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  • Preface; Contents; Influence of Chemical Additives and Flyash on the Swelling and Bearing Resistance of Expansive Subgrade Soil; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Materials Used and Experimental Methods; 2.1 Natural Soil; 2.2 Flyash; 2.3 Aluminum Chloride; 2.4 Sample Preparation and Curing; 2.5 Methods of Testing; 3 Results and Discussion; 3.1 Effect of Additives on Consistency Limits; 3.2 Effect of Additives on Swell Properties; 3.3 California Bearing Ratio; 4 Conclusion; References; Characterization of Unsaturated Shrink-Swell Soils Properties in Egypt; Abstract; 1 Introduction
  • 2 Laboratory Investigations2.1 Natural Soil Samples; 2.2 Bentonite-Silty Clay Soil Mixtures; 3 Testing Program; 3.1 Soil Index Properties; 3.2 Moisture Diffusion and Volume Change Properties; 4 Results and Discussion; 4.1 Soil Shrink-Swell Index; 4.2 Soil Swell Limit; 4.3 Suction Compressibility Index; 4.4 Soil Coefficients of Unsaturated Diffusivity; 4.5 Soil Swell Potential; 5 Model Verification; 6 Conclusions; References; Strength Property of Expansive Soils Treated with Bagasse Ash and Lime; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Materials and Experimental Work; 2.1 Materials
  • 2.2 Mixture Preparation2.3 The Unconfined Compressive Strength (UCS) Tests; 2.4 Effect of Wetting-Drying Cycles on UCS; 3 Results and Discussion; 3.1 Effect of Bagasse Ash Curing Time on UCS; 3.2 Effect of Bagasse Ash on Durability; 4 Conclusions; References; Stabilization of an Expansive Soil Using Alkali Activated Fly Ash Based Geopolymer; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Materials and Methods; 2.1 Material Characterization; 2.2 Sample Preparation and Testing; 3 Results and Discussions; 3.1 Unconfined Compressive Strength of Expansive Soil Fly Ash Mixture
  • 3.2 Unconfined Compressive Strength of Alkaline-Activated Fly Ash Treated Samples3.3 Effect of Percentage of Water on UCS of Fly Ash Treated Samples; 3.4 Effect of Activator/Ash Ratio; 3.5 Mineralogical Studies; 3.6 Rheological Study; 3.6.1 Setting Time; 4 Conclusions; References; Determination of Shrinkage Properties of Clayey Soils by the Image Analysis Technique; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Materials and Methods; 3 Results and Discussion; 4 Conclusion; References; Effect of Cement on Suction and Pore Size Distribution Before and After Swelling of a Natural Clay from Algeria; Abstract
  • 1 Introduction2 Site Location and Geotechnical Identification; 2.1 Clayey Soil Identification; 2.2 Cement; 3 Sample Preparations; 4 Results and Discussion; 4.1 Effect of Cement on Suction; 4.2 Effect of Cement on Swelling; 4.3 Effect of Cement on Pore Distribution Before and After Swelling; 5 Conclusion; References; Treatment of Collapsible Soils by Cement Using the Double Consolidation Method; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Experimental Work; 2.1 Materials; 3 Results and Discussion; 3.1 Untreated Samples; 4 Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References
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  • ""Preface""; ""Organization""; ""General Chairs""; ""Program Co-chairs""; ""Organizing Committee""; ""Program Committee""; ""Additional Reviewers""; ""Sponsors""; ""Contents""; ""Knowledge Inference from a Small Water Quality Dataset with Multivariate Statistics and Data-Mining""; ""Abstract""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Background""; ""2.1 Data Source and Study Area""; ""3 Methods""; ""4 Experimental Setup and Results""; ""4.1 Assessment of the Water Quality Profile with Principal Components and Factor Analysis""
  • ""4.2 Assessment of the Water Quality Profile with Cluster Analysis and Decision Tree""""5 Conclusions and Future Work""; ""Acknowledgement""; ""References""; ""A Multiscale Based Rainfall Amount Prediction Using Multiple Classifier System""; ""Abstract""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Related Work""; ""3 Materials and Methods""; ""3.1 Predictors""; ""3.2 Data Collection""; ""3.3 Data Pre-processing""; ""4 Results""; ""5 Conclusions""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""References""; ""Characterization in the Visible and Infrared Spectrum of Agricultural Crops from a Multirotor Air Ve ... ""; ""Abstract""
  • ""1 Introduction""""2 Background""; ""3 Technology and Method""; ""4 Conclusions""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""References""; ""Cover Missions Planning for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles""; ""Abstract""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Coverage Path Planning (CPP)""; ""2.1 Wavefront Expansion""; ""2.2 Spanning Tree Coverage""; ""2.3 Path Transform: Sunshine""; ""3 Testing Coverage Path""; ""3.1 Obtained Results""; ""4 Conclusions""; ""Acknowledgement""; ""References""; ""Impact of Climate Change on Soil Organic Carbon Content on Agricultural Soils of Mexico""; ""Abstract""; ""1 Introduction""
  • ""2 Methodology""""2.1 Database of Precipitation, Temperature and Monthly Potential Evapotranspiration for the Climate Influence Areas of the Country for the Base and the Climate Change Scenarios""; ""2.2 Estimation of the Mineralization Dynamics of Soil Organic Matter in the Agricultural Land of Mexico Considering the Climate Change Scenarios""; ""2.2.1 The Carbon Accounting Model of the IPCC (2006), Is Represented in the Following Formula""; ""2.2.2 FAO Model of Soil Organic Matter Decline in the Land Degradation Process (Ortiz et al. 1994)""; ""3 Results""; ""4 Conclusions""
This book presents novel communication technology solutions to address the effects of climate change and climate variability on agriculture, with a particular focus on those that increase agricultural production. It discusses decision support and early warning systems for agriculture; information technology (IT) supporting sustainable water management and land cover dynamics; predictive of crop production models; and software applications for reducing the effects of diseases and pests on crops. Further topics include the real-time monitoring of weather conditions and water quality, as well as food security issues. Featuring the proceedings of the International Conference of ICT for Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change (AACC'17), held on November 22-24, 2017, in Popayan, Colombia, the book represents a timely report and a source of new ideas and solutions for both researchers and practitioners active in the agricultural sector around the globe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319701868 20180319
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  • Direct Shear Testing of Sand - Geotextile InterfacesConsideration of geosynthetic tension in interpretation of data from inclined plane testsStress -Strain Behaviour of Sand with Disc Plate-Shaped ReinforcementSwelling and Shrinkage Behaviour of Expansive Soil Blended with Lime and FibresFEASIBILITY OF UTILIZATION OF METALIZED PLASTIC WASTE IN COHESION-LESS SOILComparison of geotextile-reinforced and geogrid-reinforced flexible pavements by numerical analyses.Study on square footing resting on prestressed geotextile reinforced sandNumerical Studies on Ground Improvement Using Geosynthetic Reinforced Sand LayerBearing capacity prediction of inclined loaded strip footing on reinforced sand by ANNSoft Soil Improvement with Conventional and Geogrid-encased Stone Piles under an EmbankmentAnalysis and Design of Piled Geogrid-Reinforced-Earth EmbankmentCase Study on GeoTrel (R) Reinforced Earth (R) Steepened Slopes on Soft Founding Soils for the Approach of Major Bridge over River Kaljani at CoochBehar in West Bengal, IndiaPrediction of Ultimate Bearing Capacity of Eccentrically Loaded Rectangular Foundations using ANN.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319635699 20171127
Soil reinforcement is a very useful technique to construct several cost-effective soil structures in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. The most commonly used reinforcement materials are galvanised steel strips, geosynthetics in the form of woven geotextiles, geogrids and geocomposites, and fibres from natural and waste products. In recent years, there have been advances in the area of soil reinforcement, especially in the utilization of the technique in field projects. The researchers have also been working to understand the behaviour of reinforced soil considering the field challenges of reinforced soil structures. This edited volume contains contributions on advances in reinforced soil structures, mainly flexible pavements, footings, embankments, stone columns/piles, and slopes, as covered in the subject areas of geosynthetic engineering and fibre-reinforced soil engineering. The first paper by Ioannis N. Markou presents the details of sand-geotextile interaction based on interface tests with conventional and large-scale direct shear equipment. The second paper by Atef Ben Othmen and Mounir Bouassida examines the interface properties of geosynthetic reinforcement by carrying out inclined plane tests under low confinement adapted to landfill covers conditions. The third paper by J.N. Jha, S.K. Shukla, A.K. Choudhary, K.S. Gill1 and B.P. Verma deals with the triaxial compression behaviour of soil reinforced with steel and aluminium solid plates in horizontal layers. The fourth paper by M. Muthukumar and S.K. Shukla describes the swelling and shrinkage behaviour of expansive soil blended with lime and fibres. The fifth paper by S.G. Shah, A.C. Bhogayata and S.K. Shukla provides the test results of shear strength of cohesionless soil reinforced with metalized plastic waste. The sixth paper by Bouacha Nadjet compares the geotextile-reinforced and geogrid-reinforced flexible pavements based on numerical analyses. The seventh paper by S. Kumar, C.H. Solanki, J.B. Patel, P.B. Sudevan and P.M. Chaudhary reports the results of laboratory model tests carried out on a square footing resting on prestressed geotextile reinforced sand. The eighth paper by Sanoop G and Satyajit Patel presents the numerical studies on ground improvement using geosynthetic reinforced sand layer. The ninth paper by ------------------- discusses the bearing capacity prediction of inclined loaded strip footing on reinforced sand by ANN. The tenth paper by Mohamad B.D. Elsawy presents the numerical simulation of an embankment, constructed on reinforced soft soil with conventional stone piles. The eleventh paper by N.O. Sheta and R.P. Frizzi deals with the analysis, design, construction and monitoring of a geosynthetics-reinforced-earth pile-supported embankment serving as an access road. The twelfth paper by S. Banerjee, A. Adhikari, S. Chatterjee and D. Das provides the details of a case study on reinforced slope on soft soil for the approach of a major bridge. We do hope the researchers and the engineers may find the contributions in this volume very useful. This volume is part of the proceedings of the 1st GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Egypt 2017.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319635699 20171127
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xv, 437 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Cyndi Spindell Berck, Peter Berck, Salvatore Di Falco, and Poojan Thakrar Part I: Climate Science, Agronomic and Agro-Ecological Factors Understanding Adaptation to Climate Change Peter Berck Mapping Vulnerability to Climate Change of the Farming Sector in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia: A Micro-level Perspective Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Alemu Mekonnen, Rahel Deribe, Jonse Bane, and Samuel Abera Zewdie Climate Change and Food Security in Kenya Jane Kabubo-Mariara and Millicent Kabara. Part II: On-farm Practices Related to Food Crop Productivity Adaptation to Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Agriculture: Assessing the Evidence and Rethinking the Drivers Salvatore Di Falco Maize Intensification among Smallholder Farmers in Kenya: Understanding the Impacts of Climate Martina Bozzola, Melinda Smale and Salvatore Di Falco Adaptation to Climate Change by Smallholder Farmers in Tanzania Coretha Komba and Edwin Muchapondwa Risk Preferences and the Poverty Trap: A Look at Farm Technology Uptake amongst Smallholder Farmers in the Matzikama Municipality Hafsah Jumare, Martine Visser and Kerri Brick Good Things Come in Packages: Sustainable Intensification Systems for Smallholder Farmers Cyndi Spindell Berck and Hailemariam Teklewold Part III: On-farm Practices Other Than Those Related to Food Crop Productivity Climate Change Adaptation and Livestock Activity Choice in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia: An Economic Analysis Tsegazeab Gebremariam and Zenebe Gebreegziabher The Distributive Effect and Food Security Implications of Biofuels Investment in Ethiopia: A CGE Analysis Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Alemu Mekonnen, Tadele Ferede, Fantu Guta, Joergen Levin, Gunnar Koehlin, Tekie Alemu, and Lars Bohlin Climate Change and Post-Harvest Agriculture Martin J. Chegere Part IV: Gender Issues Contribution of Small-Holder Agriculture to Daily Calories, Macro-Nutrients, Minerals and Vitamins in Male- and Female-Headed Farm Households in Sub-Saharan Africa Byela Tibesigwa, Martine Visser, Razack Lokina, and Richard Zadocky Jacob Gender-differentiated Impacts of Climate Variability in Ethiopia: A Micro-Simulation Approach Tesfamicheal Wossen Part V: The Broader Development Context The Land Certification Program in Ethiopia: A Review of Achievements, Constraints and Opportunities Mintewab Bezabih Ayele and Hailu Elias Migration as an Adaptation Strategy to Weather Variability: An Instrumental Variables Probit Analysis Yonas Alem, Mathilde Maurel, and Katrin Millock A Changing Climate in a Changing Land Cyndi Spindell Berck, Peter Berck, and Tyler N. Jacobson Part VI: Conclusion and Policy Implications Conclusion Cyndi Spindell Berck, Peter Berck, Salvatore Di Falco, and Poojan Thakrar.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138555976 20180416
A changing climate is likely to have a drastic impact on crop yields in Africa. The purpose of this book is to document the effects of climate change on agriculture in Africa and to discuss strategies for adaptation to hotter weather and less predictable rainfall. These strategies include promoting opportunities for farmers to adopt technologies that produce optimal results in terms of crop yield and income under local agro-ecological and socioeconomic conditions. The focus is on sub-Saharan Africa, an area that is already affected by changing patterns of heat and rainfall. Because of the high prevalence of subsistence farming, food insecurity, and extreme poverty in this region, there is a great need for practical adaptation strategies. The book includes empirical research in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and other Sub-Saharan countries, and the conclusion summarizes policy-relevant findings from the chapters. It is aimed at advanced students, researchers, extension and development practitioners, and officials of government agencies, NGOs, and funding agencies. It also will provide supplementary reading for courses in environment and development and in agricultural economics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138555976 20180416
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  • Introduction Cyndi Spindell Berck, Peter Berck, Salvatore Di Falco, and Poojan Thakrar Part I: Climate Science, Agronomic and Agro-Ecological Factors Understanding Adaptation to Climate Change Peter Berck Mapping Vulnerability to Climate Change of the Farming Sector in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia: A Micro-level Perspective Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Alemu Mekonnen, Rahel Deribe, Jonse Bane, and Samuel Abera Zewdie Climate Change and Food Security in Kenya Jane Kabubo-Mariara and Millicent Kabara. Part II: On-farm Practices Related to Food Crop Productivity Adaptation to Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Agriculture: Assessing the Evidence and Rethinking the Drivers Salvatore Di Falco Maize Intensification among Smallholder Farmers in Kenya: Understanding the Impacts of Climate Martina Bozzola, Melinda Smale and Salvatore Di Falco Adaptation to Climate Change by Smallholder Farmers in Tanzania Coretha Komba and Edwin Muchapondwa Risk Preferences and the Poverty Trap: A Look at Farm Technology Uptake amongst Smallholder Farmers in the Matzikama Municipality Hafsah Jumare, Martine Visser and Kerri Brick Good Things Come in Packages: Sustainable Intensification Systems for Smallholder Farmers Cyndi Spindell Berck and Hailemariam Teklewold Part III: On-farm Practices Other Than Those Related to Food Crop Productivity Climate Change Adaptation and Livestock Activity Choice in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia: An Economic Analysis Tsegazeab Gebremariam and Zenebe Gebreegziabher The Distributive Effect and Food Security Implications of Biofuels Investment in Ethiopia: A CGE Analysis Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Alemu Mekonnen, Tadele Ferede, Fantu Guta, Joergen Levin, Gunnar Koehlin, Tekie Alemu, and Lars Bohlin Climate Change and Post-Harvest Agriculture Martin J. Chegere Part IV: Gender Issues Contribution of Small-Holder Agriculture to Daily Calories, Macro-Nutrients, Minerals and Vitamins in Male- and Female-Headed Farm Households in Sub-Saharan Africa Byela Tibesigwa, Martine Visser, Razack Lokina, and Richard Zadocky Jacob Gender-differentiated Impacts of Climate Variability in Ethiopia: A Micro-Simulation Approach Tesfamicheal Wossen Part V: The Broader Development Context The Land Certification Program in Ethiopia: A Review of Achievements, Constraints and Opportunities Mintewab Bezabih Ayele and Hailu Elias Migration as an Adaptation Strategy to Weather Variability: An Instrumental Variables Probit Analysis Yonas Alem, Mathilde Maurel, and Katrin Millock A Changing Climate in a Changing Land Cyndi Spindell Berck, Peter Berck, and Tyler N. Jacobson Part VI: Conclusion and Policy Implications Conclusion Cyndi Spindell Berck, Peter Berck, Salvatore Di Falco, and Poojan Thakrar.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351369503 20180416
A changing climate is likely to have a drastic impact on crop yields in Africa. The purpose of this book is to document the effects of climate change on agriculture in Africa and to discuss strategies for adaptation to hotter weather and less predictable rainfall. These strategies include promoting opportunities for farmers to adopt technologies that produce optimal results in terms of crop yield and income under local agro-ecological and socioeconomic conditions. The focus is on sub-Saharan Africa, an area that is already affected by changing patterns of heat and rainfall. Because of the high prevalence of subsistence farming, food insecurity, and extreme poverty in this region, there is a great need for practical adaptation strategies. The book includes empirical research in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and other Sub-Saharan countries, and the conclusion summarizes policy-relevant findings from the chapters. It is aimed at advanced students, researchers, extension and development practitioners, and officials of government agencies, NGOs, and funding agencies. It also will provide supplementary reading for courses in environment and development and in agricultural economics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351369503 20180416
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xix, 306 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Agricultural Development and Sustainable Intensification: Technology and Policy Innovations Udaya Sekhar Nagothu, Esther Bloem and Andrew Borrell 2. Save and Grow: Translating Policy Advice into Field Action for Sustainable Intensification of Rice Production Jan Willem Ketelaar, Alma Linda M Abubakar, Pham Van Du, Cahyana Widyastama, Avakat Phasouysaingam, Jesse Binamira, and Ngo Tien Dung 3. Sustainable Intensification and maize value chain improvements in Sub-Saharan Africa Isaiah Nyagumbo, Mehreteab Tesfai, Udaya Sekhar Nagothu, Peter Setimela, James K.Karanja, Munyaradzi Mutenje, and Connie Madembo 4. The role of wheat in global food security Maricelis Acevedo, Jason D. Zurn, Gemma Molero, Pawan Singh, Xinyao He, Meriem Aoun, Philomin Juliana, Harold Bockleman, Mike Bonman, Mahmoud El-Sohl, Ahmed Amri, Ronnie Coffman, and Linda McCandless 5. Innovative practices in potato production for food and nutrition security Ngo Tien Dung, Udaya Sekhar Nagothu, Alma Linda M. Abubakar, Jan Willem Ketelaar and Mehreteab Tesfai 6. Pulses-Millets crop diversification by smallholders and their potential for sustainable food and nutrition security Mehreteab Tesfai, Udaya Sekhar Nagothu and Asfaw Adugna 7. Global challenges in today's horticulture and prospects offered by protected vegetable cultivation Hugo Despretz, Warwick Easdown and Mansab Ali 8. Sustainable crop-livestock intensification in the Sub-Saharan Africa: Improving productivity through innovative adaptation Donald M.G. Njarui, Mupenzi Mutimura, Elias M. Gichangi and Sita R. Ghimire 9. Community-driven approaches to sustainable intensification in river deltas: Lessons from the Ganges and Mekong Rivers Douglas J. Merrey, Manoranjan K. Mondal, Chu Thai Hoanh, Elizabeth Humphreys and Nga Dao 10. Sustainable agriculture intensification: Innovations to strengthen extension services and market linkages Udaya Sekhar Nagothu and Allison Morrill Chatrchyan 11. Multi-level policy measures to support sustainable agriculture intensification for smallholders Allison Morrill Chatrchyan, Christina Yin, Emmanuel Torquebiau and Udaya Sekhar Nagothu 12. Summary, technology and policy options Udaya Sekhar Nagothu.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138300590 20180709
Sustainable Intensification (SI) has recently emerged as a key concept for agricultural development, recognising that yields must increase to feed a growing world population, but it must be achieved without damage to the environment, on finite land resources and while preserving social and natural capital. It also recognises that all initiatives must cope with the challenges of climate change to agricultural production, food security and livelihoods. This multidisciplinary book presents state-of-the-art reviews of current SI approaches to promote major food crops, challenges and advances made in technology, and the institutional and policy measures necessary to overcome the constraints faced by smallholder farmers. Adressing the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 2, the various chapters based on evidence and experiences of reputed researchers show how these innovations, if properly nurtured and implemented, can make a difference to food and nutrition security outcomes. Case studies from around the world are included, with a particular emphasis on Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. The focus is not only on scientific aspects such as climate-smart agriculture, agroecology and improving input use efficiency and management, but also on institutional and policy challenges that must be met to increase the net societal benefits of sustainable agricultural intensification. The book is aimed at advanced students and researchers in sustainable agriculture and policy, development practitioners, policy makers and non-governmental and farmer organisations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138300590 20180709
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xix, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Agriculture, Diversification, and Gender in Rural Africa uses a longitudinal cross-country comparative approach to contribute to the understanding of smallholder agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. Relying on unique household level data collected in six African countries since 2002, it addresses the dynamics of intensification and diversification within and outside agriculture in contexts where women have much poorer access to agrarian resources than men. Despite a growing interest in smallholder agriculture in Africa, this interest has not been matched by the research on the subject. While recent policies focus on reducing poverty through encouraging smallholder agriculture, there are few studies showing how livelihoods have changed since this time, and especially how such changes may have affected male and female headed households differently. Moreover, agriculture is often viewed in isolation from other types of income generating opportunities, like small scale trading. Agriculture, Diversification, and Gender in Rural Africa looks at how livelihoods have changed over time and how this has affected the relationship between agricultural and non-agricultural sources of livelihoods. In general, women have much poorer access to agricultural sources of income, and for this reason the interplay between farm and non-farm sources of income is especially important to analyse. Providing suggestions for more inclusive policies related to rural development, this edited volume outlines current weaknesses and illustrates potential opportunities for change. It offers a nuanced alternative to the current dominance of structural transformation narratives of agricultural change through adding insights from gender studies as well as village-level studies of agrarian development. It positions change in relation to broader livelihood dynamics outside the farm sector and contextualises them nationally and regionally to provide a necessary analytical adaption to the unfolding empirical realities of rural Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198799290 20180319
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xiii, 376 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
An illuminating study of America's agricultural society during the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Founding eras In the eighteenth century, three-quarters of Americans made their living from farms. This authoritative history explores the lives, cultures, and societies of America's farmers from colonial times through the founding of the nation. Noted historian Richard Bushman explains how all farmers sought to provision themselves while still actively engaged in trade, making both subsistence and commerce vital to farm economies of all sizes. The book describes the tragic effects on the native population of farmers' efforts to provide farms for their children and examines how climate created the divide between the free North and the slave South. Bushman also traces midcentury rural violence back to the century's population explosion. An engaging work of historical scholarship, the book draws on a wealth of diaries, letters, and other writings-including the farm papers of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington-to open a window on the men, women, and children who worked the land in early America.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300226737 20181015
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  • CHAPTER 1 Perspectives on Badland Studies in the Context of Global Change CHAPTER 2 The Origin of Badlands CHAPTER 3 The Role of Lithology: Parent Material Controls on Badland Development CHAPTER 4 Badlands and the Dynamics of Human History, Land Use, and Vegetation Through Centuries CHAPTER 5 Runoff Generation in Badlands CHAPTER 6 The Role of Piping in the Development of Badlands CHAPTER 7 Rethinking Spatial and Temporal Variability of Erosion in Badlands CHAPTER 8 Assessing Badland Sediment Sources Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles CHAPTER 9 Geotouristic Value of Badlands.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128130544 20181015
Badlands Dynamics in the Context of Global Change presents the newest ideas concerning badland formation and relates them to the larger context of global change. The book provides an overview of badland landforms and covers a variety of interdisciplinary topics, such as runoff generation, erosion processes and rates, the potential for modeling badland systems, and emerging technologies in research. It is an ideal resource for geomorphologists, physical geographers and soil scientists interested in this terrain and how it relates to land degradation in other environments.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128130544 20181015
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  • Part I: Technological Advances for Sustainable Agricultural Practices. A Fuzzy Approach in Categorizing Ripeness of Citrus Suhuensis Using Selected Optical Indices. Automated Visible Color Spectrum Model for Recognizing Ripeness of Citrus Suhuensis. Effect of Temperature on the Life Performance of Tropical Cladoceran, Ceriodaphnia cornuta from Tasik Elham, Perlis. Semantic Multi-Modality Ontology Image Retrieval with Relevance Feedback for Herbal Medicinal Plant. Effects of Diets Containing Effective Microorganisms (EM) on Growth Performance, Worm Burden, Hematological and Biochemical Analysis in Female Goats. RFID Application Development for Livestock Monitoring System. Part II: Molecular Aspect of Natural Biodiversity. PV92, ACE and TPA25 Alu Insertion Polymorphism in Kelantan Malays Subethnic Group. Screening and Isolation of Locally Thermophilic Facultative Anaerobe Bacteria for Biosurfactant Production. Toxicity Effects of Dimethoate and Chlorpyrifos on Esterase in Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Preliminary Study of Human Earprints: Method Development on Sampling and Enhancement Technique of Earprint on Non-Porous Surface. Influence of Diclofenac on Development Rates of Forensic Blowfly Chrysomya megacephala. The Effect of Mandibular Angulation on Gonial Angle and Tooth Length Measurement of Dental Panoramic Radiographs. Part III: Renewable Products from Agricultural and Natural Sources. Screening of the Best Carbon and Nitrogen Sources for Pseudomonas aeruginosa as a Potential Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) and Rhamnolipids Producer. Survivability Characteristics of Bifidobacterium Spp. Isolates from New Borne Muconium and Breast Fed/Formulated Infant Faeces in Acidic-Simulated Intestinal Conditions. Antioxidant and Anti-Bacterial Potential of Lichen Species from Malaysia. Part IV: Sustainable Synthesis and Production of Advanced Organomaterials. Synthesis of Unnatural Amino Acids: Betulinic Acid Peptides as Bioactive Molecules. Synthesis of Enantiopure Azido Trimethylsiloxy Cyclohexene Derivatives: A Useful Intermediates for the Synthesis of Tamiflu. Synthesis of Amino-Based Metal Organic Framework (MOF) in Oxidative Catalysis. Conductivity Studies of Schiff Base Ligands Derived from Phenylenediamine Derivatives.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771884495 20180319
This book focuses on cutting-edge advances and applications in tropical agriculture and bioresources. It outlines some of the newest advances, basic tools, and the applications of novel approaches to improve agricultural practices and utilization of bioresources for the enhancement of human life. Highlights include a thorough discussion on various aspects of agricultural modernization through technological advances in information technology, efficient utilization of under-exploited natural bioresources, new chemical approaches for the generation of novel biochemicals, and the applications of forensic and genetics approaches for bioresource conservation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771884495 20180319
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  • - Plants Stress Responses to Drought: Physiological, Biochemical and Molecular Basis.- Photosynthesis and Abiotic Stress in Plants.- Ecotoxicological effects of insecticides in plants assessed by germination and other phytotoxicity tools.- Variation in Plant Bioactive Compounds and Antioxidant Activities under Salt Stress.- Response of plants to salinity stress and the role of salicylic acid in modulating tolerance mechanisms: physiological and proteomic approach.- The role of beneficial elements in triggering adaptive responses to environmental stressors and improving plant performance.- Plant adaptation to stress conditions: the case of Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs).- Phosphite as an inductor of adaptive responses to stress and stimulator of better plant performance.- Nitric oxide and reactive oxygen species interactions in plant tolerance and adaptation to stress factors.- Involvement of Reactive Species of Oxygen and Nitrogen in Triggering Programmed Cell Death in Plants.- Progress and prospects in Capsicum breeding for biotic and abiotic stresses.- MicroRNA (miRNA) and Small interfering RNA (siRNA) - Biogenesis and functions in plants.- Bryomonitoring of Environmental Pollution.- Bioinformatics resources for the stress biology of plants.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811090288 20180730
This book highlights some of the most important biochemical, physiological and molecular aspects of plant stress, together with the latest updates. It is divided into 14 chapters, written by eminent experts from around the globe and highlighting the effects of plant stress (biotic and abiotic) on the photosynthetic apparatus, metabolites, programmed cell death, germination etc. In turn, the role of beneficial elements, glutathione-S-transferase, phosphite and nitric oxide in the adaptive response of plants under stress and as a stimulator of better plant performance is also discussed. A dedicated chapter addresses research advances in connection with Capsicum, a commercially important plant, and stress tolerance, from classical breeding to the recent use of large-scale transcriptome and genome sequencing technologies. The book also explores the significance of the liliputians of the plant kingdom (Bryophytes) as biomonitors/bioindicators, and general and specialized bioinformatics resources that can benefit anyone working in the field of plant stress biology. Given the information compiled here, the book will offer a valuable guide for students and researchers of plant molecular biology and stress physiology alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811090288 20180730
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xxvii, 302 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 22 cm
  • Chapter 1: Understanding the Challenges of the Agriculture Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa.Part I - Improving Agricultural Productivity.Chapter 2: Improved Seeds and Agricultural Productivity of Family Farms in Cameroon.Chapter 3: Breaking the Traditional Trap: Assessing Drivers of Modern Technology Adoption by Smallholder Farmers in Hurungwe District, Zimbabwe.Chapter 4: Input Utilization and Agricultural Labour Productivity: A Gender Analysis.Chapter 5: Evaluation of Women's On-Farm Trial of Drought Tolerant Maize in Southern Guinea Savannah Agro-Ecological Zone of Nigeria.Chapter 6: Impact of Bioenergy Crop Adoption on Total Crop Incomes of Farmers in Northern Ghana: The Case of Jatropha Curcas.Part II - Addressing Climate Change Challenges.Chapter 7: Profitability in a Sustainable Agricultural Production System: An Approach by the Soil and Water Conservation.Chapter 8: Land Tenure and Communities' Vulnerability to Climate Shocks: Insights from the Niger Basin of Benin.Chapter 9: Impact of Drought Index Insurance on Supplemental Irrigation: A Randomized Controlled Trial Experimental Evidence in Northern Ghana.Part III - Promoting Agro-Industrialization.Chapter 10: Does the Development of the Agricultural Sector Affect the Manufacturing Sector?.Chapter 11: Transforming African Agriculture through Special Economic Zones: Opportunities and Challenges.Chapter 12: Global Value Chains and Upmarket of ECOWAS countries.Chapter 13: Enhancing the Resilience and Sustainability of the Agriculture Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319762210 20180813
What are the challenges and action points for agricultural sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa? This open access collection of papers offers technical analyses, policy recommendations and an overview of success stories to date. Each carefully selected paper provides valuable insights for improved policy making and defines relevant strategic priorities on Africa's sustainable transformation process, which is in line with the international development agenda. Although agriculture remains the main source of income for Africa's population, the sector is rain-fed subjecting it to the vagaries of weather and climate change. This volume demonstrates the rationale of developing a competitive, inclusive and sustainable agribusiness sector for Africa's food security and structural transformation. From the impact of Bioenergy crop adoption and Drought Index Insurance to Agro-Industrialization, this volume is important reading for individual researchers, academic associations and professional bodies interested in African agricultural development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319762210 20180813
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xviii, 630 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: A Short History of the Evolution of the Climate Smart Agriculture Approach and its Links to Climate Change and Sustainable Agriculture Debates.- Chapter 3:Economics of Climate-Smart Agriculture.- Chapter 4: Innovation in Response to Climate Change.- Chapter 5: Use of Satellite Information on Wetness and Temperature for Decision of Crop Yield Prediction, River Discharge and Planning.- Chapter 6: Early Warning Techniques for Local Climate Resilience: Smallholder Rice in Lao PDE.- Chapter 7 : Farmers' Perceptions of and Adaptations to Climate Change in Southeast Asia: The Case Study from Thailand and Vietnam.- Chapter 8: U.S. Maize Yield Growth and Countervailing Climate Change Impacts.- Chapter 9: Understanding Tradeoffs in the Context of Farm-Scale Impacts: An Application of Decision-Support Tools for Assessing Climate Smart Argiculture.- Chapter 10: Can Insurance Help Manage Climate Risk and Food Insecurity?: Evidence from the Pastoral Regions of East Africa.- Chapter 11: Can Cash Transfer Programs Promote Household Resilience?: Cross-Country Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa.- Chapter 12: Input Subsidy Programs and Climate Smart Agriculture.- Chapter 13: Robust Decision Making for a Climate-Resilient Development of the Agricultural Sector in Nigeria.- Chapter 14: Using AgMIP Regional Integrated Assessment Methods to Evaluate Vulnerability, Resilience and Adaptive Capacity for Climate Smart Agricultural Systems.- Chapter 15: Climate Smart Food Supply Chains in Developing Countries in an Era of Rapid Dual Change in Agrifood Systems and the Climate.- Chapter 16: The Adoption of Climate Smart Agriculture: The Role of Information and Insurance under Climate Change.- Chapter 17: A Qualitative Evaluation of CSA Options in Mixed Crop-Livestock Systems in Developing Countries.- Chapter 18: Identifying Strategies to Enhance the Resilience of Smallholder Farming Systems: Evidence of Zambia.- Chapter 19: Climate Risk Management Through Sustainable Land and Water Management in Sub-Saharan Africa.- Chapter 20: Improving the Resilience of Central Asian Agriculture to Weather Viability and Climate Change.- Chapter 21: Managing Environmental Risk in the Presence of Climate Change: The Role of Adaption in the Mile Basin of Ethiopia.- Chapter 22: Diversification as Part of a CSA Strategy: The Cases of Zambia and Malawi.- Chapter 23: Economic Analysis of Improved Smallholder Paddy and Maize Production in Northern Vietnam and Implications for Climate-Smart Agriculture.- Chapter 24: Synthesis: Devising Effective Strategies and Policies for CSA.- Chapter 25: Conclusions and Policy Implications.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319611938 20180416
This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO license. The book uses an economic lens to identify the main features of climate-smart agriculture (CSA), its likely impact, and the challenges associated with its implementation. Drawing upon theory and concepts from agricultural development, institutional, and resource economics, this book expands and formalizes the conceptual foundations of CSA. Focusing on the adaptation/resilience dimension of CSA, the text embraces a mixture of conceptual analyses, including theory, empirical and policy analysis, and case studies, to look at adaptation and resilience through three possible avenues: ex-ante reduction of vulnerability, increasing adaptive capacity, and ex-post risk coping. The book is divided into three sections. The first section provides conceptual framing, giving an overview of the CSA concept and grounding it in core economic principles. The second section is devoted to a set of case studies illustrating the economic basis of CSA in terms of reducing vulnerability, increasing adaptive capacity and ex-post risk coping. The final section addresses policy issues related to climate change. Providing information on this new and important field in an approachable way, this book helps make sense of CSA and fills intellectual and policy gaps by defining the concept and placing it within an economic decision-making framework. This book will be of interest to agricultural, environmental, and natural resource economists, development economists, and scholars of development studies, climate change, and agriculture. It will also appeal to policy-makers, development practitioners, and members of governmental and non-governmental organizations interested in agriculture, food security and climate change.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319611938 20180416
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1 online resource.
  • 1. SATREPS program challenging global issues on food security: Overview Kokubun, M (Professor emerit us, Tohoku University, crop physiology and agronomy) and Asanuma, S (Professor emeritus, Nagoya University, soil science and plant nutrition) 2. Development of rice promising lines using genomic information in Vietnam Yoshimura, A (Professor, Kyushu University, crop breeding) 3. Tailor-made rice breeding and cultivation technology for Kenya's environment Yamauchi, A (Professor, Nagoya University, crop ecology and agronomy) 4. Development of flood- and drought-a daptive cropping systems in Namibia Iijima, M (Professor, Kinki University, crop ecology and agronomy) 5. Improving resources utilization efficiency in rice production systems with contour-levee irrigation in Colombia Okada, K (Professor, The University of Tokyo, crop ecology and agronomy) 6. Development of wheat breeding materials using genetic resources in Afghanistan Ban, T (Professor, Yokohama City University, crop breeding) 7. -- Biotechnology to generate a drought-tolerant soybean Nakashima, K (Senior researcher, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, plant molecular biology) 8. Bringing stability to world food supplies with Japanese technology and Mexican genetic resources Watanabe, K (Professor, Tsukuba University, plant genetics) 9. Control of witchweed (Striga) through chemical, biological and ecological methods in semi-arid regions in Sudan Sugimoto, T (Professor, Kobe University, organic chemistry) 10. Lessons learnt from SATREPS projects and perspectives Asanuma, S (Professor emeritus, Nagoya University) and Kokubun, M (Professor emeritus, Tohoku University.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811073076 20181015
This book presents field studies on crop production in developing countries such as Vietnam, Kenya, Namibia, Colombia, Afghanistan and Sudan. Further, it examines the achievements of SATREPS, a development assistance program sponsored by the Japanese government that promotes international joint research to address these global issues. In this context, multidisciplinary research teams consisting of breeders, physiologists, soil scientists, agronomists, and other scientists related to agricultural development worked together to tackle the challenges involved in enhancing the capacity of crop production in the respective regions. In addition to presenting novel scientific findings, this book highlights practical field studies that verify the effectiveness of the scientific findings in actual environments. The achievements will help to improve crop production worldwide, and the lessons learnt will be useful in re-designing strategies to address global issues in crop production, particularly in developing regions. Lastly, the outcomes discussed will be useful to policymakers and professionals engaged in crop production and food security in developing countries, as well as researchers and students.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811073076 20181015
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1 online resource.
  • Chapter 1: Introductory overview of the projected distress.- Chapter 2: Water requirements for prevailing cropping pattern.- Chapter 3: Prevailing cropping pattern in Egypt.- Chapter 4: Cropping pattern to increase food security.- Chapter 5: Cropping pattern to face water scarcity.- Chapter 6: Cropping pattern to face salinity stress.- Chapter 7: Future water requirements for prevailing cropping pattern.- Chapter 8: Cropping pattern to face climate change stress.- Chapter 9: Crops Intensification Rate under the Proposed Cropping Patterns.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319698793 20180213
This book provides state-of-the art analysis, never done before in Egypt, on agro-climatic zones level. This study deals with how the national cropping pattern can be modified to overcome abiotic stresses, such as water scarcity, induced salinity and climate change to reduce their negative effects on food production. To this end, different cropping patterns are suggested. This study can be a framework for other developing countries to be used in quantifying and filling the gap in their knowledge about practices that can help in increasing their food security through increasing food production. Furthermore, the study is useful for policy makers to help them in their future plans and policies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319698793 20180213
ProQuest Ebook Central Access limited to 3 simultaneous users
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244 p. ill. 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

19. La Divina villa [2018 - ]

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volumes ; 24 cm.
  • Volume I. Introduzione, Libri I e II.
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xxi, 134 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Conservationist Fannye Cook (1889-1964) was the most widely known scientist in Mississippi and was nationally known as the go-to person for biological information or wildlife specimens from the state. This biography celebrates the environmentalist instrumental in the creation of the Mississippi Game and Fish Commission (now called the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks) and the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.To accomplish this feat, Cook led an extensive grassroots effort to implement game laws and protect the state's environment. In 1926 she began traveling the state at her own expense, speaking at county fairs, schools, and clubs, and to county boards of supervisors on the status of wildlife populations and the need for management. Eventually she collected a diverse group of supporters from across the state. Due to these efforts, the legislature created the Mississippi Game and Fish Commission in 1932. Thanks to the formation of the Works Progress Administration in 1935, Cook received a WPA grant to conduct a comprehensive plant and animal survey of Mississippi. Under this program, eighteen museums were established within the state, and another one in Jackson, which served as the hub for public education and scientific research.Fannye Cook served as director of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science until her retirement in 1958. During her tenure, she published many bulletins, pamphlets, scientific papers, and the extensive book, Freshwater Fishes of Mississippi.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781496814128 20180625
Green Library