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Cover for Customized information delivery for dryland farmers.

This chapter presents a case study from India of a knowledge database which assembles a wide range of agricultural data relating to land holding, soil analysis, cropping patterns, past yield and fertilizer use. The case demonstrates how mobile phones are used to relay information to farmers....

Author(s)
Amit Chakravarty; Sumanthkumar, V. V.; Patil, M. D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aroids: breeding and genetics.

Modern aroid (Alocasia, Amorphophallus, Colocasia, Cyrtosperma and Xanthosoma) production is becoming intensive and oriented to the market, which requires cheap, healthy and high-quality products. The aim of taro breeding is to create genotypes that are high yielding, with corms of good eating...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Harnessing dividends from drylands: innovative scaling up with soil nutrients.

This book brings together the results of a novel scaling-up initiative of the Bhoochetana Mission Program implemented during 2009-2012 in Karnataka. The second phase of Bhoochetana covers all 30 districts for both irrigated and dryland crops with strong leadership by the Government of Karnataka...

Author(s)
Raju, K. V.; Wani, S. P.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648156)
Type
Book
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Cover for Drylands for food security: a macro perspective.

This chapter discusses the use of drylands for food production. The dryland development dynamics at global level; food insecurity and crop yields in drylands; untapped potential of rainfed crops; and the key contraints in rainfed agriculture, focusing on soil health, are described. A meta-analysis...

Author(s)
Raju, K. V.; Wani, S. P.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648156)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Human capacity development to adopt best practices.

This chapter highlights the processes and approaches of capacity development activities developed in a mission mode project implemented by the Government of Karnataka, India, from 2009 to boost productivity of rainfed agriculture in the state of Karnataka. Unique mechanisms have been developed to...

Author(s)
Anantha, K. H.; Wani, S. P.; Girish Chander; Gajanan Sawargaonkar
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648156)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for An integrated approach for productivity enhancement.

This chapter discusses the application and advantages of the integrated farming system approach to improve productivity. The integrated approach aims at an interrelation of a complex matrix of soil, water, plant, animal and environment and their interaction with each other, enabling the system to...

Author(s)
Gajanan Sawargaonkar; Rao, S. R.; Wani, S. P.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648156)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lessons learnt and a way forward.

This chapter synthesizes lessons learnt from the Bhoochetana programme implemented during 2009-2012 in Karnataka. The unique mechanism in terms of institutions, policies, capacity building, monitoring, planning and implementation are responsible for the success of this project on a larger scale in...

Author(s)
Wani, S. P.; Raju, K. V.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648156)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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Cover for Increasing rice productivity through improved nutrient use in Africa.

This chapter presents a general overview of the quality of soil resources and fertilizer use in rice production areas in Africa. Innovations to increase rice productivity through improved nutrient use are discussed for production systems at different stages of intensification in sub-Saharan Africa, ...

Author(s)
Haefele, S. M.; Saito, K.; N'Diaye, K. M.; Mussgnug, F.; Nelson, A.; Wopereis, M. C. S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change in drylands: from assessment methods to adaptation strategies.

This chapter covers the following topics: projections of global climate change; climate and agricultural systems in the drylands of the Mediterranean Zone; precipitation trends in the 20th century; downscaling the potential impact of climate change in the Eastern Mediterranean Region; and...

Author(s)
Pauw, E. de; Göbel, W.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936808)
Type
Book chapter

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