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Cover for Analytical framework and methodologies for analysing farm-level vulnerability.

A comprehensive and well-thought-out framework of analysis is a pre-requisite in analysing pathways in improving resilience to climate change. This chapter discusses the analytical framework that includes macro data analysis, modelling, social analysis, etc., with an inclusive Q2 approach. All...

Author(s)
Singh, N. P.; Byjesh, K.; Bantilan, C.; Rao, V. U. M.; Nedumaran, S.; Venkateswarulu, B.; Niranjan, F.; Jayatilaka, W.; Deb, U. K.; Ha, P. Q.; Suddhiyam, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for What's in store for Asia: making sense of changes in climate trends.

This chapter provides a comparative meta-analysis of several global studies on long-term climatic trends, extreme events and their consequences on the important countries in Asia and Africa. Here we argue that climate-related losses are of greater magnitude than, and inventoried less than, the...

Author(s)
Singh, N. P.; Byjesh, K.; Bantilan, C.; Rao, V. U. M.; Venkateswarulu, B.; Niranjan, F.; Jayatilaka, W.; Deb, U. K.; Ha, P. Q.; Suddhiyam, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Changing climate - responding to the inevitable.

This chapter depicts the trends and future predictions of climate, and current changing patterns of climatic parameters particularly temperature, rainfall and extreme events such as drought that are crucial in the semiarid environment. The trends in extreme events such as droughts, floods, etc.,...

Author(s)
Singh, N. P.; Byjesh, K.; Bantilan, C.; Rao, V. U. M.; Venkateswarulu, B.; Niranjan, F.; Jayatilaka, W.; Deb, U. K.; Ha, P. Q.; Suddhiyam, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Moving along adaptation pathways toward grass-root resilience: a synthesis.

This chapter reports on cross-country evidence from the micro (farm-level) analysis on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability to the ever-rising climate-related risks. It has also identified the common challenges across countries, as well as unique features within regions, countries and continents....

Author(s)
Singh, N. P.; Bantilan, C.; Byjesh, K.; Nedumaran, S.; Rao, V. U. M.; Venkateswarulu, B.; Niranjan, F.; Jayatilaka, W.; Deb, U. K.; Ha, P. Q.; Suddhiyam, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Way forward - towards climate resilience.

This chapter sketches out the intervention needs from the evidence evolved from the comprehensive analysis described in the previous chapters. The authors argue that there are innumerable entry points for interventions that should be in place through policies, and programmes to create an enabling...

Author(s)
Singh, N. P.; Bantilan, C.; Byjesh, K.; Nedumaran, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
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 Biology, ecology and spread of the invasive weed <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Parthenium hysterophorus</i> in India.

This chapter covers the geographical distribution (including central Argentina, the West Indies, the Gulf of Mexico, China, Taiwan, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Pacific Islands, Africa, USA, Central America, Australia and India), morphology, ecological and biological traits...

Author(s)
Batish, D. R.; Kohli, R. K.; Singh, H. P.; Kaur, G.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939076)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Distributional impacts of commodity prices in developing countries.

In this chapter, household production and consumption data are combined with national price data to simulate the welfare effects of increases in staple prices. The focus is on the rural sectors of nine developing countries and on six types of staple crops. The results show that since most rural...

Author(s)
Filipski, M.; Covarrubias, K.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641058)
Type
Book chapter
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

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