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Influence of slash-and-burn farming practices on fallow succession and land degradation in the rainforest region of Madagascar
Abstract Slash-and-burn agriculture (tavy) is the major cause of upland degradation and deforestation in eastern Madagascar. Upland degradation studies are largely based on floristic loss and haveExpand
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The system of crop intensification: reports from the field on improving agricultural production, food security, and resilience to climate change for multiple crops
In the past half dozen years, farmers and professionals working with them in several Asian and African countries have begun adapting and extrapolating what they have learned from and about the systemExpand
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Watershed management approaches, policies, and operations : lessons for scaling up
The report begins with definitions of watersheds and watershed management, a characterization of the problem of watershed degradation, and a short history of watershed management operations andExpand
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Application of system of rice intensification practices in the arid environment of the Timbuktu region in Mali
Cereal production is chronically deficit in the Timbuktu region of Mali, sufficient for only 4.5 months of annual household consumption. Small-scale, village-based irrigation schemes, usually 30–35Expand
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Degrading uplands in the rainforest region of Madagascar: Fallow biomass, nutrient stocks, and soil nutrient availability
Soil fertility restoration depends on natural fallows in the slash-and-burn system of eastern Madagascar. In the Beforona-Vohidrazana study zone, none of the fallow species are able to withstand theExpand
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The system of rice intensification as a sustainable agricultural innovation: introducing, adapting and scaling up a system of rice intensification practices in the Timbuktu region of Mali
The system of rice intensification (SRI) originated in Madagascar in the early 1980s and has spread today to 40 countries worldwide. SRI increases rice yields significantly while reducingExpand
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The growth and carcass and meat characteristics of pigs raised in a free-range or conventional housing system
The growth performance and the carcass and physical and chemical characteristics of the meat of 24 Landrace X Large White pigs were compared when reared under a free-range or a conventional housingExpand
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Indigenous fruit trees of Madagascar: potential components of agroforestry systems to improve human nutrition and restore biological diversity
Biodiversity in Eastern Madagascar is threatened by slash and burn agriculture, which is resulting in species extinction, land and soil degradation and rural impoverishment. An ethnobotanical studyExpand
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Fodder-quality improvement through contour planting of legume-shrub/grass mixtures in croplands of Rwanda highlands
The leguminous woody shrub species Sesbania sesban and Calliandra calothyrsus were planted with the grasses Pennisetum purpureum and Setaria splendida on contour lines in association with wheat andExpand
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Sustainable land management : challenges, opportunities, and trade-offs
Land is the integrating component of all livelihoods depending on farm, forest, rangeland, or water (rivers, lakes, coastal marine) habitats. Due to varying political, social, and economic factors,Expand
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