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Cover for Precision nutrient management.

This chapter will focus on cumulative fertigation research undertaken primarily in high-density apple and cherry as a case study of the practical application of fertigation. Thus, the information is most relevant to semi-arid fruit-growing regions, where irrigation is required to achieve...

Author(s)
Neilsen, G.; Neilsen, D.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648507)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The rhizospheres of arid and semi-arid ecosystems are a source of microorganisms with growth-promoting potential.

This chapter discusses extremophile microorganisms, which have recently drawn attention for their unique adaptability mechanisms to tolerate extreme environmental changes. Nevertheless, a more comprehensive understanding of the genetics, biochemistry and physiology of these organisms is necessary...

Author(s)
Salazar-Badillo, F. B.; Salas-Muñoz, S.; Mauricio-Castillo, J. A.; Sáenz-Mata, J.; Mendoza-Mendoza, A.; Nieto-Jacobo, M. F.; Steyaert, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390325)
Type
Book chapter
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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 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 What's in store for Asia: making sense of changes in climate trends.

This chapter provides a comparative meta-analysis of several global studies on long-term climatic trends, extreme events and their consequences on the important countries in Asia and Africa. Here we argue that climate-related losses are of greater magnitude than, and inventoried less than, the...

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 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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sociological significance: enhancing resilience to climate change among communities.

Interesting sociological dimensions of enhancing resilience to climate change among communities were observed for formulating viable policy interventions. This chapter applied a comprehensive approach appealing to principles, methodologies, tools, validation and evaluation techniques for...

Author(s)
Singh, N. P.; Bantilan, C.; Jayatilaka, W.; Padmaja, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Way forward - towards climate resilience.

This chapter sketches out the intervention needs from the evidence evolved from the comprehensive analysis described in the previous chapters. The authors argue that there are innumerable entry points for interventions that should be in place through policies, and programmes to create an enabling...

Author(s)
Singh, N. P.; Bantilan, C.; Byjesh, K.; Nedumaran, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 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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