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Cover for Way forward - towards climate resilience.

This chapter sketches out the intervention needs from the evidence evolved from the comprehensive analysis described in the previous chapters. The authors argue that there are innumerable entry points for interventions that should be in place through policies, and programmes to create an enabling...

Author(s)
Singh, N. P.; Bantilan, C.; Byjesh, K.; Nedumaran, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Scientific strength in rice improvement programmes, varietal outputs and adoption of improved varieties in South Asia.

This chapter This chapter focuses on improvements in rice production in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Information on the cultivar outputs and adoption of improved rice cultivars in South Asia are also presented.

Author(s)
Pandey, S.; Velasco, M. L.; Yamano, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Adapting food-based strategies to improve the nutrition of the landless: a review of HKI's homestead food production program in Bangladesh.

Helen Keller International's (HKI) homestead food production (HFP) model is a food-based strategy to increase the micronutrient intake of individuals, improve household food security and advance women's empowerment. The standard HFP intervention includes gardening, poultry production, group...

Author(s)
Hillenbrand, E. P.; Waid, J. L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Towards long-term nutrition security: the role of agriculture in dietary diversity.

A major obstacle to securing investments in agriculture and food-based approaches for improving nutrition is providing proof of efficacy. Do food-based approaches lead to reductions in malnutrition? To answer this question we need to develop a credible evidence base that articulates the links in...

Author(s)
Thompson, B.; Meerman, J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Food-based approaches for combating malnutrition - lessons lost?

This chapter describes programmes that focused on dietary quality in Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, a crucial but neglected part of food and nutrition security. These programmes utilized various approaches and were all in some way successful though, as usual, valuable lessons often come from...

Author(s)
Greiner, T.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Contribution of homestead food production to improved household food security and nutrition status - lessons learned from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal and the Philippines.

Malnutrition is a serious public health problem in Asia. Since 2003, Helen Keller International (HKI) has been implementing homestead food production (HFP) programmes to increase and ensure year-round availability and intake of micronutrient-rich foods in the poor households of Asia. The aim of...

Author(s)
Talukder, A.; Osei, A. K.; Haselow, N. J.; Kroeun, H.; Amin Uddin; Quinn, V.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Empowering the community: BRAC's approach in Bangladesh.

BRAC is an international development organization based in Bangladesh that is dedicated to alleviating poverty by empowering the poor. Empowerment can be viewed as a process of transformational change. Community participation is an empowering tool through which local communities can take action to...

Author(s)
Kaosar Afsana
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937454)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A food systems approach to increase dietary zinc intake in Bangladesh based on an analysis of diet, rice production and processing.

The potential to increase the zinc content of rice in communities has been under-exploited. An understanding of the zinc content of rice in communities may be used to plan programmes by identifying and plugging the 'nutrient leaks' in the food system from soil to plate. This chapter describes a...

Author(s)
Mayer, A. B.; Latham, M. C.; Duxbury, J. M.; Hassan, N.; Frongillo, E. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937140)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Intensification of shifting cultivation.

This chapter discusses the various ways the system of shifting cultivation has been modified to make it a more intensive system of agriculture. Attempts to modify shifting cultivation include the integration of trees into farmlands to form agroforestry systems, enrichment of fallow vegetation with...

Author(s)
Aweto, A. O.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640433)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Social vulnerability to coastal hazards in South-east Asia: a synthesis of research insights.

Several decades of research on natural hazards have produced a large range of insights on the complex and interacting factors contributing to hazard vulnerability. Despite these insights and the efforts of the disaster risk reduction and humanitarian communities, reducing vulnerability to coastal...

Author(s)
Zou, L.; Thomalla, F.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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