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Economics of Agro-Chemicals: An International Overview of Use Patterns, Technical and Institutional Determinants, Policies and Perspectives

Edited By: GAA Wossink, GC van Kooten and GH Peters

386 pages, Figs, tabs

Ashgate Publishing Limited

Hardback | Sep 1998 | #84685 | ISBN: 1840140844
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This book provides a global overview of agrochemical use against the backdrop of future agricultural production requirements and environmental concerns.


Forward: Economics of agro-chemicals, Robert L. Thompson. Introduction to agro-chemical use, G.A.A. Wossink et al. Part 1 Inventories and overviews for different areas of the world: Who will feed China? agro-chemicals and China's grain strategy to 2010, Weimin Li; Growth and economics of pesticide use in India - overview-analysis of the environment, patterns and market potential, Vasant P. Gandhi; Do fertilisers play a major role in sustainable agricultural development in west Africa? A. de Jager et al; analysis of intensive farming systems in the European Union, Floor Brouwer, Petra Hellegers. Part 2 Agro-chemical use and sustainable agriculture: Agro-chemical use and sustainable agriculture - some observations from a semi-arid area of India, B.N. Hiremath, Katar Singh; Use and abuse of chemical fertilisers in a resource scarce economy - Karnataka province, India, H.G. Hanumappa, D. Rajasekhar; An economic evaluation of alternative nutrient management practices in sustaining the productivity of resource base, R.P.S. Malik; Economic evaluation of low and high external input agriculture - a production function analysis for Indonesia, Ruerd Ruben et al; Evaluating sustainability of intensive farming systems in China, Futain Qu et al. Part 3 Efficiency and producer's knowledge and perceptions: regional variation in efficiency of fertiliser use - food crop production in Togo, E.M. Koffi-Tessio; Environmental and economic effects of spatial variability in cropping - nitrogen fertilisation and site specific management, T.J. de Koeijer et al; farmers' perception of sustainable production techniques - weed control in sugarbeet. Part 4 Determinants fertiliser and pesticide use: The effect of price changes on the use of fertiliser and pesticides in Dutch wheat production, J. Dijk, M.W. Hoogeveen; The demand for fertiliser on Upland rice in south west of Burkina Faso - determinants and cost and return analysis, Amadou Sidibe, Yacoub Sere; Farm management of fungicide use in tulips in the Netherlands, J.S. Buurma, W.H.M. Baltussen. Part 5 Policy instruments and policy analysis - LDC'S: Public policy and fertiliser demand in Ghana, K. Yerfi Fosu; Consequences for agricultural policies form analyzing economic and political factors of pesticide use in developing countries, G. Fleishcher, H. Waibel; Financial and economic evaluation of phosphate rock use to enhance soil fertility in west Africa - is there a role for government, A. Kuyvenhoven et al; Part 6 Policy instruments and policy analysis - industrialised countries. (Part contents).

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