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Cover for Sustainable development of fragile low-rainfall regions - Power Grid Corporation of India initiative.

Rainfed agriculture in low-rainfall areas of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka is characterized by high risks from drought, degraded natural resources and pervasive poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition. Under corporate social responsibility, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, Gurugram,...

Author(s)
Prabhakar Pathak; Sudi, R.; Wani, S. P.; Aviraj Datta; Nagaraju Budama
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A model for water-limited conditions.

This chapter describes a simulation model for crop response to water stress that integrates submodels on various crop (phenology, leaf area index and dry matter production) and soil water (available soil water at sowing, cumulative rainfall during the growing season, cumulative irrigation,...

Author(s)
Soltani, A.; Sinclair, T. R.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939700)
Type
Book chapter
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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 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 Impacts on water quality and aquatic ecosystems.

In this chapter, the impacts of sugarcane and sugarbeet cultivation (runoff, leaching and irrigation) and processing (mill and factory effluents) on water quality and aquatic ecosystems are discussed. Some measures to reduce these impacts are highlighted.

Author(s)
Cheesman, O. D.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851999816)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Keystone arthropods as webmasters in desert ecosystems.

Despite the paucity of literature on patch generation in desert landscapes, there are several studies that provide evidence for the keystone role of ants and termites as agents which affect landscape heterogeneity at the different spatial and temporal scales reviewed here. How termites and ants...

Author(s)
Whitford, W. G.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 085199394X)
Type
Book chapter

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