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Incorporating diversity in a linear program: Canete, Peru
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Title: Incorporating diversity in a linear program: Canete, Peru
Physical Description: Conference Papers
Creator: Victor Cabrera
Conference: 1999 North American AFSRE Conference
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Caete 4,800 small farm households

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Background Caete small farmers live below international standards of: Nutrition 33,600 on small farms 7,000 laborers Highly visible agricultural zone Health Housing Services

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Methodology Sondeo (n=22) Survey (n=60) Data Analysis Data Collection

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Geographically Randomized Sample

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Linear Programming Matrix and its Components (e.g., land, labor) Resources Constraints (e.g., maize, cotton, livestock) Activities End year cash

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Diversity Incorporated in Linear Program 1) There are two production seasons 2) Renting in and renting out land are common 3) Household composition determines labor resource 4) Labor hired and off farm labor practiced 5) Water available only by irrigation 6) Management = Total education of the household members.

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Diversity Incorporated in Linear Program 7) Credit available for cotton, maize and sweet potato, and for asparagus and grapes 8) Traditional activities require less management than new enterprises 9) Crop resource requirements, commodity prices, and yields vary seasonally and annually 10) Resource availability, family consumption, and household requirements estimated on an individual basis

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The Ca ete model was validated by comparing with the survey data The linear program model adequately simulated The model can be used with confidence to project production, income and consumption in different scenarios with any household in the Model Results

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Grape and Asparagus Analysis Grapes and asparagus are currently recommended crops for small farmers Six year simulations demonstrated that: No small farmer would be able to raise grapes Only a portion of small farmers would be able to raise asparagus (require > 1 ha)

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Asparagus Analysis

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More Less Asparagus Analysis Children in household Adults in household Farm Size Education Household Characteristics and Potential for Asparagus Production

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Diversity and Location Specificity: Meeting the Challenge Through Participatory Research Elena P. Bastidas