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Cover for Impact of air pollution on the environment and economy.

It is the predicament of mankind that man can perceive the problematique, yet, despite his considerable knowledge and skills, he does not understand the origins, significance, and interrelationships of its many components and thus is unable to devise effective responses. This failure occurs in...

Author(s)
Saurabh Sonwani; Vandana Maurya
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393890)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The technology promise: how can we feed a world of more than 9 billion?

This chapter looks at the current state and future of global food security, focusing on the role of GM crops. The economic, environmental and human health benefits of GM crops are discussed, as well as the opposition to bioscience strategies for global food security.

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The local food movement: can we be self-sufficient?

This chapter describes the popularity of farmers' markets and its impact on local food sales, food supply and food security. The environmental impact (e.g., pollution) of producing and buying local foods, and consumer's trust to local farmers are discussed. The misguided theory of food...

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The impact of development of religious tourism on the host community - a case study of Mount E'mei in China.

This chapter discusses the relationship between religions and tourism, local stakeholders' perceptions of tourism, and the factors that influence those views. A case study of the different perceived impacts (economic, social, cultural, and environmental) of the development of Buddhism-related...

Author(s)
Hu XinLei; Huang Rong
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393197)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The environmental impacts of World Heritage Site designation on local communities.

This chapter illustrates the main impacts of tourism on the natural and built environments generally before focusing on the environmental impacts of World Heritage status and tourism at World Heritage sites (WHSs). The threats of invasive species, poaching, dams, and climate change in natural WHSs...

Author(s)
Jimura, T.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392688)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Reflection (summary).

This final chapter summarizes the key points in the previous chapters regarding World Heritage sites (WHSs), Eastern and Western viewpoints on World Heritage issues, heritage management and conservation activities, heritage tourism development and marketing, changes in local communities and views...

Author(s)
Jimura, T.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392688)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Invasive alien plants: impacts on development and options for management.

This book contains 12 chapters covering a broad range of topics: economic, social and biodiversity impacts of invasive alien plants, rural community perceptions, policy framework responses, prevention and control experiences, and the net result of all of this on livelihoods and development as a...

Author(s)
Ellison, C. A.; Sankaran, K. V.; Murphy, S. T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646275)
Type
Book
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Cover for The spirit of a place on a plate.

This chapter (i) defines and contextualizes food and wine tourism; (ii) explores how sustainable practices may affect food and wine tourism strategic vision and operational marketing; and (iii) considers the importance of tourism 'quality' as the combination of technical, emotional and...

Author(s)
Croce, E.; Perri, G.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391278)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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Cover for Factors contributing to adoption or disadoption of organic agriculture in Zambia.

The negative effects of conventional agriculture on the environment in terms of land degradation and pollution have accelerated efforts to develop sustainable agricultural systems. In Zambia the last 20 years or so have seen the promotion of organic farming as a sustainable farming system option,...

Author(s)
Munthali, R.; Auerbach, R.; Mataa, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
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