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Agricultural Extension in India

Macklin, M. 1992. World Bank Technical paper 190. Mike Macklin, a long-time member of TAA and former senior agriculturalist at the Bank’s Delhi Offices, tells the story of the Bank’s involvement in the development of agricultural extension in India from 1977 to 1992. A case study for students of extension.

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Conservation agriculture: a weapon in the fight against forest destruction

Brian Sims. in ARCUS Foundation 2015. State of the Apes: industrial agriculture and ape conservation. CA reviewed in context of reducing pressure on forests to aid ape conservation http://www.stateoftheapes.com/reports/

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Mechanization of Conservation Agriculture for Smallholders: Issues and Options for Sustainable Intensification

Brian Sims and Josef Kienzle. CA mechanisation, smallholders, supply chains, local manufacture, service provision, training needs and market stimulus are covered. Environments 2015, 2, 139-166

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Overview of the Worldwide Spread of Conservation Agriculture

A. Kassam, T. Friedrich, R. Derpsch and J. Kienzle. The global empirical evidence shows that farmer-led transformation of agricultural production systems based on Conservation Agriculture (CA) principles is already occurring and gathering momentum globally as a new paradigm for the 21st century.

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UK Aid in a Changing World: implications for ICAI

The Jan 2016 Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) report by Dr Alison Evans. The global development landscape is changing fast. In 2015 a new global development agenda was launched through the Global Goals, alongside international commitments on development, finance an climate change. In the UK, the government has set out a strategy for UK aid for the next five years. This and the implications for ICAI’s mandate for independent scrutiny are reviewed.

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Rural Mechanisation: where are we now, and where should we be going?

Brian G. Sims (Consultant, Engineering for Development Bedford, United Kingdom and TAA) www.engineering4development.co.uk, and Josef Kienzle, Agricultural engineer and small mechanisation expert, Plant Production and Protection Division Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy Josef.Kienzle@fao.org. Rural 21, February 2015 (http://rura21.com)rn

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Implications of soil complexity for environmental monitoring

HUGH BRAMMER* AND FREDDY O. NACHTERGAELE (2014), rnInternational Journal of Environmental Studies. Hugh is a member of TAA. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207233.2014.967509

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Combining sustainable agricultural production with economic and environmental benefits

Amir Kassam & Hugh Brammer The Geographical Journal, November 2012, 1-8

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Small-scale farming and youth in an era of rapid rural change

Proctor, F.J. and V. Lucchesi (2012), published by IIED. Felicity Proctor is a member of TAA.

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CAP 2020: MAKING SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE REAL

The role of Conservation Agriculture in thernCAP reform. 2011/2012. Authors: Gottlieb Basch(ICAAM),Amir Kassam(TAA, Emilio J. Gonzalez-Sanchez,University of Cordoba(AEAC/SVP), Bernhard Streit(HAFL)

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Paper 10. Conservation Agriculture

Theodor Friedrich, Amir Kassam and Francis Shaxson. STOA Project “Agricultural Technologies for Developing Countries”. European Technology Assessment Group. European Parliament. 2009rn

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Paper 9. Conservation Agriculture in the UK:

Brian Sims. 2011. Conservation Agriculture in the UK: a visit to a no-till farm in Lincolnshire. Landwards, Autumn 2011 p 21 (the professional journal of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers)

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Paper 8. Conservation Agriculture for sustainable cropping and environmental protection

Brian G Sims1 and Jim Ellis-Jones, June 17th 2011. Report on TAA Land Husbandry Group visit to Tony Reynolds’ farm in Lincolnshire, UK, to see no-till arable farming in practice.

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Paper 7. Measuring the impact of watershed management projects

Keith J. Virgo and Jyotsna SitlingrnWaterlines Vol. 22, No.1 July 2003, 12-14

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Paper 6. An international technical workshop on “Investing in sustainable crop intensification: The case for improving soil health”.

FAO, Rome: 22-24 July 2008. rnIntegrated Crop Management Vol.6 – 2008, FAO, Rome

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Paper 5. Conservation Agriculture in the 21st Century: A Paradigm of Sustainable Agriculture.

Amir Kassam, Theodor Friedrich and Rolf DerpschrnEuropean Congress on Conservation Agriculture, Madrid, October 2010

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Paper 4. The spread of Conservation Agriculture: Justification, sustainability and uptake.

Amir Kassam, Theodor Friedrich, Francis Shaxson and Jules PrettyrnInternational Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 7(4): 292-320, 2009

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Paper 3. Sustainability of farming in Europe: Is there a role for Conservation Agriculture?

Amir KassamrnJournal of Farm Management Vol. 13(10): 717-728. 2009

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Paper 2. Participatory Watershed Management: Examples from Herat, Western Afghanistan

K. J. Virgo, M. H. Aslami, and B. AhmedrnProceedings of World Association of Soil and Water Conservation Paper No. P1-8, 2006, 65-77

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Paper 1. System of Rice Intensification

Norman Uphoff and Amir Kassam. STOA Project “Agricultural Technologies for Developing Countries”. European Technology Assessment Group. European Parliament. 2009 rn

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Biology & Management of Invasive Apple Snails

Editors Joshi RC, Cowie RH & Sebastian LS (2017). Reviews the biology and management of this widespread invasive pest of irrigated rice. Published by the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice). Ravi Joshi is TAA Coordinator for Pacific. If you wish to receive a pdf copy of the book, please contact the Webmanager@taa.org.uk

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The Rice Apple Snail in Spain: a review

Ravindra C. Joshi and Xavier Vélez Parera (Ravi is a TAA member). The Rice Apple Snail (Pomacea spp), endemic to South America, is a major pest in wetland agriculture, especially rice. It was released accidentally into the Ebro Delta in Spain in 2009 by an exotic animal importer. It has had devastating effects on rice harvests, with 10,000 ha now affected. The review covers the characteristics of the snail and means for control. Continuous hand picking, trapping, destruction of eggs, in addition to existing control measures, may be slow but will eventually keep the pest at non- damaging levels. International Pest Control (IPC) Magazine March/April 2017, 106-108 (www.international-pest-control.com).

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