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Cover for Reshaping agriculture to reduce obesity.

This chapter provides an overview of the global burden of the growing obesity epidemic and reviews regional trends in macronutrient availability. It then presents drivers of food overconsumption and explains the likely contribution of agriculture to the growing obesity epidemic in low- and...

Author(s)
Ecker, O.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786399311)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Building agricultural extension capacity in post-conflict settings.

This book is intended to: (i) explore the role and potential of agricultural extension in post-conflict countries; (ii) investigate the experience and issues involved with rebuilding extension systems in post-conflict settings; (iii) examine the impact of different extension policy approaches and...

Author(s)
McNamara, P. E.; Moore, A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390592)
Type
Book
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Cover for Synthesis: the political economy of an extension service provider on the frontline of conflict.

This chapter looks at the lessons from this volume and other literature regarding the conditions for developing agricultural extension services in post- and chronic-conflict settings and the results that have been achieved. The analysis seeks to situate the findings from the preceding chapters in...

Author(s)
Christoplos, I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390592)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Big data's big potential in developing economies: impact on agriculture, health and environmental security.

This book aims at identifying and understanding the key factors and mechanisms involved in the diffusion and utilization of big data (BD) in key policy areas such as agriculture, health care and the environment in developing countries. The book has eight chapters and covers: (1) the current status, ...

Author(s)
Kshetri, N.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648682)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Catchment-level modelling.

With the rise in popularity of the ecosystem services approach in both research and policy, there is a need to model farms at scales that capture ecological processes beyond the traditional farm-level and administrative boundaries. This chapter utilizes catchment-level modelling approaches to model ...

Author(s)
Ferreira, J. G.; Abbot, P.; Barnes, A. P.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644288)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Promoting investment in agriculture for increased production and productivity.

This book identifies drivers of investment and then analyses policy options that cause those drivers to channel investment into agriculture in developing countries. Chapter 2 presents the concept and definition of investment in general, and chapter 3 analyses investment in agriculture. Chapter 4...

Author(s)
Syed, S.; Miyazako, M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643885)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Drivers of investment in agriculture for increased production and productivity.

This chapter discusses the drivers of investment for farm-level capital formation and in agro-industry. It also discusses the public-private complementarity in investment, as well as policies and the enabling environment for investment. Drivers of farm-level investment discussed include household...

Author(s)
Syed, S.; Miyazako, M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643885)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Promoting investment for increased agricultural production and productivity.

Ways to promote investment in agriculture in developing countries are examined. The discussion focuses on (1) promoting farm-household savings for on-farm investment, (2) promoting public sector investment in agriculture, (3) creating an enabling environment for corporate private sector investment...

Author(s)
Syed, S.; Miyazako, M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643885)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Albanian research and extension services in transition.

This chapter analyses the agricultural research, education and extension services in Albania in light of institutional and transitional economic changes. The first part analyses the development of agricultural education, research and extension services, with a focus on the current gaps and...

Author(s)
Zhllima, E.; Imami, D.; Dishnica, T.; Evensen, C.; Musabelliu, B.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641003)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The economics of regulation in agriculture: compliance with public and private standards.

This volume investigates the cost implications and competitiveness effects resulting from regulations and standards in the fields of environment, human health and animal welfare and production-linked rules of "good agricultural conditions" for a range of agricultural products in the EU, USA, Canada ...

Author(s)
Brouwer, F.; Fox, G.; Jongeneel, R.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935573)
Type
Book

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