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Cover for Building soil health, improving carbon footprint and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions through CSR.

Unabated soil degradation due to low soil organic carbon (C) levels, multiple nutrient deficiencies including micro- and secondary nutrients, rising salinity and soil loss due to erosion jeopardizes food security of swiftly rising global population projected to be 9.7 billion by 2050. Soils also...

Author(s)
Girish Chander; Wani, S. P.; Pardhasaradhi, G.; Patil, M. D.; Rao, A. N.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improving livelihoods through watershed interventions: a case study of SABMiller India project.

Water plays an important role in the semi-arid tropical region to address water scarcity, land degradation, and crop and livestock productivity which improves the rural livelihood system. The Charminar Breweries (formerly SABMiller, and since merged with AB InBev) in Sangareddy district, Telangana, ...

Author(s)
Rajesh Nune; Rao, Ch. S.; Sudi, R.; Wani, S. P.; Garg, K. K.; Rao, D. S. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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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 Soil carbon: a critical natural resource - wide-scale goals, urgent actions.

Across the world, soil organic carbon (SOC) is decreasing due to changes in land use such as the conversion of natural systems to food or bioenergy production systems. The losses of SOC have impacted crop productivity and other ecosystem services adversely. One of the grand challenges for society...

Author(s)
Nziguheba, G.; Vargas, R.; Bationo, A.; Black, H.; Buschiazzo, D.; Brogniez, D. de; Joosten, H.; Melillo, J.; Richter, D.; Termansen, M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for From potential to implementation: an innovation framework to realize the benefits of soil carbon.

This chapter addresses the mismatch between existing knowledge, techniques and management methods for improved soil carbon management and deficits in its implementation. The paper gives a short overview of the evolution of the concept of soil carbon, which illustrates the interactions between...

Author(s)
Funk, R.; Pascual, U.; Joosten, H.; Duffy, C.; Pan GenXing; Scala, N. la; Gottschalk, P.; Banwart, S. A.; Batjes, N.; Cai ZuCong; Six, J.; Noellemeyer, E.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A strategy for taking soil carbon into the policy arena.

Soil organic carbon (SOC) has a relatively low profile in the policy arena. Here, we discuss the different steps of the policy-making process as well as the actors involved at the local, national and international scale. The first part analyses the policy-making process. The policy imperative...

Author(s)
Wesemael, B. van; Stocking, M.; Bampa, F.; Bernoux, M.; Feller, C.; Gicheru, P. T.; Lemanceau, P.; Milne, E.; Montanarella, L.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soil carbon dynamics and nutrient cycling.

The quantity of organic carbon in soil and the quantity and type of organic inputs have profound impacts on the dynamics of nutrients. Soil organic matter itself represents a large reservoir of nutrients that are released gradually through the action of soil fauna and microorganisms: this is...

Author(s)
Powlson, D.; Cai ZuCong; Lemanceau, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soil carbon and agricultural productivity: perspectives from sub-Saharan Africa.

Soil carbon plays a key role in maintaining crop productivity in the soils in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This is more so considering that most smallholder farmers cannot afford the use of adequate amounts of inorganic fertilizers to restore the proportion of nutrients lost through crop harvests,...

Author(s)
Bationo, A.; Waswa, B. S.; Kihara, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Water supply and quality.

Water is filtered while passing through soil, and soil organic carbon plays an important role in water purification through the retention of organic and inorganic pollutants. But no filter lasts forever, and no matter how strongly pollutants adsorb to soil organic matter, they will not be retained...

Author(s)
Werner, D.; Grathwohl, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Wind erosion of agricultural soils and the carbon cycle.

Wind erosion is an important process of both progressive and regressive pedogenesis in arid and semi-arid environments around the world. In semi-arid regions, which are influenced by carbon-poor dust depositions from deserts, the properties as a sink area should be maintained to enable C enrichment ...

Author(s)
Buschiazzo, D. E.; Funk, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
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