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Cover for The future: towards agenda 2063.

This chapter discusses the foreseeable future of agriculture in Africa, which has a major contribution to make in terms of food security, and also in terms of economic, social and environmental development. The changing climate in Africa already calls for the adoption of the best alternative...

Author(s)
Bwalya, M.; Mkomwa, S.; Shula, R.; Simon Lugandu; Kassam, A.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Gender differences in awareness and adoption of climate-smart agriculture practices in Bangladesh.

This chapter focuses on a range of practices that have been identified as climate-smart and appropriate for adoption at the family farm level in the context of Bangladesh, based on input from stakeholders and a review of the literature, as well as a review of ongoing agricultural interventions...

Author(s)
Bryan, E.; Kato, E.; Bernier, Q.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247053)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Gender and climate change adaptation in livestock production in Tunisia.

This section begins by examining the pattern of women's involvement in livestock livelihoods, and ownership and control of assets (mainly land and livestock) in the study areas. The discussion then moves to changes in gender roles; changes related to climate change; implications and coping...

Author(s)
Najjar, D.; Baruah, B.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247053)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for What drives small-scale farmers to adopt conservation agriculture practices in Tanzania?

Conservation Agriculture (CA)-based Sustainable Intensification (CASI) practices in this study comprised minimum soil disturbance, permanent soil cover, intercropping of maize and legumes, and use of improved crop genotypes and fertilizers, and were tested on-farm in different agroecologies in...

Author(s)
Sariah, J. E.; Mmbando, F.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lessons learnt from concern worldwide's conservation agriculture interventions in Malawi and Zambia, 2010-2018.

Conservation Agriculture (CA) is a gateway technology intended to build both the productivity and resilience of smallholder farmers. Since 2010, the Ireland-based NGO Concern Worldwide has been promoting CA with extremely poor farmers in Malawi and Zambia. In the context of the specific regions...

Author(s)
Wahl, C.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Protecting intellectual property.

Technological innovations are important for driving economic growth and maintaining industrial competitiveness. They also can yield societal benefits, be favourable for the environment, and improve the human condition. This chapter describes the need for and the ways in which innovations such as...

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Grant, K.; Shier, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Production system characterization and development.

The main objective of this chapter is to explain the different goat production systems, and how to identify major constraints and opportunities for achieving better productivity. The options and strategies for planning and implementing goat improvement projects and assessing goat production systems ...

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The digital tourism landscape.

This chapter examines the digital tourism landscape from different disciplinary perspectives. First, it adopts the analogy of an ecosystem to explore the broader role that information technology (IT) plays to fulfill the functions of inspiration, acquisition, experience and reflection. Second, the...

Author(s)
Benckendorff, P. J.; Xiang, Z.; Sheldon, P. J.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393432)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The economics of perennial crops' production automation.

This chapter provides a comprehensive discussion of the adoption and diffusion of mechanization technologies for perennial crops. It first presents the most commonly used economic models that analyse the decision-making process of adoption and the subsequent diffusion of a new technology, namely...

Author(s)
Gallardo, R. K.; Zilberman, D.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648507)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Precision orchard systems.

This chapter focuses on the key technological developments that have enabled the adoption of precision orchard systems, and, equally important, enabled the maintenance of mature, compact, productive orchard systems. Also, the chapter discusses the following topics: canopy architecture and training...

Author(s)
Whiting, M.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648507)
Type
Book chapter

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