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Adoption of Soil Conservation Practices and Farmers’ Willingness to Pay for Soil Testing in Northern Haiti 

Kokoye, Senakpon (2017-01-27)
This dissertation is organized in three chapters that deal with issues on agricultural development in Haiti. The first chapter presents results from adoption of soil conservation practices in Northern Haiti. Using data ...

Aflatoxin Contamination and Regulation Policy Interventions: Economic Implications for Peanut Market Participants 

Agyekum, Michael (2013-11-15)
This dissertation is composed of three chapters covering topics about the impact of aflatoxin regulation policies on peanut suppliers and consumers. Chapter One evaluates welfare implications of aflatoxin standards ...

Agricultural and Food Policies in Global Trade The Case of Almonds and Hazelnuts 

Sisman, Muhammet Yunus (2016-04-05)
This dissertation consists of three essays. The first essay presents an industry model developed to analyze the link between targeted production subsidies and excess inventory holdings. The Turkish hazelnut industry is a ...

Alabama & Georgia Media Sources and Their Claims About Alternative Food Networks 

Stitt, Amanda (2019-08-16)
The purpose of this paper is to explore the ways in which the media shapes information about Alternative Food Networks (AFN). This study is embedded in a larger project investigating local beef food safety in the Southeast ...

Analysis of Gender Participation in the Marketing and Processing Phases of the Cassava Value Chain in Nigeria 

Olaomo, Olanike (2021-04-30)
The Nigerian cassava value chain shows different gender roles for men and women in marketing and processing activities. Women are typically found in the less profitable work and at the bottom of the value chain because of ...

Banking Efficiency Analysis for Two Special Years during Recent Financial Crisis 

Li, Chen (2016-12-09)
This paper covered almost thirty thousand groups of commercial banks’ quarterly data in 2007 and 2011 to analyze the influence of 2008 financial crisis on banking performance, and investigate if there is any difference of ...

Barriers to Adoption of Sustainable Agriculture Practices in the South: Change Agents Perpectives 

Rodriguez, Baide (2005-12-15)
Current conventional agriculture systems of production lead to environmental degradation, economic problems, and even social problems. The efficacy of sustainable agriculture systems in guaranteeing economic, environmental, ...

Better than Blue Apron: The Role of Black Women in a Community-Based Meal Kit Project 

Olive, Lindy (2018-12-03)
I used community-based research (CBR) to develop and pilot a meal kit designed to be purchased with SNAP benefits in a local grocery store. This paper discusses the role of women in the meal kit project, where black women’s ...

Between the Farm and the Farmer’s Market: Slaughterhouses, Regulations, and Alternative Food Networks 

Denny, Riva (2012-07-24)
Proximity and access to slaughter establishments is a key factor for farmers who wish to produce red meat for local markets. However, the number of slaughter facilities in the US has fallen dramatically over the last four ...

Brand Equity among Producers of Chinese Mitten Crab 

Wang, Chao (2014-03-31)
In the Shanghai area of China there is considerable product differentiation among producers of Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis, with as many as 50 brands available in the marketplace. At the same time, the brand ...

The Catfish Antidumping in Perfect and Imperfect Competition and the Role of Aquaculture in Farmers’ Happiness 

Nguyen, Duc (2007-08-15)
This dissertation consists of three chapters. Two focus on trade policy issues and provide empirical evidence for effectiveness of U.S. antidumping measures under Byrd Amendment. The Byrd Amendment permits US firms that ...

Co-Developing Climate-Smart Strategies: Enhancing Resiliency Among Alabama Row Crop Producers and Agricultural Stakeholders 

Stewart, Hannah (2022-07-25)
This thesis is embedded in a large USDA-NRCS project titled the Future of Farming: Increasing Adoption of Conservation Practices among Alabama Row Crop Farmers (FFP). The FFP is designed to demonstrate the benefits of ...

Coal and Renewable Energy: History, Impacts, and Future in Alabama 

Singh, Brajesh (2010-01-08)
Coal and renewable energy have differential impacts on human society. Coal is the most abundant, cheap, and yet environmentally detrimental source of energy. Renewable sources are environmentally benign but constrained by ...

Collaborative Marketing Enterprises: Local Food Exchange and the Promise of Sustainability 

Lowe, Mecca (2009-11-19)
Direct marketing by small-scale, organically-oriented farmers in the United States has risen in popularity in recent decades in the form of farmers markets, Community Supported Agriculture, roadside stands and U-pick ...

Community Capacity and Rural Housing in the Black Belt 

Kennealy, Patrick (2005-08-15)
The rural West Alabama Black Belt region faces many challenges in addressing low-income home construction and rehabilitation needs. In nearby metropolitan Tuscaloosa, non-governmental housing service providers draw on ...

Community Governance, Contingent Valuation, and Food Policy Councils: The Case of the Alabama Food Policy Council 

Thomas, William (2013-04-19)
This thesis seeks to explore an alternative method for valuing the units of community governance keeping in mind that it is similar to a public good. The example we use for this study is that of a hypothetical statewide ...

A Comparative Case Study of Regional Councils of Government in Central and East Alabama 

Washington, Shakeesha (2007-12-15)
Councils of Governments (COGs) are governmental units designed to provide regional coordination among local governments and assistance in obtaining grants from state and federal agencies. COGs are made up of county and ...

Competition between Domestic and Imported Farmed Fish - A Demand System Analysis 

To, Hong (2008-08-15)
Monthly data from 1999 through 2007 are used to estimate demand interrelationships between domestic and imported farmed fish. Specifically, a demand model is estimated for four products: imported frozen tilapia fillets, ...

Conjoint Analysis of Breaded Catfish Nuggets: Consumer Preferences for Price, Product Color, Cooking Method, and Country of Origin 

Hill, Jessica (2008-05-15)
The catfish nugget is the residual product that results when the belly flap is cut away the fillet to produce the shank fillet. Nuggets are a lower-valued portion of the catfish because of their high fat content, higher ...

Consumer Preferences for Watermelons: A Conjoint Analysis 

Evans, Callie (2008-05-15)
Almost 5,000 years after the first recorded watermelon harvest, people are still harvesting and eating watermelons today. However, different people prefer different attributes of the fruit. The main purpose of this study ...