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Producer's marketing and production clubs have operated in Alberta, either as formal or informal clubs established with the support of Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (AARFD), Farm Business Management Program (FBMP) or private consultants. AAFRD and FBMP have actively promoted...
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...
If economic instruments are to play a role in the resolution of water quantity problems, then two important preliminary steps will be to assess what those problems are and to ascertain what scope there is for resolving them with policy reforms. The next section of the paper addresses these two...
The Incorporation of Nontimber Goods and Services in Integrated Resource Management. I. An Introduction to the Alberta Moose Hunting Study Interim Project ReportDownload
Although participation in recreational hunting has been declining in Alberta throughout the mid 1980s and early 1990s, participation in moose hunting appears to have remained stable until about 1990 (Figure 1). The reasons for this comparative stability and the recent decline in participation are...
The Economic Value of Wildlife in Alberta: A Database and Analysis of Benefit and Expenditure EstimatesDownload
The \"Wildlife Valuation Database\" is composed of 53 individual studies, providing 181 wildlife and reacreation benefit estimates. The database can be run on an IBM computer with Microsoft Windows 3.1. The format of the database is in the following form; (a) ID number, (b) focus of study (for...
This study examines the nature of Supply Chain Management (SCM) in the Canadian barley industry, economic theories related to SCM, identifies SCM drivers and reviews the Canadian barley marketing system. Two surveys were conducted; one on the feed barley segment of the market; another on the malt...
A central role of the farm operator, and one that determines the ability of the operator to cope with uncertainty, is the making of decisions. The situations which necessitate decisions on the farm are complicated by the dual nature of the farm household which encompasses two separate, yet...
This project report was completed by 14 graduate and undergraduate students in a social impact assessment course (AREC 450-550) during the Winter Term, January to April, 2009. The overall goal of this project was to learn specific concepts and methods for social impact assessment by undertaking...
This project addresses several issues related to efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness in Alberta's agriculture and food sector, in both its primary agricultural sector and its secondary processing industry related to food and beverages. A major underlying theme of this work is that the...
The majority of calf production in Alberta occurs in conjunction with grain growing enterprises. This study hypothesized that a major reason for this occurrence is the risk reduction opportunities which arise from on farm \"portfolios\" of grain and cattle. Annual rates of return were calculated...