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Integration of conservation agriculture in smallholder farming systems of southern Africa: identification of key entry points
A component-omission experiment based on the principle of conservation agriculture (CA) was established on smallholder farms for three seasons in Murehwa and Hwedza districts, Zimbabwe; Barue district in Mozambique; Balaka ...
Can productivity and profitability be enhanced in intensively managed cereal systems while reducing the environmental footprint of production? Assessing sustainable intensification options in the breadbasket of India
In the most productive area of the Indo-Gangetic Plains in Northwest India where high yields of rice and wheat are commonplace, a medium-term cropping system trial was conducted in Haryana State. The goal of the study was ...
The adaptive capacity of maize-based conservation agriculture systems to climate stress in tropical and subtropical environments : a meta-regression of yields
(Elsevier Masson, 2018)
Conservation agriculture is widely promoted across sub-Saharan Africa as a sustainable farming practice that enhances adaptive capacity to climate change. The interactions between climate stress, management, and soil are ...
Conservation agriculture in Central Asia - What do we know and where do we go from here?
Rainfed and irrigated agricultural systems have supported livelihoods in the five Central Asian countries (CAC) for millennia, but concerns for sustainability and efficient use of land and water resources are long-standing. ...
Unpacking ‘sustainable’ cocoa : do sustainability standards, development projects and policies address producer concerns in Indonesia, Cameroon and Peru?
(Taylor and Francis; Taylor & Francis, 2018)
Effects of conservation agriculture on soil quality and productivity in contrasting agro-ecological environments of Zimbabwe
Experimentation by farmers with conservation agriculture (CA) is increasing in southern Africa, but local longer term data on these new production systems are scarce. This study focuses on CA research at two contrasting ...
Precision for smallholder farmers : a small-scale-tailored variable rate fertilizer application kit
Precision agriculture technology at the hands of smallholder farmers in the developing world is often deemed far-fetched. Low-resource farmers, however, are the most susceptible to negative changes in the environment. ...
Conservation agriculture and breeding for sustainable wheat production in Kazakhstan
(Bahri Dağdaş Bitkisel Araştırma Dergisi, 2014)
CIMMYT and Kazakhstan collaborative activities on wheat improvement are focused in the following main areas: a) Wheat germplasm enhancement: Kazakhstan- Siberian Network on Wheat Improvement (KASIB) and Shuttle Breeding ...
Different ways to cut a cake : comparing expert-based and statistical typologies to target sustainable intensification technologies, a case-study in Southern Ethiopia
(Cambridge University Press, 2016)
Understanding farm diversity is essential to delineate recommendation domains for new technologies, but diversity is a subjective concept, and can be described differently depending on the way it is perceived. Historically, ...