Farmers and Farming: Practices, Management and Challenges

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Frederikke Poulsen

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: TEC003000

Farmers and Farming: Practices, Management and Challenges opens with a focus on livelihood, which refers to the way people make a living. Livelihoods are the means people use to support themselves, to survive and to prosper.
Next, the authors aim to analyze the socio-economic features of farmers involved in organic cultivation, exploring landholding patterns in the northern part of Karnataka state.
They also explore how gender-based farming systems analysis could be used to simulate the effects of a change in agricultural practices on gender relations, either with the aim to do no harm or with the objective to achieve more gender equality.
In closing, an overview on the potential and setbacks of intercropping in maintaining crop yields in changing climate in smallholder farmers in ESA set-up.

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Preface

Chapter 1. Livelihood Assets and Security of Small and Marginal Farmers in Selected Districts of Haryana, India
(Anusha Punia, PhD, Department of Extension Education and Communication Management, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India)

Chapter 2. A Study on Socio-Economic and Landholding Patterns of Organic Farming Systems in Northern Karnataka
(S. Vijayachandra Reddy, S. M. Mundinamani and V. A. Shinde, Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur, Karnataka State, India)

Chapter 3. An Integrated Approach for Gender in Farming Systems: A Way Forward for Transformation and Equity
(Nisha Verma, N. Ravishankar and A. S. Panwar, Indian Institute of Farming Systems Research, Modipuram, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India)

Chapter 4. Intercrops Involving Legumes Enhance Productivity in Smallholder Crop-Livestock Farming Under a Changing Climate in Eastern and Southern Africa: A Review
(Tarirai Muoni, Petra Gwaka, Lena Majoni, Christian Thierfelder, Blessing Mhlanga and Ingrid Öborn, Department of Crop Production Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden, and others)

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