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Cover for Gendered implications of introducing conservation agriculture (CA): a case study in the hill region of Nepal.

The results of this research show that there are a number of important considerations in terms of gender that may affect the feasibility of conservation agriculture (CA) adoption in Chepang villages in Nepal. The implications of integrating sustainable CA practices, such as intercropping and...

Author(s)
Halbrendt, J.; Paudel, B.; Chan, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644233)
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 Potential of conservation agriculture production systems (CAPS) for improving sustainable food and nutrition security in the hill region of Nepal.

The results of on-farm trials verified that conservation agriculture production systems (CAPS) could be the suitable technology to cope with the challenges of improving food and nutrition security in the hill region of Nepal. Although CAPS did not increase the yields of individual crops, CAPS with...

Author(s)
Paudel, B.; Radovich, T.; Chan, C.; Crow, S.; Halbrendt, J.; Thapa, K.; Tamang, B. B.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644233)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Social forestry.

This chapter discusses the basic principles of social forestry (subdivided into community forestry, farm forestry and agroforestry, and urban forestry) and the various social issues that affect its implementation in tropical and temperate regions. An overview of the status of social forestry in New ...

Author(s)
Wiersum, K. F.; Sands, R.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641560)
Type
Book chapter
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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 Tourism or conservation? A controversy in Chitwan National Park, Nepal.

This chapter reflects on whether tourism and conservation in Nepal's Chitwan National Park can exist in mutual harmony. The case study examines conflictual issues between tourism entrepreneurs and conservation activists. It looks into the case of the renewal of a 15-year contract to operate...

Author(s)
Bhandari, K.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938130)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact of introduction of modern varieties on crop diversity.

This chapter reviews the impact of modern varieties on crop diversity through three detailed case studies on rice: (i) cultivar replacement in high-altitude rice in Nepal; (ii) cultivar replacement in upland rice in eastern India; and (iii) client-oriented breeding in low-altitude areas of Nepal....

Author(s)
Witcombe, J. R.; Joshi, K. D.; Virk, D. S.; Sthapit, B. R.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937614)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Gazing at the Gallant Gurkha: glimpsing Nepalese society.

This chapter explores the way in which the Gurkha Museum in Winchester displays on the one hand the harsh realities of military life for the Gurkhas, while on the other hand presents a socio-cultural dimension of wider Nepalese life including the interrelationship between dress, food and religion....

Author(s)
Power, L.; Baker, C.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936099)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Asia.

This chapter presents case studies of conservation tourism from six Asian nations: India, Nepal, China, Mongolia, Russia and Malaysia. Asia embraces a very wide range of ecosystems, social and economic circumstances, and political systems, and therefore the contexts for conservation tourism in the...

Author(s)
Buckley, R.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936655)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biology, ecology and spread of the invasive weed <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Parthenium hysterophorus</i> in India.

This chapter covers the geographical distribution (including central Argentina, the West Indies, the Gulf of Mexico, China, Taiwan, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Pacific Islands, Africa, USA, Central America, Australia and India), morphology, ecological and biological traits...

Author(s)
Batish, D. R.; Kohli, R. K.; Singh, H. P.; Kaur, G.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939076)
Type
Book chapter

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