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Cover for Community impacts of events: resident expectations and experiences.

Horse events are common in rural areas but their effects on local communities is an under-researched field. Research indicates that events can have economic and social effects on communities. Skagafjörður in North Iceland was the host community of the event analysed in this chapter. The region has...

Author(s)
Sigurðardóttir, I.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242751)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The use of participatory rural appraisal (PRA) to support organic food systems in Africa.

The theory of participatory action research recommends finding tools for community participation in analysis of the situation and development of community programmes. Two case studies, from KwaZulu-Natal and from Philippi near Cape Town, are examined. Participatory rural appraisal (PRA) techniques...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Supporting vulnerable communities in the Eastern Cape: assessing the rainfall evidence.

Decline in mean annual rainfall of over 10% has been experienced widely in the Eastern Cape over the past 20 years. In many cases, this means that annual rainfall of about 500 mm in the past is now about 400 mm, and the summer seasonal rainfall has declined from 400 mm to 300 mm. This means that...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book InfoOpen Access
Cover for Invasive alien plants: impacts on development and options for management.

This book contains 12 chapters covering a broad range of topics: economic, social and biodiversity impacts of invasive alien plants, rural community perceptions, policy framework responses, prevention and control experiences, and the net result of all of this on livelihoods and development as a...

Author(s)
Ellison, C. A.; Sankaran, K. V.; Murphy, S. T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646275)
Type
Book
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Profile of an invasive plant: <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mikania micrantha</i>.

In this chapter, current information on the taxonomy and distribution of M. micrantha are summarized, followed by a review of relevant details on its life cycle and physiological ecology. The last of these topics has received much attention over recent years and advances have been made in...

Author(s)
Ellison, C. A.; Sankaran, K. V.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646275)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Beyond displacement by armed conflict: the relationship between environmental, economic and armed displacement in Colombia.

This chapter uses a typology of causes of displacement to consider the effects of the protracted conflict in Colombia on rural communities and farming, as well as the effects of oil production and oil palm cultivation in different areas of the country. It is noted that displacement due to economic...

Author(s)
Castro Osorio, C.; Culma, E.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Revitalizing rural communities in Costa Rica through sustainable tourism.

The purpose of this chapter is to present Costa Rica as a model of sustainable tourism development that successfully supports the wellbeing of remote rural communities. The shifts in awareness that led Costa Rica to value and conserve its natural resources are thus discussed, as well as the...

Author(s)
Heyne, L. A.; Camacho, J. V.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391315)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Subaltern hydro-struggles against unsustainable commercial diamond-mining practices in chiadzwa, Zimbabwe (2009-2013).

This chapter unravels a dimension of the Zimbabwean crisis since the first decade of the 21st century: the struggle of ordinary rural African people against the abuse of water sources by the commercial diamond mining companies in the Chiadzwa area of Zimbabwe. While acknowledging the efforts by the ...

Author(s)
Duri, F. P. T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646169)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Community engagement, rural institutions and rural tourism business in developing countries.

This chapter considers the specifics of rural institution formation and development of rural tourism business by drawing attention to the ways community engagement can be achieved considering the limitation of rural areas in developing countries. Apart from that, the text is built upon the...

Author(s)
Malek, A.; Carbone, F.; Alder, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647494)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Community tourism resilience: some applications of the scale, change and resilience (SCR) model.

This chapter discusses applications of the scale, change and resilience (SCR) model in tourism. The SCR model extends resilience theory by making it more practical and applied. It is solidly grounded in resilience thinking, incorporating essential concepts such as spatial and temporal scale, and...

Author(s)
Lew, A. A.; Wu TsungChiung; Ni ChinCheng; Ng, P. T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648330)
Type
Book chapter

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