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Cover for Conservation agriculture in subsistence farming. Case studies from South Asia and beyond.

This book focuses on the latest research in conservation agriculture (CA), with an emphasis on the applicability of results worldwide. Using South Asia as a case study, it examines the history and current state of CA regionally and globally, and explores the long-term impacts the adoption of CA...

Author(s)
Chan, C.; Fantle-Lepczyk, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644233)
Type
Book
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Cover for Economic potential of conservation agriculture production systems (CAPS) for tribal farmers in the hill region of Nepal.

This chapter (1) assesses the socio-economic status and existing agriculture systems of Nepalese tribal farmers; (2) estimates and compares the crop yields, cost of production, labour requirements, and profitability of conservation agriculture production systems (CAPS) for these farmers; and (3)...

Author(s)
Paudel, B.; Chan, C.; Pradhan, A.; Reed, B. F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644233)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Preferences for conservation agriculture in developing countries: a case study on the tribal societies of India and Nepal.

This chapter presents results from India and Nepal on farmer preferences for conservation agriculture (CA) treatments compared to conventional practices. The results indicate that there is high potential for CA in smallholder and subsistence farming regions. Farmers are interested in trying new...

Author(s)
Lai, C.; Chan, C.; Pradhan, A.; Paudel, B.; Reed, B. F.; Halbrendt, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644233)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Gendered implications of introducing conservation agriculture (CA): a case study in the hill region of Nepal.

The results of this research show that there are a number of important considerations in terms of gender that may affect the feasibility of conservation agriculture (CA) adoption in Chepang villages in Nepal. The implications of integrating sustainable CA practices, such as intercropping and...

Author(s)
Halbrendt, J.; Paudel, B.; Chan, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644233)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Potential of conservation agriculture production systems (CAPS) for improving sustainable food and nutrition security in the hill region of Nepal.

The results of on-farm trials verified that conservation agriculture production systems (CAPS) could be the suitable technology to cope with the challenges of improving food and nutrition security in the hill region of Nepal. Although CAPS did not increase the yields of individual crops, CAPS with...

Author(s)
Paudel, B.; Radovich, T.; Chan, C.; Crow, S.; Halbrendt, J.; Thapa, K.; Tamang, B. B.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644233)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Livestock populations and production systems.

This chapter covers the general analysis of livestock systems. Information on classification systems are presented as well as examples of the analysis of livestock systems at regional (Latin America), national (Nepal) and local levels (a southern region of Bolivia). Focus is given on the following: ...

Author(s)
Rushton, J.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931940)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The role of soil organic matter and manures in sustainable nutrient cycling.

Further evidences of the importance of good organic matter management in maintaining nutrient supplies, and the conflict between this and minimizing losses to the environment by moving progressively through three areas of research that currently are of great international interest and which...

Author(s)
Goulding, K. W. T.; Murphy, D. V.; Macdonald, A.; Stockdale, E. A.; Gaunt, J. L.; Blake, L.; Ayaga, G.; Brookes, P.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994659)
Type
Book chapter

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