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Cover for Integrated watershed management: connecting people to their land and water.

This book provides background information and presents factors to be considered and procedures that facilitate organizing and guiding land and water use in concert with one another; it further serves as a reference for planning, monitoring and implementing development efforts and natural resource...

Author(s)
Gregersen, H. M.; Ffolliott, P. F.; Brooks, K. N.
ISBN
2007 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845932817)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Technology transfer in silvopastoral agroforestry: a toolbox for UK farmers.

Silvopastoral agroforestry has not been taken up by many farmers in the UK, partly because government funding has not been available and partly because many UK farmers have no experience of such systems or of managing trees. Changes in the EU's Common Agricultural Policy towards more biodiverse,...

Author(s)
Sibbald, A. R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A bio-economic model of integrated crop-livestock farming systems: the case of the Ginchi watershed in Ethiopia.

This paper uses one particular bioeconomic model, first, to explore some questions and hence generate information pertaining to the complex interactions existing in an integrated crop-livestock farming system in Ethiopia. Secondly, it examines various ways in which such a model may be used to...

Author(s)
Okumu, B. N.; Jabbar, M. A.; Colman, D.; Russell, N.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for From plot to watershed management: experience in farmer participatory Vertisol technology generation and adoption in highland Ethiopia.

This chapter presents a summary of the experience of a research project for developing and disseminating technologies for better management of Vertisols for improving productivity. The development and testing of Vertisol technology in Ethiopia are discussed. The adoption pathways for the broadbed...

Author(s)
Jabbar, M. A.; Tekalign Mamo; Saleem, M. A. M.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994505)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Intensified small-scale livestock systems in the Western Brazilian Amazon.

This paper examines three basic questions regarding the use of more intensive livestock technologies by small-scale farmers in the western Brazilian Amazon. Are farmers likely to adopt them? Would it help protect the forest if they did? What would the effects on the farmers' welfare be? The various ...

Author(s)
Vosti, S. A.; Carpentier, C. L.; Witcover, J.; Valentim, J. F.
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Technological progress versus economic policy as tools to control deforestation: the Atlantic zone of Costa Rica.

This paper presents a comparison between technological progress and economic policies as alternatives to promote rural development and reduction of deforestation. The comparison is based on a bioeconomic model of three types of farms found in the Atlantic zone of Costa Rica, a tropical lowland...

Author(s)
Roebeling, P.; Ruben, R.
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Soil quality in industrialized and developing countries - similarities and differences.

The world population of 6 billion in 2000 will increase to 9.32 billion by 2050, with 8 billion, or 86% of the total population, living in the developing countries where soil and water resources are limited and already under great stress due to historic land misuse and soil mismanagement. Thus,...

Author(s)
Lal, R.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996714)
Type
Book chapter

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