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Cover for Contribution of homestead food production to improved household food security and nutrition status - lessons learned from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal and the Philippines.

Malnutrition is a serious public health problem in Asia. Since 2003, Helen Keller International (HKI) has been implementing homestead food production (HFP) programmes to increase and ensure year-round availability and intake of micronutrient-rich foods in the poor households of Asia. The aim of...

Author(s)
Talukder, A.; Osei, A. K.; Haselow, N. J.; Kroeun, H.; Amin Uddin; Quinn, V.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Intensification of shifting cultivation.

This chapter discusses the various ways the system of shifting cultivation has been modified to make it a more intensive system of agriculture. Attempts to modify shifting cultivation include the integration of trees into farmlands to form agroforestry systems, enrichment of fallow vegetation with...

Author(s)
Aweto, A. O.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640433)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Social vulnerability to coastal hazards in South-east Asia: a synthesis of research insights.

Several decades of research on natural hazards have produced a large range of insights on the complex and interacting factors contributing to hazard vulnerability. Despite these insights and the efforts of the disaster risk reduction and humanitarian communities, reducing vulnerability to coastal...

Author(s)
Zou, L.; Thomalla, F.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for The role of tilapia culture in rural development.

This paper discusses the role of tilapia culture in rural development in Asia (Philippines, Thailand, Bangladesh and other Asian countries), Africa, and in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is stated that rural aquaculture is a multi-disciplinary practice, involving technical, socioeconomic, and...

Author(s)
El-Sayed, A. F. M.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990149)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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
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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 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 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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Aquatic resources: collective management patterns and governance for the world's fish wealth.

This chapter discusses the social research programme developed and carried out at the WorldFish Centre since 1996, which focuses on community approaches to managing aquatic resources. Two examples are presented, one from Bangladesh and the other from the Philippines, which show how users'...

Author(s)
Viswanathan, K. K.; Mahfuzuddin Ahmed; Thompson, P.; Sultana, P.; Dey, M.; Torell, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990033)
Type
Book chapter

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