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Cover for Involving the communities and civil society.

This chapter describes how the Char Development and Settlement Project in Bangladesh is involving and empowering the char communities in different ways to continue the development of their area. The roles of local government institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and field-level...

Author(s)
Haider, N.; Jenkins, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246049)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The power of agriculture.

This chapter discusses the agricultural development components of the Char Development and Settlement Project in Bangladesh. These include: support for field crops, homestead agriculture and agroforestry; poultry and livestock; and value chain development. Women's participation in agricultural...

Author(s)
Karim, M. B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246049)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental improvement with trees.

To complement the protection provided by the embankments and other infrastructure, the Char Development and Settlement Project (CDSP) in Bangladesh, in cooperation with the Forest Department, established protective plantations of trees on mud flats, foreshores and embankments using a social...

Author(s)
Islam, M. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246049)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Contribution of homestead food production to improved household food security and nutrition status - lessons learned from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal and the Philippines.

Malnutrition is a serious public health problem in Asia. Since 2003, Helen Keller International (HKI) has been implementing homestead food production (HFP) programmes to increase and ensure year-round availability and intake of micronutrient-rich foods in the poor households of Asia. The aim of...

Author(s)
Talukder, A.; Osei, A. K.; Haselow, N. J.; Kroeun, H.; Amin Uddin; Quinn, V.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Homegarden-based indigenous fruit tree production in Peninsular India.

In this chapter, an attempt is made to summarize the information on indigenous fruit trees in tropical home gardens with special reference to Kerala State in Peninsular India.

Author(s)
Kumar, B. M.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931100)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Local innovation in 'green water' management.

This chapter examines indigenous environmental knowledge in relation to green water management, and particularly where this takes the form of local innovation in response to problems. Some of the technologies covered include: mulching; no-till farming; home gardens; terrace systems; living barrier...

Author(s)
Critchley, W.; Negi, G.; Brommer, M.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933876)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Women and homegardens of Cotacachi.

This chapter examines women's homegardens in Cotacachi, Ecuador, focusing on women's plant classification systems and how the garden composition varies by age and socioeconomic class. These are contextualized using excerpts from women informants' life histories.

Author(s)
Piniero, M. C.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999494)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Explaining farmer demand for agricultural biodiversity in Hungary’s transition economy.

In this chapter, a household farm model is used to predict farmer demand for four components of the agricultural biodiversity found on family farms in Hungary. Family farms in Hungary are known traditionally as ‘home gardens’. The four components analysed are: (i) richness in crops and varieties...

Author(s)
Birol, E.; Smale, M.; Gyovai, Á.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Social institutions and seed systems: the diversity of fruits and nuts in Uzbekistan.

This chapter builds on the household model presented in Chapter 5 [Missing markets, migration and crop biodiversity in the milpa system of Mexico: a household-farm model, by van Dusen, M. E., pp. 63-77] by exploring the role of social institutions in household access to planting material and use of ...

Author(s)
Dusen, M. E. van; Dennis, E.; Ilyasov, J.; Lee, M.; Treshkin, S.; Smale, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Farmer demand for agricultural biodiversity in Hungary's transition economy: a choice experiment approach.

This chapter relates economic development and transition with farmer demand for four components of agricultural biodiversity found on family farms in Hungary using a combination of a stated preference approach andsecondary data. Family farms in Hungary are known traditionally as ‘home gardens’....

Author(s)
Birol, E.; Kontoleon, A.; Smale, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter

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