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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 The Indian agricultural scenario.

This chapter describes the Indian agricultural scenario, specifically examining the productivity convergence across states, diversification, land holdings, natural resource management (including water, soil and biodiversity), the country's livestock population and fish resources, farm energy and...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The package holiday and the rise of the tour operator.

This chapter discusses the rise of tour operators and the development of the standardized package holiday in what is seen as a highly competitive and dynamic marketplace. This leads on to consideration of demand and global developments, which gave rise to new opportunities and encouraged...

Author(s)
Holland, J.; Leslie, D.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648231)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A holistic approach for achieving impact through CSR.

Food and nutritional security of projected population of 9.7 billion globally and 1.7 billion in India by 2050 is the major challenge of the 21st century. Alongside the challenge is to improve farmers' income and upgrade agriculture as a business to make it attractive to the youth and generate...

Author(s)
Wani, S. P.; Girish Chander; Garg, K. K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Understanding capacity building for sustainable tourism in the Niger Delta, Nigeria.

This chapter opens with a review of the interdisciplinary literature on capacity building and argues that such significant subject matter is necessary for the transformation of Nigeria's coastal Niger Delta region. In particular, the chapter provides alternative options for economic diversification ...

Author(s)
Amadi, L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646169)
Type
Book chapter
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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 Increasing water-use efficiency.

This chapter discusses the emerging challenges of declining water resources and climate change in crop agriculture as well as the crop management options available to increase water productivity, i.e. through increasing water-use efficiency or through crop improvement. Also discussed are farm...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A strategy for doubling farmers' income.

This chapter discusses the rationale behind India's goal to double farmers' income, the trends in farmers' income, and the initiatives by the government to increase farmers' income. A three-pronged strategy for faster agricultural growth to double farmers' income is then suggested. This strategy...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for From blue to grey? Malta's quest from mass beach to niche heritage tourism.

The government of Malta has latterly attempted to modify the country's beach-resort mass tourism product and shift from a tourism dependent upon beaches to one dependent upon heritage and culture more broadly. The resource basis for, and the intentions, progress and difficulties of this transition...

Author(s)
Ashworth, G. J.; Tunbridge, J. E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648545)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Policy-driven changes in Lisu swiddening: social organization as adaptation to a new economy.

This chapter describes the experience of the Doi Sam Muen Highland Development Project which was successful in reducing swiddening and opium cultivation in a cluster of Lisu villages in Thailand. This success can be attributed to participatory development, particularly participatory land-use...

Author(s)
Gillogly, K.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter

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