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Cover for Fair Trade and organic agriculture: a winning combination?

This book pursues a twofold aim: (i) to assess the welfare impacts of either an organic or a Fair Trade certification system, or of both systems in combination, on smallholders in developing countries; and (ii) to examine the willingness of consumers in the developed world to pay for such certified ...

Author(s)
Parvathi, P.; Grote, U.; Waibel, H.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book
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Cover for Consumer behaviour in the organic and Fair Trade food market in Europe.

This chapter summarizes the results of European research on consumer preferences, buying motives, willingness to pay as well as barriers for buying organic and Fair Trade food products. It also demonstrates the implications for standard setting, certification, labelling and communication.

Author(s)
Zander, K.; Schleenbecker, R.; Hamm, U.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The origin and evolution of the domestic cat.

This chapter presents the classification of cats based on their lineage, common name and species of cats. A brief history on African wild cats (most likely the ancestors of the domestic cat) was discussed as well as domestication of cats which probably began around 10 000 years ago in a region of...

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Determining unconsciousness and insensibility in commercial abattoirs.

US and EU legislation require that an animal must be rendered insensible to pain before invasive dressing procedures start. If an animal shows any of the following clinical signs, it must be immediately restunned: (i) righting reflex or retains the ability to stand; (ii) species-specific...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Species overview.

In this chapter, a summary of the common name, scientific name, abbreviation, the normal weight range, the typical diet, and habitat, as well as reproductive details of the common raptors were presented. The species are arranged by continent, but it is very common for a species to be present in...

Author(s)
Scott, D. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246100)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for EU regulations and the current position of animal welfare.

In most countries of the world, sustainability issues are viewed by the public as of increasing importance and animal welfare is perceived to be both a public good and a key aspect of these issues. European Union animal welfare policy and legislation on animal welfare has helped animals, has had...

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392312)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impact of climate change on medically important ticks in Europe and their control.

This chapter reviews the occurrence and distribution of medically important ticks (such as Ixodes ricinus, Dermacentor reticulatus and Haemaphysalis punctata) in Europe, and discusses how these have been affected by climate change. It presents evidence of the impact of climate change on tick...

Author(s)
Gliniewicz, A.; Karbowiak, G.; Mikulak, E.; Supergan-Marwicz, M.; Królasik, A.; Myślewicz, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645377)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Winter tourism: trends and challenges.

This book on winter tourism consists of three parts. Part I is addressed to current challenges in winter tourism including regional planning, socio-cultural conditions, climate change and economic challenges. Part II gives an overview of behavioural research in winter tourism. The authors present...

Author(s)
Pröbstl, U.; Richins, H.; Türk, S.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395207)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Gains and losses in the European mammal fauna.

This chapter explores how and why selected species that have a particular significance in the character of the European forest, have declined or increased. Particularly, the chapter focuses on: the aurochs (the wild ox), which would have been important in creating openness in the early Holocene...

Author(s)
Hearn, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643373)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Supply chain management: marketing and retail.

This chapter discusses the final steps in the supply chain management for tropical horticultural produce - marketing and retail. Following some analysis of consumer features and their purchasing patterns, five channels for the supply of horticultural produce to consumers are discussed, from barter...

Author(s)
Midmore, D. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645414)
Type
Book chapter

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