
Since 1975, CIMMYT's Wheat Training Program has conducted experiments on improved barley, wheat and triticale technologies in farmers' fields in the high valleys of the States of Mexico, Hidalgo and Tlaxcala, Mexico. These ...
The rate and sequence of adoption of improved cereal technologies: the case of rainfed barley in the Mexican Altiplano
In efforts to understand the process of agricultural develoµtent, economists and other social scientists have invested substantial resources in literally hundreds of studies of the adoption of new agricultural technologies. ...
Factors affecting current and potential cropping intensity in the Southern Punjab of Pakistan
(CIMMYT; PARC, 1988)
Cropping intensity in the cotton-wheat areas of Pakistan's Punjab is well below its potential and also significantly lower than in neighbouring areas of India's punjab. Analysis of annual cropping intensity indicates that ...
Sources of growth in wheat yields in Pakistan's Punjab, 1965-2000: is there a sustainability issue?
Wheat yields rose rapidly in the Punjab of Pakistan during the Green Revolution decade, 1966-76, but the rate of growth has been significantly slower in the decade that followed. Official statistics indicate that the yield ...
Comparative advantage and policy incentives for wheat production in Ecuador
During the last decade wheat production in Ecuador has decreased sharply at the same time that consumption has been increasing rapidly. As a result wheat imports have grown at 12 percent annually from 1970 to 1982 and ...
Factors affecting adoption of semi dwarf wheats in marginal areas: evidence from the rainfed Northern Punjab
(CIMMYT; PARC, 1991)
This study was undertaken in rainfed Pothwar of the Punjab to assess farmers' wheat varietal choices and factors affecting adoption of semi-dwarf varieties. This tract can be divided into three sub-zones based on rainfall ...
Economic losses from Karnal bunt of wheat in Mexico
There has been concern in Mexico in recent years about the impact of the disease Kamal bunt (KB) on the wheat industry; however, to date no comprehensive information has been available on the economic impact of the disease. ...