Harvestchoice

Harvestchoice

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. HarvestChoice is a research initiative, which generates information to help guide strategic investments in agriculture aimed at improving the well being of poor people in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia through more productive and profitable farming. The initiative is coordinated by the International Food Policy Research Institute and the University of Minnesota and supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Farming entails a great deal of risk and uncertainties. Weather varies, price fluctuates, soil degrades, pest damages, and, even climate changes. Farmers everywhere must cope with these uncertainties. Throughout the history of agriculture, many options, such as fertilizer application, irrigation, improved varieties, and farming machinery have been developed to help manage the risks, increase yields, increase efficiency, and, increasingly, promote sustainability of the overall system. With these techniques and tools in mind, each farmer must assess their local context and analyze the costs and benefits of adopting them, such as the additional labor and/or investment required.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135989561
  • 9786135989564