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Detection and expression of enterotoxin genes in endophytic strains of Bacillus cereus
(Society for Applied Microbiology, 2012-03-06)
The aim of this study was to determine whether endophytic Bacillus cereus isolates from agronomic crops possessed genes for the nonhaemolytic enterotoxin (Nhe) and haemolysin BL (HBL) and, therefore, have the potential to ...
Effects of nitrogen fertilizer on growth and yield of maize varieties with different maturities in a dry agro-ecology of Northern Ghana
Declining maize yields due to a myriad of factors such as inherently poor soils, continuous cropping of cereal after cereal, high cost and unavailability of chemical fertilizers have all contributed to the above phenomenon. ...
Conventionally tilled and permanent raised beds with different crop residue management: Effects on soil C and N dynamics
This article compares levels of soil carbon and soil nitrogen in conventionally tilled and conservation agriculture production systems in Mexico. It is found that conservation agriculture systems have much higher carbon ...
El Salvador's agricultural sector: Macroeconomic policy, agrarian change and the environment.
This paper argues that current agricultural policy in El Salvador is failing to further the goals of macroeconomic growth and stability, sustainable livelihood security, and environmental sustainability. Macroeconomic ...
Sustainable development: Mapping different approaches
This paper presents the historical policies and thought processes in sustainable development. The objective is to increase understanding, clarify trends, attitudes to change, policies and political frameworks. From post-war ...
Agri-environmental policies in the EU and United States: A comparison
This article compares the Agri-environmental policies (AEPs) of the United States and the European Union. AEPs are a form of payments for environmental services (PES) that target externalities created in agricultural production.
The mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol: Joint implementation, the clean development mechanism and emissions trading
(United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), 2006)
The Kyoto Protocol broke new ground by defining three innovative 'flexibility mechanisms' to lower the overall costs of achieving its emissions targets. These mechanisms enable Parties to access cost-effective opportunities ...
Sustainable agricultural attitudes and behaviors: a gender analysis of Iranian farmers
(Springer Science + Business Media, 2008)
This article presents the findings of a study that compares the perspectives of male and female rice farmers in Kazeroon, Iran concerning environmental sustainability. The study site was selected because the region is a ...
Land use conflicts in Western Rural Niger: Kollo and Tillabery Arrondissements
'Fallow of Discord' was the title of a recent article in Sahel Dimanche (1992) describing land disputes between two neighboring cantons in the Filingué arrondissement, Tondikandia and Tagazar. This conflict, which dates ...
Ecosystem management: Expanding the resource management 'tool kit'
(Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier Science B.V., 1998)
Ecosystem management can be thought of as the minimum set of tools a land manager should have available in attempting to define sustainable alternatives for the interactions of people and the environment. It is a term that ...