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Cover for Food security through the livelihoods lens: an integrative approach.

This chapter presents the synthesis of findings of a study that explored an integrative assessment of food security in less-favoured areas in the Philippines. The study investigated the linkages between the resource environments (i.e. biophysical, socioeconomic), livelihoods and food security of...

Author(s)
Roa, J. R.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Does social capital matter in vegetable markets? The social capital of indigenous agricultural communities in the Philippines: socio-cultural implications and consequences for local vegetable trade.

This chapter examines (i) whether social capital exists in indigenous agricultural communities of Benguet province (Philippines) and in what form; (ii) what factors influence social capital; and (iii) how social capital affects vegetable marketing in the province. A total of 450 vegetable farmers...

Author(s)
Milagrosa, A.; Slangen, L.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The Bt maize experience in the Philippines: a multi-stakeholder convergence.

This chapter provides a case study of the eventual approval of Bt maize in the Philippines amidst a contentious environment. This case study of the commercialization of Bt maize in the country demonstrates the crucial role of science communication in technology development and acceptance. The...

Author(s)
Navarro, M. J.; Escaler, M.; Leon, M. I. P. de; Tababa, S. P.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932046)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The role of tilapia culture in rural development.

This paper discusses the role of tilapia culture in rural development in Asia (Philippines, Thailand, Bangladesh and other Asian countries), Africa, and in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is stated that rural aquaculture is a multi-disciplinary practice, involving technical, socioeconomic, and...

Author(s)
El-Sayed, A. F. M.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990149)
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A bioregion in jeopardy: the strategic challenge of amenity migration in Baguio, the Philippines.

This chapter synthesizes and extends three previous studies of amenity migration in the Baguio bioregion of central Luzon Island, the Philippines. It details the historical evolution of amenity migration and its impacts on the region's unique environment and culture. The chapter focuses on the...

Author(s)
Glorioso, R. S.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990842)
Type
Book chapter
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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 Green Revolution and regional inequality: implications of Asian experience for Africa.

The first part of this chapter presents a comparison of the performance of food production between Asia and Africa, as well as a hypothesis that can explain the contrasting difference in food production performance between the two regions. The chapter then gives a characterization of the Asian rice ...

Author(s)
Otsuka, K.; Yamano, T.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The puzzle of the policy shift - the early Green Revolution in India, Indonesia and the Philippines.

The Green Revolution in the Philippines, India and Indonesia is described, as well as that in Bangladesh. The first three countries made a shift in their agricultural policies during the 1960s, which led the way for the Green Revolution to take place. The shift involved the famous package of...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Jirström, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter

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