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Long Term Farming Systems Research

Long Term Farming Systems Research Book
Author : Gurbir Bhullar,Amritbir Riar
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-05-17
ISBN : 0128181877
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Long-Term Farming Systems Research: Ensuring Food Security in Changing Scenarios presents the legacy and heritage of Long-Term Experiments (LTEs) in Agriculture while also addressing the challenges and potential solutions. The book discusses how LTEs form an important asset in understanding agriculture’s significant influence on life on earth. As global governments and development agencies try to achieve the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, this book’s content is of unprecedented importance, providing insights into the interactions of agricultural production with ecological, economic and societal aspects. In this regard, this book offers a thorough resource of information based on experiences from various ongoing LTEs in different parts of the world. The contextual variety and geographic diversity presented in this book makes it useful for agricultural and environmental scientists, as well as students and educators in such fields. --- From the Editors: "Thanks to the excellent panel of our contributing authors, in this book, we have attempted to offer the widest possible thematic and geographical coverage on LTEs. Experts from different institutions leading LTEs across the globe have provided their perspectives on different aspects of LTEs, not only highlighting the unique knowledge contribution of LTEs, but also discussing the unique challenges of effectively managing LTEs and maintaining their relevance to changing scenarios. We hope that this book will offer something for everyone interested in the history, present and future of our agroecosystem." Provides a comprehensive resource of information generated in various LTEs across the globe, with a focus on various aspects of farming systems, crop management practices, plant, soil and human nutrition as well as on capacity development Presents a holistic view on interactions of agricultural production and its relationship to the environment and society Identifies challenges and lessons learned from different LTEs and provides recommendations for potential solutions

A History of Farming Systems Research

A History of Farming Systems Research Book
Author : Michael P. Collinson
Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9789251043110
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book provides a detailed history of farming systems research (FSR). While it includes the application of FSR to developed country agriculture, its main focus is on FSR in its original role, with small scale, resource-poor farmers in less developed countries. There are some 40 contributions from nearly 50 contributors from 20 countries, illustrating both the diversity and yet the coherence of FSR. The five parts of the book cover: (1) FSR - understanding farmers and their farming (FSR origins and perspectives; understanding farming systems); (2) the applications of farming systems research (FSR in technology choice and development; FSR in extension and policy formulation); (3) institutional commitment to FSR (FSR: some institutional experiences in national agricultural research; dimensions of the organization of FSR; training for FSR); (4) FSR: the professional dimension (regional and international associations; FSR and the professional disciplines); and (5) cutting edge methods, abiding issues and the future for FSR.

Readings In Farming Systems Research And Development

Readings In Farming Systems Research And Development Book
Author : W. R. Schmehl,W R Schmehl,Perry F Philipp,W. W. Shaner
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-06-25
ISBN : 1000309053
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This collection offers a comprehensive view of the commonalities and diversities of the farming systems research and development (FSR&D) approaches being applied around the world. The authors–among the leading practitioners in FSR&D–discuss conceptual frameworks, research methodology, data collection, and several ongoing FSR&D programs. The book is a must for anyone interested in gaining a concise, yet broad view of this new and growing field of research and its importance to small-scale farming in developing countries.

Organic Food Systems

Organic Food Systems Book
Author : Raymond Auerbach
Publisher : Cabi
Release : 2019
ISBN : 9781786399601
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Organic agriculture world-wide allows farmers to produce healthy food with low levels of external inputs, and often shortens the value chains, giving farmers a higher share of the consumer dollar. This book reports on long-term comparative organic farming systems research trials carried out over the last four years in South Africa's Southern Cape, as well as research on the organic sector and the technical tools it requires in South Africa, Zambia, Uganda and Tanzania. The trials show how the yield gap between organic and conventional crops was closed over 3 years. Water use efficiency was also greater in the organic farming system, and pests and diseases were effectively controlled using biological products. Farmer training approaches, soil carbon analysis, participatory guarantee systems, the Zambian organic farming sector (agronomy) and Ugandan organic farmer training support, and a sector plan for southern African organic farming are examined.

Progress in Irrigated Rice Research

Progress in Irrigated Rice Research Book
Author : N.A
Publisher : Int. Rice Res. Inst.
Release : 1989
ISBN : 9711041847
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Rice in China; Global rice production; Physiological aspects; Pest management; Nutrient management; Water management; Farming systems; Innovative breeding; Grain quality; Machinery and postharvest; International collaboration.

Rainfed Farming Systems

Rainfed Farming Systems Book
Author : Philip Tow,Ian Cooper,Ian Partridge,Colin Birch
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-09-16
ISBN : 9781402091322
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

While a good grasp of the many separate aspects of agriculture is important, it is equally essential for all those involved in agriculture to understand the functioning of the farming system as a whole and how it can be best managed. It is necessary to re-assess and understand rain-fed farming systems around the world and to find ways to improve the selection, design and operation of such systems for long term productivity, profitability and sustainability. The components of the system must operate together efficiently; yet many of the relationships and interactions are not clearly understood. Appreciation of these matters and how they are affected by external influences or inputs are important for decision making and for achieving desirable outcomes for the farm as a whole. This book analyses common rain-fed farming systems and defines the principles and practices important to their effective functioning and management.

Agricultural Sustainability

Agricultural Sustainability Book
Author : Gurbir S. Bhullar,Navreet K. Bhullar
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2012-12-31
ISBN : 0124046088
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Collaboratively written by top international experts and established scientists in various fields of agricultural research, this book focuses on the state of food production and sustainability; the problems with degradation of valuable sources of land, water, and air and their effects on food crops; the increasing demand of food resources; and the challenges of food security worldwide. The book provides cutting edge scientific tools and methods of research as well as solid background information that is accessible for those who have a strong interest in agricultural research and development and want to learn more on the challenges facing the global agricultural production systems. Provides cutting edge scientific tools and available technologies for research Addresses the effects of climate change and the population explosion on food supply and offers solutions to combat them Written by a range of experts covering a broad range of agriculture-related disciplines

Africa s Changing Agricultural Development Strategies

Africa s Changing Agricultural Development Strategies Book
Author : Christopher L. Delgado
Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Release : 1995
ISBN : 0896296105
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Similarities and dominant paradigms; Chronology and elements of the dominant paradigms of agricultural development; Insights for paradigms of African Agricultural Development.

Systems approaches for agricultural development

Systems approaches for agricultural development Book
Author : F.W.T Penning de Vries,P.S. Teng,Klaas Metselaar
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 1993
ISBN : 9780792318804
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Systems Approaches for Agricultural Development, 2-6 December 1991, Bangkok, Thailand

A Strategy to Develop Agriculture in Sub Saharan Africa and a Focus for the World Bank

A Strategy to Develop Agriculture in Sub Saharan Africa and a Focus for the World Bank Book
Author : Kevin M. Cleaver
Publisher : World Bank Publications
Release : 1993-01-01
ISBN : 9780821324202
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

For 25 years, population growth has outpaced increases in agricultural production in Sub-Saharan Africa. The lack of food and the degradation of agricultural land have forced policymakers to reassess agricultural strategies for the region. This paper provides such a reassessment by identifying policies and investments that have worked and those that have not. The author sets out the common elements required for agricultural and rural development throughout the region. The strategy presented in this paper comprises elements from several development sectors, including transport, water supply, education, finance, and the environment. The author makes five broad recommendations to promote Region: adoption of policies to promote private sector farming and agricultural marketing, processing, and credit development and distribution of new technologies inclusion of farmers in decisions affecting their livelihood development of infrastructure and social programs in support of agriculture improved management of natural resources Projections of the likely effects of the proposed policies and investments are included. Tables throughout the text present statistics on agricultural growth rates, commodity prices, and deforestation in the region. An annex contains more general tables, with information on population growth and fertility rates, land use, agricultural exports, and droughts. The strategies suggested in this paper will be of interest to policymakers, academics, and to development practitioners involved in African agriculture.