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Cover for Fertilizer use optimization in sub-Saharan Africa.

This book contains 17 chapters providing details on decision tools that use linear programming to determine recommendations specific to a farmer's context intended to maximize profit from fertilizer use in sub-saharan Africa. Chapter 1 and 2 discusses the principles and approach, and spatial...

Author(s)
Wortmann, C. S.; Sones, K.
ISBN
2017 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392046)
Type
Book
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Cover for Guide to the naturalized and invasive plants of Laikipia.

The impetus for the development of this Field Guide came about as a result of pleas from the community around the village of Doldol, Laikipia County, to initiate a control programme for Australian prickly pear [Opuntia stricta (Haw.) Haw.; Fabaceae], an invasive plant which was having a dramatic...

Author(s)
Witt, A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392152)
Type
Book
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Cover for Climate change challenges and adaptations at farm-level: case studies from Asia and Africa.

This book is a compendium of studies on climate change challenges and adaptations at the farm level, capturing research carried out across the continents of Asia and Africa. Chapter 1 is on the introduction to climate change vulnerability and adaptation strategies with rural farm-level perspective. ...

Author(s)
Singh. N. P.; Bantilan, C.; Byjesh, K.; Nedumaran, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book
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Cover for African smallholders. Food crops, markets and policy.

This book investigates how the changed agricultural policy climate affected government policies in the nine countries studied already as part of the preceding project: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. By repeating the cross-sectional survey made in...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Aryeetey, E.; Isinika, A. C.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book
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Cover for Decentralization and the social economics of development: lessons from Kenya.

This book focuses on the experience of decentralization in rural Kenya and is presented in two parts under the following themes: (i) successes and failures of decentralization (chapters 2-6); and (ii) socioeconomic and institutional preconditions for successful decentralization (chapters 7-10). The ...

Author(s)
Barrett, C. B.; Mude, A. G.; Omiti, J. M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932695)
Type
Book
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Cover for The African food crisis: lessons from the Asian Green Revolution.

A comparative study between Asian agricultural development during the Green Revolution in food production and the current problematic agricultural situation in sub-Saharan Africa is presented. Case studies of eight African (viz. Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia)...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Holmén, H.; Jirström, M.; Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book
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Cover for Environmental risk assessment of genetically modified organisms: challenges and opportunities with Bt cotton in Vietnam, Vol.4.

This book (13 chapters), the fourth in a series (the first, second and third books focused on Bt maize in Kenya, Bt cotton in Brazil, and risk assessment and management of transgenic fish, respectively) that provides scientifically peer-reviewed tools that can help developing countries strengthen...

Author(s)
Andow, D. A.; Hillbeck, A.; Tuat, N. van
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933906)
Type
Book
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Cover for Environmental risk assessment of genetically modified organisms. Volume 1: A case study of Bt maize in Kenya.

Many international fora have identified the need for comprehensive, transparent, scientific methods for the pre-release testing and post-release monitoring of transgenic plants to ensure their environmental safety and sustainable use. There is also wide recognition that the regulatory and...

Author(s)
Hilbeck, A,; Andow, D. A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998619)
Type
Book
CABI Book Info
Cover for Trees on the farm: assessing the adoption potential of agroforestry practices in Africa.

This book assesses the adoption of selected agroforestry practices developed with African farmers, describing methods, and drawing out the implications for research, development and policy. Five case studies conducted in Kenya and Zambia to evaluate the adoption potential of agroforestry are...

Author(s)
Franzel, S.; Scherr, S. J.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995618)
Type
Book
CABI Book Info
Cover for Globalization and the developing countries: emerging strategies for rural development and poverty alleviation.

This book reviews the impact of globalization by examining, for example, how changes in global trading rules and regulations, the removal of trade barriers, and the elimination of many country-specific and commodity-specific agreements affect the economies of developing countries. In particular, it ...

Author(s)
Bigman, D.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995755)
Type
Book

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