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v, 145 pages ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
vii, 114 p. : ill., map (col.), 25 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 streaming video file (21 min.) : digital, sound, color
Over generations the farmers of the village of Gaho in southern Ethiopia have developed unique farming techniques that enable them successfully to grow crops in their arid environment. Farm Africa, an NGO promoting sustainable agriculture, has enabled the farmers of Gaho to experiment with new sorghum varieties resistant to pests, and requiring less moisture. It has also enabled Gaho's women to purchase livestock to be used for meat and sold in the region for supplemental income.
152 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Literature review
  • Theoretical framework
  • Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA) or Production (SFP)
  • Non-Parametric DEA Model-Malmquist Productivity Index
  • Computer programs and mathematical formulations of DEA
  • Basic frontier models
  • Constant Returns to Scale CCR [CRS] model
  • Materials and methods
  • Study area/ sampling and data collection:
  • Ethiopia
  • Site description of Amhara National Regional State (ANRS)
  • Fanya Juu
  • Site description of Lesotho
  • Likoti farming
  • Sampling technique and sampling size
  • Administration of questionnaires
  • Data and sample size
  • Data analyses
  • Efficiency study
  • Non-Parametric DEA model: Malmquist index
  • Input and out variables
  • Second stage DEA
  • Stochastic Frontier Production Models (SFPM)
  • Results
  • Ethiopia
  • Socio-economic issues
  • Tenure issues in Ethiopia
  • Climate Smart Agricultural practices and adoption issues
  • Reasons why farmers adopt CSA practices
  • Contribution to farm objectives
  • Barriers to CSA adoption
  • Sources of climate-related information
  • Ethiopia
  • Adopters of CSA technology, Ethiopia
  • Second stage DEA, Ethiopia
  • Tobit and truncated regressions for Ethiopia
  • Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA)
  • Socio-economic characteristics
  • Climate Smart Practices and adoption issues in Lesotho
  • Objectives/aim of adopting CSA practices
  • Contribution of CSA technologies to farm objectives
  • Efficiency studies, Lesotho
  • Lesotho
  • DEA efficiency in Lesotho
  • TOBIT regression, Lesotho
  • Discussions
  • Policy recommedations.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xvi, 62 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
95 p. : col. ill. ; 20 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
viii, 56 pages : 1 color map ; 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)


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