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Cover for The puzzle of the policy shift - the early Green Revolution in India, Indonesia and the Philippines.

The Green Revolution in the Philippines, India and Indonesia is described, as well as that in Bangladesh. The first three countries made a shift in their agricultural policies during the 1960s, which led the way for the Green Revolution to take place. The shift involved the famous package of...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Jirström, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Green Revolution and regional inequality: implications of Asian experience for Africa.

The first part of this chapter presents a comparison of the performance of food production between Asia and Africa, as well as a hypothesis that can explain the contrasting difference in food production performance between the two regions. The chapter then gives a characterization of the Asian rice ...

Author(s)
Otsuka, K.; Yamano, T.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for African food crisis - the relevance of Asian experiences.

The current African food crisis is described, and is related to the Asian experience to analyse the different factors that influenced the success of the green revolution in Asian nations as Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, India and Bangladesh. The lessons learned in the Asian...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Holmén, H.; Jirström, M.; Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The African food crisis: lessons from the Asian Green Revolution.

A comparative study between Asian agricultural development during the Green Revolution in food production and the current problematic agricultural situation in sub-Saharan Africa is presented. Case studies of eight African (viz. Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia)...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Holmén, H.; Jirström, M.; Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Simulating soil erosion and sediment yield in small upland watersheds using the WEPP model.

This paper outlines the development of hillslope and watershed-scale Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) erosion simulation models for selected small upland sub-watersheds of the Manupali River in the Philippines. Soil erosion and sediment yield predictions are presented for selected...

Author(s)
Ella, V. B.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999128)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Economic development and watershed degradation.

A brief discussion on agricultural development and environmental change is provided as well as the economy-environment linkages. An overview of the Philippine economic development and the uplands, and the physical characteristics, population and economy of the Manupali River Watershed, which is the ...

Author(s)
Coxhead, I.; Shively, G.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999128)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Land use change in tropical watersheds: evidence, causes and remedies.

This book studies land use change in tropical landscapes, with particular emphasis on the economic processes that influence rates of land degradation and forest clearing. Multidisciplinary contributions draw lessons from data collected between 1992 and 2004 in the Manupali watershed in southern...

Author(s)
Coxhead, I.; Shively, G.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999128)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Aquatic resources: collective management patterns and governance for the world's fish wealth.

This chapter discusses the social research programme developed and carried out at the WorldFish Centre since 1996, which focuses on community approaches to managing aquatic resources. Two examples are presented, one from Bangladesh and the other from the Philippines, which show how users'...

Author(s)
Viswanathan, K. K.; Mahfuzuddin Ahmed; Thompson, P.; Sultana, P.; Dey, M.; Torell, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990033)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Soil biodiversity and food webs.

This paper discusses the effects of land use practices and land use change on soil biota (fungi, bacteria, protists and representatives of the majority of terrestrial invertebrate phyla) and the consequences this may have for internal regulation of below-ground biodiversity by representatives...

Author(s)
Susilo, F. X.; Neutel, A. M.; Noordwijk, M. van; Hairiah, K.; Brown, G.; Swift, M. J.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996738)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fetal programming of immune function.

This chapter reviews a range of research relevant to the immune programming hypothesis and discusses attempts to investigate the long-term immunological effects of early environments in an ongoing, prospective study in the Philippines.

Author(s)
McDade, T. W.; Kuzawa, C. W.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998213)
Type
Book chapter

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