Vegetable production in Taiwan: a survey of 300 farmers

Huang, K.R. and Calkins, P.H. (1978) Vegetable production in Taiwan: a survey of 300 farmers. Other. Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center (AVRDC).

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A survey of 300 vegetable producing households in two districts of Taiwan was carried out in 1974 and 1977. Changhua district was chosen since specialized production areas have helped to give it the greatest area planted to vegetables, and Taiwan district to represent general vegetable production. By studying the changes in the same sample over a 3-year period, it was possible to assess the relationship between cultural techniques and the cropping systems, the constraints to vegetable production and ways to overcome them, and the effects of farm size and man/land ratio on cropping intensity. A set of integrated conclusions and policy recommendations are presented. It is suggested that the results can be useful not only in Taiwan, where a labour shortage has already forced complex cropping systems in some areas to give way to monoculture, but also as a key to general principles of farm decision-making in other tropical nations where cropping intensity is increasing

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Author Affiliation: Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center (AVRDC)
Subjects: Plant Production > Croping Systems
Plant Production > Farming Systems
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2012 06:24
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 06:24

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