Browsing CANRP Research Briefs by Subject "economics"
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- ItemThe Challenging Future Of Maryland Dairy Farms(CANRP, 2012-01-20) Leathers, Howard; Johnson, DaleMaryland dairy farmers face many challenges that put the future of their operations in question. University of Maryland researchers Howard Leathers and Dale Johnson examine the factors behind the problem and point to critical steps that both farmers and government leaders can take to stem or reverse the decline of dairy farms in Maryland.
- ItemUnited States Farm Subsidies: A Question of Equity and Efficiency(CANRP, 2012-02-03) Kirwan, BarrettAre United States farm subsidies fair? Should they and can they be made more fair? Do farm subsidies even impact their intended targets? Dr. Barrett Kirwan at the University of Maryland takes a closer look.
- ItemWater Quality Credit Trading(CANRP, 2011-12-16) Parker, DougCan aggressive pollution reduction in one sector compensate for continued pollution in another? Pollution credit markets are designed to make this trade-off work. But is the time ripe for water quality credit trading systems to serve as an effective means of reducing pollution from farmland? Dr. Doug Parker of the University of Maryland is skeptical.
- ItemWhat is the most effective way to deliver life-saving anti-malarial bed nets in the developing world?(CANRP, 2011-11-22) Hoffmann, VivianDoes free distribution to vulnerable households do more harm than good, or is it a critical component of an overall strategy? Dr. Vivian Hoffmann at the University of Maryland examines this issue and comes to a surprising conclusion.