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Cover for Gender and mobility.

This chapter provides a brief overview of the development of the field of gender and migration and mobility. It then focuses, in particular, on research on mobility and migration in the rural context and the research questions that have gained the most attention in recent years. The chapter closes...

Author(s)
Bock, B. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646251)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Abstract of the development plan for China's bamboo industries (2013-2020).

Being critical ecological, industrial and cultural resources of the world and commonly acknowledged as the 'second largest forests of the planet', bamboos make up an essential ingredient of the global forestry resources. China, one of the primary bamboo growers and known to the world as the...

Author(s)
Zhaohua, Z; Wei, J.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394019)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Remote sensing and GIS-based technologies for assessing the impact of conflict on agricultural production.

This chapter presents some methodological approaches that utilize GIS and vegetation-related remotely sensed indices as a helpful tool in detecting the effects of conflicts on rural livelihoods and agricultural production in affected regions. Methods to disentangle drought/wet year effects from...

Author(s)
Jaafar, H.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The 'Arab spring' in North Africa: Egypt and Tunisia.

This chapter deals with rural political economy and farmer resistance to dominant patterns of agricultural modernization. It explores a range of conflicts in Egypt and Tunisia's countryside in the context of broader government-declared agricultural strategy. Some recent forms of small farmer...

Author(s)
Bush, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Continuity from local cult to 'accepted' ritual.

This chapter analyses the cult of the Madonna of Alno in Canzano, a rural town in the province of Teramo, Abruzzo (Italy), through an interpretation inspired by European religious ethnology and the anthropology of Christianity. An historical examination of this local cult reveals the complexity of...

Author(s)
Spitilli, G.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392527)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Journeys of emancipation: disrupting poverty in Nepal.

This chapter provides an overview of the entrepreneurial roles in tourism played by women forming grassroots organizations within the developing economy of rural and remote Nepal. Their stories demonstrate their desire for emancipation from socially constructed power roles, through the disruption...

Author(s)
Hillman, W.; Radel, K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394422)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mnutrition: experiences and lessons learned in content development.

This chapter provides an early assessment of the Global Standards Mobile Association's (GSMA) mNutrition Initiative, funded by DfID, which is working to bridge the business interests of mobile operators with this development aim, by working with mobile operators and other partners in 12 countries...

Author(s)
Day, C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Understanding the impacts of Mobile technology on smallholder agriculture.

This chapter presents the case of how information and communication technologies (ICTs), particularly mobile phones, impact agricultural development by facilitating step-wise changes in smallholder farmers' information and agriculture practices in rural Ghana. The study shows how mobile phones...

Author(s)
Karanasios, S.; Slavova, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Creating 'masculine' spaces for 'feminine' emotions - men and social inclusion.

This chapter compares two different initiatives to tackle the social exclusion of the elderly in rural and urban areas in Northern Ireland, and highlights the importance of work as part of older men's identity after retirement. The chapter demonstrates how men are often more vulnerable to...

Author(s)
Dhonaill, C. N.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646251)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Gender and international development.

This chapter discusses the development of research in the field of gender and international development in terms of important topics as well as theories and methodologies. The recurrence of gender equality on the international political agenda is underlined as an important precondition for...

Author(s)
Bock, B. B.; Burg, M. van der
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646251)
Type
Book chapter

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