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Cover for Introducing further methods of farm systems analysis.

Three analytical systems often used in farm systems analyses are discussed in this chapter: (1) linear programming, (2) dynamic programming, and (3) systems simulation.

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646565)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Hydrological modelling in forested systems.

This chapter provides a brief overview of forest hydrology modelling approaches for answering important global research and management questions. Many hundreds of hydrological models have been applied globally across multiple decades to represent and predict forest hydrological processes. The focus ...

Author(s)
Golden, H. E.; Evenson, G. R.; Tian, S.; Amatya, D. M.; Sun, G.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646602)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Farm computing and software.

This chapter initially provides a review of computer structure and operational systems, but more importantly provides coverage of farm computer uses that might be helpful to a farmer. This latter aspect is about the software available. Areas where application software is available are outlined,...

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646565)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Global water requirements of future agriculture: using WATERSIM.

Currently, agriculture is the biggest consumer of water globally. About 60% of global consumptive water demand is from the agriculture sector. With the world population increasing to about 9 billion, and the per capita GDP rising, the demand for domestic and industrial water will increase in future ...

Author(s)
Sood, A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643663)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climate change impacts and adaptation in agricultural water management in the Philippines.

Climate change is now a reality and is expected to have profound impacts on agricultural production systems, thus threatening food security. Local observational evidence of changing climate based on available historical weather data-sets is presented for selected locations in the Philippines. In...

Author(s)
Lansigan, F. P.; Cruz, A. C. dela
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643663)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Irrigated crop production in the Syr Darya Basin: climate change rehearsal in the 1990s.

Future inflow to the irrigation scheme of the Syr Darya Basin is modelled under two climate scenarios, based on outputs of International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) core models run under IPCC-SRES A2 emission scenario. Under the GFDL99-R30-based scenario, the mean annual flow (MAF) is likely to...

Author(s)
Savoskul, O.; Shevnina, E.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643663)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Policy options towards climate resilience: agent-based assessment of farm households in West Africa.

This chapter will present the impacts of farm-level adaptation strategies on farm household income and food security under the changing climate in Northern region of Ghana using a bio-economic modelling approach. The modeling approach captures the heterogeneity of important resources of farm...

Author(s)
Wossen, T.; Nedumaran, S.; Berger, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Modelling soil carbon.

Models that describe the dynamics of soil organic carbon (SOC) can be useful tools when estimating the impacts of land cover, land management and climate change on ecosystems. The development of SOC models started with single-compartment models that assumed a constant decomposition rate. As...

Author(s)
Milne, E.; Smith, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change challenges and adaptations at farm-level: case studies from Asia and Africa.

This book is a compendium of studies on climate change challenges and adaptations at the farm level, capturing research carried out across the continents of Asia and Africa. Chapter 1 is on the introduction to climate change vulnerability and adaptation strategies with rural farm-level perspective. ...

Author(s)
Singh. N. P.; Bantilan, C.; Byjesh, K.; Nedumaran, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
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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