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GLEAMS evaluation in potato fields for agricultural nutrient management in central Bolivian highlands
(St. Joseph, MI: ASABE, 2010)
The objective of this study was to assess the suitability of the GLEAMS model as a tool for evaluating fertilization and cropping system practices for potatoes in the Andes of central Bolivia and make recommendations for ...
Video on community-driven development and social capital
In this video, Keith M. Moore discusses community-driven development and social capital. He first describes the process of a development project gaining a community’s trust. He then describes two types of social capital: ...
Summary of work in soil metagenomics and pyrosequencing
This presentation summarizes work in soil metagenomics and pyrosequencing.
Changes in landuse patterns in upland watersheds of Eastern Luangwa Valley, Zambia, and the potential impact on runoff and erosion
(Virginia Tech, 2009)
Four small watersheds, Kamwamphula, Luelo, Kanyanga and Mphiri, near Emusa (Lundazi District) in Eastern Province, Zambia, were studied to document transitions in land use over time and to project the impacts of land use ...
Differences in farmer and expert beliefs and the perceived impacts of conservation agriculture
This article compares the perceptions of conservation agriculture on the part of farmers with that of the agricultural experts tasked with spreading a technology. Differences among these two groups in reasoning and predictions ...
The "One World, One Health" entry point to conservation and development success: Case studies from Africa
"If local people whose very livelihoods are often closely linked to livestock-keeping, for example, see expanding contact with wildlife as a threat to the health of their animals, or even to their own health in the case ...
Comparative economic analysis of conservation agricultural practices in Tentuli Village, India
During this time of environmental change, the management of natural resources may be our wisest pursuit; specifically, where it relates to international agricultural development. This research has studied the potential for ...
Managing soil fertility in organic cropping systems: What are your options?.
Many agricultural producers are considering switching to organic production systems. The successful management of soil fertility through the selection of the appropriate soil amendments is a key component of any successful ...
Economic development and environmental management in the uplands of Southeast Asia: Challenges for policy and institutional development
(International Association of Agricultural Economists, 2005)
This paper presents a case study from the Philippines to describe the challenges of conflicting environmental concerns and economic forces in the uplands of Southeast Asia. The authors describe the policy and institutional ...
Nitrogen use efficiency in grain sorghum genotypes
Grain sorghum is an important crop in the semi-arid regions. Productivity of grain sorghum is limited by soil fertility, especially nitrogen (N). Sorghum genotypes are known to vary in their response to nitrogen, however, ...