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Cover for Experiential training of farmers and university diploma students in KwaZulu-Natal and the Southern Cape.

This practitioner reflection reports on 30 years of training agroecological farmers in various African contexts. It argues that good theory should be drawn out of good practice, to help farmers to adapt to climate change while producing nourishing food sustainably. Currently, training is often...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for South African salt marshes: ecophysiology and ecology in the context of climate change.

This paper reviews the distribution, zonation and ecophysiological tolerances of salt marsh plants in South Africa. In South Africa salt marsh covers 11,788.8 ha with the largest areas occurring in the Berg, Olifants, Orange and Langebaan Estuaries. The changing climate necessitates in-depth...

Author(s)
Tabot, P. T.; Adams, J. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Organic food systems meeting the needs of Southern Africa.

This book reports on long-term comparative organic farming systems' research trials carried out over the last 5 years in the Southern Cape of South Africa, as well as research into the successes and failures of the organic sector and the technical tools required for sustainable development in South ...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book
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Cover for An introduction to the 'demon plant' parthenium weed.

Research on parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) is in progress in many countries, including Australia, India, South Africa, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Sri Lanka and Nepal. This book, with contributions from expert researchers with extensive involvement in parthenium weed research ...

Author(s)
Adkins, S. W.; Asad Shabbir; Dhileepan, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and alien species in South Africa.

South Africa has a long history of human-mediated introductions of species from all major taxonomic groups. Close to 9000 alien terrestrial plant species have been introduced, and all of the country's biomes have already been invaded. Invasive species are threatening the country's ecosystems in...

Author(s)
Irlich, U. M.; Richardson, D. M.; Davies, S. J.; Chown, S. L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641645)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change related to erosion and desertification: 2. Africa.

As much as 87% of the African continent, north of the equator, is affected by accelerated soil erosion. In these developing regions, soil erosion and the associated environmental consequences directly affect the livelihood of the inhabitants. However, soil erosion rates are highly variable, from as ...

Author(s)
Beckedahl, H. R.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995984)
Type
Book chapter

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