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Cover for The relationship of food, tourism, destination branding and marketing.

This chapter uses many examples, especially from South Africa, Malawi and Gambia, in order to highlight the relationship of tourism, food, destination branding and marketing. It explains branding and brands, the relationship between brands and destination, and how food brands are related to tourism ...

Author(s)
Mankhomwa, E.; Chilembwe, J. M.; Mweiwa, V. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394286)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Influence of government policies on sustainable tourism development in Malawi.

Focusing on the case of Malawi, this chapter assesses the role of government tourism policy that is consistent for sustainable tourism development. Suggestions are drawn for the creation of better tourism policy that is more effective to contribute to sustainable tourism development, particularly...

Author(s)
Mweiwa, V. R.; Chilembwe, J. M.; Mankhomwa, E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394286)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Effects of conservation agriculture on farmers' livelihoods in the face of climate change in Balaka district, Malawi.

Conservation agriculture (CA) has been highly promoted due to its potential to ensure high crop yields even in the face of changes in climatic factors. However, the actual benefits associated with CA are not only focused on food security but are also site specific. This study sought to understand...

Author(s)
Zimba, J. M.; Liwenga, E. T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Moving beyond maize: the evolution of Malawi's agriculture-nutrition policy dialogue.

This chapter examines the headway that has been made in Malawi in bringing the agriculture sector on board as a partner in addressing malnutrition multisectorally, and the factors that are driving progress. It also examines the challenges and gaps that remain both in framing the issue and moving...

Author(s)
Aberman, N. L.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786399311)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agriculture for improved nutrition: seizing the momentum.

This book highlights the important links between agriculture and nutrition, both direct and indirect, both theoretical and practical. It explores these relationships through various frameworks, such as value chains, programmes and policies, as well as through diverse perspectives, such as gender....

Author(s)
Fan, S.; Yosef, S.; Pandya-Lorch, R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786399311)
Type
Book
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Cover for How to make Conservation Agriculture EverGreen.

This chapter discusses the role of trees in conservation agriculture (CA) systems and highlights examples of promising EverGreen Conservation Agriculture (ECA) models. The reviews the experiences of developing and applying ECA models that are tuned to the specific contexts of farming in Zambia,...

Author(s)
Garrity, D. P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sugar and gender relations in Malawi.

This chapter looks at labour conditions in the sugarcane industry in Malawi and discusses how wage work in plantation agriculture redefines traditional gender roles and relations, realizing gain and loss at the same time. Gaining income improves women's position within the household, while at the...

Author(s)
Canning, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646251)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fertilizer use optimization in sub-Saharan Africa.

This book contains 17 chapters providing details on decision tools that use linear programming to determine recommendations specific to a farmer's context intended to maximize profit from fertilizer use in sub-saharan Africa. Chapter 1 and 2 discusses the principles and approach, and spatial...

Author(s)
Wortmann, C. S.; Sones, K.
ISBN
2017 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392046)
Type
Book
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Cover for Optimizing fertilizer use within the context of integrated soil fertility management in Malawi.

This chapter describes the agricultural systems of Malawi, including the agroecological zones (AEZ), and the current soil fertility management. The chapter then provides a diagnosis of nutrient deficiencies in the region. Further, the chapter presents information on optimizing fertilizer use and...

Author(s)
Nalivata, P. C.; Munthali, M. W.; Makumba, W. I.; Mbewe, E.; Manase, H.
ISBN
2017 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392046)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Catchment-level modelling.

With the rise in popularity of the ecosystem services approach in both research and policy, there is a need to model farms at scales that capture ecological processes beyond the traditional farm-level and administrative boundaries. This chapter utilizes catchment-level modelling approaches to model ...

Author(s)
Ferreira, J. G.; Abbot, P.; Barnes, A. P.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644288)
Type
Book chapter

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