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Cover for Conservation agriculture for Africa: building resilient farming systems in a changing climate.

This book provides an updated assessment of trends in the adaptation and adoption of conservation agriculture (CA) in different countries of Africa. It provides information on the contribution of CA systems to building resilience in a changing climate while increasing productivity, profitability...

Author(s)
Kassam, A. H.; Mkomwa, S.; Friedrich, T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Weatherproofing agriculture with conservation agriculture.

This chapter elaborates on why no-till conservation agriculture (CA) - comprising no or minimal soil disturbance, permanent soil cover, and cropping system diversity, plus other good agricultural practices - is better able to weatherproof agriculture compared with tillage agriculture. This is...

Author(s)
Kassam, A. H.; Mkomwa, S.; Friedrich, T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conservation agriculture for sustainable and resilient agriculture: global status, prospects and challenges.

This chapter discusses the following topics: conservation agriculture as the way forward for sustainable agricultural production; definition and concept of conservation agriculture; and the global history, current status and prospects of conservation agriculture. The chapter also includes reports...

Author(s)
Jat, R. A.; Sahrawat, K. L.; Kassam, A. H.; Friedrich, T.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642598)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Empowering smallholder farmers with profitable and sustainable farming using conservation agriculture: the case of East Africa.

This chapter presents the case for empowering smallholder farmers in East Africa (EA) to increase and sustain agricultural productivity, developing the resilience of agricultural systems to adverse weather events and climate change, and simultaneously to combat degradation of the natural resources...

Author(s)
Mkomwa, S.; Lugandu, S.; Kuria, P.; Mutai, W.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conservation agriculture in Central Asia.

This chapter describes the history and current status of conservation agriculture (CA) in Central Asia, which comprises five independent republics: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Results are presented of research conducted to investigate the effects of CA on (i)...

Author(s)
Nurbekov, A.; Akramkhanov, A.; Lamers, J.; Kassam, A.; Friedrich, T.; Raj Gupta; Muminjanov, H.; Karabayev, M.; Sydyk, D.; Turok, J.; Bekenov, M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642598)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conservation agriculture in the USA.

This chapter discusses the history and current status of conservation agriculture (CA) in the USA. Results are presented of research conducted to investigate the effects of CA on (i) soil quality, (ii) carbon sequestration, (iii) crop yields, (iv) runoff, infiltration, soil water content and soil...

Author(s)
Duiker, S. W.; Thomason, W.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642598)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conservation agriculture on the Canadian prairies.

This chaper presents some key historical and technological developments that lead to the widespread adoption of conservation agriculture (CA) on the Canadian Prairies. Results are presented of research on the effects of no-tillage on (i) soil quality (physical, chemical and biological), (ii) grain...

Author(s)
Lafond, G. P.; Clayton, G. W.; Fowler, D. B.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642598)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conservation agriculture in Australian dryland cropping.

This chapter describes the role of conservation agriculture (CA) in Australian dryland cropping. The advantages and disadvantages of crop stubble retention in Australian agricultural systems, and the benefits of crop rotations are discussed. The current trends in Australian CA practices are also...

Author(s)
Rochecouste, J. F.; Crabtree, B.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642598)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conservation agriculture in North Africa.

This chapter addresses the status of CA in North Africa, and provides a review of preliminary results and the prospects of CA in the region. The effect of CA on (i) soil quality (physical, chemical and biological), (ii) carbon sequestration, (iii) crop yield, (iv) soil and water conservation, (v)...

Author(s)
Boulal, H.; El-Mourid, M.; Ketata, H.; Nefzaoui, A.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642598)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conservation agriculture in Argentina.

This chapter describes the history and current status of conservation agriculture (CA) in Argentina. Results are presented of research on the effects of CA on (i) soil quality (physical, chemical and biological), (ii) carbon sequestration, (iii) production levels and yields under different...

Author(s)
Albertengo, J.; Belloso, C.; Giraudo, M. B.; Peiretti, R.; Permingeat, H.; Wall, L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642598)
Type
Book chapter

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