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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 Gender transitions in agriculture and food systems.

This chapter reviews recent literature on the feminization and masculinization of agriculture resulting from the reorganization of the agrifood system in both the global North and South contexts. It demonstrates how new developments in family farming and industrial agriculture (particularly...

Author(s)
Sachs, C.; Garner, E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646251)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Comparing agri-entrepreneurs in non-conflict regions versus conflict and transitional economies.

This chapter discusses agri-entrepreneurship in non-conflict zones, conflict zones, and transitional economies. The introduction provides an overview of global agriculture and entrepreneurship, followed by separate sections for non-conflict zones (developed countries), conflict zones, and...

Author(s)
Sullivan, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647753)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Gender and rural globalization: international perspectives on gender and rural development.

This book explores how rural gender relations are changing in a globalizing world. It integrates experiences across the globe through the discussion of four key themes in rural gender research: agriculture, international development, gender identities and mobility. The first section (chapters 2-6)...

Author(s)
Bock, B. B.; Shortall, S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646251)
Type
Book
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Cover for Gender and rural globalization: an introduction to international perspectives on gender and rural development.

This introduction explains why globalization matters for rural gender studies and looks at the development path taken by rural gender studies in the global North and South on topics such as the visibility of women in agriculture and rural development. It also offers an overview of the content of...

Author(s)
Bock, B. B.; Shortall, S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646251)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Digital technologies for agricultural and rural development in the global south.

The aim of this book is to share research and practice on current trends in digital technology for agricultural and rural development in the Global South: specifically to bring together the perspectives of academic researchers from diverse disciplines with those of practitioners with experience in...

Author(s)
Duncombe, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
Book
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Cover for Attracting and retaining youth in agriculture.

This chapter discusses (i) the major challenges in retaining youth in agriculture in developing countries such as India, (ii) the role of youth in agriculture, and (iii) some initiatives to retain youth in agriculture. It is indicated that retaining youth in agriculture requires measures such as...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Enabling agri-entrepreneurship and innovation: empirical evidence and solutions for conflict regions and transitioning economies.

This book provides information on agri-entrepreneurship from various authors' work in conflict areas (particularly Mindanao in the Philippines), transitional economies and poor countries. The book begins with a comparison of general entrepreneurs with agri-entrepreneurs. The next chapters discuss...

Author(s)
Chan, C.; Sipes, B.; Lee, T. S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647753)
Type
Book
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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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