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Cover for Crisis and conflict in agriculture.

This volume sets out to explore the dialectic relating agriculture, crisis and conflict, and attempts to expand the knowledge on these interactions. Part 1 of the volume (chapters 1-6) discusses thematic issues and methodological approaches to understanding the intersection of agriculture, crisis...

Author(s)
Zurayk, R.; Woertz, E.; Bahn, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book
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Cover for Sustainable bamboo development.

This book with four chapters aims to analyse and summarize the experiences of successful and failed cases in China and other countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America and, based on the analysis and summaries, provide some key views and suggestions on how to develop the bamboo sector in a...

Author(s)
Zhaohua, Z; Wei, J.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394019)
Type
Book
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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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Cover for Diversity in organic and agroecological farming systems for mitigation of climate change impact, with examples from Latin America.

This chapter reviews the impact of climate change on, and the adaptation potential of, ecologically intensive systems such as those known in different parts of the world as organic farming, or agroecology. To fit into the rationale of this book, this chapter focuses on Latin America, and on the...

Author(s)
Rossing, W. A. H.; Modernel, P.; Tittonell, P. A.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and global health: a Latin American perspective.

This chapter focuses on climate change and its impact on health in Latin America. The public health consequences of natural disasters and extreme weather events, the effect of climate change on the changing incidence of infectious diseases, and issues related to vulnerability to the impacts of...

Author(s)
Confalonieri, U.; Poveda, G.; Riojas, H.; Effen, M. A.; Quintão, A. F.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642659)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Overview.

This chapter discussed briefly the current economic status and trends with regards to livestock production and highlights the inter-dependence of livestock production and climate change as well as the impact of climate change to the livestock sector.

Author(s)
Prasad, C. S.; Malik, P. K.; Bhatta, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Indigenous livestock resources in a changing climate: Indian perspective.

Biological diversity, the variability of life on earth, exists in the form of different species and breeds within the animal kingdom. This diversity is created in the process of molecular/biochemical/metabolic reactions, and acts as a critical measure of adaptation in changing climatic conditions....

Author(s)
Ahlawat, S. P. S.; Pushpendra Kumar; Kush Shrivastava; Sahoo, N. R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and global health.

This book describes the direct and indirect global impacts of climate change. It includes 30 chapters divided into 7 parts. Part I (Introduction) includes 2 chapters describing anthropocene and the impact of climate change on global health. Part II includes 4 chapters focusing on the primary health ...

Author(s)
Butler, C. D.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642659)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Future scenarios for tropical montane and south temperate forest biodiversity in Latin America.

This chapter presents results of a scenario-building exercise, designed to explore future trends in forest biodiversity in four forest areas, and the potential implications for policy development and implementation. An expert consultation conducted in a workshop environment identified 11 principal...

Author(s)
Miles, L.; Newton, A. C.; Alvarez-Aquino, C.; Armesto, J. J.; Castillo, R. F. del; Cayuela, L.; Echeverría, C.; González-Espinosa, M.; Lara, A.; López-Barrera, F.; Manson, R. H.; Montoya-Gómez, G.; Muñiz-Castro, M. A.; Núñez-Ávila, M. C.; Pedraza, R. A.; Rey-Benayas, J. M.; Rovere, A. E.; Rüger, N.; Smith-Ramírez, C.; Souto, C.; Williams-Linera, G.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932619)
Type
Book chapter

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