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Cover for Dynamics of livelihoods and resource use strategies in different ecosystems of the coastal zones of Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam.

The coastal areas in Bac Lieu Province of the Mekong Delta have undergone rapid changes in environmental and socio-economic conditions since the early 1990s when a saltwater control project was established to promote food crop production in the traditional rice-saltwater-based farming areas. A...

Author(s)
Khiem, N. T.; Hossain, M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Coastal transects analysis of Chao Phraya Delta, Thailand.

The consequences of coastal degradation can be devastating, particularly in highly populated and sensitive areas such as deltas. Innovative approaches and tools are required to minimize these impacts and for sustainable management. The high complexity, diversity, dynamics and large-scale...

Author(s)
Chuenpagdee, R.; Traesupap, S.; Juntarashote, K.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Learning to build resilient coastal communities: post-tsunami recovery in Sri Lanka and Indonesia.

Vulnerability to natural hazards and other environmental risks is frequently discussed at a conceptual/theoretical level but rarely investigated systematically. This study identifies the key factors, as documented in the literature and supported by substantiated primary data, that have contributed...

Author(s)
Larsen, R. K.; Thomalla, F.; Miller, F.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing needs, constraints and livelihood opportunities in coastal saline environments: a case in Orissa, India.

The coastal saline ecosystem in Orissa State, eastern India extends from the shore of the Bay of Bengal to about 15 km inland. Salinity occurs because of the intrusion of seawater during high tides through surface channels, creeks and rivers, particularly during the dry season, but decreases with...

Author(s)
Paris, T. R.; Saha, S.; Singh, D. P.; Mahata, K. R.; Cueno, A. delos R.; Zolvinski, S.; Ismail, A. M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An analysis of environmental policy strategies for coastal land conservation in Thailand.

Addressing externalities in policy decisions is crucial to ensuring the sustainable use of coastal land. This chapter analyses efficient management options and their trade-offs for coastal land use in Krabi Province, Thailand. Various environmental management schemes, such as zoning, green taxation ...

Author(s)
Pongthanapanich, T.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diversified cropping systems in a coastal province of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam: from testing to outscaling.

This study was carried out to test the hypothesis that diversification and polyculture (growing more than one crop/commodity at the same time in the same field) could contribute greatly to increased profitability and reduced risk for both rice-based and shrimp-based production systems in the...

Author(s)
Ni, D. V.; Phat, T. D.; Lu, T.; Tung, P. B. V.; Ben, D. C.; Vu, D. H.; Thai, P. H.; Giang, P. H.; Tuong, T. P.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Boro rice for food security in coastal West Bengal, India.

The boro (winter dry season) rice farming system covers 0.36 million ha in four coastal districts of West Bengal, India, of which 0.08 million ha are irrigated from 'back-feed' tidal water. The boro growing areas are mild to moderately saline, in which irrigation through shallow tube wells or...

Author(s)
Roy, S. K. B.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Strategies for improving and stabilizing rice productivity in the coastal zones of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

Since the early 1990s, Vietnam has witnessed a colossal leap in agricultural production, with an annual increment of 4.3% and an increase in food production of 5.8%. Consequently, Vietnam moved from incidences of chronic hunger to being one of the world's biggest rice exporters, with considerable...

Author(s)
Lang, N. T.; Buu, B. C.; Viet, N. V.; Ismail, A. M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mangrove system sustainability: public incentives and local strategies in West Africa.

The need to reconcile biodiversity conservation and development issues, notably the equitable sharing of benefits, recognized in the Convention on Biological Diversity (Secretariat of CBD, 1992; see http://www. cbd.int) and reaffirmed in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA, 2005), has led...

Author(s)
Cormier-Salem, M. C.; Bernatets, C.; Sarr, O.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conflicts and governance: perspectives on an eastern and western coastal wetland in India.

Governance in the current context demands a plurality of actors in decision making drawn from the spheres of state, civil society and business. There is an inherent assumption of harmony among these spheres leading to complementary outcomes in 'good governance'. In the real world, however, conflict ...

Author(s)
Narayanan, N. C.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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