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Cover for Indigenous agriculture and the politics of knowledge.

This chapter provides a brief background on how political currents have historically been reflected in the development of agricultural technologies, and demonstrates the political aspects of the recognition, valuation and implementation of indigenous knowledge (IK). Case studies from Ecuador,...

Author(s)
Keleman-Saxena, A.; Brock, S.; Cortesi, L.; Hebdon, C.; Johnson, A.; Ludlow, F. M.; Dove, M. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The African food crisis: lessons from the Asian Green Revolution.

A comparative study between Asian agricultural development during the Green Revolution in food production and the current problematic agricultural situation in sub-Saharan Africa is presented. Case studies of eight African (viz. Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia)...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Holmén, H.; Jirström, M.; Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book
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Cover for African food crisis - the relevance of Asian experiences.

The current African food crisis is described, and is related to the Asian experience to analyse the different factors that influenced the success of the green revolution in Asian nations as Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, India and Bangladesh. The lessons learned in the Asian...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Holmén, H.; Jirström, M.; Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The puzzle of the policy shift - the early Green Revolution in India, Indonesia and the Philippines.

The Green Revolution in the Philippines, India and Indonesia is described, as well as that in Bangladesh. The first three countries made a shift in their agricultural policies during the 1960s, which led the way for the Green Revolution to take place. The shift involved the famous package of...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Jirström, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Locally derived knowledge of soil fertility and its emerging role in integrated natural resource management.

This paper discusses the terminology and approaches that surround research on local knowledge, which reveal important differences in the emphasis of research following anthropological, as opposed to natural science, traditions. Results from three case studies undertaken in Nepal, Ghana and...

Author(s)
Joshi, L.; Shrestha, P. K.; Moss, C.; Sinclair, F. L.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996738)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Tree crops as deforestation and reforestation agents: the case of cocoa in Côte d'Ivoire and Sulawesi.

This paper is based on farm surveys and historical reviews of regional cocoa cycles conducted in 1980-1985 and 1997/98 in Côte d'Ivoire and in 1989-1999 in Sulawesi (Indonesia). A qualitative model of cocoa cycles is presented. The adoption of cocoa and new manual techniques of forest clearing and...

Author(s)
Ruf, F.
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter

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