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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 Assessment of organic carbon status in Indian soils.

Soil organic carbon (SOC) content in Indian soils has been reported as low, which is in tune with the fact that nearly 60% of the area in India represents the typical tropical climate, which does not permit SOC accumulation. Recent evaluation with the help of more soil and site data, model...

Author(s)
Tapas Bhattacharyya
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Jatropha (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Jatropha curcas</i> L.).

The claim of jatropha (Jatropha curcas) being a wonder plant is based on its perceived ability to grow successfully in semi-arid environmental conditions and on degraded soils. This chapter describes the (i) plant root traits and their significance for drought tolerance; (ii) jatropha plantations'...

Author(s)
Wani, S. P.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Evaluating adaptation options at crop level for climate change in the tropics of south Asia and west Africa.

Crop level adaptations to present and future climate are indispensable to farmers because their livelihood depends on crop-based income. Hence, quantifying impact and adaptation options at the field level is yet another important step in adaptation planning at farm-level. This chapter analyses the...

Author(s)
Singh, P.; Singh, N. P.; Nedumaran, S.; Bantilan, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Insect migration, population movements and pest management.

This chapter describes the estimation of insect migratory movement (i.e. the complete flight path, from source region to destination) in temperate and semiarid regions. A brief discussion of migration over the sea is included. An overview of information required to manage populations of migratory...

Author(s)
Drake, V. A.; Reynolds, D. R.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935566)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutrition of the meat goat.

This chapter aims to provide a summary of some applications of basic nutrition to the meat goat. Nutrient requirements of goats and nutritional limitations associated with forages and other feed resources are discussed. Some aspects of the feeding habits, feed composition, nutrient requirements,...

Author(s)
Kawas, J. R.; Mahgoub, O.; Lu, C. D.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938499)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climatic requirements and problems.

This chapter describes the general climatic requirements of banana (Musa), showing that banana is primarily a crop of the humid tropical lowlands characterized by less than 10° latitude, less than 100 m altitude, not less than 19°C mean minimum temperature and more than 100 mm rain every month....

Author(s)
Robinson, J. C.; Galán Saúco, V.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936587)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sharing scarce resources in a Mediterranean River basin: Wadi Merguellil in central Tunisia.

The Merguellil basin located in the semi-arid zones of Tunisia provides an ideal case study to analyse the effect of the progressive establishment of water infrastructure, its use by various segments of the population and their impact on the spatial and social distribution of water resources. It...

Author(s)
Goulven, P. le; Leduc, C.; Bachta, M. S.; Poussin, J. C.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935382)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pumped out: basin closure and farmer adaptations in the Bhavani basin in southern India.

This chapter describes and analyses water resource development in the Bhavani basin, a sub-basin of the Cauvery basin, in southern India. The Bhavani basin is almost entirely located within the semi-arid state of Tamil Nadu. The analysis is based on statistics, water use data, interviews, reports...

Author(s)
Lannerstad, M.; Molden, D.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935382)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Zooming in on the global hotspots of rainfed agriculture in water-constrained environments.

This chapter identifies the global hotspots for combined water stress and rainfed agricultural land use. Focus is given on dry subhumid, semiarid and arid zones. Moreover, the relationship between poverty and hydroclimate is discussed.

Author(s)
Rockström, J.; Karlberg, L.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933890)
Type
Book chapter

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