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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2000
    Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Southern Asia, Central Asia, Western Asia

    This issue of Caravan chronicles ICARDA’s efforts in developing a research strategy and a need-based research program for the CAC region. In doing so, ICARDA played a major role in bringing together all partners, most importantly donors. The article on page 8 traces the history of this effort and provides an overview of the current status of collaboration.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2000
    Kenya

    Characterizing soil erosion hazard and its spatial variability is critical for maintaining
    user confidence in planning soil- and water- conservation programmes and general
    land-use management. Predicting the average rates of soil erosion for a combination
    of specific soil and land-use types is vital. This is because such predictions form a
    basis for providing guidelines for effective erosion control.
    The purpose of this investigation was to examine the erosion effects of alternative

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2000
    Eastern Africa

    This report reviews work on legume cover crops in eastern Africa and provides a summary of recommendations of the appropriate germplasm, management and posible niches for these plants in farming systems. It briefly identifies various reseasons for the lack of adoption of LCC in farming sysytems. The focus is primarily on herbaceous legume cover plants that attain maximum biomass in less than 12 months.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2000
    Kenya

    For millenia, Greater Amboseli ecosystem of Kenya has had a central role in subsistence
    pastoralism and wildlife conservation by providing vast biological resources for pastoralists and
    their livestock; and habitat for wildlife. Recently, with the creation of Amboseli National Park
    and rapid changes in land tenure systems, the human use of the ecosystem has intensified. This
    change has shaped a pastoral landscape composed of livestock grazing, wildlife conservation,

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2000
    Kenya

    Preliminary findings on the effects of land use in the Masinga Dam catchment, Kenya, on the storage capacity of the reservoir are presented. Remote sensing and GIS techniques, supplemented with ground reports, were used to determine areas most susceptible to erosion. A representative catchment was then chosen for rainy season monitoring of soil loss, river suspended sediments and discharge response to rainfall. In addition, Gerlach-type traps were used to evaluate erosion rates under different crop covers and slope gradients.

  6. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    August, 2000
    Africa

    This paper highlights the importance of food processing and preservation as an essential component of national strategic plans for food security. Features of indigenous technologies are discussed. Experiences in upgrading indigenous technologies for food processing in Africa as well as examples of current best practices are given.

  7. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    June, 2000
    Africa

    This report falls under Operational Activities within the context of the Program of Work and Priorities of the ECA/SRDC-SA for the 2000-2001 Biennium. It is consequential to my participation at the Second COMESA Meeting of the Committee on Agricultural Cooperation. The substantive agenda of the meeting consisted of 15 reports.

  8. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2000
    Cameroon, Africa, Middle Africa

    In sub-Saharan Africa, intensification of agriculture and rational use of arable land are essential for long-term growth (Gros, 1979, Johnston, 1990, Oluf et al., 990). Extensive cultivation methods and the population explosion are pushing the limits of cultivated land every day; deforestation accelerates; the productive capacity of the land is reduced

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