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Cover for Modelling the changing arctic ice.

This introductory chapter addresses the changes in the Arctic ice since 1979. It explores how the area of Arctic ice has changed over time, developing a mathematical model to describe the relationship. This model will help in making predictions about how the Arctic ice will change in the future, as ...

Author(s)
Gillman, E.; Gillman, M.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393104)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Strategic innovation in tourism business.

This chapter explores innovations in the tourism sector with some tangible examples, and also examines the relationship between strategy and innovation. A comparison between episodic change, continuous change and innovativeness is introduced. The driving forces behind an innovation strategy are...

Author(s)
Hjalager, A. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390240)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter examines (i) why people are getting a 'bit annoyed' with tourism; (ii) how the tourism industry is responding to social and environmental challenges; (iii) how tourism can excite people towards transformative change and what transformation means for tourism; (iv) how the sharing...

Author(s)
Smith, J.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394194)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agroforestry in Canada and its role in farming systems.

This chapter presents the history and background of agroforestry in Canada; and describes farms, forests, woodlots and land use changes in the region. The chapter discusses the driving forces in agroforestry, the relationship of agroforestry with wildlife and biodiversity, agroforestry systems and...

Author(s)
Thevathasan, N. V.; Coleman, B.; Zabek, L.; Ward, T.; Gordon, A. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Temperate agroforestry in the United States: current trends and future directions.

This chapter discusses some of the potential benefits and future applications of agroforestry in the USA. A brief overview of the five recognized temperate agroforestry practices in the USA is followed by specific examples for integrating production agriculture and forestry to create more...

Author(s)
Jose, S.; Gold, M. A.; Garrett, H. E.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Digital technologies for agricultural and rural development in the global south.

The aim of this book is to share research and practice on current trends in digital technology for agricultural and rural development in the Global South: specifically to bring together the perspectives of academic researchers from diverse disciplines with those of practitioners with experience in...

Author(s)
Duncombe, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
Book
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Cover for Towards alternate theories of change for M4ARD.

This chapter explores alternative theories of change for mobile technologies for agriculture and rural development. It critically examines two theories of change (the 'market efficiency' and 'knowledge dissemination' theories) and highlights some of the challenges they have faced in practice. In...

Author(s)
Kendall, L.; Dearden, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mobile for agriculture (m4Agric) services: evidence from East Africa.

This chapter suggests that the role of mobile-phone-led services for agricultural and rural development needs to be viewed in an enabling context that highlights both systemic and organizational change. The chapter tracks the evolution of a mobile-phone-led service (m-Farm) from East Africa. It is...

Author(s)
Duncombe, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Change we must - but change is difficult.

This chapter identifies some 'uncommon opportunities' that can be harnessed in Indian agriculture and discusses four major areas where change is needed to harness those opportunities. The four areas are: institutional change; organizational change; change in the research portfolio; and change in...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The changing woodland.

This chapter provides details about the stands at the Lady Park Wood, UK. The chapter discusses how stands grow, Lady Park Wood as a chronosequence, early stand development and the impact of deer, and growing through the thicket. Further, the chapter explores mature stand development, woodland...

Author(s)
Peterken, G. F.; Mountford, E. P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648651)
Type
Book chapter

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