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Advances in Conservation Agriculture, Amir Kassam, Volume 3

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Advances in Conservation Agriculture, Amir Kassam, Volume 3
Language
eng
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Main title
Advances in Conservation Agriculture
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Amir Kassam
Summary
With growing scientific concern around the limitations of tillage-based agriculture, coupled with the sector's need to contribute to being more sustainable, the development and adoption of alternative farming techniques has never been more important. Conservation Agriculture (CA) is emerging as a key alternative. The foundations of CA are built upon the use of no-till techniques and the use of rotations and cover crops to optimise different aspects of soil and crop health and resilience. Advances in Conservation Agriculture Volume 3: Adoption and Spread provides an authoritative review from an array of international experts on the adoption of CA principles in different regions around the world. The final volume in this collection reviews the effectiveness of CA in differing contexts (e.g. in drier conditions where water conservation is important or in areas with poor soil) and refers to the wealth of research and experiential evidence currently available
Table Of Contents
1. Global adoption and spread of Conservation Agriculture</P><I><P>Amir Kassam, University of Reading, UK</P></I><P>2. Conservation Agriculture in west and central Canada</P><I><P>Tom Goddard, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Canada</P></I><P>3. Conservation Agriculture in the USA</P><I><P>Sjoerd Duiker, Penn State University, USA</P></I><P>4. Conservation Agriculture in Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico</P><I><P>Jose Benites, Independent Consultant on Land and Water, Peru</P></I><P>5. Conservation Agriculture in South America</P><I><P>Rafael Fuentes, Rural Development Institute of Parana IAPAR-EMATER, Brazil</P></I><P>6. Conservation Agriculture in Europe</P><I><P>Emilio Gonzalez, University of Cordoba, Spain</P></I><P>7. Conservation Agriculture in North Africa</P><I><P>Rachid Mrabet, INRA, Morocco</P></I><P>8. Conservation Agriculture in West and Central Africa</P><I><P>Lamourdia Thiombiano, Ministry of Agriculture and Agriculture Water Management, Burkina Faso</P></I><P>9. Conservation Agriculture in Eastern and Southern Africa</P><I><P>Eng Saidi Mkomwa, African Conservation Tillage Network, Kenya</P></I><P>10. From theory to practicekey lessons in the adoption of Conservation Agriculture in South Africa</P><I><P>Henrik Smith, Grain SA, South Africa</P></I><P>11. Conservation Agriculture in West Asia</P><I><P>Isam Bashour, American University of Beirut, Lebanon</P></I><P>12. Conservation Agriculture in Central Asia</P><I><P>Aziz Nurbekov, Tashkent State Agrarian University, Uzbekistan</P></I><P>13. Conservation Agriculture in Eurasia</P><I><P>Hafiz Muminjanov, FAO, Italy</P></I><P>14. Conservation Agriculture in South Asia</P><I><P>Yashpal Saharawat, ICARDA, India</P></I><P>15. Conservation Agriculture in South-East Asia</P><I><P>Yuji Niino, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Thailand</P></I><P>16. Conservation Agriculture in East Asia</P><I><P>Li Hongwen, China Agricultural University, China</P></I><P>17. Conservation Agriculture in Australia and New Zealand</P><I><P>John Rochecouste, Grain Research and Development Corporation, Australia
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