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Cover for A future strategy for organic development in Southern Africa.

This volume brought together research on concepts and global perspectives on organic food systems, on methods of building capacity in times of climate change, on supporting organic farmers and on upscaling the organic sector in Africa. This chapter summarizes these findings and concludes that four...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.; Purkis, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A one health perspective for integrated human and animal sanitation, nutrient recycling and climate change.

In this chapter, the authors present their experiences in developing a conceptual framework for integrated health and environmental assessment, combining health status, physical, socio-economic and cultural environments to improve health and minimize environmental impact. Highlights focused on how...

Author(s)
Hung Nguyen-Viet; Cissé, G.; Phuc Pham-Duc; Vi Nguyen; Tanner, M.; Odermatt, P.; Tu Vu-Van; Hoang Van Minh; Zurbrügg, C.; Schelling, E.; Zinsstag, J.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242577)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A rapidly changing climate in an era of increasing global carbon emissions.

This chapter discusses the reason why there should be a drastic reduction of GHG emissions. Environmental economists support a system of 'negative emissions' up till 2050 in order to limit warming to 2°C over pre-industrial levels by the end of the century. It is suggested that huge capital...

Author(s)
Galdies, C.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648439)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A white elephant in a changing climate: a territorial approach to climate change adaptation in Uganda.

This chapter examines the institutional sustainability of internationally financed support for rural climate change adaptation in Uganda. The most common approach for such support is the 'planned climate change adaptation approach', which relies on projects as a mechanism for implementation and...

Author(s)
Okiror, J. J.; Hansen, E. F.; Bashaasha, B.; Nakendo, I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390769)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Abies</i> Mill.

This chapter describes the origin and introduction; climatic and site requirements, and other silvicultural characteristics; pests and diseases; natural regeneration; flowering, seed production and nursery conditions; provenance; timber and uses; yield and timber; and place of the following fir...

Author(s)
Savill, P.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393920)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Abiotic and biotic effects.

This chapter considers abiotic and biotic factors in detail as separate entities for convenience. Note, however, that most, if not all, of these factors in the environment of a tropical forest insect may be interrelated. Wherever possible, presented are examples from tropical or subtropical forest...

Author(s)
Wylie, F. R.; Speight, M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936365)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Abiotic factors, climatic variability and forest insect pests.

Abiotic factors have both direct and indirect effects on insects. This chapter focuses on the direct effects of abiotic factors, especially temperature, on insects with different life histories. We draw examples from forest insect pests, mainly from temperate and boreal regions. We also illustrate...

Author(s)
Neuvonen, S.; Virtanen, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643786)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Abiotic stress effects on vegetable crops.

This chapter focuses on the effects of high and low temperature, drought and flooding, and salinity on vegetable crops. The stress factors impacting vegetable crops reviewed in this chapter can be grouped into those that can be avoided or moderated by physical structures, such as covers to mitigate ...

Author(s)
Wien, H. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for 'I will continue to fight them': local knowledge, everyday resistance and adaptation to climate change in semi-arid Tanzania.

This chapter argues that the tensions also represent a bigger challenge, namely that while studies of local knowledge (LK) and adaptation have been good at bringing out what can potentially be achieved by integration of local knowledge, there has been less focus and attention in the adaptation...

Author(s)
Naess, L. O.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for 'Working with the sea': the 2008 Dutch national response to global warming and sea rise.

The Delta Commission presented its formal advice to the Cabinet of the Dutch National Government, on the consequences of global warming affecting the rise in sea levels, and the resultant risks for life in the Netherlands. Its summary advice is that water security remains a crucial role 'involving...

Author(s)
Travis, A. S.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937423)
Type
Book chapter

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