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Cover for Building capacity to link agriculture and nutrition.

This chapter focuses on how building and strengthening capacity at the individual and institutional levels can in turn strengthen agriculture-nutrition linkages. First, it highlights ways in which universities, organizations, and governments are working to improve cross-sectoral educational...

Author(s)
Babu, S. C.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786399311)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Social and economic implications of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mikania micrantha</i> in the Kerala Western Ghats.

Mikania micrantha, or mikania weed, is posing a serious threat to both agricultural and natural ecosystems in the parts of the Western Ghats that lie in Kerala State, India. This chapter examines and explains the socio-economic and management implications of mikania infestation and suggests a...

Author(s)
Anitha, V.; Santheep, K. V.; Jyotsna Krishnakumar
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646275)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Regulations and the manufacturers of pesticides and related organizations.

This chapter discusses the regulations, approval and registration of pesticides. Some international conventions (Rotterdam Convention, Stockholm Convention, Montreal Protocol, Minamata Convention), international standards (International Organization for Standardization and International Union of...

Author(s)
Matthews, G. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394873)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Reorienting Indian agriculture: challenges and opportunities.

This book covers various aspects of Indian agriculture. It consists of 32 chapters that are presented in 12 parts with the following headings: agricultural scenario; revolutions in agriculture; reorienting agricultural research for innovation; improving productivity and production; harnessing...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The Indian agricultural scenario.

This chapter describes the Indian agricultural scenario, specifically examining the productivity convergence across states, diversification, land holdings, natural resource management (including water, soil and biodiversity), the country's livestock population and fish resources, farm energy and...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Reorienting agricultural research for development for sustainable agriculture.

This chapter focuses on the need for a paradigm shift in agricultural research for development in India. The need to strengthen collaboration and partnerships, link research with extension, empower women for inclusive growth, and retain youth in agriculture are discussed.

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Linking research with extension for accelerated agricultural growth.

Following an overview of the challenges and opportunities facing agriculture in Asia, this chapter discusses the need to strengthen collaboration and partnerships between research and extension to accelerate agricultural growth. The Indian extension system is presented as an example. Outscaling...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Empowering farmers through innovative extension systems.

This chapter focuses on the need to reorient the agricultural extension system in India towards a "farmer first" approach, while considering the challenge of involving youth in agriculture, the role of new institutional mechanisms and the use of ICT for knowledge dissemination. A road map for an...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for How to make Conservation Agriculture EverGreen.

This chapter discusses the role of trees in conservation agriculture (CA) systems and highlights examples of promising EverGreen Conservation Agriculture (ECA) models. The reviews the experiences of developing and applying ECA models that are tuned to the specific contexts of farming in Zambia,...

Author(s)
Garrity, D. P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plantwise data on extension and the uptake of augmentative biological control using arthropods.

Author(s)
Dougoud, J.; Kuhlmann, U.; Edgington, S.; Cock, M. J. W.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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