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Cover for 'I will continue to fight them': local knowledge, everyday resistance and adaptation to climate change in semi-arid Tanzania.

This chapter argues that the tensions also represent a bigger challenge, namely that while studies of local knowledge (LK) and adaptation have been good at bringing out what can potentially be achieved by integration of local knowledge, there has been less focus and attention in the adaptation...

Author(s)
Naess, L. O.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Adapting science to adaptive managers: spidergrams, belief models, and multi-agent systems modeling.

Two case studies are presented in which models were used as focal tools in problems associated with common-pool resource management in developing countries. In the first case study, based in Zimbabwe, Bayesian or Belief Networks were used in a project designed to enhance the adaptive management...

Author(s)
Lynam, T.; Bousquet, F.; Page, C. le; d'Aquino, P.; Barreteau, O.; Chinembiri, F.; Mombeshora, B.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851997317)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessing the effectiveness of agricultural R&D for groundnut, pearl millet, pigeonpea and sorghum in West and Central Africa and East and Southern Africa.

An understanding of the performance of sorghum, pearl millet, and groundnut programmes from the perspectives of scientific capacity, output of released varieties and the level of adoption of these improved varieties is not as comprehensive as in other staple food crops such as maize. This chapter...

Author(s)
Ndjeunga, J.; Mausch, K.; Simtowe, F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
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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 Climate change vulnerability and adaptation strategies at farm-level: a retrospection.

This chapter introduces current and future climatic implication on national, regional and sub-regional agro-socioeconomy. It focuses on the growing recognition of the climate change studies that are being considered inevitable. Authors argue that better understanding and assessment of adaptation...

Author(s)
Singh, N. P.; Byjesh, K.; Bantilan, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climatic requirements and problems.

This chapter describes the general climatic requirements of banana (Musa), showing that banana is primarily a crop of the humid tropical lowlands characterized by less than 10° latitude, less than 100 m altitude, not less than 19°C mean minimum temperature and more than 100 mm rain every month....

Author(s)
Robinson, J. C.; Galán Saúco, V.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936587)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conflict, social capital and managing natural resources: a West African case study.

This book focuses on the Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Collaborative Research Support Program (SANREM CRSP) in West Africa, detailing its approach, components and outcomes. It describes the transition of the conflict-ridden agricultural and pastoral systems of arid and...

Author(s)
Moore, K. M.
ISBN
2005 CAB International (H ISBN 0851999484)
Type
Book
CABI Book Info
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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