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Cover for Assessing the environmental impact of diets.

At the global level, the planetary boundaries approach addresses the current global environmental state and helps to prioritize the most pressing issues related to the agri-food system as a driver. These issues are climate change, nitrogen and phosphorus cycle disruption, land-use change and...

Author(s)
Dooren, C. van
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agroforestry in the Indian Himalayan region: an overview.

This chapter synthesizes the information on Indian temperate agroforestry systems and practices with particular reference to IHR; and highlights their potential to meet the ever-increasing food, fuel, fodder and timber requirements of the society and to provide ecosystem services. It also...

Author(s)
Kumar, B. M.; Handa, A. K.; Dhyani, S. K.; Arunachalam, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Hydroelectric generation.

This chapter discusses hydroelectric generation in Europe. The paper also explores the capacity and the ecological impacts of hydroelectric generation, including: land use and habitat destruction, water use, wildlife impacts, and life-cycle global warming emissions from hydroelectric plants.

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The future role and practice of cattle farming.

In this chapter, the challenges in cattle production were highlighted and this includes their inefficient use of land and water resources to produce human food, compared with other food animals and agricultural crops; their contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, both through direct emissions of...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Swidden agriculture and sloping land conversion in China's Dulong Valley: impact and adaptation.

The implementation of the Sloping Land Conversion Programme (SLCP) has converted the traditional swidden agriculture practiced in Dulong Valley, Yunnan, China. This chapter discusses the negative impacts of the SLCP on agricultural land use and agrobiodiversity, livelihoods and ethnic culture in...

Author(s)
Shen ShiCai; Li DiYu; Zhang FuDou; Xu GaoFeng; Wilkes, A.; Yin Lun; Jin GuiMei
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 Making a resilient poultry industry in Europe.

This chapter presents an overview of the factors that can contribute to a resilient poultry industry and which of these factors may be a threat. It highlights the factors that may contribute to a resilient poultry industry in Europe taking into account the global scale, and which factors may be a...

Author(s)
Neeteson-van Nieuwenhoven, A. M.; Appleby, M. C.; Hogarth, G.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645308)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Poplars and willows for rural livelihoods and sustainable development.

This chapter presents case studies from around the world illustrating the economic, social, cultural and environmental impacts that poplars and willows have on food security, poverty alleviation and sustainable land use. As such, poplar and willow cultivation is an outstanding tool to contribute to ...

Author(s)
Kollert, W.; Carle, J.; Rosengren, L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641089)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Miscanthus</i> species.

This chapter focuses on Miscanthus and explores the following aspects that affects its efficiency as an energy crop: (i) agronomic aspects of the genus in relation to cultivation for feedstock production; (ii) its interaction with the environment, impact on landscape, land utilization and...

Author(s)
Anzoua, K. G.; Yamada, T.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book chapter

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