Month: June 2012

Failing to yield? ploughs, conservation agriculture and the problem of agricultural intensification: an example from the Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe

Published in Journal of Development Studies 48(3): 393-412, 2012 Frédéric Baudron, Jens A. Andersson, Marc Corbeels and Ken E. Giller Agricultural intensification, or increasing yield, has been a persistent theme in policy interventions in African smallholder agriculture. This article focuses on two...

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Food sovereignty or the human right to adequate food: which concept serves better as international development policy for global hunger and poverty reduction?

Published in Agriculture and Human Values 29(2): 259-273, 2012 Tina D. Beuchelt and Detlef Virchow The emerging concept of food sovereignty refers to the right of communities, peoples, and states to independently determine their own food and agricultural policies. It raises the question of which type...

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Adoption analysis of resource-conserving technologies in rice (Oryza sativa)-wheat (Triticum aestivum) cropping system of South Asia

Published in Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 82(5): 405-409, 2012 Ram Singh, Erenstein Olaf, Yashpal Singh Saharawat, Neelam Chaudhary, M. L. Jat The bread and rice baskets of South Asia feeding 20% of world population are showing stalled production due to fatigued natural resource bases....

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