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Cover for The likely impact of the 2015-2018 drought in South Africa: lessons from the 2008 food price crisis and future implications.

Although still controversial, several reviews of research show that organic foods are more nutritious and contain fewer poisons than conventional foods. Poor food choices lead to low dietary diversity, and refined foods have many nutrients removed; low nutrient density and high sugars, salts and...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.; Piek, H.; Battersby, J.; Devereux, S.; Olivier, N.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Musa</i> banana and plantain.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological and phenological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of bananas and plantains (Musa spp.). The importance of developing various genetic...

Author(s)
Smith, M. K.; Rouard, M.; Sardos, J.; Roux, N.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Abiotic stresses.

Numerous abiotic stresses impact yield, quality and adaptation of cucurbit crops under the diverse cultivation systems across the globe. Irrigation systems, elevation, soil type, solar radiation, wind, pathogens, fertility and genotype all interact to determine the degree to which abiotic stress...

Author(s)
Wehner, T. C.; Naegele, R. P.; Myers, J. R.; Dhillon, N. P. S.; Crosby, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392916)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Phaseolus</i> beans.

This chapter focuses on elucidating the various physiological and molecular components underlying abiotic stress (e.g. drought, salinity, cold and heat) responses of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). The importance of identifying stress tolerance-related traits, elucidating the genetic basis of key ...

Author(s)
Rao, I. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Carrot physiological disorders and crop adaptation to stress.

Several disorders mainly of abiotic origin can occur on carrots, causing problems of varying degrees for producers. They are often responses to lack or excess of essential crop nutrients, light, moisture or temperature. Other factors may be poor soil structure, poor aeration, soil compaction, high...

Author(s)
Villeneuve, F.; Geoffriau, E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change impacts and sustainability: ecosystems of Tanzania.

This book presents the current state of research at the University of Dar es Salaam linking climate change and ecosystems' integrity in the tropics with particular focus on Tanzania. The focus of the book is on the implications of climate change on various aspects of economic endeavour - from...

Author(s)
Yanda, P. Z.; Mung'ong'o, C. G.; Mabhuye, E. B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book
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This book provides a detailed analysis of the impacts of climate change on various tropical ecosystems in Tanzania and their related aspects of economic endeavour - from agriculture, marine resources and wildlife to weather forecasting. The analyses concentrate on Real and potential impacts of...

Author(s)
Mung'ong'o, C. G.; Yanda, P. Z.; Mabhuye, E. B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Locally based responses to impacts of climate change in pastoral landscapes of Northern Tanzania.

The impacts of climate change and variability have manifested themselves throughout the world, but considerable temporal and spatial variations exist across various places and countries. Given the variation in vulnerability, this study was undertaken in pastoral landscapes in northern Tanzania to...

Author(s)
Mabhuye, E. B.; Yanda, P. Z.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Effectiveness of existing climate smart agricultural practices in Tehuledere district, north-eastern Ethiopia.

This study sought to understand the effectiveness of existing climate smart agricultural (CSA) practices used by smallholder farmers in Tehuledere District, north-eastern Ethiopia, using empirical data collected over 3 months in 2016. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected from...

Author(s)
Wassie, A. S.; Pauline, N. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cassava: developmental physiology.

This chapter focuses on the various phases of the growth cycle of cassava and the effects of photoperiod, temperature, nutrition, water deficit and stress and climate change on the developmental physiology of cassava.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter

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