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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 Tropical fruit flies (Tephritidae: Dacinae) of South-East Asia: Indomalaya to North-West Australasia.

The species within the Tribe Dacini, from Indomalaya to north-west Australasia, are described and illustrated. In all, 423 species are recorded from this region and treated under four genera, Bactrocera (with 18 subgenera), Dacus (with five subgenera), Ichneumonopsis and Monacrostichus. One new...

Author(s)
Drew, R. A. I.; Romig, M. C.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640358)
Type
Book
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Cover for Review of the trust situation in agri-food chain relationships in the Asia-Pacific with a focus on the Philippines and Australia.

This chapter explores the various ways in which market intermediaries can build trust in their relationship with growers. Results are presented from an empirical evaluation of trust in fresh produce (fruit and vegetables) supply chains in the Philippines and Australia. It is widely accepted that...

Author(s)
Batt, P. J.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936426)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrating aquaculture in coastal river planning: the case of Dagupan City, Philippines.

In the Philippines, conflicts between fishing, aquaculture, tourism and other uses of the coastal waters are common because they are not clearly integrated into the management of the coastal zone. Resource use allocation then remains a challenging task for decision makers. Development activities...

Author(s)
Andalecio, M. N.; Cruz, P. S.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Migrations of pest and beneficial insects.

This chapter summarizes the findings from some radar-based field studies of migrations of insect species of major economic importance in Africa, North America and East Asia. Similar investigations that have been made, mostly quite recently, of the migratory flights of beneficial insects (predators...

Author(s)
Drake, V. A.; Reynolds, D. R.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935566)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for History of biotechnology, genetics and selective breeding in aquaculture and fisheries.

This chapter discusses the history of biotechnology, genetics and selective breeding in aquaculture and fisheries dating back from 2000 years or more in China where mutations and phenotypic variantions in carp was already noticed by fish farmers and to the Roman Empire. The chronological...

Author(s)
Dunham, R. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936518)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The influence of religion on global and local conflict in tourism: case studies in Muslim countries.

The aim of the work presented in this chapter is to single out the factors that cause social and cultural dysfunctions in tourism in selected Islamic countries/territories (Tunisia, Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Kenya, and Palawan (Philippines)). The studies put emphasis on those social and...

Author(s)
Dłużewska, A.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934255)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agri-food chain relationships.

This book is the result of several years of research activity on the topic of how to better link farmers, processors and retailers with each other in order to ensure and improve the supply of food products which meet consumer needs and wants. The book is structured in three parts. Starting with an...

Author(s)
Fischer, C.; Hartmann, M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936426)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Tourist interactions with sharks.

This chapter explores the biophysical and socio-economic contexts of shark-based tourism, focusing on whale shark watching. It examines the historical evolution of attitudes towards sharks; describes whale shark tourism in key locations (Phuket, Thailand; Ningaloo Reef, Australia; Gladden Spit,...

Author(s)
Dearden, P.; Topelko, K. N.; Ziegler, J.
ISBN
2007 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845933456)
Type
Book chapter

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