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Cover for Interreligious dialogue: trees, stones, water, and interfaith ritual experiences in Lebanon.

The purpose of this chapter is to further explore interfaith pilgrimages in Lebanon through an examination of how elements in the natural landscape, such as trees, water, and stones are utilized by pilgrims. Many religious traditions around the world through human history have utilized these...

Author(s)
Farra-Haddad, N.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241600)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Natural resource use conflicts in a changing climate: The case of the wetlands of Kilombero and Kilosa districts in Tanzania.

In Tanzania studies on conflicts between subsistence farmers and agropastoralists/pastoralists as well communities versus conservationists have been frequently reported. These include studies on water use conflicts in the Pangan River Basin. Agropastoralists have also been evicted as a result of...

Author(s)
Liwenga, E. T.; Silangwa, F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Renewing partnerships with non-state actors for sustainable diets through sustainable agriculture.

Any diet that is qualified as a 'sustainable diet' should be nutritionally adequate, affordable, safe, healthy and culturally acceptable. In optimizing natural and human resources, provision of sustainable diets requires strong partnerships among the stakeholders engaged in production, delivery and ...

Author(s)
Ghosh, K.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Changes coming to your garden.

This chapter steps back to see the larger picture of the connection between gardens and what is happening in the communities and environments. It looks at how change in the form of familiar variation is different from change in the form of trends, and then outlines the four major trends affecting...

Author(s)
Soleri, D.; Smith, S. E.; Cleveland, D. A.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240986)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sustainable tourism and information technology.

This chapter identifies some of the information technologies for environmental, socio-cultural and economic sustainability in tourism, and the issues surrounding their implementation in the quest for sustainability. The first section focuses on the use of IT to improve environmental resource...

Author(s)
Benckendorff, P. J.; Xiang, Z.; Sheldon, P. J.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393432)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Descriptive statistics: making sense of data.

To adequately monitor and manage natural resources, such as forests and rangelands, many very large data sets are compiled. In this light, the chapter explores the tools used to make data sets more comprehensible. By organizing variables into tables, charts and graphs, and by calculating numbers...

Author(s)
Kozak, A.; Kozak, R. A.; Staudhammer, C. L.; Watts, S. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243307)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Modelling nature: an introduction to mathematical modelling of natural systems.

This book with 6 chapters introduces basic concepts in mathematical modelling applied to natural systems to tackle real-world problems from fields such as physics, ecology, geology and epidemiology. It shows how using models can help to unravel complex issues such as the melting of the Arctic ice,...

Author(s)
Gillman, E.; Gillman, M.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393104)
Type
Book
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Cover for Crisis and conflict in agriculture.

This volume sets out to explore the dialectic relating agriculture, crisis and conflict, and attempts to expand the knowledge on these interactions. Part 1 of the volume (chapters 1-6) discusses thematic issues and methodological approaches to understanding the intersection of agriculture, crisis...

Author(s)
Zurayk, R.; Woertz, E.; Bahn, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book
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Cover for Socio-economic benefits of the LTR programme.

This chapter is devoted to a consideration of the socio-economic benefits of Rwanda's Land Tenure Reform Programme. Sections discuss the benefits in terms of land tenure security, access to formal credit for investment, land ownership and cadastral database, natural resource management, support for ...

Author(s)
Ngoga, T. H.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241037)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The bioeconomy and sustainable development.

This chapter looks at how the bioeconomy can contribute to global sustainability objectives, including issues related to natural resources and sustainable development. It starts by discussing the overall concept of sustainability as applied to the bioeconomy. It then examines each of the...

Author(s)
Viaggi, D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392756)
Type
Book chapter

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