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Cover for Assessment of organic carbon status in Indian soils.

Soil organic carbon (SOC) content in Indian soils has been reported as low, which is in tune with the fact that nearly 60% of the area in India represents the typical tropical climate, which does not permit SOC accumulation. Recent evaluation with the help of more soil and site data, model...

Author(s)
Tapas Bhattacharyya
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Changing climate - responding to the inevitable.

This chapter depicts the trends and future predictions of climate, and current changing patterns of climatic parameters particularly temperature, rainfall and extreme events such as drought that are crucial in the semiarid environment. The trends in extreme events such as droughts, floods, etc.,...

Author(s)
Singh, N. P.; Byjesh, K.; Bantilan, C.; Rao, V. U. M.; Venkateswarulu, B.; Niranjan, F.; Jayatilaka, W.; Deb, U. K.; Ha, P. Q.; Suddhiyam, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
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 Current soil carbon loss and land degradation globally: where are the hotspots and why there?

Global soils store in their first metre three times more carbon than all forest biomass of the world combined, and double the CO2 content of the atmosphere. The natural soil carbon density is controlled by climate, soil properties and vegetation. Land-use intensity, drainage conditions and soil...

Author(s)
Joosten, H.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ecohydrology driving a tropical savannah ecosystem.

Managing wildlife and human needs for water in the face of pronounced seasonal and inter-annual variability of the water is the key problem to be addressed in semi-arid East Africa. This requires a sound understanding of the ecohydrological factors driving the tropical savannah ecosystem. Such an...

Author(s)
Gereta, E.; Wolanski, E.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845930028)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Efficient management of rainwater for increased crop productivity and groundwater recharge in Asia.

Rainwater is the main source of water for agriculture but its current use efficiency for crop production ranges between only 30 and 45%. Annually, 300-800 mm of seasonal rainfall are not used productively, as the rainfall becomes surface runoff or deep drainage. The International Crops Research...

Author(s)
Wani, S. P.; Pathak, P.; Sreedevi, T. K.; Singh, H. P.; Singh, P.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851996698)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Evaluating adaptation options at crop level for climate change in the tropics of south Asia and west Africa.

Crop level adaptations to present and future climate are indispensable to farmers because their livelihood depends on crop-based income. Hence, quantifying impact and adaptation options at the field level is yet another important step in adaptation planning at farm-level. This chapter analyses the...

Author(s)
Singh, P.; Singh, N. P.; Nedumaran, S.; Bantilan, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Management of drought in ICRISAT cereal and legume mandate crops.

This chapter reviews the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)'s research achievements in the domain of crop drought tolerance and presents future perspectives in the genetic enhancement of crop water use and drought adaptation in the semiarid tropics...

Author(s)
Serraj, R.; Bidinger, F. R.; Chauhan, Y. S.; Seetharama, N.; Nigam, S. N.; Saxena, N. P.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851996698)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Measurable biophysical indicators for impact assessment: changes in water availability and quality.

The impact of agricultural and natural resource management (NRM) practices on water quantity and quality are examined. The various biophysical indicators proposed to assess surface and groundwater quantity and quality impacts of agricultural and NRM interventions are discussed with examples drawn...

Author(s)
Sahrawat, K. L.; Padmaja, K. V.; Pathak, P.; Wani, S. P.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998283)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Soil and water conservation strategies for Vertisols: past experiences and challenges ahead for Africa.

This chapter focuses on the major progress achieved in different countries in controlling erosion and managing water resources in Vertisols in different climatic zones (humid tropics, semi-arid tropics and arid tropics) of Africa. Progress in identifying and using biological conservation techniques ...

Author(s)
Hussein, J.; Adey, M.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 0851994504)
Type
Book chapter

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