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Cover for Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from rice production through water-saving techniques: potential, adoption and empirical evidence.

Flooded rice fields are a large anthropogenic source of the greenhouse gas (GHG) methane (CH4). Aeration of the paddy field can reduce methane emissions and at the same time save water. Different forms of water saving techniques (WST), e.g. alternate wetting and drying (AWD) and midseason drainage...

Author(s)
Sander, B. O.; Wassmann, R.; Siopongco, J. D. L. C.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643663)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change impacts and adaptation in agricultural water management in the Philippines.

Climate change is now a reality and is expected to have profound impacts on agricultural production systems, thus threatening food security. Local observational evidence of changing climate based on available historical weather data-sets is presented for selected locations in the Philippines. In...

Author(s)
Lansigan, F. P.; Cruz, A. C. dela
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643663)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Filoviruses.

Certain filoviruses, most prominently Ebola virus and Marburg virus, cause rare and typically limited lethal disease in humans. Almost every human filovirus disease outbreak - including the Ebola virus epidemic in Western Africa that began in 2013 and by 2016 had over 28,500 suspected cases - can...

Author(s)
Bradfute, S. B.; Jahrling, P. B.; Kuhn, J. H.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644172)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Hendra and Nipah viruses.

Hendra (HeV) and Nipah (NiV) viruses, in the genus Henipavirus, cause severe, often fatal, disease in people as well as in a broad range of mammalian species. These zoonotic paramyxoviruses are harboured by flying foxes in Australia, the Pacific region and southern and South-east Asia, although...

Author(s)
Clayton, B. A.; Smith, I. L.; Marsh, G. A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644172)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Philippine fungal diversity: benefits and threats to food security.

Fungal diversity plays a vital role in sustaining human life, either benefiting or threatening food security. Benefits that derive from fungi range from food and medicine, to decomposition of organic matter, recycling of nutrients and as plant growth promoters, including biological control of...

Author(s)
Cumagun, C. J. R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Regional collaboration in community-based mountain tourism in world heritage sites: the Ifugao Rice Terraces of the Cordillera Central mountains in the Philippines.

This chapter provides insight into community-based tourism and governance in the Ifugao Rice Terraces, a World Heritage site in the Philippines. Utilizing tourism as a catalyst, the regional community developed a community-based and integrated organization, called Save the Ifugao Terraces Movement. ...

Author(s)
Ananayo, J.; Richins, H.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644608)
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 Cultivation and developments in the field of GM plants in Asia.

The current status, regulatory aspects and future of transgenic fodder crop production, nutritional assessment and safety in China, India, Japan, Korea and the Philippines.

Author(s)
Wen Jie; Liu RanRan
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641768)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tropical fruit flies (Tephritidae: Dacinae) of South-East Asia: Indomalaya to North-West Australasia.

The species within the Tribe Dacini, from Indomalaya to north-west Australasia, are described and illustrated. In all, 423 species are recorded from this region and treated under four genera, Bactrocera (with 18 subgenera), Dacus (with five subgenera), Ichneumonopsis and Monacrostichus. One new...

Author(s)
Drew, R. A. I.; Romig, M. C.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640358)
Type
Book
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Cover for Intensification of shifting cultivation.

This chapter discusses the various ways the system of shifting cultivation has been modified to make it a more intensive system of agriculture. Attempts to modify shifting cultivation include the integration of trees into farmlands to form agroforestry systems, enrichment of fallow vegetation with...

Author(s)
Aweto, A. O.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640433)
Type
Book chapter

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