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Cover for Impacts of climate change and adaptation in agricultural water management in North China.

Water scarcity is one of the key problems in northern China. Efficient use and management of agricultural water resources is an important challenge in China's agricultural food production under a background of climate change. This chapter addresses issues of impacts of climate change and adaptation ...

Author(s)
Xia Jun; Mo XingGuo; Wang JinXia; Luo XinPing
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643663)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for What crops to grow?

There are literally hundreds of thousands of plant species in the wild that are potential food sources for humans. However, plant species ultimately selected as the basis for agricultural societies both in antiquity and modern times became limited to only a very few. This chapter explores the...

Author(s)
Sinclair, T. R.; Sinclair, C. J.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937058)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Greenhouse gas mitigation in the main cereal systems: rice, wheat and maize.

Population and economic growth are expected to be the main drivers of increased food demand through 2050. This increase in food production will come primarily from intensively managed agricultural systems. Currently these systems are already important contributors of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. ...

Author(s)
Ortiz-Monasterio, I.; Wassmann, R.; Govaerts, B.; Hosen, Y.; Katayanagi, N.; Verhulst, N.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936334)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Crisis and potential in smallholder food production - evidence from micro level.

Some of the farm-level factors that are crucial for intensified food crop production in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is discussed. The current trends and indicators of intensification, including yield, total production per farm and consumption unit and sale of crops are also discussed, based on the...

Author(s)
Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for From roller coasters to rocket ships: the role of technology in African agricultural successes.

This chapter summarizes key lessons emerging from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) review of African agricultural successes. The discussions focus primarily on the role of technology in triggering advances in African agriculture. 'Success' was defined by the IFPRI team as a...

Author(s)
Haggblade, S.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Why the early promise for rapid increases in maize productivity in Kenya was not sustained: lessons for sustainable investment in agriculture.

The influence of climatic, policy and institutional-related (infrastructure, technology, institutional support) factors on the decline in maize output and yields and the subsequent deepening and broadening of food poverty in Kenya is discussed. This chapter provides lessons to enable a re-focusing...

Author(s)
Oluoch-Kosura, W.; Karugia, J. T.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Smallholders and structural adjustment in Ghana.

The role of Ghana's Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) is discussed with particular reference to intensification of the major staple food crops, viz. cassava, maize, rice and sorghum. The SAP is reviewed from the standpoint of how its policies and programmes have affected the supply,...

Author(s)
Seini, A. W.; Nyanteng, V. K.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mycotoxin research in USAID's CRSP Programs.

Nine Collaborative Research Support Programs (CRSPs) were established by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in response to Public Law 94-161, Title XII Legislation: Famine Prevention and Freedom from Hunger Act, which was originally approved in December 1975 and amended and...

Author(s)
Yohe, J. M.; Williams, J. H.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Toward sustainable crop production in Cotacachi: an assessment of the soils' nutrient status.

In this study, the fertility status of the soils in the Cotacachi area, Ecuador, was analysed, and the nutrient limitations in different zones of the areas were identified. The soil fertility parameters studied include: soil organic matter, nitrogen, amorphous materials and phosphorus, cation...

Author(s)
Zehetner, F.; Miller, W. P.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999494)
Type
Book chapter

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