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Villa Rica is one of the most important coffee-producing districts in Peru. In Villa Rica there are several marketing channels: intermediaries, private companies, cooperatives and associations. The intermediaries focus solely on higher prices while marketing organizations offer benefits to their members. The main aim of this paper is to analyze the socio-economic characteristics that influence ...

POSTED TO: Sustainable Agriculture Research [1927-0518]

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Blueberry wines may have a multitude of health benefits, but few studies have quantified the health-enhancing antioxidants, total phenols, anthocyanins and flavonoids in blueberry wines, especially the Southern highbush blueberry wine, in comparison to grape wines and fruit liquors. This study was initiated to fill such a gap by measuring the antioxidant capacity and key phytonutrients of Sout ...

POSTED TO: Sustainable Agriculture Research [1927-0518]

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The use of chemical insecticides in the control of insect pests has left in its wake resistance of some pests to some of the conventional insecticides. Alternative methods of managing pests such as cultural control have to be employed to reduce pest infestation of crops. Onion was used in an intercrop as a non host crop to manage the pests of cabbage. The experiment was conducted in a Randomiz ...

POSTED TO: Sustainable Agriculture Research [1927-0518]

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Knowledge transfers from the public to the private sector about the substance and necessity of regulatory rules are critical for effective regulatory compliance. With groups of professionals that share specialized training the overall problems are minimized. Yet what happens when regulators contend with non-professionals? Using a case of forestry policy in Washington State we find that profess ...

POSTED TO: Sustainable Agriculture Research [1927-0518]

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Quality of Vermicompost Obtained from Residues of Forestry and Livestock

Ofelia Adriana Hernández-Rodríguez et al. [2012-01-29]

The forestry-livestock waste materials represent a serious ecological problem if they are not handled properly in agricultural activities. Vermicomposting is a biotechnological process with potential to transform such materials into products that can be safely used as soil enhancers. The objective of this study was to evaluate the nutritional characteristics of organic fertilizers obtained fro ...

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The Garhwal Himalaya represents a traditional agricultural society where more than 74% population largely depends on the cultivation of subsistence cereal crops to run their livelihood. Over the time, with the increase in human population and decrease in per capita land, the traditional subsistence agriculture could not fulfill food requirement. This was resulted in food insecurity and thus ag ...

POSTED TO: Sustainable Agriculture Research [1927-0518]

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Many commercial cowpea farmers control insect pests on cowpea with synthetic chemicals and may sometimes spray their farms during the growing season as many as 8 to 10 times. This leads to health hazards and environmental pollution. The present study was conducted to reduce the number of times, cypermethrin (conventional chemical) is applied before harvest and still, produce the expected cowpe ...

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Technical efficiency analysis has a vital role in fishing management and decommissioning programs. In this context, ignoring the variation across the regions in the field of natural endowment and level of economic development may lead to biased estimates of efficiency scores. Therefore, efficiency analysis in the southern coastal provinces of Iran, which is the aim of this study, was investiga ...

POSTED TO: Sustainable Agriculture Research [1927-0518]

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Adoption of the cocoa (<em>Theobroma cacao</em>) production technologies recommended to cocoa farmers by Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) had been low, leading to yield and production levels below potential. To investigate this issue, a formal socio-economic sample survey of 300 cocoa farmers selected randomly, by a multi-stage sampling technique, from all the cocoa growing regions of ...

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This discourse discusses communication as a potent sociological tool for rural and agricultural development. It demystifies the concepts of communication, rural and agricultural development. It high-lights principles of communication, types of communication, communication barriers and the role of communication in a holistic and sustainable rural and agricultural development in Benue State, Nig ...

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