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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 Conservation agriculture in the USA.

This chapter discusses the history and current status of conservation agriculture (CA) in the USA. Results are presented of research conducted to investigate the effects of CA on (i) soil quality, (ii) carbon sequestration, (iii) crop yields, (iv) runoff, infiltration, soil water content and soil...

Author(s)
Duiker, S. W.; Thomason, W.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642598)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conservation agriculture in Argentina.

This chapter describes the history and current status of conservation agriculture (CA) in Argentina. Results are presented of research on the effects of CA on (i) soil quality (physical, chemical and biological), (ii) carbon sequestration, (iii) production levels and yields under different...

Author(s)
Albertengo, J.; Belloso, C.; Giraudo, M. B.; Peiretti, R.; Permingeat, H.; Wall, L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642598)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conservation agriculture in Central Asia.

This chapter describes the history and current status of conservation agriculture (CA) in Central Asia, which comprises five independent republics: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Results are presented of research conducted to investigate the effects of CA on (i)...

Author(s)
Nurbekov, A.; Akramkhanov, A.; Lamers, J.; Kassam, A.; Friedrich, T.; Raj Gupta; Muminjanov, H.; Karabayev, M.; Sydyk, D.; Turok, J.; Bekenov, M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642598)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for How conservation agriculture can contribute to buffering climate change.

Agriculture contributes significantly to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions: CO2, CH4 and N2O. Promoting agricultural practices that mitigate climate change by reducing GHG emissions is important; but those same practices also have to improve farmer production and income and buffer the production...

Author(s)
Hobbs, P. R.; Govaerts, B.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936334)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Much ado about the Murray: the drama of restraining water use.

This chapter focus on the institutional arrangements developed for integration of management across the states lying within the Murray-Darling basin (MDB) in Australia, set against the evolution of water use and its environmental consequences. It leads up to the recent major change in water...

Author(s)
Turral, H.; Connell, D.; McKay, J.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935382)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How can we sustain agriculture and ecosystems? The Sacramento Basin (California, USA).

This paper discusses the climate change impacts and adaptation strategies relating to the water resources, food security and environmental quality in the Sacramento Basin in California, USA.

Author(s)
Huber-Lee, A.; Yates, D.; Purkey, D.; Yu, W.; Young, C.; Runkle, B.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998356)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Regional hydrologic impacts of climate change.

A climate change detection framework is presented and applied to five hydrologic variables calculated for a collection of forested catchments from three climatic regions in Canada. The trend detection framework includes the application of a non-parametric statistical test for trend and the use of...

Author(s)
Burn, D. H.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851995985)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Potential impacts of climate change on streamflow and flooding in snow-dominated forested basins.

Changes in climate resulting from increased atmospheric greenhouse gases may affect the frequency and magnitude of flooding in forested watersheds through changes in snowpack, soil moisture, and runoff production. The level of impact will vary among watersheds depending on climate regime and...

Author(s)
Wigmosta, M. S.; Leung, L. R.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851995985)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Potential effects of environmental change on landslide hazards in forest environments.

The interactive roles of the natural factors that contribute to landslide initiation and potential climate changes are complex. Additional complexity is added when changing forest land uses are considered. Thus, while it is impossible to ascertain specific patterns of landslide response to possible ...

Author(s)
Sidle, R. C.; Dhakal, A. S.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851995985)
Type
Book chapter

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