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  1. Abstract, Parasites and Vectors, 2017 Tick infestation is the major problem for animal health that causes substantial economic losses, particularly in tropical and subtropical countries. To better understand the spatial distribution of tick species and risk factors associated with tick prevalence...
     
  2. Abstract,Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 2017 Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp.) is an important African food legume suitable for dry regions. It is the main legume in two contrasting agro-ecological regions of Kenya as an important component of crop rotations because of its relative...
     
  3. Resilience refers to the capacity for ecological systems to persist and absorb changes. Climate-change resilience encompasses a dual function, to absorb shock as well as to self-renew to cope with new circumstances. Agroforestry offers both mitigation and adaptation strategies for enhancing...  
  4. This study examined paired plots of farmland that were selected for their similarities in nearly every respect. They shared the same topography, angle of slope, location on the watershed, intensity of the storm, type of crops, etc. The only variation was that one was agroecologically farmed and...  
  5. The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) is a broad alliance of different civil society actors that are part of the struggle for food sovereignty and agroecology in Africa. These include: African farmers’ organizations, African NGO networks, specialist African NGOs, consumer movements...
     
  6. This book is a timely contribution towards the debate on the most effective way to bring about sustainable farming in marginal areas. It offers a detailed analysis of the social, economic, and agro-ecological characteristic of both Soil and Water Conservation (SWC) and Better Land Husbandry (BLH)...  
  7. A group of scientists, farmers and staff from development organizations in Malawi and Tanzania put together an integrated curriculum onagroecology,climate change,nutritionandsocial equity. This training material was written in such a way that rural people with limited education can use it to...  
  8. This presentation introduces and defines the concept of Multipurpose Trees and Shrubs in agroforestry. It lists the special features of them and describes ways to identify such species for specific agroforestry technologies and agro-ecological zones. One they have been identified, collected...  
  9. FAO hosts state-of-the-art databases and software to monitor and manage the many variables required to ensure food security while minimizing environmental impacts. All FAO’s standalone software models and other tools can be downloaded free, for use directly in the field or to assist in research...
     
  10. FAO 52 Profiles in Agroecology Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF), which is a set of farming methods, and also a grassroots peasant movement, has spread to various states in India. It has attained wide success in southern India, especially the southern Indian state of Karnataka where it first...