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Cover for Rethinking swidden cultivation in Myanmar: policies for sustainable upland livelihoods and food security.

This chapter explains the system of swidden or shifting cultivation; its contribution to the cultural integrity, social capital and social security of shifting cultivators who are typically indigenous peoples; its environmental impacts compared to forestry harvesting and sedentary agriculture; its...

Author(s)
Springate-Baginski, O.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Reflections on the impacts of state policies on shifting cultivators in northeast India.

This chapter is an attempt to explore and understand the impacts of various state policies (including forest, agricultural, land-use and watershed development polices, and externally aided projects) on shifting cultivators in northeast India. Overall state policies, well intended in design,...

Author(s)
Darlong, V.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Shifting cultivation in Vietnam: impacts of various policy reforms.

Based on literature reviews, recent surveys and interviews with local farmers and provincial officials in Vietnam's northwest region between April and June 2012, this chapter provides an overview of shifting cultivation practices in Vietnam, the key policy interventions and their impacts on...

Author(s)
Catacutan, D.; Nguyen Thi Hoa; Do Trong Hoan; Simelton, E.; Hoang Thi Lua
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Policies, migration and coffee cultivation in Vietnam's central highlands: a case study in Dak Lak province.

This chapter examines the growth of coffee cultivation in Dak Lak province, the economic efficiency and profitability of this crop, and the reasons for the uncontrolled growth of coffee cultivation. Also examined are the side effects of increased coffee production in Dak Lak, including immigration, ...

Author(s)
Truong Hong
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Policy impact assessment.

This chapter discusses the increasingly important contribution of farm-level modelling to policy impact assessment. For illustration purposes, it focuses on the EU agricultural sector, where both policies and impact models have experienced a rapid transformation in recent decades. The chapter is...

Author(s)
Blanco, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644288)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Quantifying agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and identifying cost-effective mitigation measures.

The chapter provides a brief explanation of how and why GHG emissions arise in agricultural supply chains, describes the methods available for estimating emissions - both on the farm and beyond the farm gate - and summarizes existing studies of GHG emissions in food supply chains. It then explains...

Author(s)
MacLeod, M.; Eory, V.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644288)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Large-scale dairy and poultry production in Russia: efficiency and external environment.

This chapter analyses the production efficiency and the reasons behind the different development pace of dairy and poultry production in Russia. It also describes the reasons and consequences of growth in these two industries and the transition to addressing the environmental problems of these...

Author(s)
Surovtsev, V. N.; Schedrin, E.; Ponomarev, M.; Chastikova, E.; Saigusheva, U.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645353)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Risk considerations in agricultural policy making.

This chapter deals with aspects of agricultural risk affecting policy making and planning. It addresses issues in developing policies to manage catastrophic risks as well as the management of some emerging risks, such as extreme weather, food-price spikes, food safety, epidemic pests and animal...

Author(s)
Hardaker, J. B.; Lien, G.; Anderson, J. R.; Huirne, R. B. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645742)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Legume-based green manure crops.

Legume-based green manures (LGMs) are crops that are grown with the specific purpose of improving soil quality and consequently the long-term productivity of crops. Although the traditional focus has been on the supply of nitrogen (N) to the system, they have a wide range of potential benefits that ...

Author(s)
Baddeley, J. A.; Pappa, V. A.; Pristeri, A.; Bergkvist, G.; Monti, M.; Reckling, M.; Schläfke, N.; Watson, C. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Achieving social sustainability in animal agriculture: challenges and opportunities to reconcile multiple sustainability goals.

This chapter reviews the many aspects of social sustainability in animal agriculture and discusses the recent challenges and opportunities for sustainability in animal agriculture. It begins by describing the origins of social sustainability followed by a discussion of social sustainability in...

Author(s)
Niles, M. T.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640426)
Type
Book chapter

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