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Cover for Remote sensing and GIS-based technologies for assessing the impact of conflict on agricultural production.

This chapter presents some methodological approaches that utilize GIS and vegetation-related remotely sensed indices as a helpful tool in detecting the effects of conflicts on rural livelihoods and agricultural production in affected regions. Methods to disentangle drought/wet year effects from...

Author(s)
Jaafar, H.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Spatial analysis for optimization of fertilizer use.

This chapter discusses the importance of using spatial data in finding and compiling information from research conducted under crop growing conditions similar to the conditions of the targeted recommendation domain. Further, the chapter states that sharing of research results across countries was...

Author(s)
Wortmann, C. S.; Milner, M.; Gebreyesus Brhane Tesfahunegn
ISBN
2017 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392046)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Precision agriculture in lime: potential for application of precision agriculture technologies in lime cropping systems.

In order to apply crop inputs on an as need basis, map and sensor-based precision agriculture (PA) technologies could be implemented in lime (Rutaceae) production for effective management of inputs to improve crop productivity. PA has several components, i.e. a differential global positioning...

Author(s)
Farooque, A. A.; Zaman, Q. U.; Schumann, A. W.; Esau, T. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647845)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Geospatial technology applications in forest hydrology.

This chapter provides a detailed discussion on the geospatial technology (GT) applications in forest hydrological processes management that includes: (i) forest cover mapping and change analysis; (ii) forest soil water/moisture estimation and forested wetlands analysis; (iii) forest vegetation and...

Author(s)
Panda, S. S.; Masson, E.; Sen, S.; Kim, H. W.; Amatya, D. M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646602)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Harnessing dividends from drylands: innovative scaling up with soil nutrients.

This book brings together the results of a novel scaling-up initiative of the Bhoochetana Mission Program implemented during 2009-2012 in Karnataka. The second phase of Bhoochetana covers all 30 districts for both irrigated and dryland crops with strong leadership by the Government of Karnataka...

Author(s)
Raju, K. V.; Wani, S. P.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648156)
Type
Book
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Cover for Spatial epidemiology.

This chapter begins with a concise description of a case study of wild pigs and Salmonella that is used to demonstrate concepts throughout. The chapter then discusses the major steps involved in visualizing disease data and some simple queries. Finally, a summary of more complete spatial...

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Modelling soil carbon.

Models that describe the dynamics of soil organic carbon (SOC) can be useful tools when estimating the impacts of land cover, land management and climate change on ecosystems. The development of SOC models started with single-compartment models that assumed a constant decomposition rate. As...

Author(s)
Milne, E.; Smith, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sustainable tourism and information technology.

The process for tourism destinations and travel enterprises to become more sustainable requires constant education, monitoring and collaboration. This chapter has identified some of the technologies for environmental, cultural and economic sustainability, and the issues surrounding their...

Author(s)
Benckendorff, P. J.; Sheldon, P. J.; Fesenmaier, D. R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641850)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Investigating disease outbreaks.

In this chapter a general discussion of the steps required to investigate an outbreak of disease of unknown cause or where other factors have resulted in an increased occurrence of the disease is presented. Throughout the following discussion, investigation of Menangle virus infection in an...

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Insect Life Cycle Modelling (ILCYM) software - a generic platform for developing insect phenology models, population analysis and risk mapping.

Insect Life Cycle Modelling (ILCYM) software is an open-source computer-aided tool built on R and Java codes and linked to the uDig platform, which is a basic geographic information system (GIS). The software package consists of three modules: (i) the 'model builder'; (ii) the 'validation and...

Author(s)
Tonnang, H. E. Z.; Sporleder, M.; Juarez, H.; Carhuapoma, P.; Krosc, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter

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