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Soil organic carbon changes after seven years of conservation agriculture in a rice–wheat system of the eastern Indo-Gangetic Plains
Sequestration of soil organic carbon (SOC) is an important strategy to improve soil quality and to mitigate climate change. To investigate changes in SOC under conservation agriculture (CA), we measured SOC concentrations ...
Characterization of Research Nodes : an integrative approach through indexing
Appropriate understanding of situation is pre-requisite for effective implementation of a development programme or scheme. One of the serious drawbacks in failure of most of the developmental efforts (government, ...
Conservation agriculture for increasing maize yield in vulnerable production systems in central Mozambique
Smallholder farming under rainfed low input crop production in central Mozambique is characterised by decline in soil fertility, low yields and risks of crop failure. To revert this situation, conservation agriculture (CA) ...
Land use and agricultural change dynamics in SAT watersheds of southern India
(Current Science Association, 2016)
Impact of dynamic land use and land cover changes on the livelihood of local communities and ecosystem services is a major concern. This is particularly evident in most dryland agricultural systems in South Asia. We study ...
Assessment of large seed banks requirement for drought risk management in South Asia
Agriculture in South Asia is largely dependent on rainfall, where about two-thirds of the cultivable lands lack irrigation facilities. In recent years, increasing frequency and severity of droughts have had a severe impact ...
Adapting agriculture to changing climate of South Asia
([Barnsley Chronicle], 2017)
South AsiaSA is very vulnerable to current as well as future climatic risks owing to its large population, food demand and poverty. There is an urgency to increase the adaptive capacity of the region’s agriculture to a ...
Challenges associated with crop breeding for adaptation to drought-prone environments
(Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, 2017)
Crop production is the main source of food, and drought is among the most important crop production constraints in the world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. The use of improved cultivars can at least partly ameliorate ...