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Cover for Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from rice production through water-saving techniques: potential, adoption and empirical evidence.

Flooded rice fields are a large anthropogenic source of the greenhouse gas (GHG) methane (CH4). Aeration of the paddy field can reduce methane emissions and at the same time save water. Different forms of water saving techniques (WST), e.g. alternate wetting and drying (AWD) and midseason drainage...

Author(s)
Sander, B. O.; Wassmann, R.; Siopongco, J. D. L. C.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643663)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Green Revolution and regional inequality: implications of Asian experience for Africa.

The first part of this chapter presents a comparison of the performance of food production between Asia and Africa, as well as a hypothesis that can explain the contrasting difference in food production performance between the two regions. The chapter then gives a characterization of the Asian rice ...

Author(s)
Otsuka, K.; Yamano, T.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
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 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
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Sui generis</i> protection of plant varieties in Asian agriculture: a regional regime in the making?

This chapter examines the plant variety protection (PVP) regimes emerging throughout Asia. The overview provided includes China, Indonesia, Korea, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam. With particular emphasis on the Philippines, it analyses the introduction of PVP from an...

Author(s)
Egelyng, H.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How farmer-scientist cooperation is devalued and revalued: a Philippine example.

Scientific collaboration between crop scientists and developing-world farmers is a growing, but still far too rare, occurrence. Reductionism and the privileging of certain forms of 'scientific' discourse typically produce ontological, epistemological and sociological 'exclusions' by which farmer...

Author(s)
Frossard, D.
ISBN
2002 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995854)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Rice, farmers and gene banks: a case study in the Cagayan Valley, Philippines.

Results of the collaborative research activities of the IRRI and Philippine Rice Research Institute to study rice diversity and its management by farmers in the Cagayan Valley are presented. In addition, the opportunities to involve farmers in the overall framework of rice genetic resources...

Author(s)
Pham, J. L.; Morin, S. R.; Sebastian, L. S.; Abrigo, G. A.; Calibo, M. A.; Quilloy, S. M.; Hipolito, L.; Jackson, M. T.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995229)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Deforestation, irrigation, employment and cautious optimism in southern Palawan, the Philippines.

An examination was made of the way in which the introduction of lowland irrigation systems, a form of technical progress, has affected the demand for labour and, by extension, farmers' activities near the forest margins in Palawan. Agricultural outcomes are compared in two adjacent and similar...

Author(s)
Shively, G.; Martinez, E.
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter

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