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Cover for Weaving gender into sustainable intensification interventions.

Sustainable intensification (SI) is understood as increasing productivity without causing harm to the environment. SI can be achieved by introducing more or different inputs (e.g., new knowledge and skills, labor, chemicals, and machinery); a change to higher-yielding crops or varieties, and more...

Author(s)
Fischer, G.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781800621602)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The Malabo Declaration and agenda 2063: making climate smart agriculture real with conservation agriculture in Africa.

The African Union (AU) has provided the vision and even a hint of the future through Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want, to be achieved, in part, through accelerated agricultural growth and transformation, leading to shared prosperity and improved livelihoods. The promulgation is contained in the...

Author(s)
Mkomwa, S.; Kassam, A.; Bwalya, M.; Shula, R. K.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
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Cover for Mainstreaming of the conservation agriculture paradigm in Africa.

This chapter provides a justification for mainstreaming Conservation Agriculture (CA) in Africa. It describes the rationale for total transformation of agriculture that is needed in the future. Mainstreaming CA requires not only nation-wide adoption of the new paradigm of agriculture but also the...

Author(s)
Kassam, A.; Mkomwa, S.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Formal education and training for conservation agriculture in Africa.

This chapter examines the role of formal education, training and skills development in Conservation Agriculture (CA) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in the context of the region's agricultural transformation systems. It explores nascent literature on potential reforms that include development of CA...

Author(s)
Mkomwa, S.; Mloza-Banda, H.; Mutai, W.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Centres of excellence in conservation agriculture: developing African institutions for sustainable agricultural development.

Conservation Agriculture (CA) is an important component in addressing food insecurity, biodiversity degradation and water scarcity challenges. Its adoption in Africa has lagged behind other continents. One major area of need to enable the acceleration of the adoption of CA in Africa relates to...

Author(s)
Mkomwa, S.; Lugandu, S.; Macharia, N.; Bot, A.; Mutai, W.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conservation agriculture in Africa: climate smart agricultural development.

This book is about Conservation Agriculture (the use of no tillage systems) to preserve soil structure and integrity. It has become an increasingly important step towards sustainable farming. This publication brings together conservation agriculture and climate smart decision making processes for...

ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
Type
Book
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Cover for Are young people transforming the rural economy?

This chapter uses household survey data to address three questions: How might we think about the notion that the youth bring something new to farming? What aspects of young people's farming are visible with existing empirical windows? Do the young in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) farm differently? The...

Author(s)
Chamberlin, J.; Sumberg, J.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245011)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Young people and the rural economy: syntheses and implications.

The research presented in this book uses qualitative and quantitative analysis to address the dominant narratives and 'conventional wisdom' about youth and the rural economy in sub-Saharan Africa. This final chapter synthesizes the empirical findings described in the previous chapters and sets out...

Author(s)
Sumberg, J.; Szyp, C.; Yeboah, T.; Oosterom, M.; Crossouard, B.; Chamberlin, J.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245011)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agriculture and tertiary education within the context of global and African development goals.

This chapter explores African and global policy frameworks and strategies in order to highlight the role that the transformation of Africa's agricultural sector and tertiary agricultural education is envisaged to play in addressing developmental challenges in Africa. The main developmental agendas...

Author(s)
Ekwamu, A.; Swanepoel, F.; Mentz-Coetzee, M.; Kapfudzaruwa, F.; Leresche, K. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246544)
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Cover for Pan Islamica.

This chapter discusses the expansion of Islam and details of the international Muslim trade. It consists of eleven subheadings which are about the Rapid Spread of Islam, The Byzantine Trade, A New Trading Empire in the Northern Steppes: The Khazar Khaganate, The Arab Agricultural Revolution, The...

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249743)
Type
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