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Cover for Assessment of maize-based conservation agriculture production systems (CAPS) in rainfed uplands of Odisha, India.

This paper presents the results of field studies conducted to assess the crop yield, system productivity, profitability and soil fertility of maize under the influence of different maize-based conservation agriculture production systems (CAPS) in Odisha, India, during the rainy and post-rainy...

Author(s)
Roul, P. K.; Pradhan, A.; Mishra, K. N.; Plabita Ray; Idol, T.; Dash, S. N.; Chan, C.; Ray, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644233)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A brief history of conservation agriculture.

This chapter presents a brief history on the development of conservation agriculture and its importance in achieving sustainable and profitable agriculture by improving livelihoods of farmers through the application of minimal soil disturbance, permanent soil cover and rotations. The negative...

Author(s)
Idol, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644233)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Global perspectives on conservation agriculture for small households.

This chapter examines the potential biophysical and socio-economic benefits and constraints for scaling up conservation agriculture (CA). It also discusses the relationships of CA with the popular topics of sustainable intensification (SI) and resilience. Case studies focused on CA for small...

Author(s)
Ares, A.; Thierfelder, C.; Reyes, M.; Eash, N. S.; Himmelstein, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644233)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Effect of tillage, intercropping and residue cover on crop productivity, profitability, and soil fertility under tribal farming situations in Odisha, India.

This chapter presents the results of field studies conducted to determine the effect of tillage, intercropping and residue cover on crop productivity, profitability and soil fertility under tribal farming situations in Odisha, India. It was shown that intecropping maize and cowpea under minimum...

Author(s)
Pradhan, A.; Idol, T.; Roul, P. K.; Mishra, K. N.; Chan, C.; Halbrendt, J.; Ray, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644233)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Risk as a determinant of adoption of conservation agriculture by smallholder farmers in Malawi.

A brief review of the existing literature is presented to identify gaps in the understanding of why farmers adopt conservation agriculture (CA). This review is divided into three parts. The first examines the literature that addresses constraints on farmers adopting new technology generally. The...

Author(s)
Rust-Smith, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644233)
Type
Book chapter
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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 Evaluation of tillage and farmyard manure on soil properties and maize yield in the mid-hills of Nepal.

This chapter focuses on the identification of appropriate tillage methods applicable in Nepal to increase maize yields. The identification of the level and method of farmyard manure application beneficial in terms of soil health and maize production in this country is also discussed.

Author(s)
Pudasaini, R.; Pande, K. R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644233)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soil quality in conservation agriculture production systems (CAPS) of rainfed, sloping land farming in the central mid-hills region of Nepal.

This paper presents and discusses studies on soil quality in conservation agriculture production systems (CAPS) of rainfed, sloping land farming in the central mid-hills region of Nepal. The findings of these studies suggest that the relationship between climate and agriculture is not consistent...

Author(s)
Crow, S.; Schubert, O.; Tamang, B. B.; Radovich, T.; Paudel, B.; Halbrendt, J.; Thapa, K.
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
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Cover for Empowering women through conservation agriculture: rhetoric or reality? Evidence from Malawi.

This research sought to examine whether conservation agriculture (CA) could play a role in the empowerment of women through agriculture. The results indicate that there are indeed clear positive impacts for women who practice CA, in terms of time and labour spent on agricultural endeavors, returns...

Author(s)
Maher, J.; Wagstaff, P.; O'Brien, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644233)
Type
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