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Cover for Integrating indigenous knowledge for technology adoption in agriculture.

This chapter highlights the importance of integrating the indigenous knowledge of rice farmers into the development and extension of agricultural technologies to facilitate widespread farmer adoption and achievement of multidimensional impacts. It illustrates a few case studies where indigenous...

Author(s)
Palis, F. G.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A case study of community-based rangeland management in Jinst <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Soum</i>, Mongolia.

This paper presents an analysis of two communities - one applying community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) and one not doing so - in terms of four resilience indicators: (i) the ability to live with change and uncertainty; (ii) the ability to implement diversity- enhancing practices;...

Author(s)
Baival, B.; Oyuntulkhuur, B.; Altanzul, T.; Fernández-Giménez, M. E.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938949)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Challenges of adoption and adaptation of land and water management options in smallholder agriculture: synthesis of lessons and experiences.

This chapter is organized into four sections. The first section provides a brief description of the evolution of approaches to soil and water conservation in agriculture. The second section provides a broad conceptual framework for analyses of investment opportunities and challenges to smallholder...

Author(s)
Shiferaw, B.; Okello, J.; Reddy, V. R.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933890)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Productivity enhancement and natural resource management.

This chapter presents conceptual frameworks to analyse agriculture-related natural resource management research (NRMR) projects and their impacts. The first part of the chapter presents an overview of adoption processes and their impacts, and is followed by an introduction of several modelling...

Author(s)
Zilberman, D.; Waibel, H.
ISBN
2007 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845932831)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The major lessons from the case studies.

This chapter summarizes the results of seven case studies illustrative of impact assessment of natural resource management research (NRMR) in the CGIAR. Two dimensions of NRMR outcomes are discussed: adoption and investment efficiency.

Author(s)
Waibel, H.; Zilberman, D.; Gregersen, H.; Kelley, T.
ISBN
2007 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845932831)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessing the economic and environmental impacts of conservation technologies: a farm-level bioeconomic modelling approach.

This chapter illustrates how a multiperiod bioeconomic household-level model, in which changes in resource quality have feedback effects on future land productivity, can be used to explore the economic and environmental impacts of natural resource management technologies and policies. This model is ...

Author(s)
Shiferaw, B.; Holden, S. T.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessing the impacts of natural resource management interventions in agriculture: concepts, issues and challenges.

This chapter identifies key issues involved in assessing the impacts of natural resource management (NRM) interventions in agriculture. Such interventions include adoption of changed NRM practices arising from investments in research and outreach that are implemented through NRM projects,...

Author(s)
Freeman, H. A.; Shiferaw, B.; Swinton, S. M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Blending "hard" and "soft" science: the "follow-the-technology" approach to catalyzing and evaluating technology change.

This paper develops the "follow-the-technology" (FTT) approach to catalysing, managing, and evaluating rural technology change as a framework that both "hard" and "soft" scientists can work with. To deal with complexity, integrated natural resource management (INRM) needs ways of working that are...

Author(s)
Douthwaite, B.; Haan, N. de; Manyong, V. M.; Keatinge, J. D. H.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997315)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrating research on food and the environment: an exit strategy from the rational fool syndrome in agricultural science.

The thesis of this paper is that the "rational fool" syndrome can be applied to mainstream public sector agricultural research that is conducted in a way that is rational in the short term, but acts against its own long-term viability. A long-term strategic research agenda for the public sector is...

Author(s)
Ashby, J. A.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997315)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Natural resources management in African agriculture: understanding and improving current practices.

This book synthesizes existing information on the adoption of natural resource management investments and strategies (such as soil fertility improvements or erosion control) for agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. It also critically examines current analytical methods and generates research and...

Author(s)
Barrett, C. B.; Place, F.; Aboud, A. A.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book

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