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Cover for Introduction.

This book provides a detailed analysis of the impacts of climate change on various tropical ecosystems in Tanzania and their related aspects of economic endeavour - from agriculture, marine resources and wildlife to weather forecasting. The analyses concentrate on Real and potential impacts of...

Author(s)
Mung'ong'o, C. G.; Yanda, P. Z.; Mabhuye, E. B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Weather forecasting and communication in the upper Great Ruaha catchment area.

Effective weather forecast dissemination depends on how effective dissemination channels are in informing decision making for improved management of water resources and livelihood activities, which depend on water resources in catchment areas. In this chapter, the effectiveness of the channels for...

Author(s)
Mwajombe, A. R.; Lema, G. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
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 An overview with discussions on freshwater and marine ecosystems in North America.

This chapter presents an overview (both and current) on climate change and non-infectious and infectious fish disorders. Highlight of this chapter focused on the following: weather and climate change, atmospheric warming and atmospheric carbon dioxide, milankovitch cycles, seasonal changes,...

Author(s)
Strychar, K. B.; Sammarco, P. W.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and global warming.

This chapter focuses on another main pathway through which global environmental change has impacted human and environmental health: our use of energy, particularly when produced from non-renewable, carbon-based fuel sources. It presents historical data showing the increasing rates of energy use...

Author(s)
Cole, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Injuries to banana caused by adverse climate and extreme weather.

Banana is sometimes grown in areas, such as those found in the subtropics, where climates are suboptimal for good growth for certain periods of the year. Here, adverse temperature conditions extend the period it takes to produce a crop and can give rise to fruit quality disorders. In addition,...

Author(s)
Israeli, Y.; Lahav, E.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Transport of market pigs: improvements in welfare and economics.

Transportation losses are concerns as they relate to swine welfare and economics. Different vehicle styles are used globally, and vehicle choices are based on the number of animals to be transported, regional weather conditions, facilities, laws and professional judgement. Transportation for the...

Author(s)
Garcia, A.; Johnson, A. K.; Ritter, M. J.; Calvo-Lorenzo, M. S.; McGlone, J. J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Poultry handling and transport.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has estimated that 87% of transported poultry is broiler chickens. Broiler death losses during transport average 0.2% but can vary greatly. In layers, poor feather cover is associated with more mortalities, and in broilers, poor...

Author(s)
Weeks, C. A.; Tuyttens, F. A. M.; Grandin, T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Grapevine growth and fruit development.

This chapter reviews the growth cycle of the grapevine, along with factors that influence it. The fact that the vine is a perennial plant means that management is quite different to that for annual crops, as well as there being unique aspects to cultivating young versus established vines. An...

Author(s)
Creasy, G. L.; Creasy, L. L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391360)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mobile phone applications for weather and climate information for smallholder farmer decision making.

This chapter investigates the Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture (PICSA) approach that seeks to support decision making and build resilience among smallholder farmers in Africa. In particular, it discusses the development and testing of two proof-of-concept mobile phone...

Author(s)
Caine, A.; Clarke, C.; Clarkson, G.; Dorward, P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
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