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Cover for Biodiversity loss: we need to move from uniformity to diversity.

Today's food and farming systems have succeeded in supplying large volumes of foods to global markets but are generating negative outcomes on multiple fronts: wide-spread degradation of land, water and ecosystems; high greenhouse gas emissions; biodiversity losses; persistent hunger and...

Author(s)
Frison, E. A.; Jacobs, N.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Traditional foods at the epicentre of sustainable food systems.

Patterns of food production and consumption have changed in ways that profoundly affect ecosystems and human diets. The accelerated speed of loss of food biodiversity and degradation of most ecosystems forces us to examine the role of traditional foods in sustainable food systems, since the notion...

Author(s)
Trichopoulou, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Drought tolerance in crops: physiology to genomics.

More frequent and severe drought combined with high temperatures have been recognized as a potential impact of global warming on agriculture. Improving crop yield under water stress is the goal of agricultural researchers worldwide. Direct selection for yield under drought has been the major...

Author(s)
Manavalan, L. P.; Nguyen, H. T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647296)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The local wisdom of Balinese <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">subaks</i>.

The irrigation of rice terraces on the island of Bali is a classic example of the complexity of indigenous resource management. Small farmer groups comprise local water-user associations called 'subaks', which meet in water temples to manage the irrigation of their terraced paddies. This chapter...

Author(s)
Windia, W.; Sedana, G.; Vet, T. de; Lansing, J. S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Variety development strategy and stage plan.

This chapter contains five main sections. The first, 'New Variety Development Strategy', discusses the creation of a de novo demand-led new variety development strategy as a strategic communications document. The second, 'Development Stage Plan', aims to present a clear understanding of the key...

Author(s)
Chirwa, R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393814)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Corporate social responsibility: win-win propositions for communities, corporates and agriculture.

This book with 13 chapters presents various efforts across India, made by different corporates in collaboration with ICRISAT. It describes how in each location, cutting across the sectors, both the corporate and a research organization have meticulously designed and executed location- specific...

Author(s)
Wani, S. P.; Raju, K. V.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book
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Cover for Introduction: biotechnology of major cereals.

Ranked on the basis of harvested mass, the top five cereals in the world are maize (corn), rice, wheat, barley and sorghum. However, the commercial application of biotechnology over these five species is heavily skewed. Only in maize are there genetically engineered varieties currently marketed to...

Author(s)
Jones, H. D.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645193)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Value chain: on-farm production interventions.

The National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) implemented interventions across the value chain for pre- and post-harvest sectors of millets in India. Interventions at the on-farm production stage are detailed in this chapter. These included identification of sorghum genotypes for specific end ...

Author(s)
Dayakar Rao, B.; Malleshi, N. G.; Annor, G. A.; Patil, J. V.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648309)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for New horizons in diversification of temperate fruit crops.

Diversification of fruits refers to expansion in different kinds and varieties grown in a specific geographical region, area or zone with the aim of increasing productivity and marketability and showing a direct impact on the overall economy of the grower. Due to the increase in population and...

Author(s)
Mir, M. M.; Umar Iqbal; Sheikh Mehraj; Mir, S. A.; Munib-ur-Rehman; Banday, S. A.; Rather, G. H.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646947)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Coverage, data and methods in assessing the performance of food crop improvement in sub-Saharan Africa.

This chapter was written to provide a reference for readers who want to understand the context underlying the substantive results reported in this volume. It describes the data and how they were collected. The Diffusion and Impact of Improved Varieties in Africa (DIIVA) Project aims to provide...

Author(s)
Walker, T. S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
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