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Cover for Multidimensional crop improvement by ILRI and partners: drivers, approaches, achievements and impact.

This chapter reviews the findings, outputs and outcomes of research on multidimensional crops in the tropics, focusing mainly on cereals and grain legumes. Specifically, the chapter addresses the: (i) establishment of crop residues (CRs) as traded commodities and their changing valuation as the...

Author(s)
Blümme, M.; Anandan Samireddypalle; Zaidi, P. H.; Vadez, V.; Ramana Reddy; Pasupuleti Janila
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241853)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Enhancing productivity of foodgrains.

This chapter first looks at the consumption and demand pattern as well as current production trends for food grains in India. The implications of climate change and the scaling of conservation agriculture are also discussed. Specific strategies are then suggested to increase production and...

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

This book is a contribution to the debate and knowledge for the rebalancing of farming and food using legumes. The main aim is to help people who are involved in developing cropping systems: the decision makers of today and today's students who are the decision makers of tomorrow. It is aimed at...

Author(s)
Murphy-Bokern, D.; Stoddard, F. L.; Watson, C. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book
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Cover for Introduction - perspectives on legume production and use in European agriculture.

Grain legumes currently cover less than 2% of European arable area, and estimates of forage legume coverage are little greater. Imported legume protein, however, is an important livestock feed additive. This chapter introduces the varied roles of legumes in cropping systems and in food and feed...

Author(s)
Watson, C. A.; Stoddard, F. L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Optimizing legume cropping: the policy questions.

The cultivation of legumes is low in Europe. Public policy incentives and/or regulations have a role to play in changing this. This chapter examines six such policies. The CAPRI (Common Agricultural Policy Regional Impact) model, a partial equilibrium model for the agricultural sector, is used to...

Author(s)
Kuhlman, T.; Helming, J.; Linderhof, V.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Developing legume cropping: looking forward.

This chapter discusses the future of legumes (including grain and feed legumes) in cropping systems, which depends on a combination of six developments. The first is that the technical performance of legume crops needs to improve compared with competing crops. In practical terms, this means that...

Author(s)
Murphy-Bokern, D.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food demand and supply projections to 2030: India.

Food demand and supply projections for India are essential from the perspective of food security and are presented in this chapter. The demand to 2030 for food grains, as well as horticultural, livestock and fisheries products, is projected. The study is aware of the diversification and structural...

Author(s)
Praduman Kumar; Joshi, P. K.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642826)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Competitive analysis of pulse production in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

This chapter explores the state of pulse production in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan (RUK). There is need for background and context to increasing pulse production in some emerging markets, and in this chapter we look specifically at what impact RUK might have on the Canadian/North American pulse...

Author(s)
Boersch, M.; Kirby, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645353)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Learning to live with exotic sexual practices.

Why are there so many species of flowering plants? The answer to this question is still hotly debated. Since the time of Darwin one of the leading theories has argued that plants have speciated by becoming genetically isolated from each other as a consequence of their individual relationships with...

Author(s)
Warren, J. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645087)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The role of legumes in bringing protein to the table.

This chapter examines the role of legumes in the provision of nitrogen and protein in the European food system. It follows the nitrogen cycle starting with a description of biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) and its role in generating reactive nitrogen that is essential to the functioning of...

Author(s)
Murphy-Bokern, D.; Peeters, A.; Westhoek, H.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter

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