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Cover for Introduction.

This book provides a detailed analysis of the impacts of climate change on various tropical ecosystems in Tanzania and their related aspects of economic endeavour - from agriculture, marine resources and wildlife to weather forecasting. The analyses concentrate on Real and potential impacts of...

Author(s)
Mung'ong'o, C. G.; Yanda, P. Z.; Mabhuye, E. B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for CSR and climate-resilient agriculture - a JSW case study.

The semi-arid tropics being dominant region is primarily agrarian with rainfed traditional agricultural production systems. Jawhar is a tribal block in Maharashtra, India characterized by high rainfall, water scarcity, degraded soils and low crop productivity. ICRISAT in collaboration with JSW has...

Author(s)
Petare, K. J.; Rao, A. V. R. K.; Patil, M. D.; Wani, S. P.; Sudi, R.; Srinivas, K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for An introduction to the 'demon plant' parthenium weed.

Research on parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) is in progress in many countries, including Australia, India, South Africa, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Sri Lanka and Nepal. This book, with contributions from expert researchers with extensive involvement in parthenium weed research ...

Author(s)
Adkins, S. W.; Asad Shabbir; Dhileepan, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate variability and agriculture.

This chapter presents an attempt is made to understand climate variability and change occurring over Karnataka with particular reference to the 3-year period 2011-13, during which large changes in rainfall occurred in the state. These results would help formulate climate-change risk management...

Author(s)
Rao, A. V. R. K.; Wani, S. P.; Srinivas, K.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648156)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate outlook.

This chapter discusses some of the effects of global climate change highlighted by the IPCC that are most likely to impact agrarian communities in the tropics including: rising temperature; rising sea levels; increased atmospheric CO2; increased/decreased rainfall amount; more intense rainfall and...

Author(s)
Finley, S.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646862)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Global water requirements of future agriculture: using WATERSIM.

Currently, agriculture is the biggest consumer of water globally. About 60% of global consumptive water demand is from the agriculture sector. With the world population increasing to about 9 billion, and the per capita GDP rising, the demand for domestic and industrial water will increase in future ...

Author(s)
Sood, A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643663)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Corporate social responsibility: win-win propositions for communities, corporates and agriculture.

This book with 13 chapters presents various efforts across India, made by different corporates in collaboration with ICRISAT. It describes how in each location, cutting across the sectors, both the corporate and a research organization have meticulously designed and executed location- specific...

Author(s)
Wani, S. P.; Raju, K. V.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book
CABI Book Info
Cover for Visual soil evaluation: realizing potential crop production with minimum environmental impact.

This book with nine chapters describes the main methods for visual soil evaluation (VSE) of soil structure and soil-related properties. It includes clear visual images of the variation of soil quality and how these relate to soil productivity and environmental sustainability. Such images raise...

Author(s)
Ball, B. C.; Munkholm, L. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644707)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climate change and health in East Asia: a Food in Health Security perspective.

This chapter presents a 'Food in Health Security' perspective to climate change in East Asia. This approach embraces food and nutritional security, agriculture, ecology and health, human rights, ethics and equity. The 5 cross-cutting features of East Asia relevant to climate change and health are...

Author(s)
Wahlqvist, M. L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642659)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Zoonotic diseases and their drivers in Africa.

This chapter focuses on the link between livestock and zoonoses in sub-Saharan Africa. The role of poverty, keeping livestock beside or inside houses, low level of agricultural intensification and input use, and eating bushmeat in the emergence and persistence of zoonoses is described. The...

Author(s)
Grace, D.; Bett, B.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642659)
Type
Book chapter

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