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The role of conservation agriculture in sustainable agriculture
(Royal Society Publishing, 2007)
The paper identifies conservation agriculture as the most sustainable agricultural approach for the future. Conservation agriculture is defined as a style of farming that incorporates no-till (NT) to ensure minimum soil ...
Participatory soil survey: Experience in working with a Mesoamerican indigenous community
(British Society of Soil Science, 2009)
This article discusses a participatory approach to integrating scientific soil surveys and local soil surveys in designing conservation plans. The objective of this study was to collaborate with a local community to design ...
Triggering transitions towards sustainable development of the Dutch agricultural sector: TransForum's approach
(Zoetermeer, The Netherlands: Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), 2008)
TransForum is a program that seeks to encourage the transition to sustainable agriculture within the Dutch agricultural sector. The article evaluates the framework through which this agricultural shift can be made. TransForum ...
Organization and governance for fostering pro-poor compensation for environmental services
(Nairobi, Kenya: World Agroforestry Centre, 2007)
The purpose of this paper is to assess the requirements, current state and key issues related to organization and governance in the compensation and reward for ecosystem services (CRES) needed to achieve pro-poor outcomes. ...
The role of social capital in the adoption and the performance of conservation agriculture: The practice of Likoti in Lesotho
(Rome, Italy: FAO, 2009)
The citizens of Lesotho rely on a complex web of livelihood strategies made primarily of family kinships and strong community networks. Recently, community breakdowns have occurred because of extensive land degradation, ...
Variability in adsorptive phosphorus removal by structural stormwater best management practices
Various best management practices (BMPs) utilizing sorption processes (SP) have demonstrated effectiveness for phosphorus (P) management in stormwater. However, the widespread use of these BMPs in urban areas has been ...
Social Networks in Ghana
(New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 2004)
Beginning in the 1990s, the Eastern Region of Ghana has transitioned from production of local foodstuffs to commercial production of pineapple for export to Europe. The economic changes caused by this shift are influenced ...
Forest Incomes After Uganda's Forest Sector Reform: Are the rural poor gaining?
(Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute, 2008)
Livelihood conditions in the low income tropics can be improved through reforming forest sector governance. The research utilizes income data from pre- and post-reform periods within household clusters adjacent to three ...
Insect Identification Laboratory Annual Report – 2009
(Virginia Tech, 2009)
This report summarizes the activity of the Insect Identification Laboratory at Virginia Tech for 2009.
No-till farming equipment for small farm holders
(Mandaluyong City, Philippines: Don Bosco Technical College, 2008)
The No-till system of farming is one of the farming techniques that, many scientists