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Cover for Water efficiency, energy efficiency and suburban vegetable production.

Rainwater harvesting, solar water heating and organic vegetable production were used to improve efficiency in a suburban home in George, in South Africa's Southern Cape. In a year, treated municipal water consumption decreased from 17 kL/month to 8 kL/month, and 60 kL of rainwater was used for...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.; Caude, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
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Cover for Metallic iron for environmental remediation: prospects and limitations.

Metallic iron (Fe0) has been suggested as an affordable, readily available and efficient material for environmental remediation. Mixed into soil or filled in reactive barriers, Fe0 is a feasible pathway to control contamination in seepage waters. Available information in the literature, however,...

Author(s)
Noubactep, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal welfare and farm economics: an analysis of costs and benefits.

Livestock farming uses resources such as land, labour, capital and animals to produce goods and services with a use value to people. Simultaneously, it also produces goods and services that have non-use values to humans. Profit maximization is a fundamental goal in farm-level economic analysis of...

Author(s)
Niemi, J. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392312)
Type
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Cover for Sustainable and healthy gastronomy in Costa Rica: betting on sustainable diets.

Current consumption patterns in Costa Rica and in other countries are driven by misinformation and lack of knowledge concerning the nutritional value and sustainability of food products. Unhealthy diets are a major reason for health problems, environmental degradation and food biodiversity loss. To ...

Author(s)
Echandi, M. D.; Masis, P. S.; Viquez, R. G.; Rodriguez, R. A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Multifarious applications of nanotechnology for enhanced productivity in agriculture.

This chapter discusses the multitude of nanotechnology applications that could lead to increased productivity in agriculture. It touches upon the use of the technology for early detection of pests, diseases, nutrient deficiencies, delivery of nanoagricultural inputs, seed treatments, as well as...

Author(s)
Subramanian, K. S.; Raja, K.; Marimuthu, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
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Cover for Current trends and future priorities of nanofertilizers.

This chapter discusses the role that nanotechnology derived fertilizers (especially encapsulated nanosystems) could play in enhancing the efficiency of transport, delivery, and plant uptake of the nutrients, which would enable their optimal use. It also proposes a new model of compartmentalized...

Author(s)
Bueno, C. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Increasing productivity growth rate in agriculture.

This chapter proposes several strategic actions to accelerate agricultural growth in India, including: increased capital investment in agriculture; supply of growth-oriented inputs at farmers' doorsteps; improvement of field crop productivity; emphasis on rainfed agriculture and a new era approach; ...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
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Cover for A strategy for doubling farmers' income.

This chapter discusses the rationale behind India's goal to double farmers' income, the trends in farmers' income, and the initiatives by the government to increase farmers' income. A three-pronged strategy for faster agricultural growth to double farmers' income is then suggested. This strategy...

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

This chapter provides detailed information about irrigation methods commonly used on small farms, including: irrigation decisions, water application methods, and irrigation efficiency.

Author(s)
Finley, S.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646862)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conservation agriculture for Africa: building resilient farming systems in a changing climate.

This book provides an updated assessment of trends in the adaptation and adoption of conservation agriculture (CA) in different countries of Africa. It provides information on the contribution of CA systems to building resilience in a changing climate while increasing productivity, profitability...

Author(s)
Kassam, A. H.; Mkomwa, S.; Friedrich, T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
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Book

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