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Cover for Advocacy for protected areas in the Caribbean: a collaborated approach to ecotourism in Antigua and Barbuda.

The Caribbean is unique for its diverse marine and terrestrial environment that provides shoreline protection, food security and livelihoods, as well as facilitating tourism and other economic activities, for its residents and visitors alike. The role of Protected Areas (PAs) for conservation has...

Author(s)
Walker, T. B.; Lawrence, N.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249033)
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)
Type
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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)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sustainable agricultural mechanization and commercialization for widespread adoption of conservation agriculture systems in Africa.

To confront the situations of climate crisis, natural resource degradation and rising populations, farmers need access to modern sustainable agricultural technologies, especially Conservation Agriculture (CA) and sustainable agricultural mechanization (SAM). Without such access, the UN's SDGs will...

Author(s)
Kienzle, J.; Sims, B.; Mutai, W.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
Type
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Cover for Molecular breeding in wheat, maize and sorghum: strategies for improving abiotic stress tolerance and yield.

This book contains 29 chapters focusing on wheat, maize and sorghum molecular breeding. It aims to contribute the latest understandings of the molecular and genetic bases of abiotic stress tolerance, yield and quality improvement of wheat, maize and sorghum to develop strategies for improving...

ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book
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Cover for Gender, weather shocks and food security: empirical evidence from Uganda.

Following an overview of agricultural sector performance, climate change, and variability in Uganda, this chapter presents a study examining the food security effects of weather shocks by gender in the country. The results show that the incidence of food insecurity increases with an increase in all ...

Author(s)
Mwesigye, F.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247053)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for World food supply: problems and prospects.

The current world population of 7.6 billion is projected to reach 9.9 billion by 2050. The UN projects that agricultural output will need to increase by 70% simply to maintain current dietary standards, which does not include improving the diets of approximately 800 million malnourished people....

Author(s)
Gustafson, J. P.; Raven, P. H.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249095)
Type
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Cover for Quantitative trait locus mapping and genetic improvement to strengthen drought tolerance in sorghum.

This chapter overviews the approaches to and application of quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping and positional cloning of genes controlling important traits related to drought tolerance in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor), which ultimately yields crop improvement and genetic modification. The use of...

Author(s)
Shehzad, T.; Okuno, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for An ecological and conservation perspective.

This chapter explores the potential for One Health to shift its focus from disease prevention to health promotion to more fully integrate solutions that protect the health of humans, animals and the ecosystems on which we all depend for our economies, livelihoods, food security and health. This...

Author(s)
White, C. L.; Lankton, J. S.; Walsh, D. P.; Sleeman, J. M.; Stephen, C.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242577)
Type
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Cover for Food security and nutrition.

This chapter gives an overview of the relationship between food security and One Health. Topics that were highlighted are: the global governance of food and nutrition security; malnutrition; undernutrition; over nutrition; food waste; and systems approach to food security.

Author(s)
Gordon, I. J.; Alonso, S.; Crump, L.; Dominguez-Salas, P.; Garine-Wichatitsky, M. de
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242577)
Type
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