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Technical note: A low-cost pressure regulator for improving the water distribution uniformity of a microtube-type drip irrigation system
The use of low cost drip-irrigation systems represents a sustainable, practical and efficient water-saving and water-use technology; however, water distribution tends to be non-uniform, especially under steep slopes. This ...
Conservation Agriculture: Global Prospects and Challenges
(Oxfordshire, UK: CABI, 2014-01-17)
This book provides an overview of the dissemination and adoption of conservation agricultural (CA) in developed and developing countries. The performance of CA is discussed, along with its potential to improve productivity ...
Production systems for sustainable intensification: Integrating productivity with ecosystem services
(Herausgeber: Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS), 2011)
Most agriculture is conducted through an ‘interventionist approach’ in which the application of synthetic mineral fertilizers for plant health and technological developments (such as weed and pest control with agrochemicals, ...
Small-farmer choice and decision making for sustainable soil management
(Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2015)
Sub-Saharan African agriculture is limited by degraded soils, yet there is no universally predictive factor for the adoption of soil management practices. This chapter frames small farmer decision making by exploring the ...
Plant growth promoting characteristics of Bacillus species associated with Chenopodium quinoa
As demand for organic quinoa increases and production expands, organic methods, such as the use of plant growth promoting bacteria, are needed to sustain quinoa production. To better understand the potential of Bacillus ...
"This Field is Our Church:" The social and agronomic challenges of knowlegde generation in a participatory soil fertility management project
This chapter focuses on the challenges of participatory research in the context of social and agronomic knowledge production. It it based from personal experience of an on-farm research project that dealt with community-based ...
Microbial approaches to support Andean quinoa production
As Quinoa production increases in response to growing global demand for the crop, it is necessary to develop improved production practices that will support sustainable production. To that end, this thesis examines the ...
Innovation networks and complex contagion in East Africa: modeling adoption of conservation agriculture in the Mt. Elgon region of Kenya and Uganda
Community support networks play a key role in smallholder farmers’ willingness to adopt