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Cover for BERAS - a global network of food systems with examples from Sweden, Haiti, Tanzania and India.

Adopting a food systems approach in practice starts from recognizing that food systems serve the basic human needs of food and drink needed to sustain human life, but also serve wider cultural needs. The food systems approach helps organic food and farming by making interdependencies more apparent, ...

Author(s)
Hertwig, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Allium crops.

The genus Allium includes approximately 750-800 species of geophytes with bulbs or rhizomes. Many Allium species were domesticated millennia ago as important foods, and today >20 species, characterized by onion-garlic-like flavor due to cysteine sulfoxides, are consumed worldwide as condiments,...

Author(s)
Rabinowitch, H. D.; Goldstein, R. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Freshwater ecosystems in North America with reference to the Great Lakes Basin.

This chapter focuses on biotic and abiotic changes (e.g. increases in water temperature, acidification of the aquatic environment, ice covers) in the Great Lakes Basin. The evidence presented in this chapter suggests that the Great Lakes will undergo many of the same type of changes in physical and ...

Author(s)
Kerckhove, D. T. de; Chu, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243277)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Living and responding to climate variability and change among coffee and banana farmers in the highlands of Moshi rural district, Tanzania.

The study aimed at exploring perceived impacts of climate variability on coffee and banana farming and community responses in the highlands of Moshi Rural District. A socio-economic survey employing qualitative and quantitative research approaches was used. Data were collected using questionnaires, ...

Author(s)
Temba, P. L.; Pauline, N. M.; Ndaki, P. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cassava as an adaptation crop to climate variability and change in coastal areas of Tanzania: a case of the Mkuranga district.

This study was carried out in two villages, Kizapala and Kazole, of the Mkuranga District, in the Coast Region of Tanzania. The objective of the study was to establish the role of cassava as an adaptation crop to the changing climate and household food security. Primary data were obtained using...

Author(s)
Mbwambo, N. A.; Liwenga, E. T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agroecosystems' resilience and social-ecological vulnerability index to climate change in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.

The concept of resilience has gained momentum during the current climate change era. Resilience is said to be the measure of the amount of change the system can undergo while still retaining the same controls on function and structure. Taking into account the effects of changing climate, the term...

Author(s)
Shirima, K. C.; Mung'ong'o, C. G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessment of socio-ecological resilience of agropastoralists to climate change and variability impacts in Bariadi district, Tanzania.

In developing countries like Tanzania, societal vulnerability to the risks of climate change and variability (CC&V) exacerbate ongoing social and economic challenges because people's livelihoods are largely dependent on resources that are sensitive to climate change such as agriculture....

Author(s)
Cyrilo, E.; Mung'ong'o, C. G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The development of the world's cattle production systems.

This chapter discussed the history of cattle production starting from the prehistoric period which may date back about 40 million years ago when ruminants first appeared and at 25 million years ago when savannahs and grasslands of the world developed. Then to its domestication dating as early as 8...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Global climate change and coastal tourism: recognizing problems, managing solutions and future expectations.

This book aims to update the last volume, Disappearing Destinations (2011), and presents new cases that discuss current threats and consequences of climate change predictions on coastal tourism destinations. In this context, predicted changes and implications for management and policy at such...

Author(s)
Jones, A.; Phillips, M.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648439)
Type
Book
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Cover for Introduction - coastal tourism and climate change: current narratives and discourse.

This is an introduction to a book focusing on the contemporary current strategic management issues that are critical to the growing complexity of relationships between global tourism, predicted climate change and policies for tourism coastal management. The recognition and identification of the...

Author(s)
Jones, A.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648439)
Type
Book chapter

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