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Cover for The National Organic Agriculture Movement of Uganda.

The growth of the organic agriculture (OA) sector in Uganda started in 1994 as a response to the threat of the Sahara Desert spreading southwards. To enhance the development of the sector, a national OA movement was established in 2001. The National Organic Agriculture Movement of Uganda (NOGAMU)...

Author(s)
Nalunga, J.; Auerbach, R.; Ssekyewa, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tourism entrepreneurship and gender in the global south: the Mexican experience.

This chapter applies Bourdieu's concept of social capital in examining women's participation in ecotourism entrepreneurship. The study focuses on ventures, such as restaurants, lodging and ecotourist guiding in the Catemaco-Montepío corridor, located in Veracruz, Mexico, and examines women's...

Author(s)
Díaz-Carrión, I. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394422)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Capacity building for rural development in Nigeria: the case of rural road networks.

This chapter analyses the impact of rural road networks on: (i) employment or labour absorption; and (ii) household income or output in rural areas of Nigeria. It also articulates a framework for capacity building for sustainable rural development in Nigeria. In this framework, the main strategies...

Author(s)
Titilola, S. T.; James, V. U.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646169)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Representation without taxation.

This chapter describes how the large cruise corporations pay relatively little tax in the USA, yet still manage to be a major lobby group. Strategies used by the cruise industry to influence policies and decision makers include using the media and professional lobbyists, providing campaign...

Author(s)
Klein, R. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646084)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Community engagement and rural tourism enterprise.

This chapter discusses the role of communities in the development of rural tourism. Through a representative sample of more developed destination case studies in Europe and North America, the key indicators leading to successful community-based rural tourism are explored. These indicators include...

Author(s)
Wiltshier, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647494)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rethinking swidden cultivation in Myanmar: policies for sustainable upland livelihoods and food security.

This chapter explains the system of swidden or shifting cultivation; its contribution to the cultural integrity, social capital and social security of shifting cultivators who are typically indigenous peoples; its environmental impacts compared to forestry harvesting and sedentary agriculture; its...

Author(s)
Springate-Baginski, O.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Empowering women through conservation agriculture: rhetoric or reality? Evidence from Malawi.

This research sought to examine whether conservation agriculture (CA) could play a role in the empowerment of women through agriculture. The results indicate that there are indeed clear positive impacts for women who practice CA, in terms of time and labour spent on agricultural endeavors, returns...

Author(s)
Maher, J.; Wagstaff, P.; O'Brien, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644233)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ecotourism as a sustainable recovery tool after an earthquake.

This chapter investigates the potential for tourism development to contribute to recovery strategies following earthquakes. It examines changes to livelihood assets in a rural community setting in Taiwan that had suffered a major earthquake in 1999 and subsequently sought to develop an ecotourism...

Author(s)
Wang ChinChin; Cater, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643250)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Beyond economic benefits: exploring the effects of festivals and events on community capitals.

This chapter identifies the Community Capitals Framework (CCF) as a potential approach to analysing the impact of festivals and special events. To illustrate the application of this type of measurement to the impacts of festivals, a case study is reported that represents the impacts of seven...

Author(s)
Kline, C.; Oliver, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643526)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Stars and innovation athletes: people-based theories and models.

This chapter examines the characteristics and features of the city region that prove to be salient to talented and creative workers. In short, it investigates why knowledge workers move, what makes them stay and how they engage to realize their creative interests. The chapter is particularly...

Author(s)
Phillips, P. W. B.; Ryan, C. D.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640419)
Type
Book chapter

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