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Cover for The puzzle of the policy shift - the early Green Revolution in India, Indonesia and the Philippines.

The Green Revolution in the Philippines, India and Indonesia is described, as well as that in Bangladesh. The first three countries made a shift in their agricultural policies during the 1960s, which led the way for the Green Revolution to take place. The shift involved the famous package of...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Jirström, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Action ethnography: using participant observation.

This chapter examines the methods used by an anthropologist to produce an action ethnography of tourism, i.e. an ethnography of tourism that is useful to the subject population. Following a brief introduction to action ethnography and participant observation, this chapter examines how the...

Author(s)
Cole, S.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999968)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cultivars and plant improvement.

This chapter summarizes research on cultivar development, cultivar identification, genetic analysis and genetic improvement in litchi (Litchi chinensis) and longan, and describes litchi cultivars in China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Philippines, Indonesia, southern Africa, ...

Author(s)
Menzel, C. M.; Huang XuMing; Liu ChengMing
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996967)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Locally derived knowledge of soil fertility and its emerging role in integrated natural resource management.

This paper discusses the terminology and approaches that surround research on local knowledge, which reveal important differences in the emphasis of research following anthropological, as opposed to natural science, traditions. Results from three case studies undertaken in Nepal, Ghana and...

Author(s)
Joshi, L.; Shrestha, P. K.; Moss, C.; Sinclair, F. L.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996738)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Catching and competing for mobile nutrients in soils.

This paper discusses the factors determining nutrient transport in, and losses from, soil solutions (in uniform and heterogeneous soil conditions), and investigates ways to describe how plants compete for nutrients or act as safety nets (in the form of cation and anion retardation mechanisms), with ...

Author(s)
Cadisch, G.; Willigen, P. de; Suprayogo, D.; Mobbs, D. C.; Noordwijk, M. van; Rowe, E. C.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996738)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Soil and water movement: combining local ecological knowledge with that of modellers when scaling up from plot to landscape level.

The current confusion surrounding watershed functions in relation to land use change (specifically deforestation) are analysed, and an analytical framework that can be used to predict relationships between plot-level interventions and landscape-level effects are discussed. Mental models of...

Author(s)
Joshi, L.; Schalenbourg, W.; Johansson, L.; Khasanah, N.; Stefanus, E.; Fagerström, M. H.; Noordwijk, M. van
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996738)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Challenges for the next decade of research on below-ground interactions in tropical agroecosystems: client-driven solutions at landscape scale.

Three examples are given to illustrate how a better understanding of below-ground interactions is vital if some of the major integrated natural resource management problems are to be solved. The first case is Lake Victoria, surrounded by Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Two major human interventions are ...

Author(s)
Noordwijk, M. van; Cadisch, G.; Ong, C. K.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996738)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Forests and society: sustainability and life cycles of forests in human landscapes.

This book, which contains 8 chapters, provides a framework for the general public, forest managers and policy makers to understand what factors need to be included when working towards using and protecting the world's forests so that they can be sustained. Topics covered include: historical...

Author(s)
Vogt, K. A.; Honea, J.; Vogt, D. J.; Andreu, M.; Edmonds, R.; Sigurdardóttir, R.; Patel-Weynand, T.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930981)
Type
Book
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Cover for Aquatic food production in the coastal zone: data-based perceptions on the trade-off between mariculture and fisheries production of the Mahakam Delta and estuary, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

In less than two decades, from 45000 to 70000 ha, or up to 70%, of the mangroves in the Mahakam Delta, East Kalimantan, were converted to shrimp ponds. This is expected to affect the productive and buffering function of intact mangroves, observable as shifts in composition and a possible reduction...

Author(s)
Zwieten, P. A. M. van; Sidik, A. S.; Noryadi; Suyatna, I.; Abdunnur
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931070)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Integrated pest management in Indonesia: IPM by farmers.

This chapter provides an overview of crop protection practices in Indonesia before the introduction of integrated pest management (IPM), and describes IPM practices employed by farmers, mainly against Nilaparvata lugens (host plant resistance, and cultural, biological and chemical control), and the ...

Author(s)
Oka, I. P. G. N. J.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996523)
Type
Book chapter

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