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Cover for Analytical framework and methodologies for analysing farm-level vulnerability.

A comprehensive and well-thought-out framework of analysis is a pre-requisite in analysing pathways in improving resilience to climate change. This chapter discusses the analytical framework that includes macro data analysis, modelling, social analysis, etc., with an inclusive Q2 approach. All...

Author(s)
Singh, N. P.; Byjesh, K.; Bantilan, C.; Rao, V. U. M.; Nedumaran, S.; Venkateswarulu, B.; Niranjan, F.; Jayatilaka, W.; Deb, U. K.; Ha, P. Q.; Suddhiyam, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The right rice in the right place: systematic exchange and farmer-based evaluation of rice germplasm for salt-affected areas.

Traditional approaches for introducing improved rice varieties to farmers have demonstrated significant impact in favourable ecosystems in Asia, but with limited success in unfavourable ecosystems, as in saltaffected areas. Developing rice varieties with wider adaptation and broader tolerance of...

Author(s)
Singh, R. K.; RedoƱa, E.; Gregorio, G. B.; Salam, M. A.; Islam, M. R.; Singh, D. P.; Sen, P.; Saha, S.; Mahata, K. R.; Sharma, S. G.; Pandey, M. P.; Sajise, A. G.; Mendoza, R. D.; Toledo, M. C.; Dante, A.; Ismail, A. M.; Paris, T. R.; Haefele, S. M.; Thomson, M. J.; Zolvinski, S.; Singh, Y. P.; Nayak, A. K.; Singh, R. B.; Mishra, V. K.; Sharma, D. K.; Gautam, R. K. (et al)
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rice varieties and cultural management practices for high and sustained productivity in the coastal wetlands of southern Bangladesh.

The importance of including farmers in targeted breeding and participatory variety selection (PVS) to ensure the adoption of high-yielding varieties was demonstrated in the coastal wetlands of the Ganges-Brahamputra Delta of southern Bangladesh. Five sites were selected for conducting 'mother and...

Author(s)
Salam, M. A.; Islam, M. R.; Rahman, M. S.; Rahman, M. A.; Bhuiyan, M. A. R.; Seraj, Z. I.; Aditya, T. L.; Uddin, M. K.; Mondal, M. K.; Ismail, A. M.; Adorada, D. L.; Mendoza, R. D.; Tumimbang-Raiz, E. B.; Gregorio, G. B.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Water supply and demand for dry-season rice in the coastal polders of Bangladesh.

In Bangladesh, about 1.0 million ha of land, most of which remain fallow in the dry season, are affected by varying degrees of salinity. Studies show that utilization of river water is a feasible technology for dry-season rice (locally known as boro rice) cultivation, but reservoir volume limits...

Author(s)
Mondal, M. K.; Tuong, T. P.; Sharifullah, A. K. M.; Sattar, M. A.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing the impact of small-scale coastal embankments: a case study of an LGED polder in Bangladesh.

Shrimp farming has proved to be a highly profitable agricultural activity compared to rice farming in coastal areas with brackish water. It is, however, widely perceived that shrimp farming has negative effects on socioeconomic equity, food security and the environment. In response to the negative...

Author(s)
Chowdhury, A. K. M.; Jenkins, S. A. M.; Hossain, M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Info
Cover for The lentil: botany, production and uses.

This book provides a comprehensive review of current lentil research. It contains 26 chapters covering topics on lentil global production, supply and demand; origin, phylogeny, domestication and spread; plant morphology, anatomy and growth habit; agroecology and adaptation; genetic resources...

Author(s)
Erskine, W.; Muehlbauer, F. J.; Sarker, A.; Sharma, B.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934873)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Coastal water resource use for higher productivity: participatory research for increasing cropping intensity in Bangladesh.

In Bangladesh, approximately 1 million ha of coastal saline soils have been monocropped with low-yielding, traditional rice varieties during the monsoon season from June to December. Most of these lands remain fallow in the dry season because of high soil salinity and the lack of good-quality...

Author(s)
Mondal, M. K.; Tuong, T. P.; Ritu, S. P.; Choudhury, M. H. K.; Chasi, A. M.; Majumder, P. K.; Islam, M. M.; Adhikary, S. K.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931070)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agroforestry for improving farm smallholdings.

The potential contribution of multipurpose trees and shrubs in an agroforestry system for improving crop-livestock farming was investigated in Bangladesh. The tree Leucaena leucocephala (Leucaena) and shrub Sesbania acculeata (Sesbania) were planted around homesteads for use as forage, fuelwood and ...

Author(s)
Alam, M. R.; Jahiruddin, M. D.; Islam, M. S.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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