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Cover for Environmental requirements and site selection.

This paper explores the environmental requirements and site selection of Ficus carica. The ideal conditions for dried fig production are: temperate and rainy winters, 30-40°C summer temperatures especially in July-September, 45-50% relative humidity, alluvial, clayish-loam soil, and average annual...

Author(s)
Polat, A. A.; Sarkhosh, A.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242881)
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Cover for Land management through conservation agriculture and associated practices.

This chapter presents conservation agriculture, which can help smallholder farmers build better resilience to the consequences of climate change and variable weather (including persistent droughts and unseasonal dry spells). It addresses challenges to crop productivity and profitability while...

Author(s)
Thierfelder, C.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781800621602)
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Cover for Development of climate smart agriculture in Africa.

Climate change, food system complexity and changing international demands are creating new realities, challenges and opportunities. In this respect, unlocking Africa's agricultural potential is both a vital and a daunting aspiration to achieve commitments to the climate and development of the...

Author(s)
Mrabet, R.; Moussadek, R.
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)
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Cover for Moving paradigms - conservation agriculture with alternative agronomics to minimize inputs.

The African Union Malabo Declaration outlines goals to achieve sustainable production practices for economic growth in the agriculture sector by 2025. Conservation Agriculture (CA) practices represent a climate smart and resource friendly sustainable production system, and these need to be adopted...

Author(s)
Goddard, T.; Kassam, A.; Mkomwa, S.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
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Cover for Enhancing climate resilience using stress-tolerant maize in conservation agriculture in southern Africa.

Recurrent and widespread droughts in southern Africa (SA) reduce agricultural productivity and increase food insecurity among smallholder farmers. The average growing-season temperatures are expected to increase by 2.5°C. In SA maize is a staple food, accounting for more than 30% of total calories. ...

Author(s)
Setimela, P.; Nyagumbo, I.; Mupangwa, W.; Mutenje, M.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
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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)
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Cover for Earth observation, public health and one health: activities, challenges and opportunities.

This book contains 4 chapters that discuss in the context of both the One Health concept and the SDG initiative, remote sensing can provide solutions to the priority of assessing and monitoring public health risks, and it can play an important role in supporting decision making to reduce health...

ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781800621183)
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Cover for Collective invention: a travelling artist's perspective.

People travel because they are searching. They are not content to download experience through mediated internet platforms, or to find themselves curated into a vat of preserved content, steeped in academic salt. Travelling is free of the dreary imperatives of everyday life; we step into the world...

Author(s)
Feeney, M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243536)
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This synopsis provides an overview of the collection of expert opinions that considers various aspects of climate change, including predictions of future climate change, how it affects ecosystems and modelling to predict the spatial distribution of ticks and associated diseases.

Author(s)
Nuttall, P.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249637)
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