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Cover for The developing organic sector in Southern and Eastern Africa: what have we learned about sustainable development?

This chapter introduces food systems and organic farming, outlines the development of organic farming in Southern Africa, and grapples with the idea of sustainable development; drawing on earlier work of the author entitled Sustainable Development: Developing What to Sustain Whom? a conceptual...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for African livestock systems research, 1975-2018.

Livestock systems research (LSR) at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) sought to answer two questions: (1) What are the major livestock systems in the sub-Saharan Africa tropics and subtropics? (2) What technical and organizational changes can be introduced into these systems to...

Author(s)
McIntire, J.; Bosire, C.; Robinson, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241853)
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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Cover for Conservation agriculture in Africa: an overview.

This chapter (i) defines conservation agriculture (CA); (ii) describes the global and regional level environment for CA; (iii) shows where CA is practiced in Africa; (iv) identifies the key stakeholders in the evolution of CA in Africa; and (v) presents an overview of the New Partnership for...

Author(s)
Mkomwa, S.; Kassam, A. H.; Friedrich, T.; Shula, R. K.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Innovation systems and farmer perceptions regarding conservation agriculture in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique.

Recent research and development efforts within East and Southern Africa, as a case in point, have clearly shown that constraints to adoption of conservation agriculture (CA) can be overcome but stress the need for local innovation systems that involve farmers exchanging among themselves and use of...

Author(s)
Lalani, B.; Dorward, P.; Kassam, A. H.; Dambiro, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Summing up.

This chapter sums up of what the book represents in terms of the relevance and future of conservation agriculture (CA) to agricultural development in Africa. It is indicated that CA is most definitely not a quick-fix solution to agricultural development, nor does it offer a silver bullet solution...

Author(s)
Kassam, A. H.; Mkomwa, S.; Friedrich, T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Constructing improved systems.

This chapter examines improved systems for representative farms or typical situations so that they are as generally applicable as possible.

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938390)
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 Methodologies, organizations and networks in endogenous livestock development.

This chapter first discusses the role of livestock in integrated agricultural systems and then the endogenous development concept, before describing endogenous livestock development (ELD). It then discusses methodologies to support ELD, and highlights some organizations and networks engaged in ELD...

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 Small-scale and subsistence farmers' households and selected farming systems.

This chapter describes some typical households in selected farming systems in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, and explores strategic priorities for small-scale agricultural development and poverty alleviation.

Author(s)
Bakker, H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938413)
Type
Book chapter

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