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Cover for Towards improved natural resource management in African agriculture.

This paper draws together lessons learned as to how governments and donors might stimulate necessary investment in improved natural resource management (NRM) in African agriculture. Policy interventions to support improved NRM are presented. These policy interventions are built on 5 points:...

Author(s)
Barrett, C. B.; Lynam, J.; Place, F.; Reardon, T.; Aboud, A. A.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lessons for natural resource management technology adoption and research.

This paper focuses on lessons for the study of natural resource management (NRM) technology adoption in smallholder African agriculture. The paper begins by presenting a NRM technology research and development framework that depicts the ways in which researchers engage in participatory processes of ...

Author(s)
Place, F.; Swallow, B. M.; Wangila, J.; Barrett, C. B.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
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 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutrient cycling in integrated plant-animal systems: implications for animal management strategies in smallholder farming systems.

This paper briefly reviews ruminant nutrition concepts related to soil-nutrient management in sub-Saharan African farming systems. The discussion then focuses on the potential impact on nutrient cycling of some ruminant nutrition-related technologies that have been propagated by both national and...

Author(s)
Ndlovu, L. R.; Mugabe, P. H.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A bio-economic model of integrated crop-livestock farming systems: the case of the Ginchi watershed in Ethiopia.

This paper uses one particular bioeconomic model, first, to explore some questions and hence generate information pertaining to the complex interactions existing in an integrated crop-livestock farming system in Ethiopia. Secondly, it examines various ways in which such a model may be used to...

Author(s)
Okumu, B. N.; Jabbar, M. A.; Colman, D.; Russell, N.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Initiatives to encourage farmer adoption of soil-fertility technologies for maize-based cropping systems in Southern Africa.

This paper presents the experience of CIMMYT's regional networking efforts to promote soil-fertility technologies for maize-based systems of smallholder agriculture in southern Africa, with special reference to Zimbabwe and Malawi. The paper outlines the technologies found promising by farmers,...

Author(s)
Mekuria, M.; Waddington, S. R.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soil and water conservation in semi-arid Tanzania: government policy and farmers' practices.

The objective of this paper is to assess national natural resource management policies, with particular reference to soil and water management in relation to farmers' actual practices in semiarid areas. The paper reviews policies on land, agriculture, forestry and water and then describe farmers'...

Author(s)
Hatibu, N.; Lazaro, E. A.; Mahoo, H. F.; Rwehumbiza, F. B. R.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Synergies between natural resource management practices and fertilizer technologies: lessons from Mali.

This paper focuses on combined strategies of natural resource management (NRM) and fertilizer use. The two case studies examined in this paper provide evidence that some Malian farmers are now adopting these combined strategies and realizing important benefits as a result. The case-study subjects...

Author(s)
Kelly, V.; Sylla, M. L.; Galiba, M.; Weight, D.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Contradictions in agricultural intensification and improved natural resource management: issues in the Fianarantsoa Forest Corridor of Madagascar.

This paper reviews the way in which the Landscape Development Interventions (LDI) Program has addressed issues such as population, migration and large-scale agricultural intensification in a programme that seeks to reduce human pressure on a forest corridor that connects two major national parks in ...

Author(s)
Freudenberger, M. S.; Freudenberger, K. S.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Evaluating adoption of new crop-livestock-soil-management technologies using georeferenced village-level data: the case of cowpea in the dry savannahs of West Africa.

This study uses georeferenced community-level data to study the adoption of improved cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) in northern Nigeria. One objective of the study is to find out which factors at the community or village level are significant determinants of adoption of improved dual-purpose (DP)...

Author(s)
Kristjanson, P.; Okike, I.; Tarawali, S. A.; Kruska, R.; Manyong, V. M.; Singh, B. B.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter

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