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Understanding and promoting adoption of conservation practices by rural landholders
Research on the adoption of rural innovations is reviewed and interpreted through a cross-disciplinary lens to provide practical guidance for research, extension and policy relating to conservationExpand
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The economics of risk, uncertainty and learning in the adoption of new agricultural technologies: where are we on the learning curve?
Abstract The roles of risk, uncertainty and learning in the adoption of new technologies are reviewed. Although they have been emphasized in many commentaries about the adoption process, they haveExpand
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A conceptual framework of adoption of an agricultural innovation
In this paper we present a conceptual framework of individual farmers' decisions on adoption of a new innovation, using the example of a new crop species. This framework overcomes the shortcomings ofExpand
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The farm-level economics of conservation agriculture for resource-poor farmers
The farm-level economics of conservation agriculture (zero tillage, mulching and crop rotation)are described, reviewed and modelled. The economics are defined broadly to include not just shorttermExpand
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Risk, uncertainty, and learning in adoption of a crop innovation
Risk and uncertainty have often been suggested as causes of poor adoption of rural innovations, but empirical evidence has been scarce. This study focuses on a new crop-type, chickpeas, in WesternExpand
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Sensitivity Analysis of Normative Economic Models: Theoretical Framework and Practical Strategies
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The parameter values and assumptions of any economic model are subject to change and error. Expand
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Socio-economic value and community benefits from shark-diving tourism in Palau: A sustainable use of reef shark populations
Abstract Arguments for conservation of sharks based on their role in the maintenance of healthy marine ecosystems have failed to halt the worldwide decline in populations. Instead, the value ofExpand
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Social and economic challenges in the development of complex farming systems
The fundamental challenge in developing a new farming system is to have it adopted and maintained by farmers. The difficulty of achieving widespread adoption is increased if the new farming system isExpand
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RIM: a bioeconomic model for integrated weed management of Lolium rigidum in Western Australia
The RIM (resistance and integrated management) model is presented. RIM represents a wide diversity of herbicide and non-herbicide options for management of Australia's most important crop weed,Expand
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Are we risking too much? Perspectives on risk in farm modelling
Risk and uncertainty have been extensively studied by agricultural economists. In this paper we question (a) the predominant use of static frameworks to formally analyse risk; (b) the predominantExpand
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