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To support biodiversity in agricultural environments, the European Union asks farmers to protect local fauna and flora in return for subsidies. While...

Date
January 2017
Authors
Anu Veijalainen
Abstract

Land-use and land-cover (LULC) conversions have an important impact on land degradation, erosion and water availability. Information on historical land cover (change) is crucial for studying and modelling land- and ecosystem degradation. During the past decades major LULC conversions occurred in...

Authors
Vogels, M. F. A.; Jong, S. M. de; Sterk, G.; Addink, E. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd
Publication
International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 2017, 54, pp 114-123
Event

6 - 10 February 2017 - Brussels

Venue
Brussels
Country
Belgium
Contact Details
Heike Kuhlmann, KCS Kuhlmann Convention Service, Rue des Chênes, 12 CH-2800 Delémont
Tel
+41 32 42 34 384
CAB ReviewFull Text

This article reviews, from a socio-economic perspective, the current state of knowledge and controversies around the causes and consequences of global climate change. It considers the prospects for reducing global emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) which, according to the scientific consensus,...

Date
December 2016
Subjects
agriculture; air pollutants; air pollution; air quality; climate change; economic growth; emissions; forestry; greenhouse gases; human activity; land use; pollution control; reviews; socioeconomics
Authors
Davis, J.
CABI Book Info
Cover for Climate change challenges and adaptations at farm-level: case studies from Asia and Africa.

This book is a compendium of studies on climate change challenges and adaptations at the farm level, capturing research carried out across the continents of Asia and Africa. Chapter 1 is on the introduction to climate change vulnerability and adaptation strategies with rural farm-level perspective....

Authors
Singh. N. P.; Bantilan, C.; Byjesh, K.; Nedumaran, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
AbstractFull Text

The growing pressure on water resources has reduced its availability as regards quality. Data was investigated for two different periods, with the aim of evaluating the influence of the use and occupation of space on the temporal dynamics of the quality of surface and groundwater in the...

Authors
Araújo Neto, J. R. de; Andrade, E. M. de; Palácio, H. A. de Q.; Sales, M. M. de; Maia, A. R. S.
Publisher
Centro de Ciencias Agrarias da Universidade Federal do Ceara
Publication
Revista Ciência Agronômica, 2017, 48, 1, pp 59-69
AbstractFull Text

There is little information on the phytoremediation of the herbicide sulfentrazone. This reinforces the need for research aimed at providing safe alternatives to its use in systems that integrate crop succession or rotation, focusing on the sustainability of agricultural production, and without...

Authors
Ferraço, M.; Pires, F. R.; Belo, A. F.; Celin Filho, A.; Bonomo, R.
Publisher
Centro de Ciencias Agrarias da Universidade Federal do Ceara
Publication
Revista Ciência Agronômica, 2017, 48, 1, pp 32-40
AbstractFull Text

The aim of this study was to determine the maximum capacity for the adsorption of As(V) in the form of HAsO42- (MACAs) by the clay fraction of soils in different environments of the Keller and Barton Peninsulas, King George Island, Maritime Antarctic. Chemical and particle size analyses were...

Authors
Poggere, G. C.; Melo, V. de F.; Francelino, M. R.; Simas, F. N. B.; Schaefer, C. E. G. R.
Publisher
Centro de Ciencias Agrarias da Universidade Federal do Ceara
Publication
Revista Ciência Agronômica, 2017, 48, 1, pp 13-21
AbstractFull Text

Search for naturally grown food has stimulated the biotechnological production of carotenoids. Therefore, the use of the yeast Xanthophyllomonas dendrorhous has been researched due to its abilities to assimilate different sources as substrates and to produce high amounts of carotenoids....

Authors
Silva, C. M.; Borba, T. de M. de; Kalil, S. J.; Burkert, J. F. de M.
Publisher
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology (Sveuciliste u Zagrebu, Prehrambeno-Biotechnolosk i Fakultet)
Publication
Food Technology and Biotechnology, 2016, 54, 4, pp 489-496
AbstractFull Text

Food insecurity remains one of the most visible dimensions of poverty. The increasing population amid competition for land and water resources means that the global demand for food will continue to increase. In Kenya, the food insecurity trend is worrying as the population is expected to hit 55...

Authors
Ogello, E. O.; Munguti, J. M.
Publisher
Rural Outreach Programme
Publication
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 2016, 16, 4, pp 11331-11350

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