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Cover for Does social capital matter in vegetable markets? The social capital of indigenous agricultural communities in the Philippines: socio-cultural implications and consequences for local vegetable trade.

This chapter examines (i) whether social capital exists in indigenous agricultural communities of Benguet province (Philippines) and in what form; (ii) what factors influence social capital; and (iii) how social capital affects vegetable marketing in the province. A total of 450 vegetable farmers...

Author(s)
Milagrosa, A.; Slangen, L.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food security through the livelihoods lens: an integrative approach.

This chapter presents the synthesis of findings of a study that explored an integrative assessment of food security in less-favoured areas in the Philippines. The study investigated the linkages between the resource environments (i.e. biophysical, socioeconomic), livelihoods and food security of...

Author(s)
Roa, J. R.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The model forest experience in using broad-based partnerships for sustainable forest management.

This paper illustrates the work of a number of model forest partnerships in different regions: Grizzly Bear Research Project in Canada; Participatory Governance and Poverty Alleviation in Cameroon; Conflict Resolution in Chile; Watershed Management Planning in the Philippines; Creation of the First ...

Author(s)
Besseau, P.; Alvarado, W.; Calumbay, R.; Daloos, P.; Imperial, R.; Jones, L.; Jum, C.; Mooney, C.; Svensson, J.; Telitsyn, G. P.; Wagan, L.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932503)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The Bt maize experience in the Philippines: a multi-stakeholder convergence.

This chapter provides a case study of the eventual approval of Bt maize in the Philippines amidst a contentious environment. This case study of the commercialization of Bt maize in the country demonstrates the crucial role of science communication in technology development and acceptance. The...

Author(s)
Navarro, M. J.; Escaler, M.; Leon, M. I. P. de; Tababa, S. P.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932046)
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 A bioregion in jeopardy: the strategic challenge of amenity migration in Baguio, the Philippines.

This chapter synthesizes and extends three previous studies of amenity migration in the Baguio bioregion of central Luzon Island, the Philippines. It details the historical evolution of amenity migration and its impacts on the region's unique environment and culture. The chapter focuses on the...

Author(s)
Glorioso, R. S.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990842)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The role of tilapia culture in rural development.

This paper discusses the role of tilapia culture in rural development in Asia (Philippines, Thailand, Bangladesh and other Asian countries), Africa, and in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is stated that rural aquaculture is a multi-disciplinary practice, involving technical, socioeconomic, and...

Author(s)
El-Sayed, A. F. M.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990149)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for South-east Asia: forest and mountain ecotourism, hilltribes and island nations.

This chapter reviews indigenous ecotourism ventures located on tribal lands and protected areas of South East Asia. Indigenous ecotourism projects in the mainland Mekong countries of Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and southwest China (Yunnan and Sichuan Provinces) are reviewed. Other indigenous...

Author(s)
Zeppel, H. D.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931247)
Type
Book chapter
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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 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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