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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 Agriculture: land use, food systems and biodiversity.

Agriculture has been extremely positive for humankind, but the environment has not necessarily fared so well. Dramatic changes in land use, water systems and, in more modern times, the large-scale use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides do not always have a positive impact on the natural world ...

Author(s)
Cole, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Comparative water use efficiency and water retention in the Mandela trials.

With the world's growing population and our limited natural resources, there is a need to produce more food using fewer inputs, especially fresh water. Water is a critical resource in agriculture and may be more of a limiting factor than other crop growth requirements. As water availability is...

Author(s)
Eckert, C.; Auerbach, R.; Lorentz, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
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 Agroforestry systems in temperate Australia.

This chapter is a re-work and reflects a maturity in the thinking and practices amongst many of those working in agroforestry development in Australia. It begins with the likely problems, opportunities and aspirations of farmers within the temperate region that might cause them to be interested in...

Author(s)
Reid, R.; Moore, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Hydroelectric generation.

This chapter discusses hydroelectric generation in Europe. The paper also explores the capacity and the ecological impacts of hydroelectric generation, including: land use and habitat destruction, water use, wildlife impacts, and life-cycle global warming emissions from hydroelectric plants.

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The Indian agricultural scenario.

This chapter describes the Indian agricultural scenario, specifically examining the productivity convergence across states, diversification, land holdings, natural resource management (including water, soil and biodiversity), the country's livestock population and fish resources, farm energy and...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Border change and conflict in Central Asia: the case of agro-pastoral communities in cross-border areas of the Ferghana Valley.

This chapter examines conflicts over water and pastures between agro-pastoral communities in the Ferghana Valley, which lies along the Kyrgyz-Tajik border. The chapter provides insight into the transformative environment of the border regimes and natural resource management, since the time of...

Author(s)
Murzakulova, A.; Mestre, I.
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 The role of water in soil.

This chapter discusses the role of water in soils and provides details on soil genesis and soil functions as well as on soil fauna and vegetation cover. In summary, the chapter leads to the conclusion that water is crucial for soil. Water affects its development and properties, both directly, as a...

Author(s)
Ehlers, W.; Goss, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643816)
Type
Book chapter

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