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Cover for A holistic approach for achieving impact through CSR.

Food and nutritional security of projected population of 9.7 billion globally and 1.7 billion in India by 2050 is the major challenge of the 21st century. Alongside the challenge is to improve farmers' income and upgrade agriculture as a business to make it attractive to the youth and generate...

Author(s)
Wani, S. P.; Girish Chander; Garg, K. K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agrarian transition, adaptation and contained conflict in Cambodia and Vietnam since the 1990s.

This chapter adopts an historical perspective starting from pre-colonial times to detail how agricultural stagnation and abusive practices by public authorities have contributed to the generation of peasants' revolts, rebellions, and ultimately revolutions in Cambodia and Vietnam. The first section ...

Author(s)
Gironde, C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Increasing water-use efficiency.

This chapter discusses the emerging challenges of declining water resources and climate change in crop agriculture as well as the crop management options available to increase water productivity, i.e. through increasing water-use efficiency or through crop improvement. Also discussed are farm...

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

This chapter elaborates on why no-till conservation agriculture (CA) - comprising no or minimal soil disturbance, permanent soil cover, and cropping system diversity, plus other good agricultural practices - is better able to weatherproof agriculture compared with tillage agriculture. This is...

Author(s)
Kassam, A. H.; Mkomwa, S.; Friedrich, T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conservation agriculture: growing more with less - the future of sustainable intensification.

This chapter looks at the most common and most important limiting factors to farm productivity in African agriculture and examines whether conservation agriculture (CA) can increase the efficiency of their use. It is concluded that CA is not a low-input system (although it can be a low external...

Author(s)
Wall, P. C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Options and challenges for pest control in intensive cropping systems in tropical regions.

This chapter focuses on the current status of pest problems and management in the intensive cropping systems of the Brazilian savanna. The major challenges and considerations for pest management in this region are also discussed.

Author(s)
Paula-Moraes, S. V.; Silva, F. M. de A.; Specht, A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648002)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introducing legumes into European cropping systems: farm-level economic effects.

Legume cultivation in Europe has declined in recent decades due to decreased farm-level economic competitiveness compared with cereal and oil crop production. The increase in soybean prices in recent years and the public benefits expected from diversified production systems are reasons to...

Author(s)
Preissel, S.; Reckling, M.; Bachinger, J.; Zander, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Morphology, cropping physiology and canopy training.

This chapter focuses on the importance of proper rootstock selections, canopy training systems and cropping physiology analyses (canopy photosynthesis and carbon distribution, among others) to improve the fruit production of intensive cherry orchards. The benefits of canopy and crop load management ...

Author(s)
Ayala, M.; Lang, G. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648378)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Increasing agricultural productivity of farming systems in parts of central India - Sir Ratan Tata Trust initiative.

Soil health mapping was adopted as entry point activity in the initiative supported by Sir Ratan Tata Trust in Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh states of India which emphasized on developing soil test-based fertilizer recommendations at block level. In Jharkhand, yield benefit with balanced nutrition...

Author(s)
Sawargaonkar, G. L.; Girish Chander; Wani, S. P.; Dasgupta, S. K.; Pardhasaradhi, G.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
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Cover for Indian economic growth and trade agreements: what matters for India and for global markets?

Patterns of economic growth and agreements on international trade both impact the economy, nationally and globally. This chapter compares alternative patterns of economic growth with a bilateral free trade agreement between India and the EU and a multilateral trade agreement in the context of the...

Author(s)
Woltjer, G.; Rutten, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642826)
Type
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