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Cover for Sustainable and healthy gastronomy in Costa Rica: betting on sustainable diets.

Current consumption patterns in Costa Rica and in other countries are driven by misinformation and lack of knowledge concerning the nutritional value and sustainability of food products. Unhealthy diets are a major reason for health problems, environmental degradation and food biodiversity loss. To ...

Author(s)
Echandi, M. D.; Masis, P. S.; Viquez, R. G.; Rodriguez, R. A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Multifarious applications of nanotechnology for enhanced productivity in agriculture.

This chapter discusses the multitude of nanotechnology applications that could lead to increased productivity in agriculture. It touches upon the use of the technology for early detection of pests, diseases, nutrient deficiencies, delivery of nanoagricultural inputs, seed treatments, as well as...

Author(s)
Subramanian, K. S.; Raja, K.; Marimuthu, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Current trends and future priorities of nanofertilizers.

This chapter discusses the role that nanotechnology derived fertilizers (especially encapsulated nanosystems) could play in enhancing the efficiency of transport, delivery, and plant uptake of the nutrients, which would enable their optimal use. It also proposes a new model of compartmentalized...

Author(s)
Bueno, C. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Increasing productivity growth rate in agriculture.

This chapter proposes several strategic actions to accelerate agricultural growth in India, including: increased capital investment in agriculture; supply of growth-oriented inputs at farmers' doorsteps; improvement of field crop productivity; emphasis on rainfed agriculture and a new era approach; ...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A strategy for doubling farmers' income.

This chapter discusses the rationale behind India's goal to double farmers' income, the trends in farmers' income, and the initiatives by the government to increase farmers' income. A three-pronged strategy for faster agricultural growth to double farmers' income is then suggested. This strategy...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Irrigation.

This chapter provides detailed information about irrigation methods commonly used on small farms, including: irrigation decisions, water application methods, and irrigation efficiency.

Author(s)
Finley, S.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646862)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conservation agriculture for Africa: building resilient farming systems in a changing climate.

This book provides an updated assessment of trends in the adaptation and adoption of conservation agriculture (CA) in different countries of Africa. It provides information on the contribution of CA systems to building resilience in a changing climate while increasing productivity, profitability...

Author(s)
Kassam, A. H.; Mkomwa, S.; Friedrich, T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book
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Cover for Policies, migration and coffee cultivation in Vietnam's central highlands: a case study in Dak Lak province.

This chapter examines the growth of coffee cultivation in Dak Lak province, the economic efficiency and profitability of this crop, and the reasons for the uncontrolled growth of coffee cultivation. Also examined are the side effects of increased coffee production in Dak Lak, including immigration, ...

Author(s)
Truong Hong
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improving farming systems using survey data.

The chapter offers an introduction to farm surveys and comparative analysis and their use in improving farming systems. Also included is a section on the use of survey information for cost of production estimates, which is sometimes referred to as 'cost accounting'. Some thoughts on objectives and...

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646565)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Modelling farm efficiency.

This chapter provides the context for why it is important for a farm to be efficient in terms of its use of inputs and how these translate into outputs. In particular, the global macroeconomic and policy conditions that provide an impetus to examine efficiency at the farm level are outlined in...

Author(s)
Gillespie, P.; Thorne, F.; Hennessy, T.; Hynes, S.; O'Donoghue, C.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644288)
Type
Book chapter

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