265 Environmental Sustainability for Smallholder Farmers: I

Oral Session
ASA Section: Global Agronomy
To improve quality of life in areas where most farms are small, it is necessary to identify ways to prioritize and promote sustainable farming practices. This session will focus on tools, incentives, and educational outreach for improving the environmental sustainability of smallholder farms.

Field Diagnosis for Smallholder Agriculture Community

Global Agronomy

Field Diagnosis for Smallholder Agriculture Community
Gaining Access to Agronomic Inputs Community
US-Sino Agricultural Research Forum Community

Tuesday, November 4, 2014: 8:30 AM-11:40 AM
Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Seaview B

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Community Leader:
Generose Nziguheba
Sarah E. Johnson Beebout
Armando Tasistro Souto
8:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:35 AM
Assessing Ecological Resilience of Smallholder Farms in the Brazilian Cerrado.
Jennifer Blesh, University of Michigan; Hannah Wittman, University of British Columbia
8:50 AM
Impact of Introducing "Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)" into Rice Production in Can Tho, Vietnam.
Takahiro Sato, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI); Sarah E. Johnson Beebout, IRRI-International Rice Research Institute
9:20 AM
Sin Suelos Sin Comida: Examining the Relationship Between Soils, Sociology, and Food Security in El Salvador.
Angel Cruz, North Carolina State University; Michelle Schroeder-Moreno, North Carolina State University; Dean Hesterberg, North Carolina State University; Sarah Bowen, North Carolina State University; Koralalage Jayaratne, North Carolina State University
9:35 AM
9:50 AM
10:05 AM
10:20 AM
Early Indicators of Change during Transition to Conservation Practices By Smallholder Farmers in Western Kenya.
Urszula Norton, University of Wyoming; Jay B. Norton, University of Wyoming; Judith Achieng Odhiambo, University of Wyoming; Emanuel Omondi, University of Wyoming
10:35 AM
Opportunities to Improve Smallholder Maize Productivity and Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Manica, Mozambique.
Caspar Will Roxburgh, The University of Queensland; Daniel Rodriguez, The University of Queensland; John P Dimes, The University of Queensland
10:50 AM
Preventing Postharvest Maize Grain Losses for Smallholder Farmers in the District of Iganga, Uganda.
Jill M. Motschenbacher, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) / Catholic Relief Services (CRS) / Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F)
11:20 AM
11:40 AM