buyer-farmer Articles

  • The buyer-supplier long-term partnership effects upon the buyer's operational performance in the Taiwan center-satellite factory system

    By undertaking this study, the author has elaborated upon the factors affecting the buyer-supplier long-term partnership. The partnership effects on the buyer's operational performance will also be discussed. The conceptual model is constructed, based on the transactional cost theory and relational exchange literature. Five hypotheses are derived from this model. The data from 123 Taiwan firms ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Family Farmers: The Original Conservationists

    The modern conservation movement has its roots in the Dust Bowl era of the 1930’s when harsh winds swept soil from parched Midwest fields and created towering clouds of dust that plagued the country. Hugh Hammond Bennett, the father of the modern soil conservation movement, dramatically threw open the curtains of the room in which he was delivering testimony on soil erosion before Congress ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • A win for farmers and the environment

    Is it possible to reduce pesticide use without compromising crop yields? Yes — and then some, according to a new study published in the journal Insects. Researchers at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom measured pesticide use and crop yield at 85 project sites in 24 Asian and African countries practicing integrated pest management ...


    By Ensia

  • Getting more from DR: A buyer’s guide for demand response

    Depending on the amount of energy your company uses, it could be a candidate for participating in demand response (DR), the popular grid-sponsored programs that pay businesses like yours not to use energy during times of peak demand. While the enrollment deadline for many of next year’s DR programs is months away, DR providers (DRPs), the middlemen of DR, are already pursuing your business ...


    By World Energy Solutions, Inc.

  • IFAT: where machinery buyers can shop ’til they drop

    There were plenty of opportunities to empty your wallet at the latest IFAT exhibition where machinery specialists rubbed shoulders with some of the world’s largest environmental companies. For one week in May, Munich played host to thousands of people hunting for the best machinery the world has to offer - for the best price, of ...


    By Recycling International

  • Changing buyer-supplier relationships: reflections of dynamism and innovation in the automotive industry in India

    The opening up of the Indian economy that has occurred since the mid-1980s has forced Indian firms to face external competition. This paper looks at the spectrum of linkages between the two automobile manufacturers Maruti Udyog Limited (a passenger car manufacturer) and Eicher Tractors Limited (a tractor manufacturer) and their suppliers. A discernible shift in the assembler-supplier ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The impact of ethnic-religious identification on buyer-seller behaviour: a study of two enclaves

    This study examines the behaviour of buyers and sellers in two ethnic enclaves, Catholic Hispanics and Muslim Arabs, within a US metropolitan area. Based upon a sample of 42 small ethnic businesses, a rudimentary activity matrix is constructed for each enclave to reveal the purchases of materials, services, and labour and the sales of finished and semi-finished goods and services. Results suggest ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Understanding buyer behaviour in software services – strategies for Indian firms

    Buying behaviour in a business market is characterised by long cycle times, group decision making, participants from different functional areas and levels and sometimes divergent objectives, and changing roles of the participants during the buying cycle. The high levels of market and technological uncertainty of software services add to the complexity in the buying process. This paper draws upon ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Farmers and Ranchers Ready for Action in 2017

    If ever there was a time for farmers and ranchers across America to get outside our fencerows, 2017 is it. Many of agriculture’s major policy issues are in the headlines every day. It’s time to engage. We are encouraged by the quick attention Congress and the administration are giving to issues like regulatory reform and federal land management. Farmers breathed a collective sigh of ...

  • Q&A: Empowering female farmers in Nigeria

    Women are said to be the future of agriculture as more and more men move away to find jobs in cities. Yet rural women have pitiful land rights and unequal access to water and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Green Innovation Fund Targets Farmers

    Reading Greenwise Business this week, we’ve learnt of a new fund available to small and medium-sized enterprises that are shown to be pioneering solutions to some of the problems currently facing the country’s farming, from water resource efficiency, through to pest control. The venture capital fund of an initial £9 million investment, called Agri-Innovation Venture Capital ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • We’re farmers – of course we’re optimistic

    "People think that farmers are unwise, that we only work with our hands. But that’s not true, we work with our brains,” says German farmer Thomas Kläber. The sun is breaking through the clouds and shedding its light on the golden fields. We’re in the German region of Brandenburg that surrounds the capital Berlin, and while most people tilt their heads backwards ...


    By Yara

  • Spanish Fish Farmer chooses LIT

    Spanish fish farmer chooses LIT-UV Isidro de la Cal is a Spanish group of companies that are active in the fish industry. The company controls the entire process of farming, capturing, processing and finally selling the end product to the stores where consumers buy the various fish products. The fish that is processed by Isidro de la Cal comes from various national, mainly Galician, and ...

  • Flood risk for farmer and dyke relocation

    The Biosphere Reserve Lower Saxonian Elbe Valley (Biosphärenreservat Niedersächsische Elbtalaue), which was created on the basis of an unanimous decision by the Lower Saxonian State Parliament in 2002, represents Lower Saxony’s contribution to the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve ‘Flusslandschaft Elbe’ (Elbe River Landscape). It stretches for about 100 kilometres south-east of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Attitudes of farmers toward sludge use in the Gaza Strip

    The local production of organic fertiliser in the Gaza Strip is 66,800 m³/year, which represents only 8.5% of the required quantities. This means that farmers have to import 728,000 m³ of organic fertiliser per year, which costs around 10.2 Mio US$. The social survey carried out for more than 300 farmers in the Gaza Strip shows that the scarcity of organic fertilisers and their high prices could ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Without land, what would a farmer do?

    Rural farmers depend on land and natural resources for food, income, and their physical well-being. But what happens when national or local governments prevent rural people and communities from farming their land? All governments have the authority to restrict the use of private land, usually for public interest ...

  • Impact of Bt cotton on farmer livelihoods in South Africa

    The economic benefits of Genetically Modified (GM) crops in developing countries have been well documented, but little research has been undertaken to date on the impacts of GM adoption on household livelihoods. The research reported here aimed to assess the livelihood impacts of the adoption of Bt cotton in South Africa., and involved 100 interviews of resource-poor farmers growing Bt cotton in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Can bats reduce nut farmers’ pesticide use?

    Ecologist Katherine Ingram is on a quest to quantify the economic value of insect-eating bats in walnut groves. For the past three years, Katherine Ingram has had a most unusual summer job: catching bats and studying their droppings to see what they eat. A doctoral student in ecology at the University of California, Davis, Ingram is exploring the role bats can play as winged ...


    By Ensia

  • Farmers fine-tune research, spread their own innovations

    Smallholder farmers can aid the uptake of research fruits and drive grassroots innovations. Joel Winston reports. The 1960s' Green Revolution demonstrated how technological innovations can transform agriculture. High-yielding crop strains, irrigation, fertilisers and pesticides were brought into developing countries, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Crop sensors outdo farmers at choosing nitrogen rates

    Choosing how much nitrogen (N) to put on corn fields isn’t something farmers take lightly. Many factors go into the decision, including past experiences, the timing of application, yield goals, and results from soil tests. Nevertheless, crop sensors can select N rates for corn that outperform those chosen by farmers, according to more than 50 on-farm demonstration projects conducted in ...

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