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Cover for Diversifying rice-centric agriculture and diets: the Bangladesh experience.

This chapter reviews recent policy developments in agriculture and nutrition in Bangladesh,and then draws upon household-level data to examine trends related to agricultural production, food consumption and nutrition, and women's empowerment. Using this evidence, the chapter presents a...

Author(s)
Ahmed, A. U.; Ghostlaw, J.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786399311)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Geopolitics, food and agriculture.

This chapter looks at the geopolitical dynamics of food supplies. It analyses the historic importance of agricultural production and trade for urbanization, state-building and warfare, looking at examples from ancient times and various food regimes since the 19th century. With the 2008 global food...

Author(s)
Woertz, E.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for GM food systems and their economic impact.

This book includes 6 chapters examining the relevance of transgenic crops in food production, prices and the environment. It initially describes the historical evolution of biotechnology and defines key terms, before moving on to explore transgenic technology and food regime concepts. It analyses...

Author(s)
Brankov, T.; Lovre, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240542)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climate change impacts and adaptation in agricultural water management in the Philippines.

Climate change is now a reality and is expected to have profound impacts on agricultural production systems, thus threatening food security. Local observational evidence of changing climate based on available historical weather data-sets is presented for selected locations in the Philippines. In...

Author(s)
Lansigan, F. P.; Cruz, A. C. dela
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643663)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Empowering women through conservation agriculture: rhetoric or reality? Evidence from Malawi.

This research sought to examine whether conservation agriculture (CA) could play a role in the empowerment of women through agriculture. The results indicate that there are indeed clear positive impacts for women who practice CA, in terms of time and labour spent on agricultural endeavors, returns...

Author(s)
Maher, J.; Wagstaff, P.; O'Brien, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644233)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Effects of climate change on potential food production and risk of hunger.

This chapter describes the scale of the challenge facing crop genetic management in the role it needs to play in confronting climate change. It summarizes the development of knowledge about the risks posed by climate change to food production in the future and the consequent increases in risk of...

Author(s)
Parry, M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641973)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The importance of soil quality in the safe practice of urban agriculture in Zimbabwe, Kenya and South Africa.

This chapter explores urban agriculture in Africa, which to date has had relatively little exposure in the academic literature. Further, this chapter focuses on three major cities across the continent: Harare (Zimbabwe), Nairobi (Kenya) and Johannesburg (South Africa). In each case, an overview is...

Author(s)
Chipungu, L.; Magidimisha, H. H.; Hardman, M.; Beesley, L.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642109)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agrobiodiversity revisited.

This chapter updates the role of agrobiodiversity in the international biodiversity, environmental and development agendas and re-emphasizes the importance of agrobiodiversity management for food security. It provides a brief synopsis of a previous publication by Wood and Lenné [See Wood, D. and...

Author(s)
Lenné, J. M.; Wood, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937614)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Future challenges for the world food economy and sub-Saharan Africa: major environmental and socioeconomic drivers of change.

This chapter examines the long-term 'drivers' of change in world food systems, specifically, selected factors influencing the food supply and demand balance, current and future, in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It is argued that the exposure of the SSA region to world commodity markets that became...

Author(s)
Msangi, S.; Rosegrant, M.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938284)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The need for a participatory approach.

To establish that small-scale and subsistence farming communities accept that their involvement in interactive participation to achieve sustained food security is at the core of the intervention, this chapter puts forward a 'finding out' process. Based on this concept, diagrams and models regarding ...

Author(s)
Bakker, H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938413)
Type
Book chapter

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