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Cover for Successful technology transfer of behavioral and animal welfare research to the farm and slaughter plant.

This chapter describes the successful transfer of the center-track restrainer system, which is used in many large beef slaughter plants, from a research project to widespread commercial use. It also provides tips on the successful conversion of individual gestation stalls to group sow housing. In...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Protecting intellectual property.

Technological innovations are important for driving economic growth and maintaining industrial competitiveness. They also can yield societal benefits, be favourable for the environment, and improve the human condition. This chapter describes the need for and the ways in which innovations such as...

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Grant, K.; Shier, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improving animal welfare: a practical approach.

The third edition of this book contains a total of 20 chapters (including 3 new chapters), including the implementation of an effective animal welfare programme; the importance of measurement to improve the welfare of livestock, poultry and fish; the social and ethical importance of agricultural...

ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book
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Cover for Organic research contributes to sector development and good organic policy: the Danish, Swiss, American and African case studies.

Research in ten countries (in Africa, America and Europe) has shown that organic research promotes evidence-based policy development. A seven countries study by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (2008) on how governments can assist organic sectors, provided guidelines...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fifty years of the green revolution and beyond.

This chapter reviews the history of the Green Revolution and discusses several lessons learnt regarding the challenges in implementing the Green Revolution technologies and the incomplete reduction of poverty and food insecurity. Indian agricultural research and development beyond the Green...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Strategies for scaling innovations for impact on smallholder farmers.

This chapter looks at the need for innovation in Indian agriculture, while also examining past initiatives, relevant experiences abroad, and the enabling environment for innovations. The need for outscaling of innovations in agriculture is then discussed, and some policies are proposed for...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The economics of perennial crops' production automation.

This chapter provides a comprehensive discussion of the adoption and diffusion of mechanization technologies for perennial crops. It first presents the most commonly used economic models that analyse the decision-making process of adoption and the subsequent diffusion of a new technology, namely...

Author(s)
Gallardo, R. K.; Zilberman, D.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648507)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introducing a technology stewardship model to encourage ICT adoption in agricultural communities of practice: reflections on a Canada/Sri Lanka partnership project.

This chapter puts forward 'technology stewardship' as an approach for training and supporting individuals and teams who engage their agricultural communities to encourage and support innovative practices with low-cost, widely available digital technologies. The chapter draws upon theoretical ideas...

Author(s)
Gow, G. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
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Cover for Strategies for enhancing oilseed production.

This chapter first examines the oilseed production scenario in India across different time periods as well as the demand, import and export scenario. Various issues concerning oilseeds are then discussed, including trade-related policy initiatives, the need for institutional linkages, the...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Towards climate-smart agriculture.

This chapter discusses some measures to address climate change in agriculture, including adaptation and contingency planning, outscaling innovations for resilience, and knowledge sharing for climate-smart agriculture. A future road map is proposed to counter the effects of climate change on...

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