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Cover for Sustainable development of fragile low-rainfall regions - Power Grid Corporation of India initiative.

Rainfed agriculture in low-rainfall areas of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka is characterized by high risks from drought, degraded natural resources and pervasive poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition. Under corporate social responsibility, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, Gurugram,...

Author(s)
Prabhakar Pathak; Sudi, R.; Wani, S. P.; Aviraj Datta; Nagaraju Budama
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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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 Useful microorganisms for environmental sustainability: application of heavy metal tolerant consortia for surface water decontamination in natural and artificial wetlands.

Accelerated population growth and the concomitant industrial development increase the flow of pollutants to the environment and reduce the availability of natural resources. Recent research has focused on the implementation of systems that act as the natural counterparts, particularly the use of...

Author(s)
Amábilis-Sosa, L. E.; Salgado-Bernal, I.; Siebe, C. D.; Moeller-Chávez, G. E.; García-Gómez, R. S.; Durán-Domínguez-de-Bazúa, M. C.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Urban aquaculture.

In light of the increasing demand for fish, the challenge for planners now is to accelerate aquaculture development and to plan for new production, making urban areas not only centres of marketing and distribution, but also of production, particularly using urban wastewater. This book includes...

Author(s)
Costa-Pierce, B.; Desbonnet, A.; Edwards, P.; Baker, D.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998291)
Type
Book
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Cover for Aquaculture in future urban ecosystems.

This chapter summarizes the preceding chapters and concludes that urban aquaculture, particularly using recycled wastewater, presents unlimited opportunities and potential in the development of future sustainable urban ecosystems.

Author(s)
Desbonnet, A.; Costa-Pierce, B.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998291)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agricultural use of untreated urban wastewater in Ghana.

In Ghana, urban sanitation infrastructure is poor and only a small portion of the (primarily domestic) wastewater is collected for treatment. The bulk ends up in drains and nearby water bodies and is used by urban and peri-urban vegetable farmers for irrigation. Open-space urban and peri-urban...

Author(s)
Keraita, B. N.; Drechsel, P.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Confronting the realities of wastewater use in irrigated agriculture: lessons learned and recommendations.

This concluding chapter synthesises results and lessons learned throughout this volume, which deals with the reality of wastewater use in agriculture in developing countries. It then extrapolates from these lessons, to make pragmatic recommendations aimed at protecting both the public health and...

Author(s)
Faruqui, N. I.; Scott, C. A.; Raschid-Sally, L.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A sustainable livelihoods approach for action research on wastewater use in agriculture.

The dearth of holistic studies that use a combination of technical and socio-economic, quantitative and qualitative methodologies impedes advances in the formulation of recommendations that could enhance the benefits and mitigate the harmful effects of wastewater use for both producers and...

Author(s)
Buechler, S. J.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Shrimp farm effluents.

In the past, intensive shrimp farm effluents have been characterized as having an environmental impact, but with improvements in technology to control the factors that contribute to the impact, this situation has improved rapidly. In 1994, Texas shrimp farmers began to retrofit their farms and to...

Author(s)
Treece, G. D.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851996043)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Wastewater-based urban aquaculture systems in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Steady increases in population and economic activity, as well as a lack of environmental infrastructure, have resulted in severe surface water pollution within Ho Chi Minh City. The clear boundary between urban and rural areas has faded. In this context, farmers and their counterparts have tried to ...

Author(s)
Minh Phan Van; Pauw, N. de
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998291)
Type
Book chapter

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