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Cover for The contribution of smallholder irrigated urban agriculture towards household food security in Harare, Zimbabwe.

This chapter examines the contribution of an urban irrigated agriculture project towards household food security and poverty alleviation in Harare City, Zimbabwe. It also considers the types of crops grown, crop productivity and challenges faced by the urban farmers. Findings from this case study...

Author(s)
Mujere, N.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647326)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Evolution of Bhoochetana.

This chapter describes the conceptualization of the Bhoochetana Project in Karnataka, India. The Bhoochetana project was launched to improve the livelihoods of the dryland farmers by increasing the agricultural productivity by 20% during a period of 4 years (2009/10 to 2012/13). The sole objective...

Author(s)
Wani, S. P.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648156)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Irrigated crop production in the Syr Darya Basin: climate change rehearsal in the 1990s.

Future inflow to the irrigation scheme of the Syr Darya Basin is modelled under two climate scenarios, based on outputs of International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) core models run under IPCC-SRES A2 emission scenario. Under the GFDL99-R30-based scenario, the mean annual flow (MAF) is likely to...

Author(s)
Savoskul, O.; Shevnina, E.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643663)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Increasing water productivity in agriculture.

Increasing water productivity is an important element in improved water management for sustainable agriculture, food security and healthy ecosystem functioning. Water productivity is defined as the amount of agricultural output per unit of water depleted, and can be assessed for crops, trees,...

Author(s)
Descheemaeker, K.; Bunting, S. W.; Bindraban, P.; Muthuri, C.; Molden, D.; Beveridge, M.; Brakel, M. van; Herrero, M.; Clement, F.; Boelee, E.; Jarvis, D. I.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640884)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sustainability and resilience of the urban agricultural phenomenon in Africa.

This chapter discusses a particularly successful farming system (irrigated urban agriculture), driven by market opportunities that support quick and tangible benefits and found throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The chapter also shows that a framework is needed to assess bright spots, which goes beyond ...

Author(s)
Drechsel, P.; Cofie, O.; Niang, S.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933876)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Water resource management in the Dong Nai basin: current allocation processes and perspectives for the future.

This paper examines the policy and institutional environment governing water allocation and other management functions in the Dong Nai River basin in Vietnam, together with the rules-in-use, which currently control allocation decisions. A definition of basin and an overview of basin hydrology (in...

Author(s)
Svendsen, M.; Ringler, C.; Nguyen Duy Son
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996721)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Vertisols management in Zimbabwe.

This chapter describes the chemical and physical properties and management of Vertisols in the southeast lowveld covering Ndowoyo, Sangwe and Matibi 2 communal lands, and Chiumbanje, Hippo Valley and Mkwasine Estates in Zimbabwe. The effects of major land use activities and technological...

Author(s)
Nyamudeza, P.; Hussein, J.; Matibiri, B.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994505)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Deforestation, irrigation, employment and cautious optimism in southern Palawan, the Philippines.

An examination was made of the way in which the introduction of lowland irrigation systems, a form of technical progress, has affected the demand for labour and, by extension, farmers' activities near the forest margins in Palawan. Agricultural outcomes are compared in two adjacent and similar...

Author(s)
Shively, G.; Martinez, E.
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agricultural technology and forests: a recapitulation.

In a summary of the book, six representative situations regarding the link between agricultural technology and deforestation in different agricultural systems are presented. These are the history of developed countries, commodity booms, shifting cultivation, permanent (rain-fed) agriculture,...

Author(s)
Angelsen, A.; Kaimowitz, D.
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for World water productivity: current situation and future options.

Water productivity is generally defined as crop yield per cubic metre of water consumption, including 'green' water (effective rainfall) for rainfed areas and both 'green' water and 'blue' water (diverted water from water systems) for irrigated areas. Water productivity defined as above varies from ...

Author(s)
Cai, X. M.; Rosegrant, M. W.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996691)
Type
Book chapter

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