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Cover for Sustainable diets: linking nutrition and food systems.

This book takes a transdisciplinary approach and considers multisectoral actions, integrating health, agriculture, environment, economy, and socio-cultural issues, to comprehensively explore the topic of sustainable diets. Consideration is given to the multi-dimensional nature of diets and food...

Author(s)
Burlingame, B.; Dernini, S.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book
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Cover for Business sector and global sustainable future.

This chapter explores the role of the business sector in the quest for sustainable development. Following an introduction, the second section of this chapter examines the elusive search for the meaning of sustainable development and various conceptual approaches. The third section explores the...

Author(s)
Edoho, F. M.; Dibie, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646169)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mass tourism and the environment: issues and dilemmas.

This chapter evaluates the issues and dilemmas of mass tourism's relationship with the natural environment. The discussion covers: the reciprocal relationship between tourism and climatic stability and ecosystem services; incremental and cumulative resource usage in tourism; the commons and...

Author(s)
Holden, A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648545)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Minimizing environmental impacts of livestock production using diet optimization models.

This chapter presents some of the optimization modelling techniques that can be used to reduce the environmental impacts of livestock and assess the effects of environmental policies on the production system. Feed management practices that can reduce methane emissions and mineral excretion from...

Author(s)
Moraes, L. E.; Fadel, J. G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640426)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for From WARDA to AfricaRice: an overview of rice research for development activities conducted in partnership in Africa.

This chapter covers rice research for development in Africa, with emphasis on the past two decades. Some of the major institutional and technological challenges encountered and achievements obtained since about 1990 are presented. The chapter starts with a brief overview of the Task Force...

Author(s)
Tollens, E.; Demont, M.; Sié, M.; Diagne, A.; Saito, K.; Wopereis, M. C. S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environment and agriculture.

This chapter studies the relationship between agriculture and the environment in Serbia. The chapter describes the environmental impacts of agriculture, examines the extent to which agri-environmental concerns are dealt with by the environmental, agricultural and rural policies, discusses how...

Author(s)
Berkum, S. van; Bogdanov, N.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641454)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Indirect and external costs of pesticide use in the vegetable sub-sector in Kenya.

This chapter discusses the externalities of pesticide use in vegetable production in Kenya. Through secondary data analysis, individual farmer interviews, pesticide residue analysis, expert interviews and workshops, the health and environmental costs of farmerś pesticide use are estimated. The...

Author(s)
Macharia, I.; Mithöfer, D.; Waibel, H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936495)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and coastal tourism in the Azores Archipelago.

This chapter addresses the impact of climate change on coastal tourism in the Azores and, in particular, discusses whether the EU-wide climate change policies are economically reasonable and feasible at a local scale for the Azores. The chapter presents a background study of the Azores, an overview ...

Author(s)
Calado, H.; Ng Kiat; Borges, P.; Alves, F.; Sousa, L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935481)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for UK Coastal tourism destinations - assessment of perceived climate impacts: issues for destination management, local governance and public policy making.

This article examines the environmental impact of climate change on coastal tourism destinations in the UK, and perceptions of governance and policy making.

Author(s)
Jones, A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935481)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental and profitable sustainability in agricultural production.

This chapter introduces two modelling approaches for analysing economic and environmental aspects of agricultural sustainability. The models are outlined then some results from the UK are presented and discussed. The first model, MEASURES (Multiple Environmental Outcomes from Agricultural Systems)...

Author(s)
Williams, A.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933517)
Type
Book chapter

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