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Cover for Philippine fungal diversity: benefits and threats to food security.

Fungal diversity plays a vital role in sustaining human life, either benefiting or threatening food security. Benefits that derive from fungi range from food and medicine, to decomposition of organic matter, recycling of nutrients and as plant growth promoters, including biological control of...

Author(s)
Cumagun, C. J. R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
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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 The Bt maize experience in the Philippines: a multi-stakeholder convergence.

This chapter provides a case study of the eventual approval of Bt maize in the Philippines amidst a contentious environment. This case study of the commercialization of Bt maize in the country demonstrates the crucial role of science communication in technology development and acceptance. The...

Author(s)
Navarro, M. J.; Escaler, M.; Leon, M. I. P. de; Tababa, S. P.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932046)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Economic incentives and agricultural outcomes in upland settings.

This chapter presents a framework for measuring the changes in economic and environmental outcomes that occur in watersheds subject to land degradation, both in partial and in general equilibrium. This framework is used to calculate changes in upland land degradation due to changes in economic...

Author(s)
Coxhead, I.; Shively, G.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999128)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How do relative price changes alter land use decisions? Panel data evidence from the Manupali watershed, Philippines.

This chapter explores land use decisions made by farmers in the upper Manupali watershed, Philippines. A panel of farm-level data (1994-2002) is used to quantify responses to economic shocks, and thereby to understand the leverage that policies affecting agricultural prices can be expected to exert ...

Author(s)
Coxhead, I.; Demeke, B.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999128)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Alternatives to traditional annual crop agriculture in the uplands - biophysical evidence from the Manupali River Watershed.

Results are presented of field experiments during 1998-2003 in the Manupali River Watershed (Mindanao, Philippines) designed to evaluate tree-based (Eucalyptus grandis) and improved fallow (sunflower and Tithonia diversifolia) production systems with annual crops (tomato, maize, beans [Phaseolus]...

Author(s)
Midmore, D. J.; Poudel, D. D.; Nissen, T. M.; Daño, A.; Zhu, G.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999128)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrated pest management collaborative research support program (USAID-IPM CRSP): highlights of its global experience.

This chapter covers the following aspects of the Integrated Pest Management Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP): background, organizational and operational structure, mode of collaboration, participatory rural appraisal process, annual work plan development and its implementation,...

Author(s)
Gebrekidan, B.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996523)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrated pest management in the Philippines.

This chapter covers the history of integrated pest management (IPM), organizational structure of IPM, pesticide policy, IPM application in major crops (rice, maize and cabbage), impact of KASAKALIKASAN (an IPM programme with farmers as the main participants) on agricultural production, and...

Author(s)
Javier, P. A.; Sison, M. L. Q.; Ebora, R. V.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996523)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agricultural development policies and land expansion in a Southern Philippine watershed.

An ex ante evaluation of factors affecting farmers' land use is presented, using surveyed data gathered from low-income maize and vegetable farmers in a southern Philippines watershed at the forest margin to measure how land and labour allocations for various crops respond to changes in expected...

Author(s)
Coxhead, I.; Shively, G.; Shuai XiaoBing
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter

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