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Science to support climate-smart agricultural development: concepts and results from the MICCA pilot projects in East Africa.

Published online: 04 May 2016

Authors: Rosenstock, T. S. & Mpanda, M. & Kimaro, A. & Luedeling, E. & Kuyah, S. & Anyekulu, E. & Freeman, O. E. & Thiong'o, M. & Abwanda, S. & Mutuo, P. & Mativo, J. & Shaba, S. & Kirui, J. & Franzel, S. & Neufeldt, H. & Shepherd, K. & Neely, C.

Content type: Miscellaneous

This document reports on the concepts driving the scientific activities of FAO's Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture Programme's pilot project...

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Local knowledge and relational values of midwestern woody perennial polyculture farmers can inform tree-crop policies.

Published online: 08 Aug 2022

Authors: Kreitzman, M. & Chapman, M. & Keeley, K. O. & Chan, K. M. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: People and Nature

Agricultural producers, academics and policy-makers are increasingly interested in multifunctional tree crop systems as a solution for maintaining eco...

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Risk management of outbreaks of livestock diseases.

Published online: 11 Nov 2015

Authors: Inamura, M. & Rushton, J. & Antón, J.

Content type: Bulletin

Livestock diseases can severely harm animal and human health, and have adverse economic impacts on producer incomes, markets, trade, and consumers. Th...

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Grazing intensity affects insect diversity via sward structure and heterogeneity in a long-term experiment.

Published online: 06 Aug 2014

Authors: Jerrentrup, J. S. & Wrage-Mönnig, N. & Röver, K. U. & Isselstein, J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In the past, insect diversity in grasslands showed a severe decline due to management intensification or abandonment. In this study, we investigate th...

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Morphoecological characteristics of grasses used to restore degraded semi-arid African rangelands.

Published online: 26 May 2022

Authors: Mganga, K. Z. & Kaindi, E. & Ndathi, A. J. N. & Bosma, L. & Kioko, T. & Kadenyi, N. & Wambua, S. M. & Steenbergen, F. van & Musimba, N. K. R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Ecological Solutions and Evidence

Progressive loss of productivity and plant diversity is a concern in global rangelands. In African rangelands, this process is partly attributed to he...

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Effect of pyric herbivory on source-sink dynamics in grassland birds.

Published online: 03 Aug 2016

Authors: Davis, C. A. & Churchwell, R. T. & Fuhlendorf, S. D. & Engle, D. M. & Hovick, T. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Grasslands world-wide provide a host of ecosystem services. In particular, these grasslands serve as biodiversity repositories for a myriad of imperil...

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Gender differences in climate change perceptions and adaptation strategies: an intra-household analysis from rural Kenya.

Published online: 13 Apr 2016

Authors: Ngigi, M. W. & Mueller, U. & Birner, R.

Content type: Bulletin

It has been widely acknowledged that the effects of climate change are not gender neutral. However, existing studies on adaptation to climate change m...

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Controls over the strength and timing of fire-grazer interactions in a semi-arid rangeland.

Published online: 05 Feb 2014

Authors: Augustine, D. J. & Derner, J. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The degree to which large herbivores select and forage within recently burned areas is a key driver of vegetation heterogeneity in rangeland ecosystem...

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Thinning the thickets: foraging of hardy cattle, sheep and goats in green alder shrubs.

Published online: 04 Aug 2022

Authors: Pauler, C. M. & Zehnder, T. & Staudinger, M. & Lüscher, A. & Kreuzer, M. & Berard, J. & Schneider, M. K.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Green alder shrubs Alnus viridis increasingly overgrow European mountain pastures but hinder natural forest succession. This nitrogen-fixing, autochth...

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How do individual farmers' objectives influence the evaluation of rangeland management strategies under a variable climate?

Published online: 02 Apr 2014

Authors: Jakoby, O. & Quaas, M. F. & Müller, B. & Baumgärtner, S. & Frank, K.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Management decisions by farmers are influenced by complex interrelations of ecological, economic and social factors. Of equal importance are the indiv...

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