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Cover for Organophosphates I. Human health effects and implications for the environment: an overview.

Organophosphorus (OP) compounds were developed as pesticides in the 1930s, including the discovery of the even more toxic compounds later called nerve agents. Newspapers in the Western world focus on the individual dissemination of nerve agents during the Iraq or Syrian war. In contrast, more than...

Author(s)
Wille, T.; Thiermann, H.; Worek, F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Can cities from the global South be the drivers of sustainable food systems?

Urbanization has been associated with significant transformations in our society, with paramount influence in agriculture and the world food industry, and subsequently in consumers' diets. Arguably, the current food consumption trend is non-sustainable given the non-regenerative, and rather...

Author(s)
Fonseca, J. M.; Battersby, J.; Hualda, L. A. T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessing the climate change risk of a coastal-island destination.

This chapter begins with a brief review of the coverage on coastal tourism in the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, including the relative state of knowledge regionally and identified knowledge gaps. The discussion then outlines the multiple and interdependent impacts of climate change that must be...

Author(s)
Scott, D.; Verkoeyen, S.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648439)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Building the capacities of developing countries to protect the environment.

This chapter attempts to show how development is changing Africa's landscape, and highlights the problems associated with the extraction of raw materials. Most importantly, it is shown that there is a heavy dependency on sustainable development paradigms from developed nations without careful input ...

Author(s)
James, V. U.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646169)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Is there a future for alternative production systems?

The trend towards alternative systems of production for poultry meat and eggs in the developed economies is paralleled by moves to increase intensification in the developing world. Alongside these changes is the clearly identified imperative to feed an increasingly large and affluent human...

Author(s)
Sandilands, V.; Hocking, P. M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938246)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for History, overview and principles of ecologically-based pest management.

This paper provides an overview of the history of pest (including pathogens, insects and weeds) management since 8000 BC, pesticide use and the history of integrated pest management (IPM) in developed and developing countries. The role of IPM in Green Revolution agriculture is described. The...

Author(s)
Abrol, D. P.; Shankar, U.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938086)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Rodent pests and their control.

This updated 2nd edition, two decades after the publication of the first edition, combines information from the latest scientific research on rodent pests and their control. It includes 19 chapters discussing: the natural history of rodents and preadaptations to pestilence; commensal rodents;...

Author(s)
Buckle, A.; Smith, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938178)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Future challenges for plant biotechnology.

This chapter looks at how plant biotechnology can help address some of the most important challenges now confronting humanity. These include food production, resource depletion, environmental degradation and climate change. It surveys some of the major traits involved in yield, quality and...

Author(s)
Murphy, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939137)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Framework for economic impact assessment of production standards and empirical evidence.

This chapter outlines a framework for the impact assessment of production standards including an outline of potential impact pathways. Its main example is Kenyan horticulture and the private process standard GlobalGAP, but it also draws on other standards. The chapter links changes potentially...

Author(s)
Mithöfer, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936495)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The way ahead: from science to policy; coordinating efforts in a global world.

This chapter describes the need for a global effort, from science to policy, to cover the challenges involved in improving agriculture in a changing environment, particularly in the developing world where political structures are weak but social networks may be of assistance. A brief overview on...

Author(s)
Ortiz, R.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936808)
Type
Book chapter

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