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Although technological innovations developed by research for the extensive beef industry may appear relevant and offer economic advantages, their lack of acceptance is of concern. This paper describes social and economic influences on the adoption behaviour of 68 cattle property managers in the...
In order to identify constraints limiting technology transfer in the extensive beef cattle industry of north Queensland, the decision process of managers was related to the extent to which they were aware, had considered or had adopted one of five practices within each of 10 management...
To anticipate the transformation of agriculture that is likely to follow the impending political changes in South Africa, the management and funding of some aspects of agricultural R&D by governments and by commodity associations in Zimbabwe, Malawi and South Africa are compared. The conclusion...
Trypanosomiasis, a disease transmitted by the tsetse fly, is a major constraint to livestock production and mixed farming in Africa. Due to the prevalence of trypanosomiasis and skin diseases in much of Zaire, it was concluded that cattle production was only feasible through the introduction of...
The basic reasons for the present unsatisfactory structure of agricultural R & D in Southern Africa and particularly in South Africa, are the focus of R & D on the commercial sector of agriculture, at the expense of the non-commercial sector, top-down policy decision-making and the institutional...
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