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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 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 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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 Sharing scarce resources in a Mediterranean River basin: Wadi Merguellil in central Tunisia.

The Merguellil basin located in the semi-arid zones of Tunisia provides an ideal case study to analyse the effect of the progressive establishment of water infrastructure, its use by various segments of the population and their impact on the spatial and social distribution of water resources. It...

Author(s)
Goulven, P. le; Leduc, C.; Bachta, M. S.; Poussin, J. C.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935382)
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Modelling nutrient utilization by livestock grazing semiarid rangeland.

Planning and management of rangeland production systems are difficult as rainfall, forage production and composition and animal productivity all vary widely between years, between regions and within landscapes. Furthermore, behaviour of the system in a specific year may be influenced by conditions...

Author(s)
Richardson, F. D.; Hahn, B. D.; Schoeman, S. J.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 0851994490)
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

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