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Cover for The developing organic sector in Southern and Eastern Africa: what have we learned about sustainable development?

This chapter introduces food systems and organic farming, outlines the development of organic farming in Southern Africa, and grapples with the idea of sustainable development; drawing on earlier work of the author entitled Sustainable Development: Developing What to Sustain Whom? a conceptual...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Economics and policy research at ILRI, 1975-2018.

This chapter looks at the livestock policy and economics research at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and its predecessor, the International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA), which have focused on the following problems: (i) the historical problem of supply response; (ii)...

Author(s)
Jabbar, M.; Staal, S.; McIntire, J.; Ehui, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241853)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Women in agriculture and the implications for nutrition.

This chapter discusses the role of women in agriculture, and the ways in which their status affects the health and nutrition of their households. It highlights recent literature on the impacts of gendered and nutrition-sensitive agricultural programmes. It also goes beyond a singular focus on women ...

Author(s)
Malapit, H.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786399311)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Organic research contributes to sector development and good organic policy: the Danish, Swiss, American and African case studies.

Research in ten countries (in Africa, America and Europe) has shown that organic research promotes evidence-based policy development. A seven countries study by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (2008) on how governments can assist organic sectors, provided guidelines...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The Nelson Mandela long-term comparative organic farming systems research trials: baseline study and trial design.

The Nelson Mandela long-term comparative organic farming systems research trials (the Mandela Trials) were planned and established in 2014 with peer review from the three sites where organic comparative research has been ongoing for the past 20-30 years (Switzerland, Denmark and Pennsylvania in the ...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.; Mashele, N. J.; Eckert, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Comparative water use efficiency and water retention in the Mandela trials.

With the world's growing population and our limited natural resources, there is a need to produce more food using fewer inputs, especially fresh water. Water is a critical resource in agriculture and may be more of a limiting factor than other crop growth requirements. As water availability is...

Author(s)
Eckert, C.; Auerbach, R.; Lorentz, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Reorienting Indian agriculture: challenges and opportunities.

This book covers various aspects of Indian agriculture. It consists of 32 chapters that are presented in 12 parts with the following headings: agricultural scenario; revolutions in agriculture; reorienting agricultural research for innovation; improving productivity and production; harnessing...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book
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Cover for Fifty years of the green revolution and beyond.

This chapter reviews the history of the Green Revolution and discusses several lessons learnt regarding the challenges in implementing the Green Revolution technologies and the incomplete reduction of poverty and food insecurity. Indian agricultural research and development beyond the Green...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Reorienting agricultural research for development for sustainable agriculture.

This chapter focuses on the need for a paradigm shift in agricultural research for development in India. The need to strengthen collaboration and partnerships, link research with extension, empower women for inclusive growth, and retain youth in agriculture are discussed.

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Linking research with extension for accelerated agricultural growth.

Following an overview of the challenges and opportunities facing agriculture in Asia, this chapter discusses the need to strengthen collaboration and partnerships between research and extension to accelerate agricultural growth. The Indian extension system is presented as an example. Outscaling...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter

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