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Cover for Transdisciplinary research and one health.

Transdisciplinary research projects consist of different phases of intra-, multi-, inter- or transdisciplinary collaborations, in this chapter the significant role of transdisciplinary research in One Health as well as in Ecohealth are highlighted.

Author(s)
Berger-González, M.; Pelikan, K.; Zinsstag, J.; Ali, S. M.; Schelling, E.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242577)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Utilizing the multi-level perspective in empirical field research: methodological considerations.

This chapter identifies the challenges of operationalizing the multi-level perspective (MLP) in empirical field research, and draws on experiences from field work in the FarmPath project as a case study of how these issues can be addressed. The purpose of the FarmPath project is to examine...

Author(s)
Karanikolas, P.; Vlahos, G.; Sutherland, L. A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642192)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Transdisciplinarity in deriving sustainability pathways for agriculture.

This chapter considers the role of transdisciplinarity in establishing future pathways for regional transition, describing the development of a process for identifying 'transition pathways'. The first part of this chapter reflects on how transdisciplinarity can be understood and applied in...

Author(s)
Pinto-Correia, T.; McKee, A.; Guimarães, H.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642192)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A comparison of quantitative and qualitative approaches: complementarities and trade-offs.

This chapter discusses how quantitative and qualitative approaches might be brought together in a multidisciplinary context in cultural tourism. It is not simply the difference between the quantitative and the qualitative approaches that matters. Both approaches are valuable, and in many cases will ...

Author(s)
Melkert, M.; Vos, K.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935184)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agendas for transdisciplinarity.

Together the contributions in this book suggest that, while prospects for the sustainable management of farmland come with few guarantees, we can point to an emerging area of inquiry that is beginning to inspect some of its critical and scientific terms of expression. This concluding chapter...

Author(s)
Fish, R.; Seymour, S.; Watkins, C.; Steven, M.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933517)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Linking sustainability science, community and culture: a research partnership in Cotacachi, Ecuador.

An interdisciplinary research project on sustainable agriculture and natural resources management (SANREM) was conducted jointly with the Quicha-speaking people of Cotacachi, Ecuador. This introductory chapter places this work within the broader context of the Andean ecoregion and the mountain...

Author(s)
Rhoades, R. E.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999494)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Researching the culture in agri-culture: social research for international development.

This book analyses the functions, content, methods, findings and impact of social and cultural research carried out by the worldwide network of 16 international agricultural research centres of the CGIAR. It brings together the perspectives of 50 eminent scholars and social researchers from 30...

Author(s)
Cernea, M. M.; Kassam, A. H.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990033)
Type
Book
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Cover for Humanizing technology development in the green revolution's home.

This chapter describes the history, current focus, and outlook of social science research at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). It is shown that the social science research agenda at CIMMYT has expanded from a narrow focus on technology adoption to encompass technology...

Author(s)
Bellon, M. R.; Morris, M.; Ekboir, J.; Meng, E.; Groote, H. de; Saín, G.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990033)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Why the 'livestock revolution' requires research on people.

This chapter covers the development and changes since the early years of the International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA) and the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD) in the representation of scientists trained in the biological and social sciences as well as in the...

Author(s)
Romney, D.; Minjauw, B.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990033)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tropical agriculture and social research: an analytical perspective.

This chapter (i) presents a brief history of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT); (ii) outlines several models in integrating social and biophysical sciences in CIAT research; and (iii) highlights themes and lessons from the application of social sciences in CIAT.

Author(s)
Holland, D.; Ashby, J.; Mejía, M.; Voss, J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990033)
Type
Book chapter

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