Sustainable Intensification to Advance Food Security and Enhance Climate Resilience in Africa

Editors: Lal, R., Singh, B.R., Mwaseba, D.L., Kraybill, D., Hansen, D.O., Eik, L.O. (Eds.)

  • Vividly explains the importance of sustainable intensification
  • Pertinent to advancing food security in Africa
  • Addresses enhancement of climate resilience
  • Concluding chapter discusses research and development priorities
  • Based on inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to addressing key issues of global significance (e.g. food security, climate change, sustainable development)
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About this book

This 32-chapter volume represents the core of several oral and poster presentations made at the conference.  In addition to Introduction and Conclusion sections, the book is thematically divided into 7 sections, namely, 1) Land Use and Farming Systems, 2) Effects of Climate Change on Crop Yield, 3) Soil Nutrient and Water Management for Carbon Sequestration, 4) Rehabilitation of Degraded Lands through Forestry and Agroforestry, 5) Management of Animal Production for Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 6) Smallholder Adaptation to Climate Change, and 7) Economic, Social and Policy Issues. It addresses these themes in the context of sustainable intensification (SI). It implies increasing agronomic production from the existing land while improving/restoring its quality and decreasing the C or environmental footprint. Simply put, SI means producing more from less.

Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Sustainable Intensification for Adaptation and Mitigation of Climate Change and Advancement of Food Security in Africa

    Lal, Rattan

    Pages 3-17

  • Geopedological and Landscape Dynamic Controls on Productivity Potentials and Constraints in Selected Spatial Entities in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Bamutaze, Yazidhi

    Pages 21-44

  • Land Degradation and Soil Carbon Pool in Different Land Uses and Their Implication for Food Security in Southern Ethiopia

    Demessie, Ambachew (et al.)

    Pages 45-62

  • Land Use Impact on Soil Organic Carbon and Total Nitrogen Storage in a Typical Dry Land District in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia

    Gelaw, Aweke M. (et al.)

    Pages 63-73

  • Climate Risk Management Through Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Nkonya, Ephraim (et al.)

    Pages 75-111

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eBook $179.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-09359-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
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  • Due: November 10, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35499-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Intensification to Advance Food Security and Enhance Climate Resilience in Africa
Editors
  • Rattan Lal
  • Bal Ram Singh
  • Dismas L. Mwaseba
  • David Kraybill
  • David O. Hansen
  • Lars Olav Eik
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-09360-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09360-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-09359-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35499-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 665
Number of Illustrations and Tables
30 b/w illustrations, 106 illustrations in colour
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