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Cover for From a complex to degraded system: laws, customs, market forces and legal pluralism in the Cordillera, northern Philippines.

This chapter focuses on the alarming rate of forest destruction in the Cordillera region of Luzon, in northern Philippines, involving two national parks and protected areas. It argues that much of the degradation and unsustainable management affecting the national parks has been brought about by a...

Author(s)
Prill-Brett, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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Cover for Private voluntary standards, co-investment and inclusive business.

This chapter assesses the potential of private voluntary standards in horticultural exports for providing incentives to the private sector investing in small-scale growers, to the mutual benefit of growers as well as exporters. The chapter then traces characteristics of such co-investment and its...

Author(s)
Blackmore, E.; MacGregor, J.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936495)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Review of the trust situation in agri-food chain relationships in the Asia-Pacific with a focus on the Philippines and Australia.

This chapter explores the various ways in which market intermediaries can build trust in their relationship with growers. Results are presented from an empirical evaluation of trust in fresh produce (fruit and vegetables) supply chains in the Philippines and Australia. It is widely accepted that...

Author(s)
Batt, P. J.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936426)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Does social capital matter in vegetable markets? The social capital of indigenous agricultural communities in the Philippines: socio-cultural implications and consequences for local vegetable trade.

This chapter examines (i) whether social capital exists in indigenous agricultural communities of Benguet province (Philippines) and in what form; (ii) what factors influence social capital; and (iii) how social capital affects vegetable marketing in the province. A total of 450 vegetable farmers...

Author(s)
Milagrosa, A.; Slangen, L.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agri-food chain relationships.

This book is the result of several years of research activity on the topic of how to better link farmers, processors and retailers with each other in order to ensure and improve the supply of food products which meet consumer needs and wants. The book is structured in three parts. Starting with an...

Author(s)
Fischer, C.; Hartmann, M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936426)
Type
Book
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Cover for Linking economic policies and environmental outcomes at a watershed scale.

This chapter reports the results from an optimization-simulation model used to illustrate the potential impacts of local and national policies to encourage sustainable land use. The empirical focus is on the Manupali watershed in the Philippines. Simulation results indicate that restrictions on...

Author(s)
Shively, G.; Zelek, C.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999128)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How do relative price changes alter land use decisions? Panel data evidence from the Manupali watershed, Philippines.

This chapter explores land use decisions made by farmers in the upper Manupali watershed, Philippines. A panel of farm-level data (1994-2002) is used to quantify responses to economic shocks, and thereby to understand the leverage that policies affecting agricultural prices can be expected to exert ...

Author(s)
Coxhead, I.; Demeke, B.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999128)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agricultural development policies and land expansion in a Southern Philippine watershed.

An ex ante evaluation of factors affecting farmers' land use is presented, using surveyed data gathered from low-income maize and vegetable farmers in a southern Philippines watershed at the forest margin to measure how land and labour allocations for various crops respond to changes in expected...

Author(s)
Coxhead, I.; Shively, G.; Shuai XiaoBing
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrated pest management collaborative research support program (USAID-IPM CRSP): highlights of its global experience.

This chapter covers the following aspects of the Integrated Pest Management Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP): background, organizational and operational structure, mode of collaboration, participatory rural appraisal process, annual work plan development and its implementation,...

Author(s)
Gebrekidan, B.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996523)
Type
Book chapter

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