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Cover for Adapting food-based strategies to improve the nutrition of the landless: a review of HKI's homestead food production program in Bangladesh.

Helen Keller International's (HKI) homestead food production (HFP) model is a food-based strategy to increase the micronutrient intake of individuals, improve household food security and advance women's empowerment. The standard HFP intervention includes gardening, poultry production, group...

Author(s)
Hillenbrand, E. P.; Waid, J. L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Towards long-term nutrition security: the role of agriculture in dietary diversity.

A major obstacle to securing investments in agriculture and food-based approaches for improving nutrition is providing proof of efficacy. Do food-based approaches lead to reductions in malnutrition? To answer this question we need to develop a credible evidence base that articulates the links in...

Author(s)
Thompson, B.; Meerman, J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Food-based approaches for combating malnutrition - lessons lost?

This chapter describes programmes that focused on dietary quality in Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, a crucial but neglected part of food and nutrition security. These programmes utilized various approaches and were all in some way successful though, as usual, valuable lessons often come from...

Author(s)
Greiner, T.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Contribution of homestead food production to improved household food security and nutrition status - lessons learned from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal and the Philippines.

Malnutrition is a serious public health problem in Asia. Since 2003, Helen Keller International (HKI) has been implementing homestead food production (HFP) programmes to increase and ensure year-round availability and intake of micronutrient-rich foods in the poor households of Asia. The aim of...

Author(s)
Talukder, A.; Osei, A. K.; Haselow, N. J.; Kroeun, H.; Amin Uddin; Quinn, V.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Social vulnerability to coastal hazards in South-east Asia: a synthesis of research insights.

Several decades of research on natural hazards have produced a large range of insights on the complex and interacting factors contributing to hazard vulnerability. Despite these insights and the efforts of the disaster risk reduction and humanitarian communities, reducing vulnerability to coastal...

Author(s)
Zou, L.; Thomalla, F.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The right rice in the right place: systematic exchange and farmer-based evaluation of rice germplasm for salt-affected areas.

Traditional approaches for introducing improved rice varieties to farmers have demonstrated significant impact in favourable ecosystems in Asia, but with limited success in unfavourable ecosystems, as in saltaffected areas. Developing rice varieties with wider adaptation and broader tolerance of...

Author(s)
Singh, R. K.; RedoƱa, E.; Gregorio, G. B.; Salam, M. A.; Islam, M. R.; Singh, D. P.; Sen, P.; Saha, S.; Mahata, K. R.; Sharma, S. G.; Pandey, M. P.; Sajise, A. G.; Mendoza, R. D.; Toledo, M. C.; Dante, A.; Ismail, A. M.; Paris, T. R.; Haefele, S. M.; Thomson, M. J.; Zolvinski, S.; Singh, Y. P.; Nayak, A. K.; Singh, R. B.; Mishra, V. K.; Sharma, D. K.; Gautam, R. K. (et al)
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Evolution of shrimp aquaculture systems in the coastal zones of Bangladesh and Vietnam: a comparison.

Based on on-farm surveys implemented in the Ganges Delta in Bangladesh and the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, the dynamics of shrimp aquaculture in salinity-influenced coastal areas were analysed. Qualitative data were collected through interviewing both individual and group farmers in 2005 and 2006, as...

Author(s)
Joffre, O.; Prein, M.; Tung, P. B. V.; Saha, S. B.; Hao, N. V.; Alam, M. J.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rice varieties and cultural management practices for high and sustained productivity in the coastal wetlands of southern Bangladesh.

The importance of including farmers in targeted breeding and participatory variety selection (PVS) to ensure the adoption of high-yielding varieties was demonstrated in the coastal wetlands of the Ganges-Brahamputra Delta of southern Bangladesh. Five sites were selected for conducting 'mother and...

Author(s)
Salam, M. A.; Islam, M. R.; Rahman, M. S.; Rahman, M. A.; Bhuiyan, M. A. R.; Seraj, Z. I.; Aditya, T. L.; Uddin, M. K.; Mondal, M. K.; Ismail, A. M.; Adorada, D. L.; Mendoza, R. D.; Tumimbang-Raiz, E. B.; Gregorio, G. B.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Soil characteristics of saline and non-saline deltas of Bangladesh.

The delta soils of Bangladesh occur in the coastal region of the Ganges tidal flood plain, the young Meghna estuarine flood plain, the old Meghna estuarine flood plain and the Chittagong coastal plains. Although delta soils constitute some of the most productive lands of the country, their...

Author(s)
Saleque, M. A.; Uddin, M. K.; Salam, M. A.; Ismail, A. M.; Haefele, S. M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Water supply and demand for dry-season rice in the coastal polders of Bangladesh.

In Bangladesh, about 1.0 million ha of land, most of which remain fallow in the dry season, are affected by varying degrees of salinity. Studies show that utilization of river water is a feasible technology for dry-season rice (locally known as boro rice) cultivation, but reservoir volume limits...

Author(s)
Mondal, M. K.; Tuong, T. P.; Sharifullah, A. K. M.; Sattar, M. A.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936181)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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