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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 Can cities from the global South be the drivers of sustainable food systems?

Urbanization has been associated with significant transformations in our society, with paramount influence in agriculture and the world food industry, and subsequently in consumers' diets. Arguably, the current food consumption trend is non-sustainable given the non-regenerative, and rather...

Author(s)
Fonseca, J. M.; Battersby, J.; Hualda, L. A. T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tourism, wildlife conservation and animal welfare.

This book chapter discusses the poverty, habitat destruction and human or animal conflict; how can tourism help wildlife conservation; and negative effects of tourism on wildlife. It is clear that properly regulated tourism, when visitors are restricted in number, and required to obey strict codes...

Author(s)
Goodall, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391858)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The link between environment and development.

This chapter presents the concept of sustainable development and discusses various aspects of the environment-development link. These include: the link between poverty, environment and development; the link between biodiversity and development; the link between poverty, deforestation, and...

Author(s)
Felix, M. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646169)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The challenges of climate change on the livelihood and sustainable development of selected coastal communities in Nigeria's Niger Delta (1990-2015).

The study presented in this chapter examined and assessed the challenges of climate change and its impact on seven selected coastal communities in Nigeria's Niger Delta region. The study proposed that there is no strong relationship between adverse climate change and sustainable development in the...

Author(s)
Etekpe, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646169)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessment of the economic and poverty impacts of biological control of cereal stemborers in Kenya using the economic surplus modelling approach.

Author(s)
Midingoyi, S.; Hippolyte, A.; Ibrahim, M.; Muriithi, B.; Ong'amo, G.; Bruno, L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for A view from the south: bringing critical planning theory to urban agriculture.

This chapter discusses the role that urban agriculture (UA) plays in urban food systems (especially in the Global South) and how theoretical framings of UA that draw attention to it as an 'urbanistic practice', both constituting and constituted by urban assemblages, offer new directions for...

Author(s)
White, S. A.; Hamm, M. W.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647326)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lao swidden farmers: from self-initiated mobility to permanent-settlement trends imposed by policy, 1830 to 2000.

This chapter aims to achieve a better understanding of the process of evolution faced by, or undertaken by, Lao swidden communities during the period from 1830 to 2000, which led them from mobility to a condition now known as 'sedentarization', or more permanent forms of settlement. Studies...

Author(s)
Chazée, L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The growing voice of the state in the fallows of Laos.

This chapter focuses on the Lao State's aversion for shifting cultivation, examining the situation in the villages of the Phunoy people in Phongsaly province. The condemnatory discourse of the State is based on a trinity: (1) progress; (2) economic development, and (3) environmental protection. The ...

Author(s)
Ducourtieux, O.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Opium and shifting cultivation in Laos: state discourses and policies.

The government of Lao PDR recently adopted a hard-line policy towards opium poppy cultivation by upland minorities in the country's northern provinces, with measures including rapid crop eradication and reduction of demand. This prohibitionist policy is linked to a discourse that regards opium as...

Author(s)
Cohen, P. T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter

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