Critical factors for crop-livestock integration beyond the farm level: A cross-analysis of worldwide case studies

Critical factors for crop-livestock integration beyond the farm level: A cross-analysis of... •We focus on crop-livestock integration through cooperation among specialized farms.•We explore transaction cost of integration determinants beyond the farm level.•An analytical framework is developed and applied to six case studies worldwide.•We find several factors contributing to transaction cost reduction through integration.•Policies need to strengthen financial and technical support, and social networks. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Land Use Policy Elsevier

Critical factors for crop-livestock integration beyond the farm level: A cross-analysis of worldwide case studies

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 The Authors
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0264-8377
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10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.12.010
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Abstract

•We focus on crop-livestock integration through cooperation among specialized farms.•We explore transaction cost of integration determinants beyond the farm level.•An analytical framework is developed and applied to six case studies worldwide.•We find several factors contributing to transaction cost reduction through integration.•Policies need to strengthen financial and technical support, and social networks.

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Land Use PolicyElsevier

Published: Apr 1, 2018

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