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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
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Cover for Deforestation, irrigation, employment and cautious optimism in southern Palawan, the Philippines.

An examination was made of the way in which the introduction of lowland irrigation systems, a form of technical progress, has affected the demand for labour and, by extension, farmers' activities near the forest margins in Palawan. Agricultural outcomes are compared in two adjacent and similar...

Author(s)
Shively, G.; Martinez, E.
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agricultural development policies and land expansion in a Southern Philippine watershed.

An ex ante evaluation of factors affecting farmers' land use is presented, using surveyed data gathered from low-income maize and vegetable farmers in a southern Philippines watershed at the forest margin to measure how land and labour allocations for various crops respond to changes in expected...

Author(s)
Coxhead, I.; Shively, G.; Shuai XiaoBing
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Rice, farmers and gene banks: a case study in the Cagayan Valley, Philippines.

Results of the collaborative research activities of the IRRI and Philippine Rice Research Institute to study rice diversity and its management by farmers in the Cagayan Valley are presented. In addition, the opportunities to involve farmers in the overall framework of rice genetic resources...

Author(s)
Pham, J. L.; Morin, S. R.; Sebastian, L. S.; Abrigo, G. A.; Calibo, M. A.; Quilloy, S. M.; Hipolito, L.; Jackson, M. T.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995229)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Aquaculture for diversification of small farms within forest buffer zone management: an example from the uplands of Quirino province, Philippines.

This paper deals with an applied research activity, conducted by the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management, which explored opportunities for the improvement of existing pond management practices, mainly through integration with other farm enterprises and through the...

Author(s)
Prein, M.; Oficial, R.; Bimbao, M. A.; Lopez, T.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995656)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic technologies focused on poverty? A case study of genetically improved tilapia (GMT) in the Philippines.

This chapter examines the potential of genetics-based technologies to enhance the livelihoods of poor people in developing countries, in the context of current development paradigms. Issues related to impacts on production and producers, fish consumers, and on employment opportunities, are...

Author(s)
Mair, G. C.; Clarke, G. J. C.; Morales, E. J.; Sevilleja, R. C.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995656)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How farmer-scientist cooperation is devalued and revalued: a Philippine example.

Scientific collaboration between crop scientists and developing-world farmers is a growing, but still far too rare, occurrence. Reductionism and the privileging of certain forms of 'scientific' discourse typically produce ontological, epistemological and sociological 'exclusions' by which farmer...

Author(s)
Frossard, D.
ISBN
2002 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995854)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Sui generis</i> protection of plant varieties in Asian agriculture: a regional regime in the making?

This chapter examines the plant variety protection (PVP) regimes emerging throughout Asia. The overview provided includes China, Indonesia, Korea, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam. With particular emphasis on the Philippines, it analyses the introduction of PVP from an...

Author(s)
Egelyng, H.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Philippines.

Light industry and agriculture dominate the Philippine economy. There are well-developed industries in food processing, textile, clothing, wood-forest products and home appliances. Key areas of science and technology identified by the government are biotechnology, materials science, information...

Author(s)
Cruz, R. E. de la
ISBN
2002 CABI (H ISBN 9780851988160)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Landcare on the poverty - protection interface in an Asian watershed.

We review the development of an approach to integrate biodiversity conservation and agroforestry development through the active involvement of communities and their local governments near the Kitanglad Range Natural Park in the Manupali watershed, central Mindanao, Philippines. Agroforestry...

Author(s)
Garrity, D. P.; Amoroso, V. B.; Koffa, S.; Catacutan, D.; Buenavista, G.; Fay, P.; Dar, W. D.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997315)
Type
Book chapter

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