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Experiment set-up: SOC trials in Merchouch and Guich stations, year 1
This is the first progress report of the SOC-related component of the research, on the effects of Durum Wheat genotypes on soil organic carbon and total nitrogen in the root zone.
Experiment set-up: Silicon pot-experiment at Guich station, year 1
This is the first progress report of the Silicon-related component of the research, on the effects of bio-available Silicon on the drought tolerance of Bread Wheat genotypes.
How Landscape Level Governance and Land Use Planning are Connected: Insights from Case Studies in Marsabit, Isiolo and Makueni
The present document consists of a workshop presentation in which are illustrated three different studies from three different projects, focused on natural resource governance, but all relevant to land use planning.
Is Discrimination of 13C in potato leaflets and tubers an appropriate trait to describe genotype responses to restrictive and well-watered conditions?
Selection for drought tolerance entails prioritizing plant traits that integrate critical physiological processes occurring during crop growth. Discrimination against 13C (Δ) in leaflets (Δleaflet) and tubers (Δtuber) was ...
Plant domestication and its contributions to in situ conservation of genetic resources in Benin
All over the world, plant domestication is continually being carried out by local communities to support their needs for food, fibre, medicine, building materials, etc. Using participatory rapid appraisal approach, 150 ...
Balancing climate related changes in Tajikistan’s farmlands
Blog on Balancing climate related changes in Tajikistan’s farmlands
Strategies for Combating Climate Change in Drylands Agriculture
The aim of this report is to examine the problem of changing climate patterns in dry land areas and its effect on rural populations and offer some practical solutions, as input the Conference of Conference of the Parties (COP18) ...
Cactusnet: Promoting the social and ecological benefits of cactus production: Promoting Cactus as an alternative and sustainable livestock feed
Given their high-water efficiency and ability to withstand extremely dry conditions, cactus is increasingly being recognized as a more sustainable alternative to traditional livestock forage in dryland areas. This high-energy, ...
Managing rangelands: promoting sustainable shrub species: Silvopasture: offering multiple benefits for agro-pastoralists
Silvopasture is ideally suited to the dry areas where its application in agro-forestry production systems can help to improve fodder production, enhance soil health, and reduce erosion. In India, where the practice is ...
Measurement of the aboveground biomass of some rangeland species using a digital nondestructive technique
Plant biomass is usually assumed to be positively correlated with canopy cover. Measurements of canopy cover can now be easily and precisely made through image processing of high-resolution digital photography. This study ...