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Cover for Corporate social responsibility: win-win propositions for communities, corporates and agriculture.

This book with 13 chapters presents various efforts across India, made by different corporates in collaboration with ICRISAT. It describes how in each location, cutting across the sectors, both the corporate and a research organization have meticulously designed and executed location- specific...

Author(s)
Wani, S. P.; Raju, K. V.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book
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Cover for Goals of agricultural water management.

This chapter discusses the goals of agricultural water management: (1) to reduce the farm's vulnerability to variations in water availability; (2) to produce higher yields within a limited water budget; and (3) to prevent land degradation, which can destroy the health and productivity of the farm....

Author(s)
Finley, S.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646862)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conservation agriculture in South Africa: lessons from case studies.

Mainstreaming sustainable agriculture systems in South Africa has become imperative. Severe environmental degradation, low farm profitability and poverty associated with current conventional production systems have brought the agricultural sector to a crossroads. Conservation agriculture (CA) is an ...

Author(s)
Smith, H. J.; Kruger, E.; Knot, J.; Blignaut, J. N.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Current soil carbon loss and land degradation globally: where are the hotspots and why there?

Global soils store in their first metre three times more carbon than all forest biomass of the world combined, and double the CO2 content of the atmosphere. The natural soil carbon density is controlled by climate, soil properties and vegetation. Land-use intensity, drainage conditions and soil...

Author(s)
Joosten, H.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Avoided land degradation and enhanced soil carbon storage: is there a role for carbon markets?

Avoidance of depletion of soil organic matter as part of land degradation and enhanced restoration in depleted soils are of direct importance to agriculture, ranching, forestry and other land uses, but are also a relevant part of national C accounting and the global C cycle. 'Carbon markets' imply...

Author(s)
Noordwijk, M. van
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Drylands.

Drylands are characterized by physical water scarcity, often associated with land degradation and desertification. Other factors that contribute to these problems include high population densities, unwise agricultural practices and overgrazing. However, while desert ecosystems are fragile and...

Author(s)
Solowey, E. M.; Amede, T.; Evans, A.; Boelee, E.; Bindraban, P.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640884)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soil carbon: science, management and policy for multiple benefits.

This book contains 31 chapters, grouped into 7 parts, which provides a link between the complexity of the scientific knowledge on soil carbon, and how this knowledge can be applied for multiple benefits, and the complexity of the policy and practice arenas where soil and land management impact many ...

Author(s)
Banwart, S. A.; Noellemeyer, E.; Milne, E.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book
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Cover for Soil carbon transition curves: reversal of land degradation through management of soil organic matter for multiple benefits.

Soils provide important ecosystem services at the local, landscape and global level. They provide the basis for crop, livestock and forestry production and help mitigate climate change by storing carbon. With expectations of a growing bioenergy supply to meet global energy demand added to the...

Author(s)
Noordwijk, M. van; Goverse, T.; Ballabio, C.; Banwart, S. A.; Bhattacharyya, T.; Goldhaber, M.; Nikolaidis, N.; Noellemeyer, E.; Zhao YongCun
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Defining the food security problem.

This chapter defines the problem the establishment of food security in low-income countries is faced with. It offers an approach towards coming to grips with the problem, the causal factors of which are seen as population pressure, poverty, land degradation and unstable environments. The approach...

Author(s)
Bakker, H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938413)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Rangeland degradation and recovery in China's pastoral lands.

This book provides reference material for those responsible for grazing land management in China and its long-term consequences (environmental, social and economic). It responds to the urgent need to collate and review some of the major degradation experienced in China's vast pastoral lands. An...

Author(s)
Squires, V. R.; Lu XinShi; Lu Qi; Wang Tao; Yang YouLin
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934965)
Type
Book

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