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Cover for BERAS - a global network of food systems with examples from Sweden, Haiti, Tanzania and India.

Adopting a food systems approach in practice starts from recognizing that food systems serve the basic human needs of food and drink needed to sustain human life, but also serve wider cultural needs. The food systems approach helps organic food and farming by making interdependencies more apparent, ...

Author(s)
Hertwig, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agroforestry in the Indian Himalayan region: an overview.

This chapter synthesizes the information on Indian temperate agroforestry systems and practices with particular reference to IHR; and highlights their potential to meet the ever-increasing food, fuel, fodder and timber requirements of the society and to provide ecosystem services. It also...

Author(s)
Kumar, B. M.; Handa, A. K.; Dhyani, S. K.; Arunachalam, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Religious pilgrimage routes and trails: sustainable development and management.

Through a combination of theoretical and case-study chapters, this volume focuses on religious routes and trails in terms of their spiritual, cultural and economic meanings, and considers the opportunities and challenges arising from their recent increase in popularity. The book is divided into...

Author(s)
Olsen, D. H.; Trono, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390271)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Environment and sustainability as related to religious pilgrimage routes and trails.

After a preliminary analysis of the spiritual, social and economic values of pilgrimage and religious tourism, this chapter seeks to identify a potential list of simple and aggregate environmental indicators for estimating the impact of religious tourism. This preliminary assessment derives from...

Author(s)
Trombino, G.; Trono, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390271)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Palkhi: a moving sacred town.

This chapter begins with an overview of the Dnyaneshwar palkhi (a pilgrimage procession in Maharashtra), looking at its meaning and history, as well as its organization. The chapter then looks at how the palkhi is akin to a sacred moving town, where normally regular or mundane space becomes, at...

Author(s)
Shinde, K. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390271)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Kashi and Cosmos, India: the pilgrimage circuit of the Panchakroshi Yatra.

This chapter examines the Panchakroshi Yatra or pilgrimage circuit to Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh, India) with a particular focus on the historical development of the route, how the route has helped with local development and cultural identity, and environmental issues that have arisen in recent years...

Author(s)
Singh, R. P. B.; Rana, P. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390271)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Reflections on the impacts of state policies on shifting cultivators in northeast India.

This chapter is an attempt to explore and understand the impacts of various state policies (including forest, agricultural, land-use and watershed development polices, and externally aided projects) on shifting cultivators in northeast India. Overall state policies, well intended in design,...

Author(s)
Darlong, V.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for An introduction to the 'demon plant' parthenium weed.

Research on parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) is in progress in many countries, including Australia, India, South Africa, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Sri Lanka and Nepal. This book, with contributions from expert researchers with extensive involvement in parthenium weed research ...

Author(s)
Adkins, S. W.; Asad Shabbir; Dhileepan, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Analytical framework and methodologies for analysing farm-level vulnerability.

A comprehensive and well-thought-out framework of analysis is a pre-requisite in analysing pathways in improving resilience to climate change. This chapter discusses the analytical framework that includes macro data analysis, modelling, social analysis, etc., with an inclusive Q2 approach. All...

Author(s)
Singh, N. P.; Byjesh, K.; Bantilan, C.; Rao, V. U. M.; Nedumaran, S.; Venkateswarulu, B.; Niranjan, F.; Jayatilaka, W.; Deb, U. K.; Ha, P. Q.; Suddhiyam, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Moving along adaptation pathways toward grass-root resilience: a synthesis.

This chapter reports on cross-country evidence from the micro (farm-level) analysis on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability to the ever-rising climate-related risks. It has also identified the common challenges across countries, as well as unique features within regions, countries and continents....

Author(s)
Singh, N. P.; Bantilan, C.; Byjesh, K.; Nedumaran, S.; Rao, V. U. M.; Venkateswarulu, B.; Niranjan, F.; Jayatilaka, W.; Deb, U. K.; Ha, P. Q.; Suddhiyam, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter

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