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Cover for Biological control in Guatemala.

Biological control was initiated in Guatemala in the 1990s, after costs for chemicals had increased substantially and had resulted in a drastic decrease in production of, for example, cotton and tomato. Most often, augmentative biocontrol is used in Guatemala. Examples of successful programmes are...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Production and trade.

This chapter presents an overview of the world production, export, import and consumption trends of papaya (Carica papaya) in the US and European Union (EU) markets. Despite the noticeable rise in global demand for papaya, production issues, particularly Papaya ringspot virus (PRSV) disease,...

Author(s)
Evans, E. A.; Ballen, F. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agricultural extension in post-conflict Guatemala: achievements and challenges in building a new national system.

This chapter offers a background to the conflict in Guatemala in 1960-1966 and discusses the efforts to re-establish the agricultural extension system post conflict. The actors in Guatemala's pluralistic extension system are highlighted. Key achievements and challenges in building the extension...

Author(s)
Sigman, V. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390592)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for From centre to periphery: inequality, indigeneity and domestic tourism in Guatemala.

This chapter examines the implications of domestic tourism in Guatemala, a country with high levels of economic inequality and ethnic disparities. It looks at how urban and rural areas are linked physically, economically and culturally, as well as considering areas of separation, and offering...

Author(s)
LaPan, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390141)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tropical forage legumes: harnessing the potential of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Desmanthus</i> and other genera for heavy clay soils.

This publication presents the results of the collaborative research, commencing with a report on the collection of a broad range of genetic material of fodder potential in Belize, the Yucatan and Guatemala, the initial evaluation of some of this material in Belize and a brief review of the impact...

Author(s)
Lazier, J. R.; Ahmad, N.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646282)
Type
Book
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Cover for The collection and initial evaluation of a wide range of pasture legumes from Mexico, Belize and Guatemala: implications for genetic resource development for tropical countries.

There is a dearth of pasture and ley legume cultivars for use on alkaline and clay soils in tropical areas. Recognizing this, the collaborative Australia-UWI Forage Research Programme, with field studies in Belize and Antigua, took advantage of the proximity of these soils, the rich floras with...

Author(s)
Lazier, J. R.; Burt, R. L.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646282)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Insect resistance to Bt toxins in Brazil and Latin America.

Bioinsecticides based on Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) and transgenic plants expressing its toxins have been widely used to control insects in Latin America. In Brazil, during the season of 2013/14, 4 million ha were treated with Bt biopesticides, and the area of transgenic crops under cultivation...

Author(s)
Monnerat, R.; Martins, E.; Queiroz, P.; Praça, L.; Soares, C. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644370)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Private voluntary standards, co-investment and inclusive business.

This chapter assesses the potential of private voluntary standards in horticultural exports for providing incentives to the private sector investing in small-scale growers, to the mutual benefit of growers as well as exporters. The chapter then traces characteristics of such co-investment and its...

Author(s)
Blackmore, E.; MacGregor, J.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936495)
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 Groundwater in Central America: its importance, development and use, with particular reference to its role in irrigated agriculture.

The objective of this paper is to analyse the actual situation, using limited publicly available data coupled with interviews with key professionals, of groundwater in Central America, emphasizing the utilization of groundwater for agricultural production. The paper is divided into four sections....

Author(s)
Ballestero, M.; Reyes, V.; Astorga, Y.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931728)
Type
Book chapter

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