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Cover for The developing organic sector in Southern and Eastern Africa: what have we learned about sustainable development?

This chapter introduces food systems and organic farming, outlines the development of organic farming in Southern Africa, and grapples with the idea of sustainable development; drawing on earlier work of the author entitled Sustainable Development: Developing What to Sustain Whom? a conceptual...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Development of an inclusive value chain for peri-urban micro-farmers.

The agricultural sector in South Africa is complex in nature with the historical displacement of its people still impacting on land ownership and farming methods. At the heart of government policy is the redistribution of agricultural land, but this has not been supported with the tools and skills...

Author(s)
Purkis, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
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Cover for A future strategy for organic development in Southern Africa.

This volume brought together research on concepts and global perspectives on organic food systems, on methods of building capacity in times of climate change, on supporting organic farmers and on upscaling the organic sector in Africa. This chapter summarizes these findings and concludes that four...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.; Purkis, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Perseverance pays off: finishing the integrated pest management marathon with economics.

This chapter attempts to combine final philosophical thoughts with practical suggestions for future work. First, it provides an overview of integrated pest management (IPM) strategy. It emphasizes the value of integrating design and control tactics to provide a solid foundation for IPM. Second, it...

Author(s)
Crain, P. R.; Onstad, D. W.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393678)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Building capacity to link agriculture and nutrition.

This chapter focuses on how building and strengthening capacity at the individual and institutional levels can in turn strengthen agriculture-nutrition linkages. First, it highlights ways in which universities, organizations, and governments are working to improve cross-sectoral educational...

Author(s)
Babu, S. C.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786399311)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Social and economic implications of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mikania micrantha</i> in the Kerala Western Ghats.

Mikania micrantha, or mikania weed, is posing a serious threat to both agricultural and natural ecosystems in the parts of the Western Ghats that lie in Kerala State, India. This chapter examines and explains the socio-economic and management implications of mikania infestation and suggests a...

Author(s)
Anitha, V.; Santheep, K. V.; Jyotsna Krishnakumar
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646275)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Regulations and the manufacturers of pesticides and related organizations.

This chapter discusses the regulations, approval and registration of pesticides. Some international conventions (Rotterdam Convention, Stockholm Convention, Montreal Protocol, Minamata Convention), international standards (International Organization for Standardization and International Union of...

Author(s)
Matthews, G. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394873)
Type
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Cover for Reorienting Indian agriculture: challenges and opportunities.

This book covers various aspects of Indian agriculture. It consists of 32 chapters that are presented in 12 parts with the following headings: agricultural scenario; revolutions in agriculture; reorienting agricultural research for innovation; improving productivity and production; harnessing...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book
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Cover for The Indian agricultural scenario.

This chapter describes the Indian agricultural scenario, specifically examining the productivity convergence across states, diversification, land holdings, natural resource management (including water, soil and biodiversity), the country's livestock population and fish resources, farm energy and...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Reorienting agricultural research for development for sustainable agriculture.

This chapter focuses on the need for a paradigm shift in agricultural research for development in India. The need to strengthen collaboration and partnerships, link research with extension, empower women for inclusive growth, and retain youth in agriculture are discussed.

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
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