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Author International Conference on "Challenges and Opportunities for Agricultural Intensification of the Humid Highland Systems of Sub-Saharan Africa" (2011 : Kigali, Rwanda)

Title Agro-ecological intensification of agricultural systems in the African highlands / edited by Bernard Vanlauwe, Piet van Asten and Guy Blomme
Published London New York Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2013


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 W'PONDS  338.1620968 Ico/Cao 2011  AVAILABLE
Description xx, 314 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents Agro-ecological intensification of farming systems in the East and Central African highlands / Bernard Vanlauwe, Guy Blomme and Piet van Asten -- Agricultural intensification and the food security challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa / Brian A. Keating, Peter S. Carberry and John Dixon -- The agro-ecological solution?! : food security and poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa, with an emphasis on the East African highlands / Henk Breman -- Theme 1: Systems components. CIALCA interventions for productivity increase of cropping system components in the African Great Lakes zone / Pieter Pypers et al. -- Exploring the scope of fertilizer use in the East African region / Lydia Wairegi and Piet van Asten -- The 4R nutrient stewardship in the context of smallholder agriculture in Africa / Shamie Zingore and Adrian Johnston -- Mitigating the impact of biotic constraints to build resilient banana systems in Central and Eastern Africa / Rony Swennen et al. -- Challenges for the improvement of seed systems for vegetatively propagated crops in Eastern Africa / Julian Smith, Daniel Coyne and Elmar Schulte-Geldermann -- Theme 2: System integration. CIALCA's efforts on integrating farming system components and exploring related trade-offs / Piet van Asten et al. -- Towards ecologically intensive smallholder farming systems : design, scales and trade-offs evaluation / Pablo Tittonell -- Using the 'livestock ladder' as a means for poor crop/livestock farmers to exit poverty in Sud-Kivu Province, eastern DR Congo / Brigitte L. Maass et al. -- N2Africa : putting nitrogen fixation to work for smallholder farmers in Africa / Ken E. Giller et al. -- Integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation in East African coffee ecosystems / Henk van Rikxoort et al. -- Theme 3: Drivers for adoption. Agricultural technology diffusion and adoption in banana and legume based systems of Central Africa / Emily Ouma et al. -- Supply and demand drivers of the sustainable intensification of farming systems through grain legumes in Central, Eastern and Southern Africa / Joseph Rusike et al. -- Assessing and improving the nutritional diversity of cropping systems / Roseline Remans et al. -- Disseminating agroforestry innovations in Cameroon : are relay organizations effective? / Ann Degrande et al. -- Participatory re-introduction of Vicia faba beans in resource-poor farming systems : adoption of a farmer-led initiative / Erik Karltun et al. -- Theme 4: Communicating and disseminating complex knowledge. Walking the impact pathway : CIALCA's efforts to mobilize agricultural knowledge for the African Great Lakes region / Boudy van Schagen et al. -- Scalability and farmer heterogeneity : implications for research on sustainable intensification / John Lynam -- Integrated agricultural research for development (IAR4D) : an approach to enhance the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in the Lake Kivu region / Robin Buruchara et al. -- Communication channels used in dissemination of soil fertility management practices in the central highlands of Kenya / Sarah W. Kimaru-Muchai et al. -- Targeting farmers' priorities for effective agricultural intensification in the humid highlands of Eastern Africa / Jeremias Mowo et al
Summary "With growing population and food security risks, there is an urgent need to increase sustainable agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa. This book addresses the issue of agricultural intensification in the humid highland areas of Africa. Its framework is built on the activities carried out during the last six years in the Great Lakes Region through the Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa, but expanded to include views and contributions from the international scientific community, particularly Europe, North America and Australia. In addition to introductory and synthesis chapters, the book focuses on four themes: system components required for agricultural intensification; the integration of components at the system level; drivers for adoption of technologies towards intensification; and the dissemination of complex knowledge. It provides case studies of improved crop and soil management for staple crops such as cassava and bananas, as well as examples of how the livelihoods of rural people can be improved."--Provided by publisher
Notes "An International Conference on 'Challenges and opportunities for agricultural intensification of the humid highland systems of sub-Saharan Africa' was organized by the Consortium for Improving Agricultural Livelihoods in Central Africa in October 2011 in Rwanda. ... This book contains the keynote presentations and others directly aligned to the main theme of the International Conference, organized in Kigali, Rwanda, between 24 and 28 October 2011"--Chapter 1
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also issued online
Subject Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa -- Congresses.
Upland agriculture -- Africa, East -- Congresses
Upland agriculture -- Africa, Central -- Congresses
Agricultural intensification -- Africa, East -- Congresses.
Agricultural intensification -- Africa, Central -- Congresses.
Hill farming -- Africa, East -- Congresses.
Hill farming -- Africa, Central -- Congresses.
Integrated agricultural systems -- Africa, East -- Congresses.
Integrated agricultural systems -- Africa, Central -- Congresses.
Food security -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Congresses.
Uplands -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Vanlauwe, B. (Bernard)
Asten, Piet van, 1972-
Blomme, G.
Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa.
LC no. 2013015398
ISBN 9780415532730 (hardback)