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African agricultural innovation in a changing global environment
(Ghana: Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, 2010)
The 5th African Agriculture Science Week and FARA General Assembly occurred from July 19-24 2010 at the Ouaga 2000 International Convention Centre in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The theme of the event was African Agricultural ...
Genotypic differences in yield and nitrogen use efficiency of sorghum
Grain sorghum is an important crop in the semi-arid regions of Africa, Asia and United States. Productivity of grain sorghum is limited by soil fertility, especially nitrogen (N). Sorghum genotypes are known to vary in ...
New methods and old institutions: The 'systems context' of farmer participatory research in national agricultural research systems: The case of Uganda
(UK: Department for International Development, 1999)
Farmer participatory research (FPR) methods have been advocated as a means of increasing the client focus of agricultural research in developing countries. The National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) in these countries ...
Grassland Reserve Program
The Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) is a voluntary program offering landowners the opportunity to protect, restore, and enhance grasslands on their property. Section 2401 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of ...
Payments for environmental services in Costa Rica
(Elsevier B.V., 2008)
This article discusses Costa Rica's national payments for environmental services (PES) program (the PSA program).The program design is described and strengths, weaknesses, and areas of progress are assessed.
Gendered practices and landscapes in the Andes: The shape of asymmetrical exchanges
(Rutgers University Press, 2005)
This book chapter is a case study of the relationship between erosion of the mid-watershed slopes and socio-economic factors in high land Bolivia in the 1980s-1990s. Using political ecology, this case study explores the ...
Joint production and consumption in traditional households: Fuelwood and crop residues in two districts in Nepal
Forest conversion by agricultural households is the leading cause of deforestation. Yet we know little about agricultural household use of forest and tree products. This article measures household production of and demand ...
Using conservation agriculture to intensify and stabilize agricultural production in Southern Africa
This presentation was given on November 4th, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. The use of conservation agriculture can increase food production sub-Saharan countries. This land is currently receiving excess tillage, which results ...
Reaping the benefits: Science and the sustainable intensification of global agriculture
(London, UK: The Royal Society, 2009)
A policy review conducted by the Royal Society in the United Kingdom, this report reviews the need for sustainable intensification of agriculture or yield improvement without sacrificing environmental quality. In this aim, ...
Degradation and recovery of mountain watersheds: The Jizera Mountains, Czech Republic
Acid atmospheric deposition and poor forestry practices led to severe erosion and water quality problems in the Jizera Mountain region in the northern part of the Czech Republic in the 1970s and '80s. Political and economic ...