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Rural business owners in Alberta are often described as independent minded entrepreneurs. The reality is that they do engage in social networking. This project focussed upon the social networks that help rural business owners access markets beyond their local area. The data were provided by the...
Report of Discussions: Workshop on Applications of Complex Systems Science and Method to Agriculture, Rural and Environmental IssuesDownload
This workshop on complex systems has a history of several years of cooperative work by four of its members. It all started with the study leave from the University of Alberta of Peter Apedaile, at the Agricultural Systems Department of INRA in France with Steven Schilizzi. Herb Freedman and Mark...
Positioning for Trade Liberalization: Structure of Earnings, Comparative and Competitive Advantage of Agricultural Households in the United States and CanadaDownload
Change in the earnings structure of agricultural households in North America is an important concern of policy makers in Canada and the United States. Earning structure reveals the strengths and weaknesses of households in the climate and policy change, competition and predation associated with...
The problem is to explore the possible coordinates and stability conditions for equilibria between agricultural wealth and industrial wealth generation and distribution processes. Instability of the equilibria may establish the possibility of moving along trajectories to preferred positions. The...
Impacts of Recovery Rates and Terms of Trade on Strange Attractors and Predictability in Sustainable AgricultureDownload
Sustaining agricultural systems requires the ability to predict approaching extinction. Thus a suitable model needs to generate predictability as an intrinsic attribute. Such a model should provide several features for managers. It should incorporate learning about the minimum sustainable...
Working Harder, Getting More Efficient and Losing Prosperity: Arguments for New Rural Coalitions and Social Contracts or On Getting the Problem RightDownload
Canadian agriculture and the rural economy are caught up in the process of global economic integration. This paper argues that new coalitions and contractual agreements are required to keep up with this globalization. The Uruguay Round of the GATT is an example of the effort of the international...