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The northeastern Brazilian region comprises 1.56 million km2, of which the semi-arid occupies 0.98 million, with 0.58 million rest occupied by the Meio Norte, Mata and Agreste Zone. Savanna areas are found in the Northeast in the states of Maranhão, Piauí and Bahia, which together with part of the...

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Rangel, J. H. de A.; Muniz, E. N.; Moraes, S. A. de; Souza, S. F. de; Amaral, A. J. do; Pimentel, J. C. M.
Publisher
CRMV-PE, Zumbi, Brazil
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Ciência Veterinária nos Trópicos, 2016, 19, 3, pp 75-84
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This scientific paper is part of both sustainable and economical rural development. This aspect is reflected in the possibility of increasing crop yield per hectare of maize and reduces environmental pollution by using new strategies for weed control strategies that significantly decreases the...

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Turc, A.; Cârciu, G.
Publisher
Universitatea de Științe Agricole și Medicină Veterinară a Banatului Timișoara, Timișoara, Romania
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Journal of Horticulture, Forestry and Biotechnology, 2015, 19, 2, pp 216-222
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Hedgerow intercropping or alley cropping is an agro forestry practice where perennial, preferably leguminous trees or shrubs are grown simultaneously with arable crops. Both crops and trees are continually changing due to environmental conditions and management techniques that affect both the trees ...

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Akume, N. D.; Suh, C.; Manga, M. A.; Francis, N. A. S.; Yaya, F. V.; Lendzemo, V.
Publisher
International Journal of Agriculture Innovations and Research, Bhopal, India
Citation
International Journal of Agriculture Innovations and Research, 2015, 3, 6, pp 1750-1756
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One of the important reasons for environmental pollution is fast depletion of forest resource as a raw material. While many industries utilise forest products as a raw material and uneconomical use of these resources cause extinction of forest. It is really necessary to find alternative raw...

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Güler, C.
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Editura Universitatii "Transilvania" din Brasov, Brasov, Romania
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Pro Ligno, 2015, 11, 4, pp 187-191
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Rural and urban communities in Ghana depend on medicinal plant species for their primary health care. The main source of these medicinal plant species are the forests. However, the country's forest cover is declining at fast rate and there is serious competition for space among medicinal plant...

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Apetorgbor, M. M.; Dabo, J.; Apetorgbor, A. K.; Abugre, S.
Publisher
Association of Agricultural Technology in Southeast Asia (AATSEA), Ladkrabang, Thailand
Citation
International Journal of Agricultural Technology, 2013, 9, 7, pp 1909-1925
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This study reports on the land degradation minimizing effects of Conservation Agriculture (CA) as promoted among smallholder Zambian farmers. It found no evidence of CA associated improvements in soil fertility after five years of CA practice, most probably because crop residues were removed from...

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Umar, B. B.
Publisher
Canadian Center of Science and Education, Toronto, Canada
Citation
Sustainable Agriculture Research, 2012, 1, 2, pp 72-87
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Tree species selection to inter-cultivate with food crops has often been made on the basis of traditional knowledge by farmers in Ghana. Lately, Taungya system has been introduced to enable farmers produce food and at the same time retain the forest cover in communities bordering forest reserves....

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Abugre, S.; Apetorgbor, A. K.; Antwiwaa, A.; Apetorgbor, M. M.
Publisher
Association of Agricultural Technology in Southeast Asia (AATSEA), Ladkrabang, Thailand
Citation
International Journal of Agricultural Technology, 2011, 7, 3, pp 825-834
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Termites are a major constraint to subsistence agriculture, causing yield losses up to 100%. Recent studies have demonstrated the efficacy of the fungus, Metarhizium anisopliae for controlling termites, but little is yet known about sustainable application of this biocontrol agent. This study will...

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Nyeko, P.; Gohole, L. S.; Maniania, N. K.; Agaba, H.; Sekamatte, B. M.
Publisher
RUFORUM, Kampala, Uganda
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Second RUFORUM Biennial Regional Conference on "Building capacity for food security in Africa", Entebbe, Uganda, 20-24 September 2010, 2010, pp 333-337
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Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has some 8 million inhabitants and is mainly surrounded by savanna and patches of degraded forest. Estimated fuelwood consumption is in the range of 3 to 6 million tones of fuelwood equivalent per year (representing 0.6 to 1.2 MT of...

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Peltier, R.; Bisiaux, F.; Dubiez, E.; Marien, J. N.; Muliele, J. C.; Proces, P.; Vermeule, C.
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Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), Paris, France
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Proceedings of a symposium on Innovation and Sustainable Development in Agriculture and Food, Montpellier, France, 28 June to 1st July 2010, 2010, pp hal-00512274
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The tropical agriculture has copied strategies of weed control developed for intensive cropping under temperate conditions, with high inputs and specialized technical supports. This causes negative impacts in the sustainable management of major and minor tropical crops. Research on integrated weed...

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Pohlan, J.; Leyva Galán, A.; Toledo Toledo, E.; Gamboa, W.; Salazar, D.; Blandón, V.; Agreda, F. M.; Borgman, J.
Publisher
Asociación Latinoamericana de Malezas (ALAM), Matanzas, Cuba
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XVII Congreso de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Malezas (ALAM) I Congreso Iberoamericano de Ciencia de las Malezas, IV Congreso Nacional de Ciencia de Malezas, Matanzas, Cuba, 8 al 11 de noviembre del 2005, 2005, pp 178-184

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