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Cover for Promoting aquaculture by building the capacity of local institutions: developing fish seed supply networks in the Lao PDR.

As AIT sought to expand its regional Aqua Outreach network to Laos in 1993, it was confronted with a novel approach to promoting aquaculture: a government request to support their existing systems without separate project staff. The resulting development of technologies has, as a result of this...

Author(s)
Lithdamlong, D.; Meusch, E.; Innes-Taylor, N.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995656)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for International research and genetic improvement in rice: evidence from Asia and Latin America.

This chapter assesses the contributions of international research centres to rice productivity gains in developing countries of Asia and latin America, focusing specifically on 12 countries in South and Southeast Asia (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the...

Author(s)
Hossain, M.; Gollin, D.; Cabanilla, V.; Cabrera, E.; Johnson, N.; Khush, G. S.; McLaren, G.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change in contrasting river basins: adaptation strategies for water, food and environment.

This book, which contains 13 separately authored chapters, has been developed from the ADAPT Project, focusing on the development of regional adaptation strategies to climate change and climate variability for water, food and the environment in river basins across the world. Chapter 1 describes a...

Author(s)
Aerts, J. C. J. H.; Droogers, P.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998350)
Type
Book
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Cover for Will we produce sufficient food under climate change? Mekong Basin (South-east Asia).

This paper discusses the climate change impacts and adaptation strategies relating to the water resources, food production and environmental preservation of the Mekong Basin (shared by China (Yunnan Province), Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam).

Author(s)
Chu Thai Hoanh; Guttman, H.; Droogers, P.; Aerts, J.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998350)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Evaluating downscaling methods for preparing global circulation model (GCM) data for hydrological impact modelling.

This paper introduces four downscaling techniques and one spatial downscaling technique (kriging) used in the ADAPT project. Statistical methods 1 and 2 are simple methods that correct future projections based on annual and monthly averages, respectively. Method 3 adds to method 2 a correction...

Author(s)
Bouwer, L. M.; Aerts, J. C. J. H.; Coterlet, G. M. van de; Giesen, N. van de; Gieske, A.; Mannaerts, C.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998350)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Water for the environment: exploring adaptations to climate change in river basins.

This paper focuses on the environmental aspects of adaptation to climate change and describes how to develop and evaluate environmental adaptations to climate change for river systems. First, the possible effects of climate change on the environment, through changes in water quantity and quality,...

Author(s)
Lasage, R.; Aerts, J.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998350)
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 Actors or victims? Actor-oriented perspectives on new forms of tourism.

This chapter suggests an actor-oriented approach to tourism analysis. This approach assumes that actors are capable of acting and that they are influencing the tourism field by pursuing goals, following own strategies and having conflicts with other social actors. Therefore, tourism is not what...

Author(s)
Flacke-Neudorfer, C.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934255)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Governance approaches in new tourist destination countries: introducing tourism law in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

This chapter focuses on what may be termed 'new tourist destination countries': Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, part of the Greater Mekong Subregion, and discusses the numerous challenges these countries face in their governance as emerging tourist destinations. This chapter explains that these...

Author(s)
Semone, P.; Laws, E.; Ruhanen, L.; Wang Zhuo; Scott, N.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937942)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Linking climate change discourse with climate change policy in the Mekong: the case of Lao PDR.

Current discourse on climate change highlights the issue of uncertainty, risks and the importance of systems' resilience as a means to cope with impacts of climate change and climate variability. This chapter links the dominant approach of uncertainty as presented in the climate change discourse...

Author(s)
Prosinger, J.; Suhardiman, D.; Giordano, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643663)
Type
Book chapter

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