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Path-dependency in plant breeding: Challenges facing participatory reforms in the Ethiopian Sorghum Improvement Program

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  • McGuire, Shawn J.
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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Agricultural Systems.

    Volume (Year): 96 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 1-3 (March)
    Pages: 139-149

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    1. Gebretsadik, Rebeka & Shimelis, H. & Laing, M.D. & Tongoona, P. & Mandefro, N., 2014. "A diagnostic appraisal of the sorghum farming system and breeding priorities in Striga infested agro-ecologies of Ethiopia," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 123(C), pages 54-61.
    2. Tubetov, Dulat & Musshoff, Oliver & Kellner, Ulla, 0. "Investments in Kazakhstani Dairy Farming: A Comparison of Classical Investment Theory and the Real Options Approach," Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, vol. 51.
    3. Hu, Ming-Che & Chen, Yu-Hui & Huang, Li-Chun, 2014. "A sustainable vegetable supply chain using plant factories in Taiwanese markets: A Nash–Cournot model," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 152(C), pages 49-56.
    4. James Sumberg & John Thompson & Philip Woodhouse, 2013. "Why agronomy in the developing world has become contentious," Agriculture and Human Values, Springer, vol. 30(1), pages 71-83, March.

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