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Cover for The carbohydrate economy of fruit trees.

Since lack of water is a commonly occurring condition in nature, plants have developed many physiological responses to help them survive periods of water stress. Most of these responses cause changes in the carbohydrate economy of the tree through reduced photosynthesis, tree growth or cropping,...

Author(s)
DeJong, T. M.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781800620865)
Type
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Cover for Weaving gender into sustainable intensification interventions.

Sustainable intensification (SI) is understood as increasing productivity without causing harm to the environment. SI can be achieved by introducing more or different inputs (e.g., new knowledge and skills, labor, chemicals, and machinery); a change to higher-yielding crops or varieties, and more...

Author(s)
Fischer, G.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781800621602)
Type
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Cover for Land management through conservation agriculture and associated practices.

This chapter presents conservation agriculture, which can help smallholder farmers build better resilience to the consequences of climate change and variable weather (including persistent droughts and unseasonal dry spells). It addresses challenges to crop productivity and profitability while...

Author(s)
Thierfelder, C.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781800621602)
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Cover for Combining multiple technologies: integrated soil fertility management.

This chapter shows how Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) can be combined and integrated further at farm and landscape levels to improve farming system performance. ISFM is an example of a system-wide technology. It is a set of soil fertility management practices, including use of...

Author(s)
Bekunda, M.; Chikowo, R.; Claessens, L.; Hoeschle-Zeledon, I.; Kihara, J.; Kizito, F.; Okori, P.; Sognigbé, N.; Thierfelder, C.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781800621602)
Type
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Cover for Development of climate smart agriculture in Africa.

Climate change, food system complexity and changing international demands are creating new realities, challenges and opportunities. In this respect, unlocking Africa's agricultural potential is both a vital and a daunting aspiration to achieve commitments to the climate and development of the...

Author(s)
Mrabet, R.; Moussadek, R.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
Type
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Cover for Enhancing climate resilience using stress-tolerant maize in conservation agriculture in southern Africa.

Recurrent and widespread droughts in southern Africa (SA) reduce agricultural productivity and increase food insecurity among smallholder farmers. The average growing-season temperatures are expected to increase by 2.5°C. In SA maize is a staple food, accounting for more than 30% of total calories. ...

Author(s)
Setimela, P.; Nyagumbo, I.; Mupangwa, W.; Mutenje, M.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
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Cover for The future: towards agenda 2063.

This chapter discusses the foreseeable future of agriculture in Africa, which has a major contribution to make in terms of food security, and also in terms of economic, social and environmental development. The changing climate in Africa already calls for the adoption of the best alternative...

Author(s)
Bwalya, M.; Mkomwa, S.; Shula, R.; Simon Lugandu; Kassam, A.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
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Cover for Conservation agriculture in Africa: climate smart agricultural development.

This book is about Conservation Agriculture (the use of no tillage systems) to preserve soil structure and integrity. It has become an increasingly important step towards sustainable farming. This publication brings together conservation agriculture and climate smart decision making processes for...

ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
Type
Book
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Cover for Horticultural practices under various climatic conditions.

This chapter summarizes the growing conditions that overcome biotic stress and the adaptations of horticultural practices in fig orchard growing systems that enhance fruit quality and productivity in the different climatic zones.

Author(s)
Flaishman, M. A.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242478)
Type
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Cover for Agricultural food system transformation and its implications for tertiary agricultural education.

This chapter assesses the achievement of African development outcomes through market-led rural transformation within the context of agri-food systems. Sections discuss: (1) rural development from a food systems perspective; (2) the drivers of change in the food system; (3) the changing structure of ...

Author(s)
Lynam, J.; Leresche, K. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246544)
Type
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