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Cover for The valuation of ethical encounters with elephants.

This chapter sheds light on recent successes and challenges in achieving ethical standards of operation in elephant sanctuaries in Thailand. It is argued that elephant welfare in these sanctuaries needs to be maintained on the basis of economic sustainability, and that the key to economic...

Author(s)
Cui QingMing; Xu HongGang
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245868)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Multidimensional crop improvement by ILRI and partners: drivers, approaches, achievements and impact.

This chapter reviews the findings, outputs and outcomes of research on multidimensional crops in the tropics, focusing mainly on cereals and grain legumes. Specifically, the chapter addresses the: (i) establishment of crop residues (CRs) as traded commodities and their changing valuation as the...

Author(s)
Blümme, M.; Anandan Samireddypalle; Zaidi, P. H.; Vadez, V.; Ramana Reddy; Pasupuleti Janila
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241853)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The natural capital approach: opportunities and challenges.

This chapter discusses the natural capital (i.e., natural assets that produce value to humans) approach in planetary health. The sustainability, valuation problem and political dilemma of natural capital are described. The impact of natural capital on human health is discussed.

Author(s)
Farlow, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Perceived value of destination experiences in Zhouzhuang, China.

The study presented in this chapter identifies tourists' perceptions of value from their visit to Zhouzhuang, China. The study explores how the different types of value (functional, experiential, symbolic and cost values) that tourists perceived during their experience in the destination are...

Author(s)
Gao LiHua; Scott, N.; Ding PeiYi
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391896)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The central role of identity in the Arctic periphery.

This chapter addresses the governing and coordinating role of organizational identity in the context of the Arctic tourism system. It also highlights the multilevel systems of actors and networks in Arctic tourism, as well as the role of identity in tourist valuation of Arctic tourism.

Author(s)
Davoudi, S.; Högström, C.; Tronvoll, B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648620)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improving farming systems using survey data.

The chapter offers an introduction to farm surveys and comparative analysis and their use in improving farming systems. Also included is a section on the use of survey information for cost of production estimates, which is sometimes referred to as 'cost accounting'. Some thoughts on objectives and...

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646565)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tourism, environmental pragmatism and changing attitudes towards mountains.

This chapter provides an overview of people's changing attitudes regarding mountains, using examples from North America and Australia. The chapter begins by looking at attitudes towards mountains through a spiritual and historical lens. Early religious groups saw mountains as places where people...

Author(s)
Hall, C. M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644608)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The economic value of soil carbon.

Soil carbon has an economic value insofar as it is associated with an asset that provides benefits for humans. Demonstrating and measuring the economic value of soil carbon can provide valuable information for policy making. It makes explicit that soil carbon is not freely available. It signals the ...

Author(s)
Pascual, U.; Termansen, M.; Abson, D. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Valuation approaches for soil carbon.

Valuation of soil carbon can be understood as the process for assigning 'weights' to soil carbon when these are inadequately represented in decision making processes. There are different types of weights or 'values' that can be assigned to soil carbon. One approach is to assign monetary weights to...

Author(s)
Abson, D. J.; Pascual, U.; Termansen, M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improving farming systems using survey data; and information systems.

This chapter covers the use of survey data in comparative analysis, cost accounting, monetary production functions, efficiency measurement and resource valuation, and comments on information systems. This chapter contains details of the methods that might be used in creating benchmarks, and...

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938390)
Type
Book chapter

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