Exploring opportunities for diversification of specialized tobacco farms in the Northwest of Argentina

M.D. Chavez Clemente

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU

Abstract

In the Northwest of Argentina tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) is economically and socially important. Tobacco mono-cropping, excessive tillage and inadequate irrigation management cause soil degradation. This and also tobacco production dependence on government subsidies and concern about health damage from tobacco consumption calls for research on diversification. The aim of this thesis was to explore opportunities for diversification of specialized tobacco farms in the Northwest of Argentina.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Oude Lansink, Alfons, Promotor
  • Berentsen, Paul, Co-promotor
Award date26 Nov 2012
Place of PublicationS.l.
Print ISBNs9789461734204
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • tobacco
  • specialized farming
  • crop production
  • farms
  • diversification
  • specialization
  • income
  • risk
  • soil degradation
  • argentina

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