The Farm Management Unit

A montage of sheep, crops and money

About Us

The Farm Management Unit (FMU) was established in 1979 with the aim of developing excellence in the subject of farm management at the University of Reading. The FMU provides a focus for farm management activities building upon the interdisciplinary strengths at Reading through fostering research collaboration across the University alongside excellence in teaching to produce high quality, policy relevant research and employable graduates. Outreach activities are also important in ensuring that our research is addressing issues of relevance to policy and practice and that our teaching is relevant and up-to-date.

The FMU has a number of specific objectives:

  • To co-ordinate research and consultancy activities in areas relating to the management of farms and agricultural land;
  • To provide a focus and brand for outreach activities which seek to engage with professionals and organisations working in the farming sector;
  • To review and develop teaching curriculum in farm management and related areas.

Farm Management Unit Organisation

Director of the Farm Management Unit

Dr Yiorgos Gadanakis (Teaching)
Lecturer in Agricultural Business Management. Main areas of interest cover the analysis of agricultural production systems, technical and economic efficiency analysis, and the relationship between agricultural systems, the environment and social capital. His main area of teaching is in Farm Business Management.

Steering Group

Associate Professor Peter Dorward
Senior Lecturer in Rural Systems and Management, specialising in facilitating innovation and the spread of improved practices.

Associate Professor Simon Mortimer (Research)
Senior Lecturer in Environmental Land Management and Assistant Director of the Centre for Agri-Environmental Research specialising in ecology and management of agricultural systems and evaluation of interactions between agricultural and environmental policy including assessment of agri-environment schemes.

Professor Julian Park
Professor of Agricultural Systems and Education, Faculty of Life Science Director of Teaching and Learning, specialising in sustainable farming systems, land use change and technology transfer.

Professor Richard Tranter (Outreach)
Director of the Centre for Agricultural Strategy, specialising in rural land use and farm economics and structural issues. He has studied farmer decision making extensively.

Mr Richard Crane
Head of the Agricultural and Food Investigation Team at Reading, and more widely Rural Business Research Operations Manager with responsibility for delivery of the Farm Business Survey to Defra. Has extensive expertise in farm and horticultural production economics and business management.

Crops

Research

The FMU provides a forum to foster strategic thinking and leadership on the development of research relating to farm management at the University of Reading. The scope of the research activity is focussed on the economic, environmental and social aspects of sustainable farming systems linked to the major research themes of the University relating to food security, climate change and diet and health. More specifically, the areas of research that staff engage in include:

  • Impacts of, and response to, policy and market change
  • Metrics at the farm level: farm technical efficiency
  • Impacts and management of livestock disease
  • Crops and genetic modification
  • Biofuels and renewable energy
  • The environmental sustainability of farming systems
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Farm extension and knowledge transfer
  • Farmer decision-making
  • Entrepreneurship and diversification of rural businesses
  • Succession, new entrants and rural depopulation
  • The interaction between farming and consumer choice

Additionally, the FMU administers the Edith Mary Gayton bequest which stipulates that funds should be used in the field of agriculture and management. As part of this bequest funding is provided to post graduate research students in areas central to the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development's research strategy. Currently available studentships are advertised on the University's Graduate School pages.

FMU publications

Current EMG funded PhD projects

George Vittis

Doctoral student in Agriculture, Edith Mary Gayton doctoral research bequest
Department of Food Economics and Marketing, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development University of Reading

Year of enrolment 2014 - Expected date of submission September 2018
E-mail: g.vittis@pgr.reading.ac.uk

PhD research topic: "Spatial Planning and Rural Development for a Sustainable Agricultural Sector" Supervisors: Associate Professor Simon Mortimer and Dr Yiorgos Gadanakis

George Vittis' research seeks to develop the agricultural sector in England sustainably while taking into consideration the spatial parameters of agricultural production. More specifically, the study attempts to deliver equal importance in all three dimensions of sustainability (Environment, Economy and Society) aiming to a holistic approach. Since the PhD candidate started his research he has studied the issues both qualitatively and quantitatively. The qualitative methods regard the exploration of relevant literature along with underlining research gaps that have emerged in this debate indicating the directions for the future work. The quantitative techniques include the use of datasets derived from the Farm Business Survey. These datasets provide information relative to economic and physical performances of farm businesses across England. Datasets in turn are exploited with the use of Geographic Systems Information (GIS) for projections and further study of patterns and aggregations. Future work will include mathematical analysis of data in order to quantify and optimize the trade-offs between the three pillars of sustainability and finally use spatial techniques in order to enhance productivity in areas with high potentials and preserve the environmentally exhausted land.

Konstantinos Iliakis

Doctoral student in Agriculture, Edith Mary Gayton doctoral research bequest
Department of Food Economics and Marketing, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development University of Reading

Year of enrolment 2014 - Expected date of submission September 2018
E-mail: k.iliakis@pgr.reading.ac.uk

PhD research topic: "Decomposing sustainable capacity change at farm level or arable farming systems considering the short and long-term impact of changes"
Supervisors: Professor Julian Park and Dr Yiorgos Gadanakis

Konstantinos focuses on the restructuring process of the English agricultural sector and the building capacity of the farms towards sustainability. In order to provide a traceable approach to the assessment of sustainable agricultural performance in compliance to the FADN reporting framework, data on cereal and general cropping farms have been derived from the Farm Business Survey dataset. By constructing indicators that account for farm heterogeneity and managerial competence the study aims to account for the farm-specific use of natural resources and provision of human welfare services. Literature relevant to the production analysis, technical efficiency and ecosystem services has been reviewed to provide a theoretical analysis framework that pivots on the competencies built at farm-level and to form indicators of the environmental impact of the agricultural activity, as well as, of its contributions to the rural community. These indicators will be employed in the production analysis and assessment of sustainable performance of the farms with respect to changes in their operating efficiencies under the regulatory and support interventions of the European agricultural development policy.

Recently Submitted PhD projects

Fedra Vanhuyse (2016)

Doctoral student in Agriculture, Edith Mary Gayton doctoral research bequest
Department of Food Economics and Marketing, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development University of Reading

PhD research topic: The impact of management practices on financial performance: evidence from Farm Businesses in England

Supervisors: Professor Richard Tranter and Professor Alison Bailey

The aim of this research was to assess the impact of management practices on the financial performance of farm businesses in England. In addition, it sought to provide insight into the financial performance of the sector. Four farm types (Cereal farms, Dairy farms, Less-favoured Areas Grazing Livestock farms and Lowland Grazing Livestock farms) were selected for this research. First, using the ratios from the DuPont Expansion model (Return on Sales, Asset Turnover, Compound Leverage Factor, Return on Assets and Return on Equity), the results show that Cereal farms consistently perform better than Dairy farms, LFA Grazing Livestock farms and Lowland Grazing Livestock farms, both for the period 2008 to 2013 and in 2011/12, with the exception of Asset Turnover, where Dairy farms achieved the highest performance due to stock management practices, and the duration of the production cycle. Farming does not seem to have issues with liquidity, and the level of indebtedness is low overall. However, low profitability is an issue, which is not necessarily due to cost control, but to falling revenue. Second, management practices, defined as planning, organising, leading and controlling, taking into account the environment to achieve organisational goals, was found to have positive effects on individual farm financial performance, both for all farm types as well as per farm type. In particular, formal planning and benchmarking have positive, statistically significant effects. Highly performing farms (in financial terms) apply management practices more on the farm compared with the lowest 25 percentile of farm businesses. In addition, regression models were estimated to assess the effects of these practices in relation to financial performance. The results showed that increasing in size will also lead to better financial performance for all farm types.

Professor Maurice Maloney, Memorial Lecture 2013

Outreach

The Edith Mary Gayton Memorial Lecture

Edith Mary Gayton was an agricultural graduate of the University of Reading in the 1930s. Little is known of her later career and life, but in his will her husband made a bequest to Reading in her memory stipulating that the funds should be used in the field of agriculture and management. The annual memorial lecture is one use of these funds. Details, when available, are publicised on the main University events page. The most frequent themes have included farm management, agricultural policy, marketing, finance and science.

Other activities

On an ad hoc basis, other activities aimed at regional and national businesses and organisations in the agricultural sector take place. Farmers Evenings to showcase research at the University Farms have been a frequent event, and University staff have also delivered talk to local non-farming organisations and interest groups.

The FMU also has close links with the Institute of Agricultural Management (IAgrM), nationally and locally through the IAgrM Thames Valley Branch.

Students on a farm visit

Teaching

The FMU provides a forum for the development of farm management teaching in the School of Agricultural, Policy and Development within the wider management subject area.

Particular attention is paid to ensure grounding of curriculum with the changing demands of employers. Opportunities for enhancing the exposure of students to professional situations through visits, case study work, placements, and final year research projects at undergraduate levels are encouraged.

Undergraduate programmes

BSc Agricultural Business Management

BSc Agriculture

BSc Environmental Management

Postgraduate programmes

MSc Rural Land and Business Management

Farm Management Unit Publications

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Number of items at this level: 52.

2015

Bland, J. H., Bailey, A. P., Grandison, A. S. and Fagan, C. C. (2015) Short communication: estimation of the financial benefit of using Jersey milk at different inclusion rates for Cheddar cheese production using partial budgeting. Journal of Dairy Science, 98 (3). pp. 1661-1665. ISSN 0022-0302 doi: https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2014-8723

Gadanakis, Y., Bennett, R., Park, J. and Areal, F. (2015) Evaluating the sustainable intensification of arable farms. Journal of Environmental Management, 150. pp. 288-298. ISSN 0301-4797 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.10.005

Gadanakis, Y., Bennett, R., Park, J. and Areal, F. J. (2015) Improving productivity and water use efficiency: a case study of farms in England. Agricultural Water Management, 160. pp. 22-32. ISSN 0378-3774 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2015.06.020

McCracken, M. E., Woodcock, B. A., Lobley, M., Pywell, R. F., Saratsi, E., Swetnam, R. D., Mortimer, S. R., Harris, S. J., Winter, M., Hinsley, S. and Bullock, J. M. (2015) Social and ecological drivers of success in agri-environment schemes: the roles of farmers and environmental context. Journal of Applied Ecology, 52 (3). pp. 696-705. ISSN 0021-8901 doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.12412

2014

Bailey, A. and Garforth, C. (2014) An industry viewpoint on the role of farm assurance in delivering food safety to the consumer: the case of the dairy sector in England and Wales. Food Policy, 45. pp. 14-24. ISSN 0306-9192 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2013.12.006

2013

Ashbridge, I., Bailey, A., Tapp, N. and England, J., (2013) Opportunity agriculture. The next decade: towards a sustainably competitive industry. Technical Report. The Oxford Farming Conference pp88.

Bailey, A., Deasy, C., Quinton, J., Silgram, M., Jackson, B. and Stevens, C. (2013) Determining the cost of in-field mitigation options to reduce sediment and phosphorus loss. Land Use Policy, 30 (1). pp. 234-242. ISSN 0264-8377 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2012.03.027

Bruijnis, M., Hogeveen, H., Garforth, C. and Stassen, E. (2013) Dairy farmers’ attitudes and intentions towards improving dairy cow foot health. Livestock Science. ISSN 1871-1413 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2013.04.005

Chowa, C., Garforth, C. and Cardey, S. (2013) Farmer experience of pluralistic agricultural extension, Malawi. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 19 (2). pp. 147-166. ISSN 1750-8622 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/1389224X.2012.735620

Cooke, I. R., Mattison, E. H. A., Audsley, E., Bailey, A. P., Freckleton, R. P., Graves, A. R., Morris, J., Queensborough, S. A., Sanders, D. L., Siriwardena, G. M., Trawick, P., Watkinson, A. R. and Sutherland, W. J. (2013) Empirical test of an agricultural landscape model: the importance of farmer preference for risk aversion and crop complexity. Sage Open, 3 (2). ISSN 2158-2440 doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244013486491

Garforth, C. J., Bailey, A. P. and Tranter, R. B. (2013) Farmers’ attitudes to disease risk management in England: a comparative analysis of sheep and pig farmers. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 110 (3-4). pp. 456-466. ISSN 0167-5877 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2013.02.018

Van Passel, S., Dubois, M., Eyckmans, J., de Gheldere, S., Ang, F., Jones, P. T. and Van Acker, K. (2013) The economics of enhanced landfill mining: private and societal performance drivers. Journal of Cleaner Production, 55. pp. 92-102. ISSN 0959-6526 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2012.03.024

2012

Ang, F. and Van Passel, S. (2012) Beyond the environmentalist's paradox and the debate on weak versus strong sustainability. BioScience, 62 (3). pp. 251-259. ISSN 1525-3244 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/bio.2012.62.3.6

Areal, F., Balcombe, K. and Tiffin, R. (2012) Integrating spatial dependence into stochastic frontier analysis. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 56 (4). pp. 521-541. ISSN 1364-985X doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8489.2012.00597.x

Areal, F., Tiffin, R. and Balcombe, K. (2012) Provision of environmental output within a multi-output distance function approach. Ecological Economics, 78. pp. 47-54. ISSN 0921-8009 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2012.03.011

Areal, F. J., Tiffin, R. and Balcombe, K. (2012) Farm technical efficiency under a tradable milk-quota system. Journal of Dairy Science, 95 (1). pp. 50-62. ISSN 0022-0302 doi: https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2011-4638

Gervacio, J. D. and Garforth, C. (2012) Biogas innovation processes and innovation system: lessons from Davao del Sur, Philippines. International Proceedings of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, 47. pp. 68-72. ISSN 2010-4618

Mauchline, A. L., Mortimer, S. R., Park, J. R., Finn, J. A., Haysom, K., Westbury, D. B., Purvis, G., Louwagie, G., Northey, G., Primdahl, J., Vejre, H., Kristensen, L. S., Teilmann, K. V., Vesterager, J. P., Knickel, K., Kasperczyk, N., Balázs, K., Podmaniczky, L., Vlahos, G., Christopoulos, S., Kroger, L., Aakkula, J. and Yli-Viikari, A. (2012) Environmental evaluation of agri-environment schemes using participatory approaches: experiences of testing the Agri-Environmental Footprint Index. Land Use Policy, 29 (2). pp. 317-328. ISSN 0264-8377 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2011.07.002

Tzanopoulos, J., Jones, P. J. and Mortimer, S. R. (2012) The implications of the 2003 Common Agricultural Policy reforms for land use and landscape quality in England. Landscape and Urban Planning, 108 (1). pp. 39-48. ISSN 0169-2046 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2012.07.012

2011

Ang, F., Van Passel, S. and Mathijs, E. (2011) An aggregate resource efficiency perspective on sustainability: a Sustainable Value application to the EU-15 countries. Ecological Economics, 71. pp. 99-110. ISSN 0921-8009 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2011.08.008

Areal, F. J., Riesgo, L. and Rodriguez-Cerezo, E. (2011) Attitudes of European farmers towards GM crop adoption. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 9 (9). pp. 945-957. ISSN 1467-7652 doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7652.2011.00651.x

Daugbjerg, C., Tranter, R., Hattam, C. and Holloway, G. J. (2011) Modelling the impacts of policy on entry into organic farming: evidence from Danish-UK comparisons, 1989-2007. Land Use Policy, 28 (2). pp. 413-422. ISSN 0264-8377 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2010.09.001

Osbahr, H., Dorward, P., Cooper, S. and Stern, R. (2011) Supporting agricultural innovation in Uganda to respond to climate risk: linking climate change and variability with farmer perceptions. Experimental Agriculture, 47 (2). pp. 293-316. ISSN 1469-4441 doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0014479710000785

Swinbank, A., Tranter, R. and Jones, P. (2011) Mandates, buyouts and fuel-tax rebates: some economic aspects of biofuel policies using the UK as an example. Energy Policy, 39 (3). pp. 1249-1253. ISSN 0301-4215 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2010.11.052

Tiffin, R. and Balcombe, K. (2011) The determinants of technology adoption by UK farmers using Bayesian model averaging: the cases of organic production and computer usage. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 55 (4). pp. 579-598. ISSN 1364-985X doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8489.2011.00549.x

Tranter, R. B., Swinbank, A., Jones, P. J., Banks, C. C. and Salter, A. M. (2011) Assessing the potential for the uptake of on-farm anaerobic digestion for energy production in England. Energy Policy, 39 (5). pp. 2424-2430. ISSN 0301-4215 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2011.01.065

Westbury, D. B., Park, J., Mauchline, A. L., Crane, R. T. and Mortimer, S. R. (2011) Assessing the environmental performance of English arable and livestock holdings using data from the Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN). Journal of Environmental Management, 92 (3). pp. 902-909. ISSN 0301-4797 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2010.10.051

2010

Bennett, R., McClement, I. and McFarlane, I. (2010) An economic decision support tool for simulating paratuberculosis control strategies in a UK suckler beef herd. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 93 (4). pp. 286-293. ISSN 0167-5877 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2009.11.006

Deasy, C., Quinton, J. N., Silgram, M., Bailey, A. P., Jackson, B. and Stevens, C. J. (2010) Contributing understanding of mitigation options for phosphorus and sediment to a review of the efficacy of contemporary agricultural stewardship measures. Agricultural Systems, 103 (2). pp. 105-109. ISSN 0308-521X doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2009.10.003

2009

Bennett, R. M. (2009) Farm costs associated with premovement testing for bovine tuberculosis. Veterinary Record, 164 (3). pp. 77-79. ISSN 0042-4900

Heffernan, C., Misturelli, F., Nielsen, L., Gunn, G. J. and Yu, J. (2009) Analysis of Pan-European attitudes to the eradication and control of bovine viral diarrhoea. Veterinary Record, 164 (6). pp. 163-167. ISSN 0042-4900

Purvis, G., Louwagie, G., Northey, G., Mortimer, S., Park, J., Mauchline, A., Finn, J., Primdahl, J., Vejre, H., Vesterager, J. P., Knickel, K., Kasperczyk, N., Balazs, K., Vlahos, G., Christopoulos, S. and Peltola, J. (2009) Conceptual development of a harmonised method for tracking change and evaluating policy in the agri-environment: The Agri-environmental Footprint Index. Environmental Science & Policy, 12 (3). pp. 321-337. ISSN 1462-9011 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2009.01.005

Stevens, C. J., Quinton, J. N., Bailey, A. P., Deasy, C., Silgram, M. and Jackson, B. (2009) The effects of minimal tillage, contour cultivation, in-field vegetative barriers and crop residues on phosphorus and sediment yields. Soil and Tillage Research, 106 (1). pp. 145-151. ISSN 0167-1987 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2009.04.009

Tranter, R. B., Bennett, R. M., Costa, L., Cowan, C., Holt, G. C., Jones, P. J., Miele, M., Sottomayor, M. and Vestergaard, J. (2009) Consumers' willingness-to-pay for organic conversion-grade food: Evidence from five EU countries. Food Policy, 34 (3). pp. 287-294. ISSN 0306-9192 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2009.03.001

Witcomb, M. and Dorward, P. (2009) An assessment of the benefits and limitations of the shamba agroforestry system in Kenya and of management and policy requirements for its successful and sustainable reintroduction. Agroforestry Systems, 75 (3). pp. 261-274. ISSN 0167-4366 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10457-008-9200-z

2008

Gunn, G. J., Heffernan, C., Hall, M., McLeod, A. and Hovi, M. (2008) Measuring and comparing constraints to improved biosecurity amongst GB farmers, veterinarians and the auxiliary industries. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 84 (3-4). pp. 310-323. ISSN 0167-5877 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2007.12.003

Heffernan, C., Nielsen, L., Thomson, K. and Gunn, G. (2008) An exploration of the drivers to bio-security collective action among a sample of UK cattle and sheep farmers. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 87 (3-4). pp. 358-372. ISSN 0167-5877 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2008.05.007

Hennessy, T. C. and Rehman, T. (2008) Assessing the impact of the 'Decoupling' reform of the common agricultural policy on Irish farmers' off-farm labour market participation decisions. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 59 (1). pp. 41-56. ISSN 0021-857X doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1477-9552.2007.00140.x

Marfo, K. A., Dorward, P. T., Craufurd, P. Q., Ansere-Bioh, E., Haleegoah, J. and Bam, R. (2008) Identifying seed uptake pathways: The spread of Agya amoah rice cultivar in southwestern Ghana. Experimental Agriculture, 44 (2). pp. 257-269. ISSN 0014-4797 doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/s0014479708006170

Morris, J., Bailey, A. P., Lawson, C. S., Leeds-Harrison, P. B., Alsop, D. and Vivash, R. (2008) The economic dimensions of integrating flood management and agri-environment through washland creation: a case from Somerset, England. Journal of Environmental Management, 88 (2). pp. 372-381. ISSN 0301-4797 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2007.03.023

2007

Areal, F., Ceddia, M. G. and Pazienza, P. (2007) Predicting the impact of the EU common agricultural policy reform in England: micro and macroeconomic aspects. Journal of Business Economics and Management, 8 (4). pp. 237-244. ISSN 2029-4433 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/16111699.2007.9636175

Bam, R. K., Craufurd, P. Q., Dorward, P. T., Asiedu, E. A., Kumaga, F. K. and Ofori, K. (2007) Introducing improved cultivars: Understanding farmers' seed drying and storage practices in central Ghana. Experimental Agriculture, 43 (3). pp. 301-317. ISSN 0014-4797 doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/s001447970700498x

Challinor, A., Wheeler, T., Garforth, C., Craufurd, P. and Kassam, A. (2007) Assessing the vulnerability of food crop systems in Africa to climate change. Climatic Change, 83 (3). pp. 381-399. ISSN 0165-0009 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-007-9249-0

Dorward, P., Craufurd, P., Marfo, K., Dogbe, W. and Bam, R. (2007) Improving participatory varietal selection processes: participatory varietal selection and the role of informal seed diffusion mechanisms for upland rice in Ghana. Euphytica, 155 (3). pp. 315-327. ISSN 0014-2336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10681-006-9333-y

Gadanakis, Y., Baourakis, G. and Clapan, C. (2007) Measuring the impacts of distortions in the European Union cotton sector: a partial equilibrium analysis using the ATPSM model framework. AgEcon.

Mattison, E. H. A. and Norris, K. (2007) Intentions of UK farmers toward biofuel crop production: Implications for policy targets and land use change. Environmental Science & Technology, 41 (16). pp. 5589-5594. ISSN 0013-936X doi: https://doi.org/10.1021/es062211v

Morse, S., Bennett, R. and Ismael, Y. (2007) Isolating the 'farmer' effect as a component of the advantage of growing genetically modified varieties in developing countries: a Bt cotton case study from Jalgaon, India. Journal of Agricultural Science, 145. pp. 491-500. ISSN 0021-8596 doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/s0021859607007149

Rehman, T., McKemey, K., Yates, C. M., Cooke, R. J., Garforth, C. J., Tranter, R. B., Park, J. R. and Dorward, P. T. (2007) Identifying and understanding factors influencing the uptake of new technologies on dairy farms in SW England using the theory of reasoned action. Agricultural Systems, 94 (2). pp. 281-293. ISSN 0308-521X doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2006.09.006

Thomas, D. S. G., Twyman, C., Osbahr, H. and Hewitson, B. (2007) Adaptation to climate change and variability: farmer responses to intra-seasonal precipitation trends in South Africa. Climatic Change, 83 (3). pp. 301-322. ISSN 0165-0009 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-006-9205-4

Tranter, R. B., Swinbank, A., Wooldridge, M. J., Costa, L., Knapp, T., Little, G. P. J. and Sottomayor, M. L. (2007) Implications for food production, land use and rural development of the European Union's Single Farm Payment: Indications from a survey of farmers' intentions in Germany, Portugal and the UK. Food Policy, 32 (5-6). pp. 656-671. ISSN 0306-9192 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2007.04.001

Yates, C., Dorward, P., Hemery, G. and Cook, P. (2007) The economic viability and potential of a novel poultry agroforestry system. Agroforestry Systems, 69 (1). pp. 13-28. ISSN 0167-4366 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10457-006-9015-8

2006

Gadanakis, Y., Baourakis, G., Clapan, C. and Drakos, P. (2006) The olive oil and cotton lint sectors in the European Union. In: 98th Seminar, Marketing Dynamics Within the Global Trading System: New Perspectives, June 29-July 2, 2006, Chania, Crete, Greece.

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