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Cover for Biodiversity loss: we need to move from uniformity to diversity.

Today's food and farming systems have succeeded in supplying large volumes of foods to global markets but are generating negative outcomes on multiple fronts: wide-spread degradation of land, water and ecosystems; high greenhouse gas emissions; biodiversity losses; persistent hunger and...

Author(s)
Frison, E. A.; Jacobs, N.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Indigenous food systems: contributions to sustainable food systems and sustainable diets.

Indigenous food systems are remarkable reservoirs of unique cultural knowledge grounded in historical legacy and spirituality that acknowledge the inextricable link of people with their sustainably managed resources. These sustainable food systems can provide essential understanding about...

Author(s)
Kuhnlein, H.; Eme, P.; Larrinoa, Y. F. de
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soybeans: the emergence of a global crop.

This chapter discusses the history, production, products and exports, consumption and imports, as well as future growth in demand and supply, of soyabean. The economics of disease control in soyabean production is also examined. In particular, the chapter analyses how farmers decide whether to...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter focuses on the use of seeds as food sources, historical trends in seed yields and the importance of the understanding of crop physiology in yield improvement. The role of the seed as an integral component of the yield production process is also discussed.

Author(s)
Egli, D. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647708)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Seed growth and development.

This chapter focuses on the general patterns of growth and development of seeds and the role of the individual seed in the production of yield.

Author(s)
Egli, D. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647708)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The way forward.

This chapter focuses on the analysis of yield production. The importance of future research efforts in those areas most important to crop yield and productivity are also discussed.

Author(s)
Egli, D. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647708)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessing the benefits of organic and Fair Trade production for small-scale farmers in Asia.

Cases of small-scale farmers who have both organic and Fair Trade certification in Asia are analysed and summarized in this chapter. It first reviews the literature on the benefits of organic and Fair Trade production, and particularly the benefits of organic and Fair Trade coffee and cotton...

Author(s)
Qiao YuHui
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The impact of certification on material input costs in India.

This chapter examines the impact of organic as well as a double (organic and Fair Trade) certification on material input costs, using data collected in 2012 from smallholder black pepper farmers in India. An important outcome is that, contrary to conventional expectations, organic and double...

Author(s)
Parvathi, P.; Waibel, H.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Certifying coffee cooperatives in Ethiopia, India and Nicaragua: how far do small-scale coffee producers benefit?

This chapter investigates and compares the livelihood impacts of Fair Trade and/or organic certification for smallholder coffee farmers in primary cooperatives in Ethiopia, India and Nicaragua. The quantitative findings of this chapter show that certification on average has a differential impact in ...

Author(s)
Jena, P. R.; Grote, U.; Stellmacher, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The relevance of reliability, reputation and respect for producer-level benefits of organic and Fair Trade certification for smallholders.

This chapter develops a conceptual model of farmer-business relationships under certification and highlights the main arguments using empirical data. In particular, it shows that signalling reliability and building up a reputation of trust and respect increase the likelihood of successful...

Author(s)
Kleemann, L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book chapter

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