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Cover for Using citizen science to study exotic and invasive birds.

This chapter describes the current usage of citizen science to increase the current knowledge of exotic and invasive bird populations. Citizen science projects aimed at studying and tracking exotic birds are divided into two categories: those that are part of a broad-scale biodiversity collection...

Author(s)
Callaghan, C. T.; Brooks, D. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242065)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lessons learnt and the way forward for research on climate change in Tanzania.

The research themes in this volume have focused on impacts of climate change, vulnerability and resilience of ecosystems and communities to climate change. Other key sub-themes have been community access, control, and rights to climate information, importance of integration of indigenous and...

Author(s)
Yanda, P. Z.; Mung'ong'o, C. G.; Mabhuye, E. B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Coordination of management.

In this chapter, the critically important role that coordination and awareness can play in managing parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) is addressed. Of all the invaded countries, only Australia and South Africa have put in place well-developed national coordinated strategies for the...

Author(s)
Asad Shabbir; Sushilkumar; Macdonald, I. A. W.; Terblanche, C.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Negotiating for community forestry policy: the recognition of damar agroforests in Indonesia.

This chapter focuses specifically on the negotiation process and the institutional context that surrounded the issuance of the KDTI decree. Based on both written and oral sources, it benefits from the experience of co-authors de Foresta and Fay, both of whom played an active role in the...

Author(s)
Herawati, T.; Foresta, H. de; Rohadi, D.; Banjade, M. R.; Fay, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Adaptations and applications.

This book chapter discusses a variety of adaptations (definition and negotiation of a wider set of beliefs within cultural practice) and applications relative to human health and natural environments. It presents cultural adaptations such as folk biology, traditional ecological knowledge,...

Author(s)
Ewert, A. W.; Mitten, D. S.; Overholt, J. R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939199)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Public acceptability of new insect vector control technologies.

This chapter discusses several challenges to public acceptability of new insect vector control technologies (such as transgenics and biological control), including the nature of incentives in research product development, historical injustices in low- and middle-income countries, and the...

Author(s)
King, K. F.; Kolopack, P.; Zahabi-Bekdash, L.; Lavery, J. V.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Raising rice yields and beyond: an experience of collective learning and innovation in lowland rice systems in Madagascar.

This chapter discusses the principles and processes of the participatory learning and action-research approach to integrated rice management (PLARIRM) in Africa, as well as the application of PLAR-IRM in a rainfed lowland rice system in Madagascar. Prospects for the wider use of PLAR-IRM in Africa...

Author(s)
Defoer, T.; Wopereis, M. C. S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Finding the trees of life.

The partipatory process of tree domestication is described, including the consultative and participatory process of selecting the agroforestry trees that farmers would like to be domesticated as new crops. A list of these trees that farmers prefer are presented.

Author(s)
Leakey, R.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640990)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Empowering the community: BRAC's approach in Bangladesh.

BRAC is an international development organization based in Bangladesh that is dedicated to alleviating poverty by empowering the poor. Empowerment can be viewed as a process of transformational change. Community participation is an empowering tool through which local communities can take action to...

Author(s)
Kaosar Afsana
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937454)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Healthy communities.

The central focus of this chapter has been the involvement of people and communities in promoting health, and we agree with Taylor (2007) who pointed out that health promotion that is imposed on people is rarely effective, and needs to be done not to people, but with and by them. However, such...

Author(s)
Warwick-Booth, L.; Foster, S.; White, J.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939724)
Type
Book chapter

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