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Cover for Border change and conflict in Central Asia: the case of agro-pastoral communities in cross-border areas of the Ferghana Valley.

This chapter examines conflicts over water and pastures between agro-pastoral communities in the Ferghana Valley, which lies along the Kyrgyz-Tajik border. The chapter provides insight into the transformative environment of the border regimes and natural resource management, since the time of...

Author(s)
Murzakulova, A.; Mestre, I.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessment of socio-ecological resilience of agropastoralists to climate change and variability impacts in Bariadi district, Tanzania.

In developing countries like Tanzania, societal vulnerability to the risks of climate change and variability (CC&V) exacerbate ongoing social and economic challenges because people's livelihoods are largely dependent on resources that are sensitive to climate change such as agriculture....

Author(s)
Cyrilo, E.; Mung'ong'o, C. G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change impact and adaptation in agricultural systems - introduction.

This chapter introduces the book 'Climate Change Impact and Adaptation in Agricultural Systems', which is comprised of fifteen chapters. The book provides insights into sensitivities and possible adaptive measures to climate change across a number of different production systems, ranging from...

Author(s)
Fuhrer, J.; Gregory, P. J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Differentiating four livestock production systems.

This chapter describes and differentiates the 4 major livestock production systems that exist within both Developing and Developed Countries. These systems are (1) intensive land use and low-input: smallholder mixed farming; (2) extensive land use and low-input: agro-pastoralism; (3) intensive land ...

Author(s)
Hooft, K. E. van't; Wollen, T. S.; Bhandari, B. P.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938277)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Interactions between cereal cropping systems and pastoral areas as the basis for sustainable agriculture development in Mediterranean countries.

This chapter examines the existing interactions between cereal cropping systems and pastoral areas, as the base for sustainable agriculture development in Mediterranean countries. It covers the importance and role of fallow lands in cereal-livestock integration, the importance of grasslands for...

Author(s)
Abdelguerfi, A.; El-Hassani, T. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938093)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Small-scale and subsistence farmers' households and selected farming systems.

This chapter describes some typical households in selected farming systems in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, and explores strategic priorities for small-scale agricultural development and poverty alleviation.

Author(s)
Bakker, H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938413)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soil nutrient dynamics in integrated crop-livestock systems in the Northern Ethiopian Highlands.

In the Northern Ethiopian Highlands, one of the least-favoured areas in East Africa, farming systems are characterized by the integrated management of crop and livestock components. The overall objective of this chapter was to increase insight into the functioning of these farming systems, with...

Author(s)
Abegaz, A.; Keulen, H. van
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agropastoral systems in Cholistan.

Cholistan is an extension of the Great Indian Desert and covers an area of 26 330 km2. It lies within the south-east quadrant of Punjab province between 27°42′ and 29°45′north latitude and 69°52′ and 73°05′east longitude. The Cholistan desert has extreme summer temperatures (50°C plus) and...

Author(s)
Farooq, A.; Gulzar, F.; Safdar, S. A.; Sameera, F.; Zulfiqar, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Challenges for rangeland people.

This chapter discusses issues on sustainable management and utilization of rangelands for raising livestock, particularly by the communities surrounding such areas. Four themes are emphasized in this paper, viz., multiple uses, maintenance of the basic resources upon which all rangeland uses...

Author(s)
Grice, A. C.; Hodgkinson, K. C.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995236)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Natural resources management in African agriculture: understanding and improving current practices.

This book synthesizes existing information on the adoption of natural resource management investments and strategies (such as soil fertility improvements or erosion control) for agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. It also critically examines current analytical methods and generates research and...

Author(s)
Barrett, C. B.; Place, F.; Aboud, A. A.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book

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