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International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology

International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology (IJARGE)

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International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology (2 papers in press)

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  • Evaluating the performance of natural agriculture in Cameroon by the probabilistic elicitation of expert knowledge   Order a copy of this article
    by Gérard De La Paix Bayiha, Georges Kobou, David Makowski, Syndhia Mathé, Ludovic Temple 
    Abstract: In Africa, different forms of organic agriculture exist, particularly in Cameroon where uncertified natural farming systems have a prominent place. Recognition of such systems by public policies has been limited due to a lack of statistical and experimental data. To address this issue, we use a probabilistic elicitation of expert knowledge to assess the performances of natural cassava and plantain systems in the Centre Region of Cameroon. In total, 55 experts were interviewed to compare the effects of natural and conventional agriculture on local food security through three key indicators: average yield, farm-gate prices, and labour quantity. Our results showed that the yields of natural agriculture were generally lower than conventional yields while the farm-gate prices of both types of system were similar due to the absence of a specific market for natural farming. Additionally, the amounts of labour elicited by farmers were more variable in conventional systems than in natural systems.
    Keywords: natural agriculture; conventional agriculture; probabilistic elicitation; food security; Cameroon.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJARGE.2023.10053407
  • Bird’s eye view of the global dairy industry: overview of milk-producing countries, dairy processes and cost comparison   Order a copy of this article
    by Amulya Gurtu, Prafulla Salunke, Tushar Kanti Debnath 
    Abstract: This paper studied the dairy industry in top milk-producing countries. It compares the structure and operations of the dairy industry in these countries. It also discusses factors affecting milk productivity, such as weather, environment, food, and dairy conditions. Different milk production and handling processes have been summarised to provide a comprehensive idea of the existing dairy industry in different countries. Dairies in high-income countries, such as Switzerland, the USA, and New Zealand, have a high number of cows per farm, a higher degree of automation, and high milk productivity. This research is based on secondary data and is limited to the top five milk-producing countries: Switzerland, the USA, India, New Zealand, and Brazil. A systemic approach to improving productivity in agrarian economies, where milk is a source of income and nutrition, would improve social sustainability.
    Keywords: dairy industry; milk production; milk processing; dairy economics; top milk producing countries.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJARGE.2023.10055255