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Cover for The digital tourism landscape.

This chapter examines the digital tourism landscape from different disciplinary perspectives. First, it adopts the analogy of an ecosystem to explore the broader role that information technology (IT) plays to fulfill the functions of inspiration, acquisition, experience and reflection. Second, the...

Author(s)
Benckendorff, P. J.; Xiang, Z.; Sheldon, P. J.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393432)
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 Precision orchard systems.

This chapter focuses on the key technological developments that have enabled the adoption of precision orchard systems, and, equally important, enabled the maintenance of mature, compact, productive orchard systems. Also, the chapter discusses the following topics: canopy architecture and training...

Author(s)
Whiting, M.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648507)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Adoption of ICT products and services among rice farmers in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone.

This chapter investigates the way rice farmers in the north-eastern territory of Sierra Leone access different kinds of information across the agricultural season through a multiplicity of channels, including but not limited to mobile phones. Furthermore, it seeks to identify the main demographic...

Author(s)
Sala, S.; Porro, A.; Lubatti, A.; Bocchi, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conservation agriculture for Africa: building resilient farming systems in a changing climate.

This book provides an updated assessment of trends in the adaptation and adoption of conservation agriculture (CA) in different countries of Africa. It provides information on the contribution of CA systems to building resilience in a changing climate while increasing productivity, profitability...

Author(s)
Kassam, A. H.; Mkomwa, S.; Friedrich, T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book
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Cover for Empowering smallholder farmers with profitable and sustainable farming using conservation agriculture: the case of East Africa.

This chapter presents the case for empowering smallholder farmers in East Africa (EA) to increase and sustain agricultural productivity, developing the resilience of agricultural systems to adverse weather events and climate change, and simultaneously to combat degradation of the natural resources...

Author(s)
Mkomwa, S.; Lugandu, S.; Kuria, P.; Mutai, W.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Innovation systems and farmer perceptions regarding conservation agriculture in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique.

Recent research and development efforts within East and Southern Africa, as a case in point, have clearly shown that constraints to adoption of conservation agriculture (CA) can be overcome but stress the need for local innovation systems that involve farmers exchanging among themselves and use of...

Author(s)
Lalani, B.; Dorward, P.; Kassam, A. H.; Dambiro, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conservation agriculture in North Africa: experiences, achievements and challenges.

This chapter reviews the experiences and achievements of conservation agriculture and the challenges to its adoption in North Africa. Conservation agriculture (CA), based on no-till (NT) production system with crop rotations and residue retention on soil surface, has been introduced in North...

Author(s)
El-Gharras, O.; El-Mourid, M.; Boulal, H.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645681)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Enabling agri-entrepreneurship and innovation: empirical evidence and solutions for conflict regions and transitioning economies.

This book provides information on agri-entrepreneurship from various authors' work in conflict areas (particularly Mindanao in the Philippines), transitional economies and poor countries. The book begins with a comparison of general entrepreneurs with agri-entrepreneurs. The next chapters discuss...

Author(s)
Chan, C.; Sipes, B.; Lee, T. S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647753)
Type
Book
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Cover for Characterizing farmer innovation behavior for agricultural technologies in transitional areas facing environmental change.

To understand better the issues of technology transfer and information flow, this chapter discusses a research conducted in Nepal that was designed to study the significant socio-economic factors contributing to an individual farmer's likelihood of adopting introduced conservation agriculture (CA)...

Author(s)
Halbrendt, J.; Paudel, B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647753)
Type
Book chapter

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