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Cover for Correlations, trends and realities in the European agri-food model.

The previous chapter presents a cluster analysis of 24 European countries in the years 2006, 2009 and 2015 according to the four variables of animal production, vegetal production, total labour force input in the agri-food sector, and gross value added in the agri-food sector. In order to analyse...

Author(s)
Andrei, J. V.; Dragoi, M. C.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242201)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The challenges of sustainable food systems where food security meets sustainability - what are countries doing?

The evolutionary history of the concepts of food security (FS) and sustainability have run in parallel for many years. After the food crisis of 2008, stability was added to definition of FS as a short-term time dimension to express the ability to withstand shocks to the food system caused by...

Author(s)
Harper, M.; Shepon, A.; Ohad, N.; Berry, E. M.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter focuses on the importance of the maintenance or improvement of the postharvest life and quality of fresh fruits and vegetables and the scientific basis for the application of controlled atmosphere (CA) technology to the storage of fresh fruits and vegetables. The history of the effects ...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.; Prange, R. K.; Bancroft, R. D.; Puttongsiri, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393739)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Veal calves.

This chapter presents the techniques applied by farmers to produce veal calves with whiter flesh or meat. Focus is given on intensive farming techniques, its advantages and disadvantages and economic and animal welfare issues.

Author(s)
Harrison, R.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642840)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The agricultural economics of hemp.

The primary objective of this chapter is to enable any reader with an interest in agricultural production to evaluate production costs, revenues and profitability. The methodology presented here is not original, for it can be applied to almost any crop regardless of the continent on which it is...

Author(s)
Bouloc, P.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937935)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrated community building complexes: experimental provisions in the Netherlands and the UK.

This chapter presents four case studies of experimental provision of integrated community/leisure building complexes: the Pioneer Health Centre in London, UK (1935); the 'Meerpaal' in Dronten, Netherlands (1967); the Karregat in Eindhoven, Netherlands (1973); and the 'Agora' in Lelystad,...

Author(s)
Travis, A. S.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937423)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Resorts are not forever.

This chapter discusses: the phases of resort and spa development; some historic markers of resort development; Butler's resort cycle; and resort renewal. Three case studies of resort development and renewal are then presented: (1) that of Scheveningen in the Netherlands; (2) the 'Sea-Change...

Author(s)
Travis, A. S.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937423)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter provides an overview of the historical use of controlled atmosphere (CA) storage for fruits and vegetables; early knowledge of the effects of gases on crops; and CA research and commercial CA storage in France, USA, UK, Australia, Canada, China and Southeast Asia, Netherlands, India,...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936464)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The regulation of biopesticides: an international analysis.

The regulation of biopesticides takes place within a regulatory system that was designed for the regulation of synthetic (chemical) pesticides. Hence, the system has a number of features that did not make it amenable to the registration of biological pesticides and a number of adjustments have had...

Author(s)
Bailey, A.; Chandler, D.; Grant, W. P.; Greaves, J.; Prince, G.; Tatchell, M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935597)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agritourism.

This book presents the depth of the new wave of agritourism apparent around the world. This book consists of four parts. The first section is an introduction to the economics of agritourism; it introduces the role of organization, management, logistics, safety, marketing, finance, economics and...

Author(s)
Sznajder, M.; Przezbórska, L.; Scrimgeour, F.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934828)
Type
Book

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