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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 Natural resource technologies for semi-arid regions of sub-Saharan Africa.

This paper begins with a brief differentiation of two principal cereal-based production systems in semiarid regions of sub-Saharan Africa. Then comes the paper's main section on natural resource technologies, first considering the heavier and then the lighter soils. The paper draws lessons learned...

Author(s)
Shapiro, B. I.; Sanders, J. H.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851995845)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Water productivity in rain-fed agriculture: challenges and opportunities for smallholder farmers in drought-prone tropical agroecosystems.

Considering the persistently growing pressure on finite freshwater and soil resources, it becomes increasingly clear that the challenge of feeding tomorrow's world population is, to a large extent, about improved water productivity within present land use. Rainfed agriculture plays a critical role...

Author(s)
Rockström, J.; Barron, J.; Fox, P.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851996698)
Type
Book chapter