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The Neguev revisited: a study of the agricultural changes between 1987 and 1996 in the Neguev settlement, Costa Rica

by Kuiper, M; Agricultural University Wageningen, Wageningen (Países Bajos); CATIE, Turrialba (Costa Rica). Atlantic Zone Programme; Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería, San José (Costa Rica).
Series: Report - Atlantic Zone Programme (CATIE-WAU-MAG).Publisher: Turrialba (Costa Rica) 1997Description: 64 p. + Anexo (12 p.).Subject(s): ADOPCION DE INNOVACIONES | AGROFORESTERIA | ANALISIS DE COSTOS | ASENTAMIENTO RURAL | CAMBIO TECNOLOGICO | CARACTERISTICAS DEL SITIO | CICLO BIOGEOQUIMICO | COSTA RICA | COSTOS DE PRODUCCION | CREDITO | DEGRADACION DEL SUELO | FERTILIDAD DEL SUELO | INSUMOS AGRICOLAS | PRODUCTOS AGRICOLAS | RENTABILIDAD | SISTEMAS DE EXPLOTACION | SOSTENIBILIDAD | SUELO | UTILIZACION DE LA TIERRA | AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS | AGROFORESTRY | COST ANALYSIS | COSTA RICA | CREDIT | CYCLING | FARM ESTABLISHMENT | FARM INPUTS | FARMING SYSTEMS | INNOVATION ADOPTION | LAND USE | PRODUCTION COSTS | PROFITABILITY | SITE FACTORS | SOIL | SOIL DEGRADATION | SOIL FERTILITY | SUSTAINABILITY | TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGES | ADOPTION DE L'INNOVATION | AGROFORESTERIE | ANALYSE DES COUTS | CHANGEMENT TECHNOLOGIQUE | COSTA RICA | COUT DE PRODUCTION | CREDIT | CYCLE BIOGEOCHIMIQUE | DEGRADATION DU SOL | DURABILITE | FACTEUR LIE AU SITE | FERTILITE DU SOL | INSTALLATION A LA TERRE | MOYEN DE PRODUCTION AGRICOLE | PRODUIT AGRICOLE | RENTABILITE | SOL | SYSTEME D'EXPLOITATION AGRICOLE | UTILISATION DES TERRES | NEGUEV | PRODUCCION AGRICOLA | ZONA ATLANTICAOnline Resources: En In: Summary: and finally providing a broad framework for more detailed studies. (Brink and Waaijenberg, 1990:1) Considering that almost a decade of intensive studies of the Neguev settlement has passed since, this framework might need to be revised to take into account changes which have occurred. Therefore, the primary objective of the study is obtaining a systematic insight into the present agricultural situation as well as the changes which have occurred during the 1987-1995 period in the Neguev settlement. A secondary objective of the study is obtaining additional data for my thesis directed at inclusion of land degradation in a multi-period linear programming model. General data on the presence and causes of land degradation and on the time-horizon of the farmers are gathered. Finally data regarding yield and input use per crop are gatheredSummary: classifying farms, to enable selections for more specific studiesSummary: providing a way for comparing different regionsSummary: The main focus of REPOSA is "development of an interdisciplinary methodology for the analysis and evaluation of ecologically and economically sustainable land use" (Jansen et al., 1996:1). The research is based on a combination of modeling, experimentation and multiple goal planning, resulting in alternative scenarios and thematic maps. In accordance with a micro-level, as well as regional focus of the program, target groups can be found at either level. At the small scale, beneficiaries are individual farmers, specialized entrepreneurs, extension services and farmer groups. At the (sub) regional level the target group consists of organizations involved in agricultural development. (Atlantic Zone Program, 1992). The present report is the result of a five month practical period for the Department of Development Economics (WAU), conducted within the scope of REPOSA. The study consists of a general analysis of the agriculture in the Neguev settlement and a comparison with the situation in 1987. After an exploratory survey in the Atlantic Zone three areas were selected for a general farm-survey, conducted in February 1987: the Neguev settlement, a western part of Río Jiménez and Las Lomas de Cocorí. Objectives of the survey were to obtain a general notion about the agricultural situation, problems and opinions of the producersSummary: two important items missing in the original 1987 survey.
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and finally providing a broad framework for more detailed studies. (Brink and Waaijenberg, 1990:1) Considering that almost a decade of intensive studies of the Neguev settlement has passed since, this framework might need to be revised to take into account changes which have occurred. Therefore, the primary objective of the study is obtaining a systematic insight into the present agricultural situation as well as the changes which have occurred during the 1987-1995 period in the Neguev settlement. A secondary objective of the study is obtaining additional data for my thesis directed at inclusion of land degradation in a multi-period linear programming model. General data on the presence and causes of land degradation and on the time-horizon of the farmers are gathered. Finally data regarding yield and input use per crop are gathered

classifying farms, to enable selections for more specific studies

providing a way for comparing different regions

The main focus of REPOSA is "development of an interdisciplinary methodology for the analysis and evaluation of ecologically and economically sustainable land use" (Jansen et al., 1996:1). The research is based on a combination of modeling, experimentation and multiple goal planning, resulting in alternative scenarios and thematic maps. In accordance with a micro-level, as well as regional focus of the program, target groups can be found at either level. At the small scale, beneficiaries are individual farmers, specialized entrepreneurs, extension services and farmer groups. At the (sub) regional level the target group consists of organizations involved in agricultural development. (Atlantic Zone Program, 1992). The present report is the result of a five month practical period for the Department of Development Economics (WAU), conducted within the scope of REPOSA. The study consists of a general analysis of the agriculture in the Neguev settlement and a comparison with the situation in 1987. After an exploratory survey in the Atlantic Zone three areas were selected for a general farm-survey, conducted in February 1987: the Neguev settlement, a western part of Río Jiménez and Las Lomas de Cocorí. Objectives of the survey were to obtain a general notion about the agricultural situation, problems and opinions of the producers

two important items missing in the original 1987 survey.

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