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Cover for Biological control in Latin America and the Caribbean: information sources, organizations, types and approaches in biological control.

Biological control with arthropod natural enemies and microbial control agents has been applied since the year 1895 in Latin America and the Caribbean and is currently used on a very large scale. Sources about the history and current situation of biocontrol in this region were not easy to trace and ...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van; Bueno, V. H. P.; Luna, M. G.; Colmenarez, Y. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The uptake of biological control in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Biological control started to be used in the 1880s in Latin America and the Caribbean and has since developed into a widely applied pest management method. Currently almost 32 million hectares are under classical, more than 31 million hectares under augmentative and hundreds of thousands of...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van; Cock, M. J. W.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The tourism multiplier effect.

This chapter explains the concept of tourism multiplier effect and how it is calculated. Tourism multiplier effects calculated for 17 Latin American countries are presented as an illustration.

Author(s)
Lohmann, G.; Panosso Netto, A.; Santos, G. E. de O.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647159)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Organic and Fairtrade production worldwide.

This chapter discusses trends in production of organic and Fairtrade certified products globally as well as in the developing continents of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Data on area, number of producers, retail sales and exports are analysed.

Author(s)
Lernoud, J.; Willer, H.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Dovetailing Fair Trade and organic agro-certifications in Latin America: how the twins can meet?

This chapter provides an overview of the historical evolution and recent trends in Fair Trade (FT) and organic certifications for producer organizations in Latin America. It starts by outlining an FT theory of change and identifying the additional mechanisms by which organic certification can alter ...

Author(s)
Fort, R.; Ruben, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aims and principles of organic poultry production.

A review on the international guidelines, regulations and standards of poultry feeding was presented in this chapter highlighting its impact on national standards in Europe, Asia, Latin America, North America, USA as well as in developing countries. From the regulations and principles its clear...

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392985)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The contribution of bamboo to human beings is far more than is imagined.

This chapter describes bamboos as plants that have very special features, and make contributions to ecology, the environment and human beings that are far more than people can imagine. In Asia, especially in East Asia, bamboo has been a symbol of the East Asian culture. In Latin America, there is a ...

Author(s)
Zhaohua, Z; Wei, J.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394019)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pest management in organic rice: Latin America and the Caribbean.

This chapter focuses on organic rice pest management options for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Information on biological control agents, cultural practices, resistant cultivars and other non-chemical means of pest control are discussed. General principles and practical methods of...

Author(s)
Pantoja, A.; Torres, E. A.; Garcia, A.; Gaterol, E. J.; Prado, G. A.; Cruz, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644998)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Prior consultation and the defence of indigenous lands in Latin America.

This chapter first describes the situation of extractive industries in the Latin American context. Then, distinguishes between indigenous groups seeking to profit from the extractive industry, referred to as 'pro-extractivist', from those seeking to prohibit extraction on their lands, referred to...

Author(s)
Torres Wong, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Groundwater for food production and livelihoods - the nexus with climate change and transboundary water management.

Groundwater resources in transboundary aquifers may cushion climate change and other impacts of anthropogenic change through irrigation development, which in turn can enhance food security, livelihood benefits and poverty reduction in developing countries. Such resources present significant water...

Author(s)
Villholth, K.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643663)
Type
Book chapter

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