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Cover for Water productivity in rain-fed agriculture: challenges and opportunities for smallholder farmers in drought-prone tropical agroecosystems.

Considering the persistently growing pressure on finite freshwater and soil resources, it becomes increasingly clear that the challenge of feeding tomorrow's world population is, to a large extent, about improved water productivity within present land use. Rainfed agriculture plays a critical role...

Author(s)
Rockström, J.; Barron, J.; Fox, P.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851996698)
Type
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Cover for Efficient management of rainwater for increased crop productivity and groundwater recharge in Asia.

Rainwater is the main source of water for agriculture but its current use efficiency for crop production ranges between only 30 and 45%. Annually, 300-800 mm of seasonal rainfall are not used productively, as the rainfall becomes surface runoff or deep drainage. The International Crops Research...

Author(s)
Wani, S. P.; Pathak, P.; Sreedevi, T. K.; Singh, H. P.; Singh, P.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851996698)
Type
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Cover for Adapting science to adaptive managers: spidergrams, belief models, and multi-agent systems modeling.

Two case studies are presented in which models were used as focal tools in problems associated with common-pool resource management in developing countries. In the first case study, based in Zimbabwe, Bayesian or Belief Networks were used in a project designed to enhance the adaptive management...

Author(s)
Lynam, T.; Bousquet, F.; Page, C. le; d'Aquino, P.; Barreteau, O.; Chinembiri, F.; Mombeshora, B.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851997317)
Type
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Cover for Modelling nutrient utilization by livestock grazing semiarid rangeland.

Planning and management of rangeland production systems are difficult as rainfall, forage production and composition and animal productivity all vary widely between years, between regions and within landscapes. Furthermore, behaviour of the system in a specific year may be influenced by conditions...

Author(s)
Richardson, F. D.; Hahn, B. D.; Schoeman, S. J.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 0851994490)
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