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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 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
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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 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 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 Zooming in on the global hotspots of rainfed agriculture in water-constrained environments.

This chapter identifies the global hotspots for combined water stress and rainfed agricultural land use. Focus is given on dry subhumid, semiarid and arid zones. Moreover, the relationship between poverty and hydroclimate is discussed.

Author(s)
Rockström, J.; Karlberg, L.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933890)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Water harvesting for improved rainfed agriculture in the dry environments.

This chapter focuses the use of water harvesting systems for the improvement of agricultural productivity in dry areas. The components of a water harvesting system, for it to be applicable to rainfed agriculture, are given. The different types of water harvesting systems are described. The...

Author(s)
Oweis, T.; Hachum, A.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933890)
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 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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