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Author: Jane Waters
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Keywords: open, adoption, insight, wide
Number of Pages: 104
Published: 2005-10-01
ISBN-10: 1467856134
ISBN-13: 9781467856133

Arms Wide Open provides a window into the lives of young pregnant women struggling with the decision of making an adoption plan or becoming a single parent. It is a vital tool for couples considering open adoption. Mrs. Waters clearly outlines the emotional turmoil of the birth mothers and offers suggestions to help make an open adoption a positive experience for the child, the adoptive parents and the birth mother.

Author: Namara, Regassa, Upadhyay, Bhawana, Nagar, R. K.
Publisher: IWMI
Keywords: maharashtra, localities, gujarat, states, india, selected, results, impacts, microirrigation, technologies, empirical, adoption
Number of Pages: 51
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 9290906022
ISBN-13: 9789290906025

This report analyzes the economics of alternative microirrigation technologies ranging from low-cost drip and sprinkler systems to the capital-intensive systems, the determinants of adoption of microirrigation technology, the poverty outreach of the different microirrigation systems, and the sustainability implications of microirrigation adoption.

Author: Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: united, states, crops, engineered, decade, genetically, first
Number of Pages: 36
Published: 2009-05
ISBN-10: 143791103X
ISBN-13: 9781437911039

Ten years after the first generation of genetically engineered (GE) varieties became commercially available, adoption of these varieties by U.S. farmers is widespread for major crops. Despite the benefits, however, environmental and consumer concerns may have limited acceptance of GE crops, especially in Europe. This report focuses on GE crops and their adoption in the U.S. over the past 10 years. It finds that: (1) the pace of R&D activity by producers of GE seed has been rapid; (2) farmers have adopted some GE varieties widely and at a rapid rate and benefited from such adoption; and (3) the

Author: Michael L. Morris
Publisher: CIMMYT
Keywords: developing, countries, research, breeding, international, maize, impacts
Number of Pages: 66
Published: 2002
ISBN-10: 9706480919
ISBN-13: 9789706480910

Why maize is different from other crops; Investment in maize breeding research; Products of maize breeding research; Adoption of modern varieties (MVs); Economic benefits associated with MV adoption.

Author: David L. McClure
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: extensible, markup, language, adoption, effective, government, challenges, electronic
Number of Pages: 76
Published: 2003-07
ISBN-10: 0756725313
ISBN-13: 9780756725310

Reviews the status of XML technology & the challenges the Fed. gov't. faces in implementing it. XML is a flexible, nonproprietary set of standards designed to facilitate the exchange of information among disparate computer systems, using the Internet's protocols. Specifically, it assesses: (1) the overall development status of XML standards to determine whether they are ready for governmentwide use, & (2) challenges faced by the federal government in optimizing its adoption of XML technology to promote broad information sharing & systems interoperability. The report recommends that the OMB tak

Author: Linda D. Koontz
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: smart, card, technology, adoption, promoting, government, progress, electronic
Number of Pages: 50
Published: 2003
ISBN-10: 0756735777
ISBN-13: 9780756735777

Smart cards (SC) -- credit-card-like devices that use integrated circuit chips to store and process data -- offer a range of potential uses for the federal government, particularly in increasing security for its many physical and information assets. This report reviews the use of SC across the federal government (including identifying potential challenges), as well as the effectiveness of the GSA in promoting government adoption of SC technologies. Recommends, among other things, that GSA establish guidelines for federal building security that address SC technology; that the OMB establish a po

Author: P. K. Thornton
Publisher: ILRI (aka ILCA and ILRAD)
Keywords: adoption, impact, research, ilri, compendium
Number of Pages: 121
Published: 1998
ISBN-10: 9291460419
ISBN-13: 9789291460410

Impact of chemoprophylactic control of trypanosomosis in coastal Kenya; Economic impact of N'Dama cattle in tsetse-affected areas of Zaire, Togo, Ethiopia and The Gambia; Adoption of dairy feeding management in the Ethiopian highlands; Costs and benefits of alternative theileriosis control strategies in Zimbabwe; Impacts of east coast fever immunisation in coastal and highland Kenya; Fodder bank adoption in northern Nigeria; Impact of land tenure on adoption of alley farming in West Africa; Impact of crossbred dairy-draft technology in Ethiopia; Impact of livestock on alley farming systems in
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