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Cover for Climate change impact and adaptation in agricultural systems - introduction.

This chapter introduces the book 'Climate Change Impact and Adaptation in Agricultural Systems', which is comprised of fifteen chapters. The book provides insights into sensitivities and possible adaptive measures to climate change across a number of different production systems, ranging from...

Author(s)
Fuhrer, J.; Gregory, P. J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Rainfed intensive crop systems.

This chapter focuses on the importance of intensive cropping systems in contributing to the world supply of food and feed. The impact of climate change on intensive crop production systems is also discussed.

Author(s)
Olesen, J. E.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate sensitivity of intensive rice-wheat systems in tropical Asia: focus on the Indo-Gangetic plains.

This chapter analyses climate change and climatic variation scenarios for South Asia and assesses the vulnerability of the rice-wheat system to climate change. Some adaptation strategies to climate change for the system are suggested, with a focus on the Indo-Gangetic plains.

Author(s)
Singh, A. K.; Pathak, H.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diversity in organic and agroecological farming systems for mitigation of climate change impact, with examples from Latin America.

This chapter reviews the impact of climate change on, and the adaptation potential of, ecologically intensive systems such as those known in different parts of the world as organic farming, or agroecology. To fit into the rationale of this book, this chapter focuses on Latin America, and on the...

Author(s)
Rossing, W. A. H.; Modernel, P.; Tittonell, P. A.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Shaping sustainable intensive production systems: improved crops and cropping systems in the developing world.

This chapter focuses on the impacts of climate change on intensive maize and wheat production systems. Some technologies to close the yield gap to achieve sustainable intensification are also discussed.

Author(s)
Stirling, C.; Hellin, J.; Cairns, J.; Silverblatt-Buser, E.; Tefera, T.; Ngugi, H.; Gbegbelegbe, S.; Tesfaye, K.; Chung, U.; Sonder, K.; Cox, R. A.; Verhulst, N.; Govaerts, B.; Alderman, P.; Reynolds, M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Increasing rice productivity through improved nutrient use in Africa.

This chapter presents a general overview of the quality of soil resources and fertilizer use in rice production areas in Africa. Innovations to increase rice productivity through improved nutrient use are discussed for production systems at different stages of intensification in sub-Saharan Africa, ...

Author(s)
Haefele, S. M.; Saito, K.; N'Diaye, K. M.; Mussgnug, F.; Nelson, A.; Wopereis, M. C. S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food security and agrobiodiversity management.

This chapter sets the context of this book by defining food security, food sovereignty and food self-sufficiency; looks at current and future food needs; places food security in the context of the international development agenda; and considers growing support for the sustainable intensification of ...

Author(s)
Lenné, J. M.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937614)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Current and future management strategies in intensive crop production systems.

This chapter focuses on current control practices and management strategies for root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) and on future developments that may affect management in intensive crop production systems. Chemical (fumigant nematicides, non-fumigant nematicides, and other compounds), cultural ...

Author(s)
Nyczepir, A. P.; Thomas, S. H.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934927)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Root-knot nematodes.

This book provides an overview (chapter 1) of the general biology, ecology and economic importance of root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.), and covers in detail the following: general morphology (chapter 2); taxonomy, identification and principal species (chapter 3); biochemical and molecular...

Author(s)
Perry, R. N.; Moens, M.; Starr, J. L.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934927)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Options for soil organic carbon maintenance under intensive cropping in the West African savannah.

The question of how increased soil organic carbon (SOC) levels, through increased buffering for water, cations, and against pH-changes, translate into maize yields and increased efficiency of inorganic fertilizers is addressed. The study investigates how much organic matter needs to be applied to...

Author(s)
Diels, J.; Aihou, K.; Iwuafor, E. N. O.; Merckx, R.; Lyasse, O.; Sanginga, N.; Vanlauwe, B.; Deckers, J.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995762)
Type
Book chapter

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