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Ameliorating physical and chemical properties of highly weathered soils in the tropics with charcoal: A review
(Biology and Fertility of Soils, 2002)
Rapid turnover of organic matter leads to a low efficiency of organic fertilizers applied to increase and sequester C in soils of the humid tropics. Charcoal was reported to be responsible for high soil organic matter ...
Identification of factors hampering women empowerment in agriculture decision making and extension work in District Okara, Punjab, Pakistan
(Department of Livestock Management, 2009)
In this article the authors endeavor to highlight the constraints facing rural women in the Okara District of Punjab, Pakistan in making decisions pertaining to agriculture and to suggest how to empower rural women to ...
The role of women in traditional farming systems as practiced in homegardens: A case study in Sylhet Sadar Upazila, Bangladesh
(Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, 2010)
In this article the authors examine the extent of female participation in managing homegarden activities. They also explore the impact of homegardens on women's economic status, and female awareness of home garden projects ...
Saving a river: Why do local governments matter?
(College, Laguna, Philippines: University of the Philippines Los Baños. School of Environmental Science and Management, 2001)
This paper evaluates the sufficiency and local implementation of river management laws in the Philippines. The assessment is that although there are enough policies and regulations, they are not adequately implemented at ...
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 ...
Antimalarial 5,6-Dihydro-alpha-pyrones from Cryptocarya rigidifolia: Related Bicyclic Tetrahydro-alpha-Pyrones Are Artifacts
(Amer Chemical Soc, 2015-06-01)
Immunological castration temporarily reduces testis size and function without long-term effects on libido and sperm quality in boars.
The objective was to determine the effects of immunization against gonadotropin releasing hormone on reproductive characteristics in boars. Seventy-two boars were used in a randomized design with three treatments: single ...
Changes in the well-being of nonmetropolitan single-mother families: a semi-parametric analysis
(Western Agricultural Economics Association, 2002-12)
In nonmetropolitan areas of the United States, single-mother families contain a majority of children living below the poverty line. Changes between 1992 and 2000 in the economic well-being of nonmetropolitan single-mother ...
Pathways from research on improved staple crop germplasm to poverty reduction for smallholder farmers
(Elsevier Ltd, 2017-11-01)
Innovations to improve staple crop germplasm can reduce poverty and otherwise improve farmer livelihoods through complex and multiple pathways. This paper reviews the evidence for one prominent pathway—through increased ...
Effect of vertical shoot-positioned, smart-dyson, and Geneva double-curtain training systems on Viognier grape and wine composition
(American Society for Enology and Viticulture, 2008-03)
Viognier grapes grown in northern Virginia and resultant wines were evaluated as a function of training system. Treatments included vertical shoot-positioned (VSP), Smart-Dyson (SD), and Geneva double curtain (GDC), with ...