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Cover for Effects of conservation agriculture on farmers' livelihoods in the face of climate change in Balaka district, Malawi.

Conservation agriculture (CA) has been highly promoted due to its potential to ensure high crop yields even in the face of changes in climatic factors. However, the actual benefits associated with CA are not only focused on food security but are also site specific. This study sought to understand...

Author(s)
Zimba, J. M.; Liwenga, E. T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agriculture for improved nutrition: seizing the momentum.

This book highlights the important links between agriculture and nutrition, both direct and indirect, both theoretical and practical. It explores these relationships through various frameworks, such as value chains, programmes and policies, as well as through diverse perspectives, such as gender....

Author(s)
Fan, S.; Yosef, S.; Pandya-Lorch, R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786399311)
Type
Book
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Cover for Implementing the principles of conservation agriculture in Malawi: crop yields and factors affecting adoption.

The focus of this chapter is threefold: (i) to describe the conservation agriculture (CA) system used by Total LandCare (TLC) with smallholder farmers in Malawi; (ii) to compare maize and groundnut yields under CA with conventional ridge tillage (CRT) in different parts of Malawi; and (iii) to...

Author(s)
Bunderson, W. T.; Jere, Z. D.; Thierfelder, C.; Gama, M.; Mwale, B. M.; Ng'oma, S. W. D.; Museka, R. M.; Paul, J. M.; Mbale, B.; Mkandawire, O.; Tembo, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Spatial modeling of risk in natural resource management.

Making decisions in natural resource management involves an understanding of the risk and uncertainty of the outcomes, such as crop failure or cattle starvation, and of the normal spread of the expected production. Hedging against poor outcomes often means lack of investment and slow adoption of...

Author(s)
Jones, P. G.; Thornton, P. K.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997315)
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