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Cover for Climate change - coral reefs and dive tourism in South-east Asia.

This chapter discusses the implications of global climate change on dive tourism in South East Asia, focusing on the Coral Triangle sites of Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines and Thailand. These implications will differ according to the nature of the reefs in the area under consideration, the ...

Author(s)
Dearden, P.; Manopawitr, P.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935481)
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 Community-based tourism in Asia.

This chapter examines evaluation criteria and steps towards community-based tourism (CBT) development to guide the development of more effective community tourism in Asia. The criteria to evaluate successful CBT suggested by the professionals were summarized into six main factors: (1) CBT should...

Author(s)
Rocharungsat, P.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934477)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Approaches to economic analyses and implications for policy issues in South-east Asia: results from three case studies in crop - animal systems.

This chapter discusses the challenges of increasing livestock product supply in environments not traditionally associated with livestock production. To illustrate the approaches to economic analyses, methods used and implications for policy issues, the discussion in this chapter focuses on 3...

Author(s)
Devendra, C.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931940)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for South-east Asia: forest and mountain ecotourism, hilltribes and island nations.

This chapter reviews indigenous ecotourism ventures located on tribal lands and protected areas of South East Asia. Indigenous ecotourism projects in the mainland Mekong countries of Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and southwest China (Yunnan and Sichuan Provinces) are reviewed. Other indigenous...

Author(s)
Zeppel, H. D.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931247)
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 Cassava in Asia and the Pacific.

The origin and distribution of cassava in Asia is discussed. The other topics covered include: agronomy and utilization; area, production and yield; cassava trade in Asia; and cassava industry in the Asia-Pacific Region (i.e. Thailand, Indonesia, India, China, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Sri...

Author(s)
Onwueme, I. C.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995243)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The impact of rubber on the forest landscape in Borneo.

Historical development and the adoption of rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) in swidden agricultural systems and its effect on the forest landscape in Borneo (Malaysia and Indonesia) are discussed. Firstly, it is argued that, as long as there was no pressure for land, swidden-fallow farmers who grew rice ...

Author(s)
Jong, W. de
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Opportunities for capture of deep soil nutrients.

This paper discusses the mechanisms by which nutrients occur in deep layers which include downward leaching of mobile nutrients, biological breakdown of soil organic matter and chemical breakdown of minerals. Soil nutrients not accessible to annual crops can be extracted by perennials through two...

Author(s)
Buresh, R. J.; Rowe, E. C.; Livesley, S. J.; Cadisch, G.; Mafongoya, P.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996738)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">In vitro</i> biodegradation of oil-palm stem using macroscopic fungi from South-East Asia: a preliminary investigation.

This chapter describes a preliminary comparison of methods for assessing the biodegradation of oil palm stem (OPS) by macroscopic fungi in vitro as a first step in developing a practical process in vivo. Many of the methods described (enzyme assays, growth assessment, weight loss determination,...

Author(s)
Paterson, R. R. M.; Holderness, M.; Kelley, J.; Miller, R. N. G.; O'Grady, E.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851993881)
Type
Book chapter

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