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1. Integrating supply management with finance and asset management.

Effective utility management focuses on implementing infrastructure management strategies, addressing financial viability, and optimizing operations. Allocating resources to renew critical infrastructure shifts them from optional budget items to mandatory expenditures. The well-established...

Author(s) : James, F.; Baehr, J. M.

Publisher : Wiley, Hoboken, USA

Journal article : Journal AWWA 2021 Vol.113 No.6 pp.56-66

2. Navigating the pet health insurance fervor.

Author(s) : Mawhinney, W.

Publisher : i-5 Publishing, Irvine, USA

Journal article : Veterinary Practice News 2021 Vol.33 No.2 pp.16-17

3. Financial services for smallholders.

Author(s) : Ghimire, N.

Publisher : Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK

Book chapter : The sustainable intensification of smallholder farming systems 2021 pp.217-256 ref.18

4. Step 9: financial management.

This chapter discusses financial management in veterinary practice. It explains how to review a profit and loss (P&L) statement, together with the uses of a P&L statement in management.

Author(s) : Sneddon, W.

Book chapter : Ten steps to building a successful veterinary practice 2021 pp.89-94 ref.1

5. Factors influencing credit access among small-scale poultry farmers in the Sunyani West District of the Bono region, Ghana.

The study assessed the factors influencing credit access among small-scale poultry farmers in the Sunyani West District. In the sampling process, multi-stage sampling procedure was utilized. Data was analyzed descriptively and inferentially. The study showed that small-scale poultry farmers in the...

Author(s) : Anang, S. A.; Kabore, A. A.

Publisher : Academic Journals, Lagos, Nigeria

Journal article : Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development 2021 Vol.13 No.1 pp.23-33 ref.41

6. Analysis of financial support instruments for social enterprises in Latvia.

Social enterprises have positive effect on sustainable development, and they have become an important instrument for solving social problems (especially in rural areas), as the national and local governments alone cannot solve all such problems. To foster the development of social entrepreneurship, ...

Author(s) : Licite-Kurbe, L.; Gintere, D.

Publisher : Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Jelgava, Latvia

Journal article : Rural Sustainability Research 2021 Vol.45 pp.76-84 ref.22

7. Robustness within the optimal economic polygeneration system for a dairy industry.

This study synthesizes and optimizes a polygeneration system for a dairy industry located in Northeast Brazil. Based on the energy demands (steam, hot water, electricity, and chilled water), a superstructure was built to represent all the possible processes and connections of the energy supply...

Author(s) : Correia, V. H. L.; Abreu, R. P. de; Carvalho, M.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Journal of Cleaner Production 2021 Vol.314

8. Profitability analysis of hotel companies in the Republic of Serbia.

The purpose of the research is to examine the level and trends of profitability ratios of hotel companies operating in the Republic of Serbia in the period from 2016 to 2019. The research was conducted on a sample of 100 hotel companies, where profitability was measured by the operating profit...

Author(s) : Mitrović, A.; Knežević, S.; Milašinović, M.

Publisher : Faculty of Hotel Management and Tourism, University of Kragujevac, Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia

Journal article : Hotel and Tourism Management 2021 Vol.9 No.1 pp.121-134 ref.40

9. A study on the effectiveness of percolation ponds as a stormwater harvesting alternative for a semi-urban catchment.

One of the challenges in urban stormwater management is to identify a suitable stormwater management method which will be socially, technologically and economically viable. In this paper, a study on the effectiveness of decentralized and interconnected percolation ponds as a stormwater harvesting...

Author(s) : Abhinav Wadhwa; Kummamuru, P. K.

Publisher : IWA Publishing, London, UK

Journal article : Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - Aqua 2021 Vol.70 No.2 pp.184-201 ref.many

10. Capital obsolescence and agricultural productivity.

This article argues that accounting for capital-embodied technology greatly increases the importance of capital in explaining cross-country differences in agricultural labor productivity. To do so, we draw on a novel data set of agricultural capital prices. We document that new capital is more...

Author(s) : Caunedo, J.; Keller, E.

Publisher : Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Quarterly Journal of Economics 2021 Vol.136 No.1 pp.505-561 ref.30

11. Moving towards sustainable food systems: a review of Indian food policy budgets.

Moving towards sustainable food systems is a complex problem, which requires high level co-ordination, coherence, and integration of national food policy. The aim of this study is to explore where environmental sustainability is integrated into national food policy in India. A scoping review of...

Author(s) : Brown, K. A.; Venkateshmurthy, N. S.; Law, C.; Harris, F.; Kadiyala, S.; Shankar, B.; Sailesh Mohan; Dorairaj Prabhakaran; Knai, C.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Global Food Security 2021 Vol.28 ref.many

12. Strategic foresight for agriculture: past ghosts, present challenges, and future opportunities.

Strategic foresight is systematic means to explore plausible futures. In the agricultural context, strategic foresight allows decision-makers to explore how alternative investments in agriculture research may function given anticipated futures associated with a variety of drivers ranging from...

Author(s) : Prager, S. D.; Wiebe, K.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Global Food Security 2021 Vol.28 ref.22

13. Agricultural insurance through the lens of rural household dietary diversity.

Agricultural insurance is considered a promising instrument to manage climate risks and to enhance the food security of smallholder farmers. However, despite some positive evidence that insurance positively affects farmers' production strategies, consumption smoothing, asset protection, and asset...

Author(s) : Habtemariam, L. T.; Will, M.; Müller, B.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Global Food Security 2021 Vol.28

14. Process simulation and techno-economic performance evaluation of alternative technologies for biodiesel production from low value non-edible oil.

In this study the techno-economic performances of three possible technologies have been assessed to identify the better one. The studied technologies include: Glycerol enriched CaO catalyzed, Supercritical ethanol, and Solid acid catalyzed processes. The overall study is based on complete process...

Author(s) : Gebremariam, S. N.; Marchetti, J. M.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Biomass and Bioenergy 2021 Vol.149 ref.68

15. US farm support under a Biden administration: plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose?

During the Trump administration, there has been an unprecedented increase in the level of domestic support provided to US agricultural producers. Direct farm supports, including price and income support payments, federal crop insurance, and supplemental assistance to compensate losses due to the...

Author(s) : Glauber, J. W.; Smith, V. H.

Publisher : Wiley, Boston, USA

Journal article : Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 2021 Vol.69 No.1 pp.37-43 ref.17

16. Insuring crops from space: the potential of satellite-retrieved soil moisture to reduce farmers' drought risk exposure.

Crop producers face significant and increasing drought risks. We evaluate whether insurances based on globally and freely available satellite-retrieved soil moisture data can reduce farms' financial drought risk exposure. We design farm individual soil moisture index insurances for wheat, maize and ...

Author(s) : Vroege, W.; Bucheli, J.; Dalhaus, T.; Hirschi, M.; Finger, R.

Publisher : Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK

Journal article : European Review of Agricultural Economics 2021 Vol.48 No.2 pp.266-314 ref.many

17. Assessing the redistributive impact of the 2013 CAP reforms: an EU-wide panel study.

This paper analyses the effects of the 2013 Common Agricultural Policy reforms on the distribution of direct payments across the European Union (EU) member states. The differential implementation of two key redistributive policies across countries from 2014 onwards enables the use of a generalised...

Author(s) : Hanson, A.

Publisher : Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK

Journal article : European Review of Agricultural Economics 2021 Vol.48 No.2 pp.338-361

18. The relevance of financial inclusion on sustainable economic growth in sub-Saharan African nations.

The primary concern of this examination is to systematically survey the importance of inclusive access to finance on the growth in terms of the economy in 48 sub-Saharan African (SSA) sovereign states with periodicity from 1995 to 2017. This study reports the results using both static and dynamic...

Author(s) : Chima, M. M.; Babajide, A. A.; Adegboye, A.; Kehinde, S.; Fasheyitan, O.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Sustainability 2021 Vol.13 No.10 ref.106

19. Economic effects of plot sizes and farm-plot distances in organic and conventional farming systems: a farm-level analysis for Germany.

Plot sizes and farm-plot distances affect the economic performance of agricultural production. Their economic effects likely differ between conventional and organic farming systems due to major differences in crop production programs. Our paper quantifies these effects based on big data on resource ...

Author(s) : Heinrichs, J.; Kuhn, T.; Pahmeyer, C.; Britz, W.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Agricultural Systems 2021 Vol.187 ref.46

20. The role of access to finance for smallholders' seed business growth in Nepal.

Finance is vital for commercialising seed businesses and the Government of Nepal has launched a priority sector-lending plan (PSLP) for financing agriculture. This article assesses the use and role of finance and the challenges in accessing PSLP loans, using interviews with 197 farmer households...

Author(s) : Choudhary, D.; Banskota, K.; Khanal, N.; Gyawali, P.

Publisher : Routledge, Abingdon, UK

Journal article : Development in Practice 2021 Vol.31 No.2 pp.139-149 ref.21

21. Risk preferences significantly affect household investment in timber forestry: empirical evidence from Fujian, China.

Implementing another round of massive collective forest tenure reform in China since in 2008 has not materialized the government's expectation on small-scale timber forestry-improved management practices and resource quality. One underlying cause to this outcome is farmer's risk-averse attitude,...

Author(s) : Duan Wei; Shen JinYu; Hogarth, N. J.; Chen Qian

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Forest Policy and Economics 2021 Vol.125

22. Economic and environmental assessment of tobacco production in Northern Iran.

Environmental and economic aspects of a production system are two main pillars to study the sustainability of the system. In this regard, the purpose of this study was the economic and environmental assessment of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) production in rainfed and irrigated systems in northern...

Author(s) : Mirkarimi, S. R.; Ardakani, Z.; Rostamian, R.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Industrial Crops and Products 2021 Vol.161

23. Large scale land investments and food security in agropastoral areas of Ethiopia.

In Ethiopia, large scale land investments have been expanding into pastoral regions. However, little is known about the consequences of these investments on the food security of the pastoral community. Using Living Standard Measurement Survey data of the World Bank, we find that, on average, about...

Author(s) : Adugna Eneyew Bekele; Dries, L.; Heijman, W.; Drabik, D.

Publisher : Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Food Security 2021 Vol.13 No.2 pp.309-327 ref.81

24. The effect of lodging tax increases on US destinations.

This study examined the impact of lodging tax increases on eight different destinations of the United States. Data were collected via in-depth stakeholder interviews and monthly statistics provided by Smith Travel Research including average daily rate, occupancy, and revenue per available room....

Author(s) : Hudson, S.; Meng Fang; So KamFung [So, K. F. K.]; Smith, S.; Li Jing; Qi Rui

Publisher : Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK

Journal article : Tourism Economics 2021 Vol.27 No.1 pp.205-219 ref.28

25. Assessing the effectiveness of a community-based livestock insurance program.

Financial mechanisms to mitigate the costs of negative human-carnivore interactions are frequently promoted to support human coexistence with carnivores. Yet, evidence to support their performance in different settings is scarce. We evaluated a community-based livestock insurance program...

Author(s) : Alexander, J. S.; Agvaantseren, B.; Gongor, E.; Mijiddorj, T. N.; Piaopiao, T.; Redpath, S.; Young, J.; Mishra, C.

Publisher : Springer, New York, USA

Journal article : Environmental Management 2021 Vol.68 No.1 pp.87-99 ref.many