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Cover for Urban agriculture: challenges and opportunities in urban water management and planning.

Africa is urbanizing rapidly, and many unemployed or poor people are trying to produce food in urban and peri-urban areas. Many local authorities see this as high-risk food production, mainly because of the risk of use of contaminated water. However, with good planning, urban gardens can supply...

Author(s)
Wesselow, M.; Kifunda, C.; Auerbach, R.; Siebenh├╝ner, B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Developing the infrastructure.

This chapter examines the core intervention of the Char Development and Settlement Project in water management infrastructure to reduce the damage to different crops from salinity, flooding and water logging and improve the environment for crop growth. Effective management of water resources is...

Author(s)
Chakraborty, M. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246049)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Water, soils, and plants.

In food gardens, water carries plant nutrients from the roots upward, and carbohydrates from photosynthesis throughout the plant. Water is also a medium for chemical reactions, cools the plant by evaporating from the leaves, and is essential for photosynthesis. The immediate goal of garden water...

Author(s)
Cleveland, D. A.; Smith, S. E.; Soleri, D.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240986)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Water, agriculture and conflict: global, national and local analysis of conflict in MENA, sub-Saharan Africa and the United States.

This chapter provides a different perspective on the scales of conflict. It sets out an analysis on three levels: (i) global; (ii) national/bilateral; and (iii) sub-national/local. The chapter argues that different levels have different facets of water conflict. While the global level is subject to ...

Author(s)
Keulertz, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Scaling-up of science-led development - Sir Dorabji Tata Trust initiative.

Soil health mapping in Sir Dorabji Tata Trust-supported initiative across 16 districts of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, India showed widespread deficiencies of sulfur, boron, zinc and phosphorus. Soil test-based balanced nutrient management recorded yield benefit of 10-40%, while the integrated...

Author(s)
Girish Chander; Pathak, P.; Wani, S. P.; Pardhasaradhi, G.; Dasgupta, S. K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Farmer-centric integrated water management for improving livelihoods - a case study of Rural Electrification Corporation Limited.

Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (RECL) supported an ICRISAT-led consortium to establish two watershed learning sites in Penukonda mandal (4 villages, 3150 ha of cultivated land and home to 8700 people) of Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh and Wanaparthy mandal (4 villages, 3968 ha of...

Author(s)
Sudi, R.; Girish Chander; Wani, S. P.; Pardhasaradhi, G.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conflict and resistance in southern Punjab: a political ecology of the 2010 floods in Pakistan.

This chapter focuses on the 2010 floods in Pakistan's Southern Punjab province and their aftermath. The central argument is that the devastating impact of the floods was partially man-made. They hit poorer farming communities especially hard, while connected commercial farming interests lobbied...

Author(s)
Ahmad, A. N.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Increasing water-use efficiency.

This chapter discusses the emerging challenges of declining water resources and climate change in crop agriculture as well as the crop management options available to increase water productivity, i.e. through increasing water-use efficiency or through crop improvement. Also discussed are farm...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Culture systems.

The characteristics of the different types of freshwater and marine aquaculture systems are described in this chapter.

Author(s)
Stickney, R. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390097)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Understanding and maintaining water quality.

The effects of different water quality parameters on aquacultured species and how to measure and maintain these parameters at optimum levels are discussed.

Author(s)
Stickney, R. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390097)
Type
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