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Cover for Acidification of tropical soils under forest and continuous cropping in Thailand and Indonesia.

In the present study, the effects of continuous cropping on soil acidification were assessed by quantifying proton budgets in a soil-vegetation system including solute leaching, vegetation uptake and soil organic matter (SOM) decomposition in croplands and adjacent forests in Thailand and...

Author(s)
Fujii, K.; Hayakawa, C.; Funakawa, S.; Kosaki, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642109)
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 African food crisis - the relevance of Asian experiences.

The current African food crisis is described, and is related to the Asian experience to analyse the different factors that influenced the success of the green revolution in Asian nations as Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, India and Bangladesh. The lessons learned in the Asian...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Holmén, H.; Jirström, M.; Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agricultural intensification, deforestation and the environment: assessing tradeoffs in Sumatra, Indonesia.

The chapter reports on empirical results from study sites on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. The area was chosen to represent the lowland humid tropical forest zone in Asia for the global Alternatives to Slash and Burn project (ASB). The 'ASB matrix' of indicators is applied to a series of crop...

Author(s)
Tomich, T. P.; Noordwijk, M. van; Budidarsono, S.; Gillison, A.; Kusumanto, T.; Murdiyarso, D.; Stolle, F.; Fagi, A. M.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994352)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Approaches to economic analyses and implications for policy issues in South-east Asia: results from three case studies in crop - animal systems.

This chapter discusses the challenges of increasing livestock product supply in environments not traditionally associated with livestock production. To illustrate the approaches to economic analyses, methods used and implications for policy issues, the discussion in this chapter focuses on 3...

Author(s)
Devendra, C.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931940)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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Cover for Areawide pest management for non-rice food crops in South-east Asia.

This chapter contains a compendium of pest management practices for food crops other than rice, mainly vegetable crops (soyabeans, cabbage, shallots/onions, chillies, aubergine, beans, and tomato), in South-east Asia, specifically Indonesia. Field research and demonstration projects for most of...

Author(s)
Hammig, M. D.; Shepard, B. M.; Carner, G. R.; Dilts, R.; Rauf, A.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933722)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cassava in Asia and the Pacific.

The origin and distribution of cassava in Asia is discussed. The other topics covered include: agronomy and utilization; area, production and yield; cassava trade in Asia; and cassava industry in the Asia-Pacific Region (i.e. Thailand, Indonesia, India, China, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Sri...

Author(s)
Onwueme, I. C.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995243)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 'Whose forest is this, anyway?' Criteria and indicators on access to resources.

This chapter provides a brief history of the social component of the Center for International Forestry Research project, 'Assessing Sustainable Forest Management: Testing Criteria and Indicators', with special reference to the issue of security of inter-generational access to resources (SIAR). We...

Author(s)
Colfer, C. J. P.; Salim, A.; Tiani, A. M.; Tchikangwa, B.; Sardjono, M. A.; Prabhu, R.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993928)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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