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Cover for Weather forecasting and communication in the upper Great Ruaha catchment area.

Effective weather forecast dissemination depends on how effective dissemination channels are in informing decision making for improved management of water resources and livelihood activities, which depend on water resources in catchment areas. In this chapter, the effectiveness of the channels for...

Author(s)
Mwajombe, A. R.; Lema, G. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lessons learnt and the way forward for research on climate change in Tanzania.

The research themes in this volume have focused on impacts of climate change, vulnerability and resilience of ecosystems and communities to climate change. Other key sub-themes have been community access, control, and rights to climate information, importance of integration of indigenous and...

Author(s)
Yanda, P. Z.; Mung'ong'o, C. G.; Mabhuye, E. B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agroecology and nutrition: transformative possibilities and challenges.

Agroecology is a holistic approach to agriculture, which takes into account the ecological, social, political and economic dimensions of producing food in order to build sustainable and resilient food systems that ensure food security and nutrition. It is thus an approach that resonates closely...

Author(s)
Kerr, R. B.; Rahmanian, M.; Owoputi, I.; Batello, C.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Indigenous food systems: contributions to sustainable food systems and sustainable diets.

Indigenous food systems are remarkable reservoirs of unique cultural knowledge grounded in historical legacy and spirituality that acknowledge the inextricable link of people with their sustainably managed resources. These sustainable food systems can provide essential understanding about...

Author(s)
Kuhnlein, H.; Eme, P.; Larrinoa, Y. F. de
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Traditional foods at the epicentre of sustainable food systems.

Patterns of food production and consumption have changed in ways that profoundly affect ecosystems and human diets. The accelerated speed of loss of food biodiversity and degradation of most ecosystems forces us to examine the role of traditional foods in sustainable food systems, since the notion...

Author(s)
Trichopoulou, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Globally important agricultural heritage systems (GIAHS): a legacy for food and nutrition security.

In many countries specific agricultural systems and landscapes have been created, shaped and maintained by generations of farmers and herders based on diverse species and their interactions and using locally adapted, distinctive and often ingenious combinations of management practices and...

Author(s)
Koohafkan, P.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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Cover for Observations on some ethnomedicinal plants of Jharkhand.

This chapter describes the indigenous knowledge associated with medicinal plants used by the tribal people of Jharkhand. During an ethnobotanical survey, 100 plants were recorded. Such information can be utilized to improve the economy of the tribes by organizing the systematic collection of...

Author(s)
Sanjeev Kumar
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646947)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Traditional ecological knowledge and plant biodiversity conservation in a European transfrontier landscape.

On the basis of ecological and cultural characterization of the landscape, combined with empirical local knowledge and historic data, this chapter focuses on traditional plant-use in two adjoining natural protected areas at the northern tip of the Spanish-Portuguese border (Iberian Peninsula). The...

Author(s)
González, J. A.; Carvalho, A. M.; Amich, F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646947)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Implementing traditional ecological knowledge in conservation efforts.

Many different fields are involved in the complex practice of biodiversity conservation. To be successful, ecologists and other natural scientists must collaborate with experts from disparate fields such as economics, politics, engineering, and anthropology. However, one of the most recently...

Author(s)
Trau, M.; Owings, R.; Nishanta Rajakaruna
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646947)
Type
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