Smart Technologies for Sustainable Smallholder Agriculture

Written By David Chikoye
Smart Technologies for Sustainable Smallholder Agriculture
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 07 April 2017
  • ISBN : 0128105224
  • Pages : 330 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Smart Technologies for Sustainable Smallholder Agriculture written by David Chikoye which was release on 07 April 2017, this book published by Academic Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Smart Technologies for Sustainable Smallholder Agriculture: Upscaling in Developing Countries defines integrated climate smart agricultural technologies (ICSAT) as a suite of interconnected techniques and practices that enhance quantity and quality of agricultural products with minimum impact on the environment. These ICSAT are centered on three main pillars, increased production and income, adaptation and resilience to climate change, and minimizing GHG emissions. This book brings together technologies contributing to the three pillars, explains the context in which they can be scaled up, and identifies research and development gaps as areas requiring further investigation. It stresses the urgency in critically analyzing and recommending ICSAT and scaling out the efforts of both developing and disseminating these in an integrated manner. The book discusses, synthesizes, and offers alternative solutions to agriculture production systems and socio-economic development. It brings together biophysical and socioeconomic disciplines in evaluating suitable ICSAT in an effort to help reduce poverty and food insecurity. Highlights the research gaps and opportunities on climate smart agricultural technologies and institutional arrangements Provides information on institutional engagements that are inclusive of value chain actors that support partnerships and the development of interactive platforms Elaborates some of the effects of climate extremes on production and socioeconomic development on small farms whose impact has potentially large impact

Smart Technologies for Sustainable Smallholder Agriculture

Smart Technologies for Sustainable Smallholder Agriculture
  • Author : David Chikoye,Therese Gondwe,Nhamo Nhamo
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-07
  • Total pages : 330
  • ISBN : 0128105224
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Summary : Smart Technologies for Sustainable Smallholder Agriculture: Upscaling in Developing Countries defines integrated climate smart agricultural technologies (ICSAT) as a suite of interconnected techniques and practices that enhance quantity and quality of agricultural products with minimum impact on the environment. These ICSAT are centered on three main pillars, increased production and ...

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  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release Date : 2020-11-25
  • Total pages : 47
  • ISBN : 0128105224
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Summary : Increasing the productivity of commercially oriented smallholder farming households in Nigeria results in greater incomes for their households, which, in turn, can drive an expansion in local nonfarm employment opportunities and raise incomes across rural communities. Appropriately targeting agricultural development efforts towards commercially oriented farming households has important second-round development ...

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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Total pages : 626
  • ISBN : 0128105224
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Summary : Feeding the increasing global population, which is projected to reach ~10 billion by 2050, there has been increasing demands for more improved/sustainable agricultural management practices that can be followed by farmers to improve productivity without jeopardizing the environment and ecosystem. Indeed, about 95% of our food directly or indirectly comes from soil. ...

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  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0128105224
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  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release Date : 2020-07-15
  • Total pages : 80
  • ISBN : 0128105224
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Summary : With climate change and other factors looming, the technology farmers and agricultural workers employ to harvest crops and raise livestock is ever more important to ensuring the world's food supply can sustain us. This informative volume explores the various cutting-edge technologies and techniques deployed in the twenty-first century, and how ...

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  • Publisher : Soyinfo Center
  • Release Date : 2019-04-08
  • Total pages : 1223
  • ISBN : 0128105224
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Summary : The world's most comprehensive, well documented, and well illustrated book on this subject. With extensive subject and geographical index. 113 photographs and illustrations - mostly color. Free of charge in digital PDF format on Google Books...

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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-03-17
  • Total pages : 637
  • ISBN : 0128105224
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Summary : This book discusses knowledge-based sustainable agro-ecological and natural resource management systems and best practices for sustained agricultural productivity and ecosystem resilience for better livelihoods under a changing climate. With a focus on agriculture in Africa, the book assesses innovative technologies for use on smallholder farms, and addresses some of the ...

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  • Release Date : 2022-04-25
  • Total pages : 56
  • ISBN : 0128105224
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Summary : This Country Programming Framework (CPF) is the planning and programming tool that translates the FAO Strategic Framework into actions for Maldives for the period 2022–2026. It is conceived in partnership with the government of the Maldives and is intended to support government priorities, planning, implementation and reporting vis-à-vis the 2030 Agenda. ...

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  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2021-03-19
  • Total pages : 102
  • ISBN : 0128105224
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Summary : Savanna and grassland biomes cover more of the earth's surface than any other biome type, and yet they are still largely understudied. In recent decades, global savanna and grassland ecosystems have become more prominent in the literature focused on global change dynamics. Savanna and grasslands represent unique biomes with their ...

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  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2019-10-08
  • Total pages : 246
  • ISBN : 0128105224
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Summary : This book is based on a Special Issue of the journal LAND that draws together a collection of 11 diverse articles at the nexus of climate change, landscapes, and livelihoods in rural Africa; all explore the links between livelihood and landscape change, including shifts in farming practices and natural resource use ...

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-07-28
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0128105224
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Summary : After the United Nations adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to "end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all," researchers and policy makers highlighted the importance of targeted investment in science, technology, and innovation (STI) to make tangible progress. Science, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Development Goals showcases ...

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  • Author : Management Association, Information Resources
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2022-02-18
  • Total pages : 1364
  • ISBN : 0128105224
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Summary : Agriculture has been an enduring human tradition key to survival and civilization. However, after the advent of industrialization and agricultural growth, the industry has been met with several challenges including pollution, land use, and food insecurity. With the agricultural industry contributing to pollution and emissions, many have found it imperative ...

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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-11-16
  • Total pages : 402
  • ISBN : 0128105224
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Summary : The existential environmental crisis prompted the United Nations to formulate the Millennium Development Goals at the turn of the 21st century in order to embark on an era of sustainable development. The progress and deficiencies in achieving the Millennium Development Goals provided impetus to the intelligentsia and policymakers to map ...

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-10-20
  • Total pages : 630
  • ISBN : 0128105224
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release Date : 2022-01-11
  • Total pages : 535
  • ISBN : 0128105224
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Summary : Tillage agriculture has led to widespread soil and ecosystem degradation globally, and more particularly in the developing regions. This is especially so in Africa where traditional agricultural practices have become unsustainable due to severe exploitation of natural resources with negative impacts on the environment and food system. In addition, agricultural ...