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Gender and development: Special issue on climate change
(Oxford, UK: Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2002)
This special issue includes 12 articles dedicated to exploring some of the complex political and socio-economic issues related to climate change. The articles stress that climate change issues are highly politicized, ...
No-Tillage Agriculture Principles and Practices
(New York, NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, Inc., 1984)
Indigenous views of soil erosion at Fandou Beri, southwestern Niger
The authors present an excellent discussion comparing the views of researchers and local farmers regarding soil erosion in southwestern Niger. Using the Cs-137 technique, the authors measured local erosion to be occurring ...
Myth or math: The waxing and waning of the female-headed household
(Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications USA, 2002)
The paper calls for the need to re-evaluate the universally poverty label, which is often measured against Western family norms. It is important to demystify the image of women-headed households as the 'poorest of the ...
(Prentice Hall, 1999)
The authors point out the many definitions of development in an attempt to show how development is historically and geographically specific and changing. Thus, there have been many critiques of development, and the authors ...
Rehabilitation in complex political emergencies: Is rebuilding civil society the answer?
(Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers, 1998)
The impact of conflict in sub-Saharan Africa is such that it cannot be considered to be a temporary aberration outside the mainstream development agenda. Intervention into complex political emergencies (CPEs) is aimed at ...
Aboveground and belowground competition between intercropped cabbage and young Eucalyptus torreliana
(Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999)
There is growing incentive for farmers in the uplands of the Philippines to develop agroforestry systems rather than strictly vegetable farms due to an increasing market demand for timber. Farmers view intercropping young ...
Sustainability of grazing systems: Feed base, critical grazing pressure and variability
This paper proposes a method for estimating the feed base, grazing pressure and variability as an indicator of risk in grazing lands. Together, they may be considered as surrogate measures of biophysical sustainability. ...
Use of seasonal climate forecasts in rangeland-based livestock operations in West Texas
(Boston, MA: American Meterological Society, 2001)
This paper discusses the potential value of seasonal climate forecasts for ranchers in West Texas, based on the assessment of a focus group and ecological-economic modeling. The conclusion of the focus group was that the ...