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Cover for Soil and water conservation for climate-resilient agriculture.

This chapter describes soil and water conservation measures for climate-resilient agriculture. It presents three interventions that can be used separately or in combination, depending on the context of the region: (1) integrating strips of forage grasses and legumes; (2) rainwater harvesting...

Author(s)
Kizito, F.; Chikowo, R.; Kimaro, A.; Swai, E.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781800621602)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sustainable agricultural intensification: a handbook for practitioners in East and Southern Africa.

This book presents some of the improved agricultural technologies that were validated by the Africa RISING Project in East and Southern Africa (ESA), focusing on smallholder farmers in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia, and working in partnership with development (scaling) institutions. It consists of...

ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781800621602)
Type
Book
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Cover for Climate smart agriculture for Africa: the potential role of conservation agriculture in climate smart agriculture.

To achieve the challenges raised in Agenda 2063 and the Malabo Declaration, new agricultural techniques need to be promoted. Practical approaches to implement climate smart agriculture and sustainable agriculture, able to deliver at field level, are required. These include sustainable soil and land ...

Author(s)
González-Sánchez, E. J.; Moreno-Garcia, M.; Kassam, A.; Mkomwa, S.; Roman-Vazquez, J.; Veroz-Gonzalez, O.; Ordoñez-Fernandez, R.; Gil-Ribes, J. A.; Moreno-Blanco, E.; Marquez-Garcia, F.; Carbonell-Bojollo, R. M.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Supporting vulnerable communities in the Eastern Cape: assessing the rainfall evidence.

Decline in mean annual rainfall of over 10% has been experienced widely in the Eastern Cape over the past 20 years. In many cases, this means that annual rainfall of about 500 mm in the past is now about 400 mm, and the summer seasonal rainfall has declined from 400 mm to 300 mm. This means that...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Effectiveness of existing climate smart agricultural practices in Tehuledere district, north-eastern Ethiopia.

This study sought to understand the effectiveness of existing climate smart agricultural (CSA) practices used by smallholder farmers in Tehuledere District, north-eastern Ethiopia, using empirical data collected over 3 months in 2016. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected from...

Author(s)
Wassie, A. S.; Pauline, N. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sustainable bamboo development.

This book with four chapters aims to analyse and summarize the experiences of successful and failed cases in China and other countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America and, based on the analysis and summaries, provide some key views and suggestions on how to develop the bamboo sector in a...

Author(s)
Zhaohua, Z; Wei, J.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394019)
Type
Book
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Cover for Introduction.

This introductory chapter describes the features of bamboo plants, including their strong renewability, their fast-growing and high biomass production characteristics, and their important ecological functions, including water and soil conservation, role as a carbon sink and in carbon storage, and...

Author(s)
Zhaohua, Z; Wei, J.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394019)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for CSR and climate-resilient agriculture - a JSW case study.

The semi-arid tropics being dominant region is primarily agrarian with rainfed traditional agricultural production systems. Jawhar is a tribal block in Maharashtra, India characterized by high rainfall, water scarcity, degraded soils and low crop productivity. ICRISAT in collaboration with JSW has...

Author(s)
Petare, K. J.; Rao, A. V. R. K.; Patil, M. D.; Wani, S. P.; Sudi, R.; Srinivas, K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for An integrated approach for productivity enhancement.

This chapter discusses the application and advantages of the integrated farming system approach to improve productivity. The integrated approach aims at an interrelation of a complex matrix of soil, water, plant, animal and environment and their interaction with each other, enabling the system to...

Author(s)
Gajanan Sawargaonkar; Rao, S. R.; Wani, S. P.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648156)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improving water availability and diversification of cropping systems in pilot villages of north and southern India.

Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh and southeastern region of Karnataka (e.g. Kolar) are hot spots of poverty located in the semi-arid tropics. These regions are vulnerable to climate change and experience water scarcity and land degradation. Despite having moderate to good rainfall (700-850 mm),...

Author(s)
Garg, K. K.; Ramesh Singh; Wani, S. P.; Chaturvedi, O. P.; Inder Dev; Patil, M. D.; Sudi, R.; Singh, A. K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
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