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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2012Middle Africa
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsSeptember, 2017Philippines, South-Eastern Asia, Asia
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsSeptember, 2017Pakistan, Asia, Southern Asia
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsSeptember, 2017Nicaragua, Central America, South America
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2018
The report analyzes the changing tripartite constellations between South African black smallholders, the pre- and post-apartheid state, and the country’s large-scale agribusiness and irrigation industry. A recent mode of farming is the ‘joint venture’, in which smallholders hand over land and share in the net profits, while a strategic partner manages the cultivation with own inputs and equipment, and markets the output.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2017Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Africa, Central America, South America, South-Eastern Asia
First published 2017
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2015Indonesia, South-Eastern Asia
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2017
This Research Report chronicles the evolution of thinking on water productivity in the research agenda of IWMI and in the broader irrigation literature over the past 20 years. It describes the origins of the concept and the methodological developments, its operationalization through applied research, and some lessons learned over the two decades of research.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsAugust, 2016Moldova, Europe
The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects
an ambition to improve the integration of agriculture
development and climate responsiveness. It aims to
achieve food security and broader development goals
under a changing climate and increasing food demand.
CSA initiatives sustainably increase productivity, enhance
resilience, and reduce/remove greenhouse gases (GHGs),
and require planning to address tradeoffs and synergies
between these three pillars: productivity, adaptation, and
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2017Laos, South-Eastern Asia
In Montane Southeast Asia, deforestation and unsuitable combinations of crops and agricultural practices degrade soils at an unprecedented rate. Typically, smallholder farmers gain income from “available” land by replacing fallow or secondary forest by perennial crops. We aimed to understand how these practices increase or reduce soil erosion. Ten land uses were monitored in Northern Laos during the 2015 monsoon, using local farmers' fields. Experiments included plots of the conventional system (food crops and fallow), and land uses corresponding to new market opportunities (e.g.
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