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Cover for Cassava in Asia and the Pacific.

The origin and distribution of cassava in Asia is discussed. The other topics covered include: agronomy and utilization; area, production and yield; cassava trade in Asia; and cassava industry in the Asia-Pacific Region (i.e. Thailand, Indonesia, India, China, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Sri...

Author(s)
Onwueme, I. C.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995243)
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 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
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Cover for Origin, history, production and processing.

This chapter covers the history of cultivation of longan and litchi (Litchi chinensis); litchi production in China, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Philippines, Indonesia, southern Africa, Australia, North America, Brazil, Mexico and Israel; longan production in China, Vietnam,...

Author(s)
Huang XuMing; Subhadrabandhu, S.; Mitra, S. K.; Ben-Arie, R.; Stern, R. A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996967)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cultivars and plant improvement.

This chapter summarizes research on cultivar development, cultivar identification, genetic analysis and genetic improvement in litchi (Litchi chinensis) and longan, and describes litchi cultivars in China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Philippines, Indonesia, southern Africa, ...

Author(s)
Menzel, C. M.; Huang XuMing; Liu ChengMing
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996967)
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 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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 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
CABI Book Info
Cover for Forests and society: sustainability and life cycles of forests in human landscapes.

This book, which contains 8 chapters, provides a framework for the general public, forest managers and policy makers to understand what factors need to be included when working towards using and protecting the world's forests so that they can be sustained. Topics covered include: historical...

Author(s)
Vogt, K. A.; Honea, J.; Vogt, D. J.; Andreu, M.; Edmonds, R.; Sigurdardóttir, R.; Patel-Weynand, T.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930981)
Type
Book

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