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Cover for Experiential training of farmers and university diploma students in KwaZulu-Natal and the Southern Cape.

This practitioner reflection reports on 30 years of training agroecological farmers in various African contexts. It argues that good theory should be drawn out of good practice, to help farmers to adapt to climate change while producing nourishing food sustainably. Currently, training is often...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A future strategy for organic development in Southern Africa.

This volume brought together research on concepts and global perspectives on organic food systems, on methods of building capacity in times of climate change, on supporting organic farmers and on upscaling the organic sector in Africa. This chapter summarizes these findings and concludes that four...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.; Purkis, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Elements of communicable diseases.

This chapter defines communicable disease and discusses its agents, transmission patterns, host factors (susceptibility, inherent defence mechanisms, immunity and resistance), and impact of social environment (education, resources, economics, communities and movements) and physical environment...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395245)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Managing char development and settlement: a complex process.

Some of the factors making the Char Development and Settlement Project a complex one are briefly described in this chapter. These include the challenges of climate change and riverbank erosion, project coordination and internalisation, and alignment with various government policies of Bangladesh.

Author(s)
Haider, N.; Jenkins, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246049)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Involving the communities and civil society.

This chapter describes how the Char Development and Settlement Project in Bangladesh is involving and empowering the char communities in different ways to continue the development of their area. The roles of local government institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and field-level...

Author(s)
Haider, N.; Jenkins, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246049)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Developing the infrastructure.

This chapter examines the core intervention of the Char Development and Settlement Project in water management infrastructure to reduce the damage to different crops from salinity, flooding and water logging and improve the environment for crop growth. Effective management of water resources is...

Author(s)
Chakraborty, M. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246049)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental improvement with trees.

To complement the protection provided by the embankments and other infrastructure, the Char Development and Settlement Project (CDSP) in Bangladesh, in cooperation with the Forest Department, established protective plantations of trees on mud flats, foreshores and embankments using a social...

Author(s)
Islam, M. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246049)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Abiotic stress effects on vegetable crops.

This chapter focuses on the effects of high and low temperature, drought and flooding, and salinity on vegetable crops. The stress factors impacting vegetable crops reviewed in this chapter can be grouped into those that can be avoided or moderated by physical structures, such as covers to mitigate ...

Author(s)
Wien, H. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The way ahead: how animal genetic resources may contribute to a sustainable future.

This chapter describes the different challenges faced by livestock farming (including climate change and environmental impact) and the importance of directed animal breeding for preserving the biological diversity and sustainability of animal production under different management systems.

Author(s)
Alderson, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247114)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ecological assessment, inventorying, and mapping in insect conservation.

This chapter focuses on the negative impacts of extreme weather events, failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation, natural disasters, water crises, biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse and man-made environmental disasters on insect populations. Various factors that need to be...

Author(s)
Samways, M. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241686)
Type
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