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Cover for Field guide to the forest trees of Uganda: for identification and conservation.

This book provides an up-to-date list of indigenous tree species known to grow in the tropical forest of Uganda and a guide to their identification in the field. It draws on A Field Guide to Uganda Forest Trees (UFT). Apart from nomenclature, taxonomy and new records, the main substantive changes...

Author(s)
Kalema, J.; Hamilton, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245271)
Type
Book
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for The National Organic Agriculture Movement of Uganda.

The growth of the organic agriculture (OA) sector in Uganda started in 1994 as a response to the threat of the Sahara Desert spreading southwards. To enhance the development of the sector, a national OA movement was established in 2001. The National Organic Agriculture Movement of Uganda (NOGAMU)...

Author(s)
Nalunga, J.; Auerbach, R.; Ssekyewa, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Production system characterization and development.

The main objective of this chapter is to explain the different goat production systems, and how to identify major constraints and opportunities for achieving better productivity. The options and strategies for planning and implementing goat improvement projects and assessing goat production systems ...

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Organic food systems meeting the needs of Southern Africa.

This book reports on long-term comparative organic farming systems' research trials carried out over the last 5 years in the Southern Cape of South Africa, as well as research into the successes and failures of the organic sector and the technical tools required for sustainable development in South ...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The relevance of reliability, reputation and respect for producer-level benefits of organic and Fair Trade certification for smallholders.

This chapter develops a conceptual model of farmer-business relationships under certification and highlights the main arguments using empirical data. In particular, it shows that signalling reliability and building up a reputation of trust and respect increase the likelihood of successful...

Author(s)
Kleemann, L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fertilizer use optimization in sub-Saharan Africa.

This book contains 17 chapters providing details on decision tools that use linear programming to determine recommendations specific to a farmer's context intended to maximize profit from fertilizer use in sub-saharan Africa. Chapter 1 and 2 discusses the principles and approach, and spatial...

Author(s)
Wortmann, C. S.; Sones, K.
ISBN
2017 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392046)
Type
Book
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Optimizing fertilizer use within the context of integrated soil fertility in Uganda.

This chapter describes the agricultural context of Uganda, including the agroecological zones (AEZ), and the current soil fertility management. The chapter then provides the results of the diagnosis of nutrient deficiencies in Uganda and presents information on optimizing fertilizer use and...

Author(s)
Kayuki, K. C.; Angella, N.; Musisi, K. F.
ISBN
2017 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392046)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A white elephant in a changing climate: a territorial approach to climate change adaptation in Uganda.

This chapter examines the institutional sustainability of internationally financed support for rural climate change adaptation in Uganda. The most common approach for such support is the 'planned climate change adaptation approach', which relies on projects as a mechanism for implementation and...

Author(s)
Okiror, J. J.; Hansen, E. F.; Bashaasha, B.; Nakendo, I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390769)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Local politics of climate change adaptation in Uganda.

This chapter seeks to understand how it was possible to put climate change on to the political agenda of local government as in the case in Uganda. It goes on to explore how political 'will' after the election, despite a lack of additional fiscal resources, was transformed into the enacting...

Author(s)
Friis-Hansen, E.; Aben, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390769)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Political ecology of climate change management in rural Uganda.

This chapter discusses the concept of political ecology in climate change management in the context of decentralized natural resource governance in rural Uganda. The presentation of the concept draws a connection between political, economic and social drivers and alterations to traditional access...

Author(s)
Aben, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390769)
Type
Book chapter

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