With rapid advancements in transportation and communications over the past few decades, the old-world concepts of factor endowments and comparative advantage which focused on an area's unique inputs are outmoded for today's global economy. Economist Joseph Schumpeter —who contributed greatly to the study of innovation economicsargued that industries must incessantly revolutionize the economic structure from within, that is innovate with better or more effective processes and products, as well as market distribution, such as the connection from the craft shop to factory. He famously asserted that " creative destruction is the essential fact about capitalism ". Indissatisfied employees of Shockley Semiconductorthe company of Nobel laureate and co-inventor of the transistor William Shockleyleft to form an independent firm, Fairchild Semiconductor.
Institutional Constraints and Deforestation: An Application to Mexico Study from: Following Norththis article hypothesizes that effective rural institutions may impose additional costs on tropical deforestation through agricultural conversion. This allows a formal agricultural household analysis of institutional constraints on deforestation and therefore a method of empirically testing whether there is any significant difference in the actual level of forest land conversion under institutional constraints [collectively owned and managed land or ejido] compared to the level of conversion under pure open access.
A dynamic panel analysis for agricultural planted area in Mexico at state level and over the —85 period confirms that institutional constraints on land clearing affected deforestation during the pre-NAFTA era [ie institutional constraints limited agricultural expansion compared to pure open access].
Institutional constraints and deforestation: An application to Mexico. This paper examines evidence of the effects of economic liberalization and globalization on rural resource degradation in developing countries.
The principal resource effects of concern are processes of land use change leading to forestland conversion, degradation and deforestation. Such reforms have clearly spurred agroindustrialization, rural development and economic growth, but there is also concern that there may be direct and indirect impacts on rural resource degradation.
However, there may also be indirect effects if agroindustrial development displaces landless, near-landless and rural poor generally, who then migrate to marginal agricultural lands and forest frontier regions.
This paper explores these direct and indirect effects of globalization and agroindustrialization on rural resource degradation both generally, plus through examining case study evidence.
The paper focuses in particular on the examples of structural adjustment, trade liberalization and agricultural development in Ghana, and maize sector liberalization in Mexico under North American Free Trade Agreement NAFTA.
Links between economic liberalization and rural resource degradation in the developing regions. Mexico El Salto Region Abstract: In this analysis the costs and benefits received by the owners of the land in ejido La Victoria, where a dam is to be built, were compared.
Scenarios were analyzed considering the inclusion of subsidies and government transfers to the ejidatarios if necessary, to encourage their cooperation, by allowing to build the dam on their land and accepting to perform actions for the maintenance and conservation of protective vegetation in the microbasin, for the 60 years comprising project.
In this case the costs are assumed by the Ejidatarios and by the government.
Spain Murcia and Turkey Karapinaralso: Cape Verde, Mexico, Turkey Eski? This can sometimes means that SLM technologies are only adopted across small areas. This case study focuses on workshops in which stakeholders evaluated the performance of SLM technologies based on scientific monitoring and modelling results.
We analysed workshop outcomes from 15 dryland study sites to evaluate how scientific and model results affected perceptions of local SLM technologies, assessing the potential of this approach in facilitating wider acceptance and implementation of SLM. In several sites, stakeholder preferences for SLM technologies changed as a consequence of field measurements and modelling assessments.
Workshops from two study sites Spain and Turkey were used to: In Spain, four SLM strategies had been selected by participants for field trials in south-eastern Spain.
Three of them were perceived as easy to implement, economically feasible and effective towards protection of soil and water. Although the ranking of the technologies changed in light of the scientific monitoring and modelling information, overall it encouraged Spanish land users to pursue the use of all technologies except mulching.
Minimum tillage field experiments unexpectedly gave low yields and fared poorly in stakeholder evaluations in comparison with the other strategies. This resulted in their de-prioritisation due to their economic implications, which presented an associated opportunity cost for land users.
From the evaluations, we conclude that to facilitate broad-scale adoption of SLM technologies, de-contextualized, scientific generalisations must be given local context; scientific findings must be put alongside traditional beliefs and information on their economic implications, and scrutinised with equal rigour.
Adoption and wider dissemination of key SLM technologies requires a range of different mechanisms appropriate to the particular technology and context under consideration.
These included improved communication, dissemination and publicity associated with technologies, capacity building, training and education, networking, coordination and integration with existing programmes and mechanisms, and provision of funding and economic incentives.Government system that consolidated the capabilities of CCR/FedReg, ORCA, and EPLS.
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To access the country-specific case studies please click on the round beige (scientific case studies), blue (business case studies) or beige-blue (scientific and business case studies) icons directing you to a list . You should not have a favorite weapon Miyamoto Musashi, A Book of Five Rings If there is one attitude more dangerous than to assume that a future war will be just like the last one, it is to imagine that it will be so utterly different that we can afford to ignore all the lessons of the last one.
Gender Integration Case Study: A Policy Implementation Analysis of USAID Health Sector Programming. Mary Mulhern Kincaid. A dissertation submitted to the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Emergency management is the organization and management of the resources and responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies (preparedness, response, and recovery). The aim is to reduce the harmful effects of all hazards, including disasters..
The World Health Organization defines an emergency as the state in which normal procedures .