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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 Managing rice biodiversity on farms: the choices of farmers and breeders in Nepal.

Farmers’ choices, given the constraints they face, determine whether or not genetic resources of value to society for future crop improvement continue to be grown on farms. Plant breeders also influence crop biodiversity on farms through the supply of new genetic materials they develop. Using a...

Author(s)
Gauchan, D.; Smale, M.; Maxted, N.; Cole, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
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 Pro-poor tourism: benefiting the poor.

This chapter reviews the impacts of tourism on the poor, outlines the concept of pro-poor tourism (PPT) and reviews recent experience of implementing a variety of strategies aimed at making tourism more pro-poor in several developing countries (South Africa, Ecuador, Namibia, Uganda, Nepal, and St...

Author(s)
Roe, D.; Goodwin, H.; Ashley, C.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998633)
Type
Book chapter
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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 Forest tourism and recreation in Nepal.

Author(s)
Sofield, T. H. B.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994147)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Origin, history, production and processing.

This chapter covers the history of cultivation of longan and litchi (Litchi chinensis); litchi production in China, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Philippines, Indonesia, southern Africa, Australia, North America, Brazil, Mexico and Israel; longan production in China, Vietnam,...

Author(s)
Huang XuMing; Subhadrabandhu, S.; Mitra, S. K.; Ben-Arie, R.; Stern, R. A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996967)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soil erosion.

This paper contains discussions on the approaches to measuring soil erosion in agroforestry research, the development of farmers' criteria for evaluating soil erosion, and specific research needs. Two case studies of indicator development are summarized, which contrast the priorities and approaches ...

Author(s)
McDonald, M. A.; Lawrence, A.; Shrestha, P. K.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995939)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Participatory plant breeding in 10 rice in Nepal.

We describe here work over many years both in high-altitude villages of Nepal and in the lowland area of the Nepal terai on participatory crop improvement in rice. We focus on the interactions of farmers and scientists and the contributions each partner makes in participatory research. This has...

Author(s)
Joshi, K. D.; Sthapit, B.; Subedi, M.; Witcombe, J. R.
ISBN
2002 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995854)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Participatory rural appraisal.

Participatory rural appraisal is introduced and explained. PRA is an extended process of appraisal and analysis that can lead to local action by a community or group. The way in which PRA is carried out is detailed and its relevance for agricultural research is considered. An example of the use of...

Author(s)
Henman, V.; Chambers, R.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994017)
Type
Book chapter

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