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Volume 134, issue C, 2015

Crop residue management and soil health: A systems analysis pp. 6-16 Downloads
Marie-Soleil Turmel, Alicia Speratti, Frédéric Baudron, Nele Verhulst and Bram Govaerts
Determinants of maize stover utilization as feed, fuel and soil amendment in mixed crop-livestock systems, Ethiopia pp. 17-23 Downloads
Moti Jaleta, Menale Kassie and Olaf Erenstein
Feeding, crop residue and manure management for integrated soil fertility management – A case study from Kenya pp. 24-35 Downloads
A. Castellanos-Navarrete, P. Tittonell, M.C. Rufino and K.E. Giller
Trade-offs around the use of biomass for livestock feed and soil cover in dairy farms in the Alaotra lake region of Madagascar pp. 36-47 Downloads
K. Naudin, G. Bruelle, P. Salgado, E. Penot, E. Scopel, M. Lubbers, N. de Ridder and K.E. Giller
Economic trade-offs of biomass use in crop-livestock systems: Exploring more sustainable options in semi-arid Zimbabwe pp. 48-60 Downloads
Sabine Homann-Kee Tui, Diego Valbuena, Patricia Masikati, Katrien Descheemaeker, Justice Nyamangara, Lieven Claessens, Olaf Erenstein, Andre van Rooyen and Daniel Nkomboni
Social and income trade-offs of conservation agriculture practices on crop residue use in Mexico’s central highlands pp. 61-75 Downloads
Tina D. Beuchelt, Carolina T. Camacho Villa, Lutz Göhring, Víctor M. Hernández Rodríguez, Jon Hellin, Kai Sonder and Olaf Erenstein
Property rights enforcement and no-till adoption in crop-livestock systems pp. 76-83 Downloads
Nicholas Magnan
From farm scale synergies to village scale trade-offs: Cereal crop residues use in an agro-pastoral system of the Sudanian zone of Burkina Faso pp. 84-96 Downloads
N. Andrieu, J. Vayssières, M. Corbeels, M. Blanchard, E. Vall and P. Tittonell
Multi-scale trade-off analysis of cereal residue use for livestock feeding vs. soil mulching in the Mid-Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe pp. 97-106 Downloads
Frédéric Baudron, Sylvestre Delmotte, Marc Corbeels, Juan M. Herrera and Pablo Tittonell
Identifying determinants, pressures and trade-offs of crop residue use in mixed smallholder farms in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia pp. 107-118 Downloads
Diego Valbuena, Sabine Homann-Kee Tui, Olaf Erenstein, Nils Teufel, Alan Duncan, Tahirou Abdoulaye, Braja Swain, Kindu Mekonnen, Ibro Germaine and Bruno Gérard
Tradeoffs around crop residue biomass in smallholder crop-livestock systems – What’s next? pp. 119-128 Downloads
Pablo Tittonell, Bruno Gérard and Olaf Erenstein

Volume 133, issue C, 2015

Taking from cotton to grow maize: The shifting practices of small-holder farmers in the cotton belt of Mali pp. 1-13 Downloads
Paul Laris, Jeremy D. Foltz and Briton Voorhees
A succession-energy framework for reducing non-target impacts of annual crop production pp. 14-21 Downloads
Richard G. Smith
Socioeconomic and environmental assessment of biodiesel crops on family farming systems in Brazil pp. 22-34 Downloads
João Guilherme Dal Belo Leite, Flávio Barbosa Justino, João Vasco Silva, Madeleine J. Florin and Martin K. van Ittersum
A diagnostic system to assess sustainability at a farm level: The SOSTARE model pp. 35-53 Downloads
Maria Luisa Paracchini, Claudia Bulgheroni, Giorgio Borreani, Ernesto Tabacco, Alessandro Banterle, Danilo Bertoni, Graziano Rossi, Gilberto Parolo, Roberto Origgi and Claudio De Paola
Conceptualising farming systems for agricultural development research: Cases from Eastern and Southern Africa pp. 54-62 Downloads
Stephen Whitfield, Jami L. Dixon, Brian P. Mulenga and Hambulo Ngoma
Whole-farm economic, risk and resource-use trade-offs associated with integrating forages into crop–livestock systems in western China pp. 63-72 Downloads
Adam M. Komarek, Lindsay W. Bell, Jeremy P.M. Whish, Michael J. Robertson and William D. Bellotti
Efficient economic and environmental management of pastoral systems: Theory and application pp. 73-84 Downloads
Graeme J. Doole and Ross Kingwell
Efficiency and stability in subtropical beef cattle grazing systems in the northwest of Argentina pp. 85-96 Downloads
J.A. Nasca, C.R. Feldkamp, J.I. Arroquy and D. Colombatto
The economics of irrigating wheat in a humid climate – A study in the East of England pp. 97-108 Downloads
D. El Chami, J.W. Knox, A. Daccache and E.K. Weatherhead
Resource use and greenhouse gas intensity of Australian beef production: 1981–2010 pp. 109-118 Downloads
S.G. Wiedemann, B.K. Henry, E.J. McGahan, T. Grant, C.M. Murphy and G. Niethe
Diversity in success: Interaction between external interventions and local actions in three rice farming areas in Benin pp. 119-130 Downloads
Edmond Totin, Barbara van Mierlo, Roch Mongbo and Cees Leeuwis
Spatio-temporal performance of large-scale Gezira Irrigation Scheme, Sudan pp. 131-142 Downloads
Islam Sabry Al Zayed, Nadir Ahmed Elagib, Lars Ribbe and Jürgen Heinrich
Impact of prospective climate change on water resources and crop yields in the Indrawati basin, Nepal pp. 143-157 Downloads
I. Palazzoli, S. Maskey, S. Uhlenbrook, E. Nana and D. Bocchiola
Systemic adaptations to climate change in southern Australian grasslands and livestock: Production, profitability, methane emission and ecosystem function pp. 158-166 Downloads
Afshin Ghahramani and Andrew D. Moore
Ecological recycling agriculture can reduce inorganic nitrogen losses – model results from three Finnish catchments pp. 167-176 Downloads
Kirsti Granlund, Katri Rankinen, Randall Etheridge, Pentti Seuri and Jouni Lehtoranta
Potential effects of perfect seasonal climate forecasting on agricultural markets, welfare and land use: A case study of Spain pp. 177-189 Downloads
Hyung Sik Choi, Uwe Schneider, Livia Rasche, Junbo Cui, Erwin Schmid and Hermann Held

Volume 132, issue C, 2015

RAAIS: Rapid Appraisal of Agricultural Innovation Systems (Part I). A diagnostic tool for integrated analysis of complex problems and innovation capacity pp. 1-11 Downloads
Marc Schut, Laurens Klerkx, Jonne Rodenburg, Juma Kayeke, Léonard C. Hinnou, Cara M. Raboanarielina, Patrice Y. Adegbola, Aad van Ast and Lammert Bastiaans
RAAIS: Rapid Appraisal of Agricultural Innovation Systems (Part II). Integrated analysis of parasitic weed problems in rice in Tanzania pp. 12-24 Downloads
Marc Schut, Jonne Rodenburg, Laurens Klerkx, Juma Kayeke, Aad van Ast and Lammert Bastiaans
Can animal genetics and flock management be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but also maintain productivity of wool-producing enterprises? pp. 25-34 Downloads
Douglas J. Alcock, Matthew T. Harrison, Richard P. Rawnsley and Richard J. Eckard
Tillage systems effects on soil carbon stock and physical fractions of soil organic matter pp. 35-39 Downloads
Érika Flávia Machado Pinheiro, David Vilas Boas de Campos, Fabiano de Carvalho Balieiro, Lúcia Helena Cunha dos Anjos and Marcos Gervasio Pereira
Environmental consequences of adaptation to climate change in Swiss agriculture: An analysis at farm level pp. 40-51 Downloads
Danielle M. Tendall and Gérard Gaillard
A conceptual framework to support adaptation of farming systems – Development and application with Forage Rummy pp. 52-61 Downloads
Gael Martin
Identifying management strategies to improve sustainability and household income for herders on the desert steppe in Inner Mongolia, China pp. 62-72 Downloads
Zhiguo Li, Guodong Han, Mengli Zhao, Jing Wang, Zhongwu Wang, David R. Kemp, David L. Michalk, Andreas Wilkes, Karl Behrendt, Hong Wang and Colin Langford
A review of post-war changes in rice farming and biodiversity in Japan pp. 73-84 Downloads
Naoki Katayama, Yuki G. Baba, Yoshinobu Kusumoto and Koichi Tanaka
Land health surveillance and response: A framework for evidence-informed land management pp. 93-106 Downloads
Keith D. Shepherd, Gemma Shepherd and Markus G. Walsh
An analysis of Northern Ireland farmers' experiences of using a target-driven beef heifer growth management plan and development of an empirical model leading to the launch of a decision support tool to promote first calving of beef heifers at 24 months pp. 107-120 Downloads
F.M. Titterington, S.J. Morrison, F.O. Lively, A.R.G. Wylie, A.W. Gordon and M.R. Browne
Economic impacts of nitrogen and phosphorus use efficiency on nineteen intensive grass-based dairy farms in the South of Ireland pp. 121-132 Downloads
E. Mihailescu, W. Ryan, P.N.C. Murphy, I.A. Casey and J. Humphreys
Climate change impacts on phenology and yields of five broadacre crops at four climatologically distinct locations in Australia pp. 133-144 Downloads
Muhuddin Rajin Anwar, De Li Liu, Robert Farquharson, Ian Macadam, Amir Abadi, John Finlayson, Bin Wang and Thiagarajah Ramilan
The impacts of differentiated markets on the relationship between dairy processors and smallholder farmers in the Peruvian Andes pp. 145-156 Downloads
E. Fuentes Navarro, G. Faure, E. Cortijo, E. De Nys, J. Bogue, Catalina Gomez Toro, W. Mercado, C. Gamboa and P.-Y. Le Gal
On-farm impact of the System of Rice Intensification (SRI): Evidence and knowledge gaps pp. 157-166 Downloads
Ezra Berkhout, Dominic Glover and Arie Kuyvenhoven
Integrating irrigation management for improved grain yield of winter wheat and rhizosphere AM fungal diversity in a semi-arid cropping system pp. 167-173 Downloads
Run Jin Liu, Ping Ping Sheng, Hai Bin Hui, Qi Lin and Ying Long Chen

Volume 131, issue C, 2014

Simulating potential growth and yield of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) with PALMSIM: Model description, evaluation and application pp. 1-10 Downloads
M.P. Hoffmann, A. Castaneda Vera, M.T. van Wijk, K.E. Giller, T. Oberthür, C. Donough and A.M. Whitbread
The ‘One cow per poor family’ programme: Current and potential fodder availability within smallholder farming systems in southwest Rwanda pp. 11-22 Downloads
C.J. Klapwijk, C. Bucagu, M.T. van Wijk, H.M.J. Udo, B. Vanlauwe, E. Munyanziza and K.E. Giller
Increasing ewe genetic fecundity improves whole-farm production and reduces greenhouse gas emissions intensities pp. 23-33 Downloads
Matthew T. Harrison, Tom Jackson, Brendan R. Cullen, Richard P. Rawnsley, Christie Ho, Leo Cummins and Richard J. Eckard
Minimum tillage adoption among commercial smallholder cotton farmers in Zambia, 2002 to 2011 pp. 34-44 Downloads
Philip P. Grabowski, Steven Haggblade, Stephen Kabwe and Gelson Tembo
Narrowing the rice yield gap in East and Southern Africa: Using and adapting existing technologies pp. 45-55 Downloads
Nhamo Nhamo, Jonne Rodenburg, Negussie Zenna, Godswill Makombe and Ashura Luzi-Kihupi
Effects of modernization and medium term perspectives on water and energy use in irrigation districts pp. 56-63 Downloads
I. Fernández García, J.A. Rodríguez Díaz, E. Camacho Poyato, P. Montesinos and J. Berbel
Integrated assessment of biodiesel policies aimed at family farms in Brazil pp. 64-76 Downloads
João Guilherme Dal Belo Leite, João Vasco Silva and Martin K. van Ittersum
Location specific climate change scenario and its impact on rice and wheat in Central Indian Punjab pp. 77-86 Downloads
S.K. Jalota, B.B. Vashisht, Harsimran Kaur, Samanpreet Kaur and Prabhjyot Kaur
Farmland fragmentation due to anthropogenic activity in rapidly developing region pp. 87-93 Downloads
Shiliang Su, Hu, Yi’na, Fanghan Luo, Gengchen Mai and Yaping Wang
Varying pasture growth and commodity prices change the value of traits in sheep breeding objectives pp. 94-104 Downloads
Giuseppe Rose, H.A. Mulder, A.N. Thompson, J.H.J. van der Werf and J.A.M. van Arendonk
Potential of life cycle assessment to support environmental decision making at commercial dairy farms pp. 105-115 Downloads
Marijke Meul, Corina E. Van Middelaar, Imke J.M. de Boer, Steven Van Passel, Dirk Fremaut and Geert Haesaert
Determining the optimal harvest cycle for copaíba (Copaifera spp.) oleoresin production pp. 116-122 Downloads
Carine Klauberg, Edson Vidal, Luiz C.E. Rodriguez and Luis Diaz-Balteiro
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