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Sustainability, New Intensive Technologies, and Institutional Change

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dc.contributor.author Ramaswamy, Sunder
dc.contributor.author Sanders, John H.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-26T13:21:17Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-26T13:21:17Z
dc.date.issued 1992 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8249
dc.description.abstract "With continuing population pressures and a lack of profitability of intensive production practices, crop yields have been declining and the soil degradation process has been accelerating in much of the Sahel. With mathematical programming, the authors explore the conditions under which farmers would adopot more intensive agricultural practices. The shift from extensive to intensive production practices is associated with decreased availability of land and increased profitability of agriculture. Model predictions are compared with recent technological changes occurring in the region. Some constraints to the introduction of new technologies are identified and several policy measures to accelerate technology introduction are evaluated. Finally, some implications of different technologies and policy measures for communal land use and the evolution of landholding institutions are evaluated." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.subject institutional change en_US
dc.subject agricultural expansion en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.subject technology en_US
dc.subject mathematics--models en_US
dc.title Sustainability, New Intensive Technologies, and Institutional Change en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Inequality and the Commons, the Third Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates September 17-20 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Washington, DC en_US

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