Agroecology by Vytautas Pilipavičius

By Vytautas Pilipavičius

This ebook is a set of chapters, in regards to the advancements in the Agroecology box of analysis. The publication contains scholarly contributions via a number of authors pertinent to Agricultural and organic Sciences. each one contribution comes as a separate bankruptcy entire in itself yet without delay with regards to the book's themes and goals. the objective viewers includes students and experts within the box.

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The headwaters of the Blue Nile are located in northwest Ethiopia at Tana Lake. This range of habitats also supports a rich variety of species, which contributes to the overall biological diversity of the country [95]. 7 million smallholder farmers account for approximately 95% of agricultural GDP and 85% of the population. 3 million hectares of arable land, Ethiopia has tremendous potential for agricultural development. 6 million hectares of land are currently being cultivated, just over 20% of the total arable area.

Main crops are sesame, cotton, sorghum and vegetables. Additional cash is obtained from sale of fruit, vegetables, honey, gum, firewood and grasses. 5772/60012 being able to graze their animals along the perennial Nile tributaries, which help them cope in drought periods. The major challenges to this system include ecological disturb‐ ance and land degradation associated with slash and burn shifting cultivation, moisture stress and lack of adequate water supply, human and livestock diseases, livestock feed shortages during the dry season and poor infrastructure.

It is practiced along river banks in particular and in areas neigh‐ boring the pasture zones which receive slightly higher rainfall. 5 ha of cultivated land, a minimum of 6 cattle and more than 6 goats. Main crops are sesame, cotton, sorghum and vegetables. Additional cash is obtained from sale of fruit, vegetables, honey, gum, firewood and grasses. 5772/60012 being able to graze their animals along the perennial Nile tributaries, which help them cope in drought periods. The major challenges to this system include ecological disturb‐ ance and land degradation associated with slash and burn shifting cultivation, moisture stress and lack of adequate water supply, human and livestock diseases, livestock feed shortages during the dry season and poor infrastructure.

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