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Book Edited (1 lifetime):

  1. German, L., Ramisch, J.J., Verma, R. (eds.) (2010) Beyond the Biophysical: Knowledge, Culture, and Power in Natural Resource Management. New York: Springer, 245 pp. (Our book’s home page on Springer – Buy / download the whole book or individual chapters)(Recent review from Agriculture and Human Values)

PhD Thesis

  1. Ramisch, J.J. (1998) Cattle, Cotton, and Carts: Livestock and agricultural intensification in southern Mali. Ph.D. Thesis. Norwich, UK: University of East Anglia. 318 pp.

Papers in Refereed Journals (11 lifetime):

  1. Ramisch, J.J. (2016). Beyond ethnopedology: Redefining the concept and role of “local knowledge” in soil fertility management. Geoderma. 22 pp (in revision).
  2. Ramisch, J.J. (2015). ‘Never at ease’: Cellphones, multilocational households, and the metabolic rift in western Kenya. Agriculture and Human Values (online first – 08 Oct. 2015) DOI: 10.1007/s10460-015-9654-3 (Details)(pdf from RG)
  3. Ramisch, J.J. (2014b). ‘They don’t know what they are talking about’: Soil fertility knowledge, cognitive dissonance, and experimental practice in western Kenya. Geoforum, 55: 120–132. (Details)(pdf from RG)
  4. Misiko, M., Tittonell, P., Ramisch, J.J., Richards, P., Giller, K.E. (2008) Integrating new soybean varieties for soil fertility management in smallholder systems through participatory research: Lessons from western Kenya. Agricultural Systems. 97: 1-12.  (Details)(pdf from RG)
  5. Mairura, F.S., Mugendi, D.N., Mwanje, J.I., Ramisch, J.J., Mbugua, P.K., Chianu, J. (2008) Scientific evaluation of smallholder land use knowledge in Central Kenya. Land Degradation and Environment, 19: 77-90.
  6. Mairura, F.S, Mugendi, D.N., Mwanje, J.I., Ramisch, J.J., Mbugua, P.K., Chianu, J. (2007) Integrating scientific and farmers’ evaluation of soil quality indicators in central Kenya. Geoderma, 139: 134-143.
  7. Ramisch, J.J., Misiko, M.T., Ekise, I.E., Mukalama, J.B., (2007) Strengthening “Folk Ecology”: Community-based learning for integrated soil fertility management, western Kenya. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 4(2): 154-168.
  8. Maithya, J.M., Kimenye, L.N., Mugivane, F.I., Ramisch, J.J. (2006) Profitability of agro-forestry based soil fertility management technologies: the case of small holder food production in western Kenya.  Nutrient Cycling in Agro-Ecosystems, 76(2-3): 355-367, 2006.
  9. Barrios, E., Delve, R.J., Bekunda, M., Mowo, J., Agunda, J., Ramisch, J.J., Trejo, M.T., Thomas, R.J. (2006) Indicators of soil quality: A South-South development of a methodological guide for linking local and technical knowledge. Geoderma 135: 248-259.
  10. Ramisch, J.J. (2005) Inequality, agro-pastoral exchanges, and soil fertility gradients in Southern Mali.  Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment, 105 (1-2): 353-372.
  11. Place, F., Barrett, C.B., Freeman, H.A., Ramisch, J.J., Vanlauwe, B. (2003) Prospects for integrated soil fertility management using organic and inorganic inputs: evidence from smallholder African agricultural systems.  Food Policy, 28: 365-378.

 

Refereed Chapters in Books (19 lifetime):

  1. Ramisch, J.J. (2014) ‘We will not farm like our fathers’: Multilocational livelihoods, cellphones, and the continuing challenge of rural development in western Kenya.  Chapter 2 in D. Sick, (ed.) Rural Livelihoods, Regional Economies, and Processes of Change. Routledge.  Pp. 10-35. (Details)(pdf from RG)
  2. Ramisch, J.J. (2012) Rural Development.  Chapter 18 in Haslam, P.A., J. Schafer, P. Beaudet, (eds.) Introduction to International Development: Approaches, Actors, and Issues. (2nd edition) Don Mills: Oxford University Press. Pp. 331-352.
  3. Ramisch, J.J. (2012) ‘This field is our church’: The social and agronomic challenges of farmer participatory research.  Chapter 9 in Sumberg, J.E., Thompson, J. (eds.) Contested Agronomy: Agricultural Research in a Changing World.  London: Earthscan. Pp. 146-174. (Details)(pdf from RG)
  4. Ramisch, J.J., (2011) Experiments as ‘performances’: Interpreting farmers’ soil fertility management practices in western Kenya. Chapter 15 in Goldman, M., P. Nadasdy, M.D. Turner (eds.) Knowing Nature: Conversations at the Intersection of Political Ecology and Science Studies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Pp. 280 – 295. (Details)(pdf from RG)
  5. Ramisch, J.J., (2010) Beyond the Invisible: Finding the Social Relevance of Soil Nutrient Balances in Southern Mali. Chapter 2 in German, L., Ramisch, J.J., Verma, R., (eds.) Beyond the Biophysical: Knowledge, Culture, and Power in Natural Resource Management. New York: Springer.  Pp. 25-48. (Details)(pdf from RG)
  6. Pant, L.P, Ramisch, J.J., (2010) Beyond Biodiversity: Culture in Agricultural Biodiversity Conservation in the Himalayan Foothills. Chapter 4 German, L., Ramisch, J.J., Verma, R., (eds.) Beyond the Biophysical: Knowledge, Culture, and Power in Natural Resource Management. New York: Springer.  Pp. 73-98.
  7. German, L., Ramisch, J.J., Verma, R. (2010) Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, and ‘Development’ Beyond the Biophysical. Chapter 1 German, L., Ramisch, J.J., Verma, R., (eds.) Beyond the Biophysical: Knowledge, Culture, and Power in Natural Resource Management. New York: Springer.  Pp. 1-24.
  8. Ramisch, J.J. (2008) Rural Development.  Chapter 18 in Haslam, P.A., J. Schafer, P. Beaudet, (eds.) Introduction to International Development: Approaches, Actors, and Issues. Don Mills: Oxford University Press. Pp. 323-344.
  9. Ramisch, J.J. (2008) Développement Rural. Chapter 16 in Beaudet, P., J. Schafer, P.A. Haslam, (eds.) Introduction au développement international.  Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press. Pp. 280-299.
  10. Misiko, M.T., Ramisch, J.J. (2007) Integrated Soil Fertility Management Technologies: review for scaling up. In Bationo, A., Waswa, B., Kihara, J., Kimetu, J. (eds.), Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities. Dordrecht, NL: Springer. Pp. 873–880.
  11. Mairura F.S., Mugendi D.N., Mwanje J.I., Ramisch J.J., Mbugua P.K. (2007) Assessment of farmers’ perceptions of soil quality indicators within smallholder farms in the central highlands of Kenya. In Bationo, A., Waswa, B., Kihara, J., Kimetu, J. (eds.), Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities. Dordrecht, NL: Springer. Pp. 1029-1040.
  12. Delve, R., Ramisch, J.J. (2006) Land management options in Eastern Uganda and Western Kenya.  In Benin, S., Pender, J., Place, F., Ehui, S., (eds.) Strategies for sustainable land management in the East African highlands. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Pp. 319-332
  13. Vanlauwe, B., Ramisch, J.J., Sanginga, N. (2006) Integrated soil fertility management: from knowledge to implementation. In Uphoff, N., Ball, A.S., Fernandes, E., Herren, H., Husson, O., Laing, M., Palm, C., Pretty, J., Sanchez, P., Sanginga, N., Thies, J. (eds.) Biological Approaches to Sustainable Soil Systems. Boca Raton, Florida: Taylor & Francis. Pp. 257-272.
  14. Ramisch, J.J. (2004) Understanding soil in its social context: Integrating social and natural science research within AFNET. In Bationo, A. (ed.) Managing Nutrient Cycles to Sustain Soil Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa. Nairobi, Kenya: African Academies of Science. Pp. 501-522.
  15. Ramisch, J.J. (2004) Four obstacles to taking integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) research to higher scales, Chapter 11 in Pachico, D., Fujisaka, S. (eds.) Scaling Up and Out: Achieving Widespread Impact through Agricultural Research. Cali, Colombia: CIAT Publication #340. Pp 173-193.
  16. Ramisch, J.J. (2002) Contending pathways of crop–livestock integration and the prospects of sustainable intensification in Southern Mali. In Williams, T.O., Tarawali, S.A., Hiernaux, P., Fernandez-Rivera, S. (eds.) Sustainable crop-livestock production for improved livelihoods and natural resource management in West Africa. Ibadan, Nigeria: International Institute for Tropical Agriculture. Pp. 220-241.
  17. Ramisch, J.J., Keeley, J. Scoones, I., Wolmer, W. (2002) Crop–livestock integration policy in Africa:  What is to be done?  Chapter 5 in Scoones, I., W. Wolmer (eds.) Pathways of Change: Crops, Livestock, and Livelihoods in Africa.  Lessons from Ethiopia, Mali, and Zimbabwe. London, UK: James Currey. Pp. 183-210.
  18. Brock, K., Coulibaly, N., Ramisch, J.J., Wolmer, W., (2002) Crop–livestock integration in Mali: Multiple pathways of change”, Chapter 2 in Scoones, I., W. Wolmer (eds.), Pathways of Change: Crops, Livestock, and Livelihoods in Africa.  Lessons from Ethiopia, Mali, and Zimbabwe.  London, UK: James Currey. Pp. 33-90.

Paper in Refereed Conference Proceedings (1 lifetime):

  1. Delve, R., Ramisch, J.J. (2006)  Impacts of land management options in Eastern Uganda and Western Kenya in, Benin, S., Pender, J., Ehui, S. (eds.) Policies for sustainable land management in the East African highlands. Proceedings of IFPRI-ILRI conference, 24-26 April, 2002. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Environment and Production Technology Division (EPTD) Workshop Summary Paper #13, pp. 155-162.

Peer-reviewed technical reports (2 lifetime)

  1. Ramisch, J.J. (1999a). In the Balance? Evaluating soil nutrient budgets for an agro-pastoral village of Southern Mali. London: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).  Managing Africa’s Soils Series, #9.
  2. Ramisch, J.J. (1999b). The Long Dry Season: Crop–livestock linkages in Southern Mali.  London: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). Drylands Programme, Issue Paper #88.
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