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CA2Africa: Conservation Agriculture in Africa - Analysing and FoReseeing its Impact - Comprehending its Adoption
This website provides an overview of CA2Africa, a consortium of international partners (CIRAD, TSBF-CIAT, ZALF, ACT, ICARDA, INERA, CIMMYT, INRA, CSIC, WU) geared towards evaluating the impact and constraints to the adoption ...
Tillage and vegetative barrier effects on soil conservation and short-term economic benefits in the Central Kenya highlands
Integrating vegetative soil erosion barriers with minimum tillage practices can be an economically viable method in reducing soil loss in intensively managed sloping land in the East African Highlands. This study sought ...
Nitrogen fertilization but not soil tillage affects nitrous oxide emissions from a clay loam soil under a maize–soybean rotation
Denitrification of nitrate fertilizer has been shown to contribute to agricultural nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions. Previous studies have revealed that no-till practices have insignificant or negative impact on nitrogen ...
Wheat yield and tillage-straw management system × year interaction explained by climatic co-variables for an irrigated bed planting system in northwestern Mexico
(Elsevier B.V., 2011)
Wheat is an important food and income source and estimated demand for wheat in the developing world is projected to increase substantially. The objectives of this study were to gain insight into (i) the effect of tillage-straw ...
Agri-‘culture’ and farmer identity in Botha-Bothe District: The context for conservation agriculture
(Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Tech, Office of International Research, Education, and Development (OIRED), 2011)
This working paper is part of a larger study of the social networks supporting local innovation
Sustainable intensification in African agriculture
(London, UK: Earthscan, 2011)
For many developing countries, agricultural production gains have facilitated rural and urban economic growth. However, African countries in general are viewed as being unsuccessful in increasing productivity. Sustainable ...
Cover crop residue and organic mulches provide weed control during limited-input no-till collard production
(Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, 2011)
Conservation tillage is an effective means to suppress weeds, improve soil quality, and thus enhance food security. However, limited-input producers are reluctant to adopt these practices because of inadequate weed suppression ...
Community Markets for Conservation (COMACO) links biodiversity conservation with sustainable improvements in livelihoods and food production
(The National Academy of Sciences, 2011)
In Zambia's Luangwa Valley, past economic development initiatives and household coping strategies have severely depleted natural resources and, in turn, hindered further development. The Community Markets for Conservation ...
Agricultural interventions and nutrition: Lessons from the past and new evidence
(CAB International and FAO, 2011)
Globally, many poor households rely on agriculture for their livelihoods, and this remains true even when livelihoods are diversified. Poor households are also most vulnerable to undernutrition, including lack of micronutrients. ...
Mechanisms of summertime precipitation variability in the Bolivian Altiplano: Present and future
(Reading, United Kingdom: Royal Meteorological Society, 2011)
The Bolivian Altiplano is particular vulnerable to harmful effects of climate change and corresponding disturbances in precipitation patterns. In this study, CMIP3 models were analyzed according to their ability to simulate ...