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Cover for Towards long-term nutrition security: the role of agriculture in dietary diversity.

A major obstacle to securing investments in agriculture and food-based approaches for improving nutrition is providing proof of efficacy. Do food-based approaches lead to reductions in malnutrition? To answer this question we need to develop a credible evidence base that articulates the links in...

Author(s)
Thompson, B.; Meerman, J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Food-based approaches for combating malnutrition - lessons lost?

This chapter describes programmes that focused on dietary quality in Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, a crucial but neglected part of food and nutrition security. These programmes utilized various approaches and were all in some way successful though, as usual, valuable lessons often come from...

Author(s)
Greiner, T.
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 The impact of improvement research: the case of Bangladesh and Ethiopia.

This chapter discusses the state of adoption of improved lentil cultivars in Bangladesh and Ethiopia using survey data, the factors constraining the diffusion of new lentil cultivars, the ex post economic impacts based on the adoption that has already taken place, and the costs of the time lag in...

Author(s)
Aw-Hassan, A. A.; Senait Regassa; Islam, Q. M. S.; Ashutosh Sarker
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934873)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Distributional impacts of commodity prices in developing countries.

In this chapter, household production and consumption data are combined with national price data to simulate the welfare effects of increases in staple prices. The focus is on the rural sectors of nine developing countries and on six types of staple crops. The results show that since most rural...

Author(s)
Filipski, M.; Covarrubias, K.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641058)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The lentil: botany, production and uses.

This book provides a comprehensive review of current lentil research. It contains 26 chapters covering topics on lentil global production, supply and demand; origin, phylogeny, domestication and spread; plant morphology, anatomy and growth habit; agroecology and adaptation; genetic resources...

Author(s)
Erskine, W.; Muehlbauer, F. J.; Sarker, A.; Sharma, B.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934873)
Type
Book
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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
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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 Economic impact of international and national lentil improvement research in developing countries.

This chapter describes the contributions of ICARDA to lentil genetic resource management, pre-breeding research, and cultivar development research of the national agricultural research systems (NARS) in areas such as China, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Jordan and Sudan. Human resources ...

Author(s)
Aw-Hassan, A.; Shideed, K.; Sarker, A.; Tutwiler, R.; Erskine, W.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter

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