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Cover for Natural resources management in African agriculture: understanding and improving current practices.

This book synthesizes existing information on the adoption of natural resource management investments and strategies (such as soil fertility improvements or erosion control) for agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. It also critically examines current analytical methods and generates research and...

Author(s)
Barrett, C. B.; Place, F.; Aboud, A. A.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The challenge of stimulating adoption of improved natural resource management practices in African agriculture.

This paper presents an overview of the present situation of natural resource management (NRM) in African agriculture, as well as the historical context and current options for improved NRM. A summary of the key issues and previous findings in the literature is also presented.

Author(s)
Barrett, C. B.; Place, F.; Aboud, A. A.; Brown, D. R.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Farmers as co-developers and adopters of green-manure cover crops in West and Central Africa.

This paper refers to 4 technologies involving cover crops and integrated crop-livestock interventions developed in West and Central Africa under varying social, ecological and production systems, in which farmers and researchers, working in partnership to combine indigenous knowledge and...

Author(s)
Tarawali, G.; Douthwaite, B.; Haan, N. C. de; Tarawali, S. A.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agroforestry for soil-fertility replenishment: evidence on adoption processes in Kenya and Zambia.

This paper examines farmer assessment, use and adoption of agroforestry systems for soil fertility replenishment in sub-Saharan Africa. It focuses on three primary case studies: improved fallows in eastern Zambia; improved fallows in western Kenya; and biomass transfer (applying leaves as green...

Author(s)
Place, F.; Franzel, S.; DeWolf, J.; Rommelse, R.; Kwesiga, F.; Niang, A.; Jama, B.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for World Agroforestry Centre. Impacts of improved tree fallow technology in Zambia.

This chapter presents a case study of an improved fallow using trees to replenish soil fertility - a natural resource management (NRM) technology, the development of which was led by the World Agroforestry Centre. The work synthesizes different studies that were carried out in Zambia to describe...

Author(s)
Ajayi, O. C.; Place, F.; Kwesiga, F.; Mafongoya, P.
ISBN
2007 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845932831)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Methods for assessing agroforestry adoption potential.

This chapter describes the methods for assessing the adoption potential of agroforestry practices through participatory on-farm trials, and their application in the five case studies in Kenya and Zambia described in other chapters. This chapter then discusses how this on-farm research approach fits ...

Author(s)
Franzel, S.; Scherr, S. J.; Coe, R.; Cooper, P. J. M.; Place, F.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995618)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Social capital and social learning in the process of natural resource management.

This paper aims to generate insight into the characteristics and effects of social capital and social learning in fostering more ecologically sustainable natural resource management. The paper begins its discussions by elaborating the concept of social capital and highlighting relations between...

Author(s)
Pretty, J.; Buck, L.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The limits of knowledge: securing rural livelihoods in a situation of resource scarcity.

This paper argues that both the knowledge of rural people and that of scientists and agricultural researchers have their limits. Using the example of Malawi, the paper discusses the promise and limits of knowledge among farmers, on the one hand, and among agricultural researchers and extension...

Author(s)
Peters, P. E.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter

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