Mostrando ítems 1-10 de 58
Factors associated with small-scale agricultural machinery adoption in Bangladesh : census findings
There is strong advocacy for agricultural machinery appropriate for smallholder farmers in South Asia. Such ‘scale-appropriate’ machinery can increase returns to land and labour, although the still substantial capital ...
Conservation agriculture in maize- and wheat-based systems in the (Sub)tropics: Lessons from adaptation initiatives in South Asia, Mexico, and Southern Africa
Conservation agriculture's underlying principles—minimal soil disturbance, soil cover and crop rotation—are increasingly recognized as essential for sustainable agriculture. This article summarizes three contrasting cases ...
Weather index insurance for managing drought risk in smallholder agriculture : lessons and policy implications for sub-Saharan Africa
This paper reviews recent advances in, and challenges for, weather index insurance for managing drought risk in smallholder agriculture, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Despite its promise to integrate local agricultural ...
La conservación de residuos en los sistemas de producción de maíz en Ciudad Guzmán y San Gabriel, Jalisco
La tecnología de conservación de los residuos del cultivo, mejor conocida como labranza de consevación, brinda la posibilidad de incrementar la productividad y la sustentabilidad de los sistemas agrícolas en zonas con ...
Livelihoods, poverty and targeting in the Indo-Gangetic Plains : a spatial mapping approach
This study develops a spatial mapping methodology as a tool to guide priority-setting and targeting of poverty-alleviation activities. It applies this tool to the Indo-Gangetic Plains of South Asia, the target domain of ...
Identifying determinants, pressures and trade-offs of crop residue use in mixed smallholder farms in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
Crop residues (CR) have become a limited resource in mixed crop-livestock farms. As a result of the increasing demand and low availability of alternative resources, CR became an essential resource for household activities, ...
Impact of zero tillage in India's rice-wheat systems
(CIMMYT; RWC, 2007)
Conservation agriculture in mixed crop-livestock systems: Scoping crop residue trade-offs in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
Conservation agriculture (CA) is being advocated to enhance soil health and sustain long term crop productivity in the developing world. One of CA's key principles is the maintenance of soil cover often by retaining a ...