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Cover for Water conflicts and cooperation: a media handbook.

This handbook is for journalists, researchers and policy makers who are interested in working in science communication for water, peace and cooperation, and who are searching for ideas and inspiration. It features descriptions on, and reflections of, the activities (including action research,...

ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247954)
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Book
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Cover for Youth and the rural economy in Africa: hard work and hazard.

This book unites recent findings from quantitative and qualitative research from across Africa to illuminate how young men and women engage with the rural economy and imagine their futures, and how development policies and interventions can find traction with these realities. Its 10 chapters are...

ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245011)
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Book
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Cover for Integrated nematode management: state-of-the-art and visions for the future.

This book outlines the economic importance of specific plant parasitic nematode problems on the major food and industrial crops and presents the state-of-the-art management strategies that have been developed to reduce specific nematode impacts and outlines their limitations. Case studies to...

ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247541)
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Book
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Cover for RNAi for plant improvement and protection.

This book contains a series of chapters reviewing the current scientific knowledge on RNAi, methods for developing RNAi systems in transgenic plants and a range of applications for crop improvement, crop production and crop protection. Some chapters examine both endogenous systems in transgenic...

ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248890)
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Cover for Small-scale rearing of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Anagasta kuehniella</i> for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Trichogramma</i> production.

This book contains 4 chapters focusing on techniques for small-scale rearing of the egg parasitoids Trichogramma spp. in the factitious host Anagasta kuehniella [Ephestia kuehniella]. These parasitoids are among the most widely used natural enemies in the world, and in Brazil are used to control...

ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248951)
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Book
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Cover for A manual for agribusiness value chain analysis in developing countries.

This manual shows how value chain analysis (VCA) principles can be applied in developing countries, where time and funding is often restricted. It explains how to undertake affordable VCA that generate valid data and produce recommendations that will have impact.

Author(s)
Collins, R.; Dent, B.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249361)
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Book
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Cover for New land, new life: a success story of new land resettlement in Bangladesh.

The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna deltas has newly emerged 'char' islands, which are very vulnerable, socially, institutionally and environmentally. This book explains how the governments of Bangladesh and the Netherlands cooperated on a land-based rural development project to give settlers security...

Author(s)
Haider, N.; Jenkins, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246049)
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Book
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Cover for The impact of the International Livestock Research Institute.

This book contains 18 chapters that describes the evolving and multi-faceted roles of ILRI in addressing these and other global challenges in nearly a half century of research. ILRI researchers and partners took leading roles, for example, in the following. This volume can serve as a reference and...

ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241853)
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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)
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Book
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Cover for Mutation breeding, genetic diversity and crop adaptation to climate change.

This book presents reviews on the application of the technology for crop improvement towards food and nutrition security, and research status on mutation breeding and associated biotechnologies in both seed crops and vegetatively propagated crops. It also presents perspectives on the significance...

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2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249095)
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Book
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Cover for Reorienting Indian agriculture: challenges and opportunities.

This book covers various aspects of Indian agriculture. It consists of 32 chapters that are presented in 12 parts with the following headings: agricultural scenario; revolutions in agriculture; reorienting agricultural research for innovation; improving productivity and production; harnessing...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
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Book
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Cover for Organic food systems meeting the needs of Southern Africa.

This book reports on long-term comparative organic farming systems' research trials carried out over the last 5 years in the Southern Cape of South Africa, as well as research into the successes and failures of the organic sector and the technical tools required for sustainable development in South ...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
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Book
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Cover for Guide to the naturalized and invasive plants of Southeast Asia.

Despite the significant impacts of alien plant species (IAS), there has not been a concerted effort to tackle the problem across the region. This can mainly be ascribed to a lack of policy, little awareness and limited capacity at a national and regional level. The UN Environment-Global Environment ...

Author(s)
Witt, A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392107)
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Book
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Cover for Fertilizer use optimization in sub-Saharan Africa.

This book contains 17 chapters providing details on decision tools that use linear programming to determine recommendations specific to a farmer's context intended to maximize profit from fertilizer use in sub-saharan Africa. Chapter 1 and 2 discusses the principles and approach, and spatial...

Author(s)
Wortmann, C. S.; Sones, K.
ISBN
2017 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392046)
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Book
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Cover for Field guide for the identification of damage on woody sentinel plants.

This guide is intended as an aid for managers of sentinel plantings, botanical gardens or arboreta, as well as phytosanitary inspectors, who may have knowledge of common pests and diseases of woody plants, but may not know the likely cause of damage that they have not encountered before. It aims to ...

Author(s)
Roques, A.; Cleary, M.; Matsiakh, I.; Eschen, R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394415)
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Book
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Cover for Building agricultural extension capacity in post-conflict settings.

This book is intended to: (i) explore the role and potential of agricultural extension in post-conflict countries; (ii) investigate the experience and issues involved with rebuilding extension systems in post-conflict settings; (iii) examine the impact of different extension policy approaches and...

Author(s)
McNamara, P. E.; Moore, A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390592)
Type
Book
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Cover for Legumes in cropping systems.

This book is a contribution to the debate and knowledge for the rebalancing of farming and food using legumes. The main aim is to help people who are involved in developing cropping systems: the decision makers of today and today's students who are the decision makers of tomorrow. It is aimed at...

Author(s)
Murphy-Bokern, D.; Stoddard, F. L.; Watson, C. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book
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Cover for The business of plant breeding: market-led approaches to new variety design in Africa.

This book is the result of a study on demand-led plant variety design for changing markets in Africa, the purpose of which is to identify and share best practices in demand-led plant breeding from private and public sector breeding programmes worldwide. The intended audiences are professionals in...

Author(s)
Persley, G. J.; Anthony, V. M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393814)
Type
Book
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Cover for Vegetable grafting: principles and practices.

Although the benefits of using grafted transplants are now fully recognized worldwide, the need to enlighten the scientific basis of rootstock-scion interactions under variable environmental pressures remains vital for extracting grafting-mediated crop improvement. This has prompted the COST...

Author(s)
Colla, G.; Pérez-Alfocea, F.; Schwarz, D.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648972)
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Book
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Cover for Training guide on integrated pest management in tobacco.

This Training Guide provides training material to address training needs and offers guidance on how to adapt the core material to local conditions through the national training programmes. This Training Guide focuses on the some of the key principles of integrated pest management (IPM) and...

Author(s)
Bateman, M.; Chernoh, E.; Holmes, K.; Grunder, J.; Grossrieder, M.; Colmenarez, Y.; Babendreier, D.; Faheem, M.; Mulaa, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392381)
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Book
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Cover for Agriculture for improved nutrition: seizing the momentum.

This book highlights the important links between agriculture and nutrition, both direct and indirect, both theoretical and practical. It explores these relationships through various frameworks, such as value chains, programmes and policies, as well as through diverse perspectives, such as gender....

Author(s)
Fan, S.; Yosef, S.; Pandya-Lorch, R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786399311)
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Book
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Cover for Rwanda's land tenure reform: non-existent to best practice.

This book is a detailed real account of all the key phases of the land tenure reform (LTR) programme in Rwanda and the critical factors that defined the outcomes and requirements for sustaining the process. In addition, the book provides an account of the impact of the programme, its challenges and ...

Author(s)
Ngoga, T. H.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241037)
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Book
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Cover for Biopesticides manual: guidelines for selecting, sourcing and using biocontrol agents for key pests of tobacco.

This manual aims to make information resources and technical advice available in order to support the deployment of biopesticides, which include microbials (e.g. bacteria, algae, protozoa, viruses and fungi), macrobials (e.g. predatory insects, parasitoids and beneficial nematodes), botanicals, and ...

Author(s)
Holmes, K.; Chaudhary, M.; Babendreier, D.; Bateman, M.; Grunder, J.; Mulaa, M.; Durocher-Granger, L.; Faheem, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242027)
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Book
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Cover for Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Langkawi, Malaysia, September 11-15, 2017.

This proceedings contains papers dealing with issues affecting biological control, particularly pertaining to the use of parasitoids and predators as biological control agents. This includes all approaches to biological control: conservation, augmentation, and importation of natural enemy species...

Author(s)
Mason, P. G.; Gillespie, D. R.; Vincent, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book; Conference proceedings
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Cover for Guide to the naturalized and invasive plants of Eastern Africa.

Both in Ethiopia and in the countries of East Africa, the continuing proliferation and spread of invasive alien species (IAS) is now recognized as a serious problem, which needs to be addressed. While this situation has improved dramatically over the past 10 years, further progress has been...

Author(s)
Witt, A.; Luke, Q.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392145)
Type
Book

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