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Volume 102, issue 1-3, 2009

Social and economic impacts of agricultural productivity intensification: The case of brush park fisheries in Lake Volta pp. 1-10 Downloads
Christophe Béné and Nelson Obirih-Opareh
Crop rotations in Argentina: Analysis of water balance and yield using crop models pp. 11-16 Downloads
Luis R. Salado-Navarro and Thomas R. Sinclair
A decision tool for evaluating the agronomic risk of exposure to fumonisins of different maize crop management systems in Italy pp. 17-23 Downloads
Andrea Maiorano, Amedeo Reyneri, Aronne Magni and Cesare Ramponi
Tactical management of pasture fallows in Western Australian cropping systems pp. 24-32 Downloads
Graeme Doole and Ellen Weetman
Livestock water productivity in mixed crop-livestock farming systems of the Blue Nile basin: Assessing variability and prospects for improvement pp. 33-40 Downloads
Amare Haileslassie, Don Peden, Solomon Gebreselassie, Tilahun Amede and Katrien Descheemaeker
Agronomic and gross margin analysis of an insect pest suppressive broccoli cropping system pp. 41-47 Downloads
S.T. Broad, S.N. Lisson and N.J. Mendham
Identifying the value of pasture improvement using wholefarm modelling pp. 48-57 Downloads
A. Bathgate, C. Revell and R. Kingwell
Application of crop growth simulation and mathematical modeling to supply chain management in the Thai sugar industry pp. 58-66 Downloads
Kullapapruk Piewthongngam, Supachai Pathumnakul and Kanchana Setthanan
Tractive power in organic farming based on fuel cell technology - Energy balance and environmental load pp. 67-76 Downloads
S. Ahlgren, A. Baky, S. Bernesson, Å. Nordberg, O. Norén and P.-A. Hansson
A dynamic bio-economic model to simulate optimal adjustments of suckler cow farm management to production and market shocks in France pp. 77-88 Downloads
C. Mosnier, J. Agabriel, M. Lherm and Arnaud Reynaud
Identifying key entry-points for strategic management of smallholder farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa using the dynamic farm-scale simulation model NUANCES-FARMSIM pp. 89-101 Downloads
Mark T. van Wijk, Pablo Tittonell, Mariana C. Rufino, Mario Herrero, Cesare Pacini, Nico de Ridder and Ken E. Giller

Volume 101, issue 3, 2009

The impacts of climate change on livestock and livestock systems in developing countries: A review of what we know and what we need to know pp. 113-127 Downloads
P.K. Thornton, J. van de Steeg, A. Notenbaert and M. Herrero
GAMEDE: A global activity model for evaluating the sustainability of dairy enterprises Part I - Whole-farm dynamic model pp. 128-138 Downloads
Jonathan Vayssières, François Guerrin, Jean-Marie Paillat and Philippe Lecomte
GAMEDE: A global activity model for evaluating the sustainability of dairy enterprises. Part II - Interactive simulation of various management strategies with diverse stakeholders pp. 139-151 Downloads
Jonathan Vayssières, François Bocquier and Philippe Lecomte
Economic evaluation of current and alternative dual-purpose cattle systems for smallholder farms in the central Peruvian highlands pp. 152-161 Downloads
K. Bartl, A.C. Mayer, C.A. Gómez, E. Muñoz, H.D. Hess and F. Holmann
The early economic impact of a nutrient management decision support system (NuMaSS) on small farm households cultivating maize on acidic, upland soils in the Philippines pp. 162-172 Downloads
T. Walker, J. Friday, M. Casimero, R. Dollentas, A. Mataia, R. Acda and R. Yost
A quantitative framework to analyse cooperation between rural households pp. 173-185 Downloads
M. Gerichhausen, E.D. Berkhout, H.J.M. Hamers and V.M. Manyong
Development of a mathematical model to study the impacts of production and management policies on the herd dynamics and profitability of dairy goats pp. 186-196 Downloads
Vinícius Pereira Guimarães, Luis Orlindo Tedeschi and Marcelo Teixeira Rodrigues
Can large-scale biofuels production be sustainable by 2020? pp. 197-199 Downloads
Prem S. Bindraban, Erwin Bulte and Sjaak G. Conijn

Volume 101, issue 1-2, 2009

Beyond resource constraints - Exploring the biophysical feasibility of options for the intensification of smallholder crop-livestock systems in Vihiga district, Kenya pp. 1-19 Downloads
P. Tittonell, M.T. van Wijk, M. Herrero, M.C. Rufino, N. de Ridder and K.E. Giller
Socioeconomic and institutional factors influencing adoption of conservation farming by vulnerable households in Zimbabwe pp. 20-29 Downloads
Kizito Mazvimavi and Steve Twomlow
A methodological framework that accounts for farm diversity in the prototyping of crop management systems. Application to banana-based systems in Guadeloupe pp. 30-41 Downloads
Jean-Marc Blazy, Harry Ozier-Lafontaine, Thierry Doré, Alban Thomas and Jacques Wery
Risk programming and sparse data: how to get more reliable results pp. 42-48 Downloads
Gudbrand Lien, J. Brian Hardaker, Marcel A.P.M. van Asseldonk and James Richardson
A model to evaluate the consequences of GM and non-GM segregation scenarios on GM crop placement in the landscape and cross-pollination risk management pp. 49-56 Downloads
F.C. Coléno, F. Angevin and B. Lécroart
An integrated evaluation of strategies for enhancing productivity and profitability of resource-constrained smallholder farms in Zimbabwe pp. 57-68 Downloads
S. Zingore, E. González-Estrada, R.J. Delve, M. Herrero, J.P. Dimes and K.E. Giller
Grazing institutions in Castilla-La Mancha, dynamic or downward trend in the Spanish cereal-sheep system pp. 69-79 Downloads
R. Caballero and X. Fernández-Santos
Potential value of GCM-based seasonal rainfall forecasts for maize management in semi-arid Kenya pp. 80-90 Downloads
James W. Hansen, Ashok Mishra, K.P.C. Rao, Matayo Indeje and Robinson Kinuthia Ngugi
A comparison of the climate risks of cereal, citrus, grapevine and olive production in Spain pp. 91-100 Downloads
Sonia Quiroga and Ana Iglesias
A GIS-integrated fuzzy rule-based inference system for land suitability evaluation in agricultural watersheds pp. 101-109 Downloads
T.V. Reshmidevi, T.I. Eldho and R. Jana
Biological globalisation: Bio-invasions and their impacts on nature, the economy and public health, W. van der Weijden, R. Leewis, P. Bol. KNNV Publishing, Utrecht, The Netherlands (2007), 224 p., Price [euro]49.95 (softback), ISBN: 978-90-5011-243-7 pp. 110-111 Downloads
Rudy Rabbinge
Managing agricultural landscapes for environmental quality. Strengthening the science base, M. Schnepf, C. Cox (Eds.). Soil and Water Conservation Society, Ankeny, Iowa, USA(2007). 196pp., US$32.00 (softback), ISBN: 978-0-9769432-4-2 pp. 110-110 Downloads
Seth Dabney
Starved for science: How biotechnology is being kept out of Africa, Robert Paarlberg. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 2008, 235pp. US$24.95 (hardback) ISBN 978-0-674-02973-6 pp. 111-112 Downloads
Douglas R. Brown

Volume 100, issue 1-3, 2009

Using on-field data to develop the EFI© information system to characterise agronomic productivity and labour efficiency in peach (Prunus persica L. Batsch) orchards in France pp. 1-10 Downloads
Daniel Plénet, Pierre Giauque, Eric Navarro, Muriel Millan, Christian Hilaire, Eric Hostalnou, Abder Lyoussoufi and Jean-François Samie
Maize ethanol feedstock production and net energy value as affected by climate variability and crop management practices pp. 11-21 Downloads
Tomas Persson, Axel Garcia y Garcia, Joel Paz, Jim Jones and Gerrit Hoogenboom
Evaluating an environmental indicator: Case study of MERLIN, a method for assessing the risk of nitrate leaching pp. 22-30 Downloads
A. Aveline, M.L. Rousseau, L. Guichard, M. Laurent and C. Bockstaller
Modeling the impact of global change on regional agricultural land use through an activity-based non-linear programming approach pp. 31-42 Downloads
Martin Henseler, Alexander Wirsig, Sylvia Herrmann, Tatjana Krimly and Stephan Dabbert
Adaptive management of stocking rates to reduce effects of drought on cow-calf production systems in semi-arid rangelands pp. 43-50 Downloads
H. Díaz-Solís, W.E. Grant, M.M. Kothmann, W.R. Teague and J.A. Díaz-García
Regional crop modelling in Europe: The impact of climatic conditions and farm characteristics on maize yields pp. 51-60 Downloads
Pytrik Reidsma, Frank Ewert, Hendrik Boogaard and Kees van Diepen
Soil management: The key factors for higher productivity in the fields utilizing the system of rice intensification (SRI) in the central highland of Madagascar pp. 61-71 Downloads
Yasuhiro Tsujimoto, Takeshi Horie, Hamon Randriamihary, Tatsuhiko Shiraiwa and Koki Homma
Integration of geospatial and cattle nutrition information to estimate paddock grazing capacity in Northern US prairie pp. 72-79 Downloads
Rebecca Phillips, Ofer Beeri, Eric Scholljegerdes, David Bjergaard and John Hendrickson
Uncertainty and investment in precision agriculture - Is it worth the money? pp. 80-87 Downloads
Peter Tozer
A history of world agriculture from the neolithic age to the current crisis, Earthscan, M. Mazoyer, L. Roudart, London, United Kingdom (2006). 512 pp., Price £22.95 (softback), ISBN: 978-1-84407-399-3 pp. 88-89 Downloads
David M. Coffey
Agricultural Research at the Crossroads: Revisited Resource-poor Farmers and the Millennium Development Goals, Bo M.I. Bengtsson. Science Publishers, New Hampshire, USA (2007). 339 pp., Price: US$59.50 Hardback, ISBN: 9781578085149 pp. 88-88 Downloads
Walter T. Bowen
Modern Soil Microbiology, second ed pp. 89-89 Downloads
William B. Whitman

Volume 99, issue 2-3, 2009

A review of the efficacy of contemporary agricultural stewardship measures for ameliorating water pollution problems of key concern to the UK water industry pp. 67-75 Downloads
Paul Kay, Anthony C. Edwards and Miles Foulger
A modelling approach to explore nitrogen fertilisation practices of growers and their consequences in apple orchards pp. 76-85 Downloads
Thomas Nesme, Françoise Lescourret, Stéphane Bellon and Robert Habib
Motivations, risk perceptions and adoption of conservation practices by farmers pp. 86-104 Downloads
Romy Greiner, Louisa Patterson and Owen Miller
Identifying indicators of the spatial variation of agricultural practices by a tree partitioning method: The case of weed control practices in a vine growing catchment pp. 105-116 Downloads
A. Biarnès, J.S. Bailly and Y. Boissieux
Is it possible to increase the sustainability of arable and ruminant agriculture by reducing inputs? pp. 117-125 Downloads
M.J. Glendining, A.G. Dailey, A.G. Williams, F.K. van Evert, K.W.T. Goulding and A.P. Whitmore
Generating plausible crop distribution maps for Sub-Saharan Africa using a spatially disaggregated data fusion and optimization approach pp. 126-140 Downloads
Liangzhi You, Stanley Wood and Ulrike Wood-Sichra
GIS Applications in Agriculture, Pierce, F.J., Clay, D. (Eds.), CRC Press Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, Florida, USA (2007), 203pp., US$119.95 (hardcover) ISBN: 13 978-08493-7526-2 pp. 141-142 Downloads
Joel O. Paz
Developing Smallholder Agriculture: A Global Perspective, R.L. Tinsley, AgBé Publishing, Brussels, Belgium (2004). 440 pp., US$49 (Softcover), ISBN 981-05-0873-50 pp. 142-143 Downloads
José Benjamin Falck-Zepeda
Peasants, Farmers and Scientists. A Chronicle of Tropical Agricultural Science in the Twentieth Century, H.J.W. Mutsaers. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands (2007). 607 pp., US$129 Hardback, ISBN: 9781402061653 pp. 143-143 Downloads
Carlos Perez

Volume 99, issue 1, 2008

Patterns of plant pest introductions in Europe and Africa pp. 1-5 Downloads
Jeff K. Waage, James W. Woodhall, Sam J. Bishop, Julian J. Smith, David R. Jones and Nicola J. Spence
Use of a dynamic programming model to estimate the value of clinical mastitis treatment and prevention options utilized by dairy producers pp. 6-12 Downloads
D. Bar, Loren Tauer, G. Bennett, R.N. González, J.A. Hertl, H.F. Schulte, Y.H. Schukken, F.L. Welcome and Y.T. Gröhn
Ex ante assessment of dual-purpose sweet potato in the crop-livestock system of western Kenya: A minimum-data approach pp. 13-22 Downloads
L. Claessens, J.J. Stoorvogel and John Antle
Developing decision support tools for rangeland management by combining state and transition models and Bayesian belief networks pp. 23-34 Downloads
H. Bashari, C. Smith and O.J.H. Bosch
Comparison of two pasture growth models of differing complexity pp. 35-43 Downloads
R. Howard Skinner, Michael S. Corson and C. Alan Rotz
The expected utility of genetic information in beef cattle production pp. 44-52 Downloads
David Lambert
Nitrogen flow and use efficiency in production and utilization of wheat, rice, and maize in China pp. 53-63 Downloads
Wenqi Ma, Jianhui Li, Lin Ma, Fanghao Wang, István Sisák, Gregory Cushman and Fusuo Zhang
Crop Systems Dynamics: An Ecophysiological Simulation Model for Genotype-by-Environment Interactions, Xinyou Yin, H.H. Van Laar. Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, The Netherlands (2005). 168 pp., US$52 (Softback), ISBN: 13 978-90-76998-55-8 pp. 64-65 Downloads
Jeffrey W. Whitev
Medicinal and Aromatic Crops. Harvesting, Drying and Processing. Serdar Öztekin, Milan Martinov (Editors). Haworth Food and Agricultural Products Press, Binghamton, New York, USA, xx + 320 pp, 2007. US$49.95 (softback) ISBN: 978-1-56022-975-9; US$89.95 (hardback) ISBN: 978-1-56022-974-2 pp. 65-65 Downloads
Jazeem Wahab
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