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Cover for Agrobiodiversity management for food security: a critical review.

This book aims to build on and extend the wealth of information presented in a previous book, Agrobiodiversity: Characterization, Utilization and Management (Wood and Lenné, 1999), to show how agrobiodiversity can effectively and efficiently be managed for food security. Chapter 1 revisits the role ...

Author(s)
Lenné, J. M.; Wood, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937614)
Type
Book
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Cover for The way ahead: from science to policy; coordinating efforts in a global world.

This chapter describes the need for a global effort, from science to policy, to cover the challenges involved in improving agriculture in a changing environment, particularly in the developing world where political structures are weak but social networks may be of assistance. A brief overview on...

Author(s)
Ortiz, R.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936808)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Future challenges for the world food economy and sub-Saharan Africa: major environmental and socioeconomic drivers of change.

This chapter examines the long-term 'drivers' of change in world food systems, specifically, selected factors influencing the food supply and demand balance, current and future, in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It is argued that the exposure of the SSA region to world commodity markets that became...

Author(s)
Msangi, S.; Rosegrant, M.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938284)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Livestock development approaches.

This chapter discusses differences in livestock development focus. It describes the animal productivity paradigm versus the farm efficiency and integrated farming paradigm. Reasons for project failures in livestock development are then discussed. It is pointed out that climate change and food...

Author(s)
Hooft, K. E. van't; Wollen, T. S.; Bhandari, B. P.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938277)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conservation agriculture in Australian dryland cropping.

This chapter describes the role of conservation agriculture (CA) in Australian dryland cropping. The advantages and disadvantages of crop stubble retention in Australian agricultural systems, and the benefits of crop rotations are discussed. The current trends in Australian CA practices are also...

Author(s)
Rochecouste, J. F.; Crabtree, B.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642598)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The future for tropical horticulture.

The key to satisfying the anticipated increased demand for fruit and vegetables will be to ensure that increased production and availability are underpinned by farm practices that enhance the natural, physical and social capital upon which society depends for its continued existence. Production...

Author(s)
Midmore, D. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645414)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change: impacts on livestock diversity in tropical countries.

The effect of changing climate will not only be confined to limited production, and the productivity of agricultural commodities, but will also have far-reaching consequences on dairy, meat, wool and other animal products. The impact of climate change on the livestock sector as a whole will be felt ...

Author(s)
Banik, S.; Pankaj, P. K.; Naskar, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Policy frameworks.

Policy frameworks concerning soil carbon are rapidly evolving, both in Europe and at the global level. Within Europe, the Roadmap to Resource-Efficient Europe (RRE) (COM (2011) 571 final; EC, 2011a), as well as the implementation of the Soil Thematic Strategy (COM (2012) 46 final; EC, 2012c),...

Author(s)
Montanarella, L.; Bampa, F.; Brogniez, D. de
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Optimizing legume cropping: the policy questions.

The cultivation of legumes is low in Europe. Public policy incentives and/or regulations have a role to play in changing this. This chapter examines six such policies. The CAPRI (Common Agricultural Policy Regional Impact) model, a partial equilibrium model for the agricultural sector, is used to...

Author(s)
Kuhlman, T.; Helming, J.; Linderhof, V.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conservation agriculture for Africa: building resilient farming systems in a changing climate.

This book provides an updated assessment of trends in the adaptation and adoption of conservation agriculture (CA) in different countries of Africa. It provides information on the contribution of CA systems to building resilience in a changing climate while increasing productivity, profitability...

Author(s)
Kassam, A. H.; Mkomwa, S.; Friedrich, T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book

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