Farm and village production systems in the semi-arid tropics of West Africa: An interpretive review of research

Norman, D W and Newman, M D and Ouedraogo, I (1981) Farm and village production systems in the semi-arid tropics of West Africa: An interpretive review of research. Monograph. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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This is a partially annotated bibliography of formally and semi-formally published documents on socioeconomic aspects of farm and village production systems in the semi-arid tropics of West Africa . These references were used in preparing the companion volume to this report by the same authors entitled Farm and village production system in the semi-arid tropics of West Africa: an interpretative review of research (ICRISAT Research Bulletin no. 4, Volume 1, October 1981). A total of 1045 references are included, 661 of them with annotations from various sources. Most of them are dated from 1960 to 1980, and cover material relating to ten countries : Benin, Camaroon, Chad, Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Niger ia, Senegal, and Upper Volta. The literaturecited is predominantly socioeconomic in nature, and mainly concerns rainfed crops. Livestock and irrigation are considered only in the context of their interactions with rainfed crop product ion. The literature is arranged by topic , author , and country and cross- referencing has been employed. The topics include methodology, external institutions, community structure , norms and beliefs , land, labor , capi tal and cash flows , goals and management, crops, live stock, level of living , village - level studies, and bibliographic studies. Some of the semiformally published documents c i ted were acquired by the authors and are available for reference in the ICRISAT library , in Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Item Type: Monograph (Monograph)
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Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2011 08:37
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2013 10:31
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/625
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