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Cover for The effect of economic factors on the welfare of livestock and poultry.

This chapter describes how standards implemented by major meat buyers can be used to improve welfare, how different marketing systems can either improve welfare or make it worse, how to use incentive payments to improve welfare, the negative effects of biological overload of an animal on its...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How can businesses operating in the food system accelerate improvements in nutrition?

This chapter outlines some of the actions that businesses within food systems can take to improve nutrition outcomes and what governments and civil society can do to incentivize them to do so. There are three sets of actions to get businesses to do more to improve nutrition status: (i) creating...

Author(s)
Haddad, L.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786399311)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Dovetailing Fair Trade and organic agro-certifications in Latin America: how the twins can meet?

This chapter provides an overview of the historical evolution and recent trends in Fair Trade (FT) and organic certifications for producer organizations in Latin America. It starts by outlining an FT theory of change and identifying the additional mechanisms by which organic certification can alter ...

Author(s)
Fort, R.; Ruben, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The viability of swidden agriculture and its uncertain role in REDD+.

The first part of this chapter summarizes how swiddening, also called shifting agriculture and slash-and-burn agriculture, may still be a viable and relevant form of livelihood and food production in some locations and situations, particularly in Southeast Asia. In many parts of the world, shifting ...

Author(s)
Ziegler, A. D.; Borstein, D.; Yuen JiaQi
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 Like a market: competitive recruitment and double enrolment.

This chapter presents a case study designed for readers to reflect upon the challenges of institutional coordination, participant inducement, and competitive recruitment in intensely studied geographic areas, and to consider the role of research participation as a valuable resource for both...

Author(s)
Aellah, G.; Chantler, T.; Geissler, P. W.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390042)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Farm-level modelling, risk and uncertainty.

This chapter reviews whole farm-modelling approaches that attempt to capture: (i) the stochastic nature of the outcomes of farm decision making; (ii) farmers' attitudes to risk; and (iii) ways that risk-averse farmers can manage variability. As an example, a utility efficient programming (UEP),...

Author(s)
Ramsden, S.; Wilson, P.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644288)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improving animal care and welfare: practical approaches for achieving change.

There are vast amounts of knowledge that can help farmers improve the care of their animals. Sometimes, it is difficult to encourage farmers to use them. Measuring problems such as the percentage of lame (difficulty in walking) dairy cows is effective for motivating the best producers to improve....

Author(s)
Whay, H. R.; Main, D. C. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644677)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Avoided land degradation and enhanced soil carbon storage: is there a role for carbon markets?

Avoidance of depletion of soil organic matter as part of land degradation and enhanced restoration in depleted soils are of direct importance to agriculture, ranching, forestry and other land uses, but are also a relevant part of national C accounting and the global C cycle. 'Carbon markets' imply...

Author(s)
Noordwijk, M. van
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Motivation.

This chapter discusses several theories of workplace motivation; highlights pay as a motivator; indentifies the motivators and demotivators in veterinary practice; and outlines some management practices to ensure a motivated practice team.

Author(s)
Coates, C. R.; Jones, A.; Coates, M. W.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939809)
Type
Book chapter

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