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By Vytautas Pilipavičius

This e-book is a suite of chapters, about the advancements in the Agroecology box of research. The booklet comprises scholarly contributions through quite a few authors pertinent to Agricultural and organic Sciences. each one contribution comes as a separate bankruptcy whole in itself yet at once with regards to the book's subject matters and targets. the objective viewers contains students and experts within the box.

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In African context, Dixon et al. [16] defined a farming system as a population of farm house‐ holds, often a mix of small and large farms, that as a group have broadly similar patterns of livelihood and consumption patterns and constraints and opportunities, and for which similar development strategies and interventions would be appropriate. Often such systems share similar agro-ecological and market access conditions. Based on this definition and on two factors, namely the available natural resource base and the dominant patterns of consumption and household livelihoods, they mentioned about 13 farming systems in Africa in general; these systems are: 1.

Often such systems share similar agro-ecological and market access conditions. Based on this definition and on two factors, namely the available natural resource base and the dominant patterns of consumption and household livelihoods, they mentioned about 13 farming systems in Africa in general; these systems are: 1. Maize mixed farming systems: sub-humid and humid, in east, central and southern Africa. 2. Agro-pastoral farming systems: semi-arid areas, west, east and southern Africa. 3. Cereal root crop mixed farming system: sub-humid areas, west and central Africa.

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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