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    • 3-Corner Field Farm (Ecology of food) 

      Raveret-Richter, Monica (2005)
    • A Revolution in the Making: The Case of Agro-Food Retailing in India 

      Narayanan, Sudha (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Recent discussions of global agro-food systems have turned the spotlight on food retailing. Observers concur that globalization has been accompanied by, and may have aided, retail concentration in agro-food markets. This ...
    • Alcohol Abuse in Urban Moshi, Tanzania 

      Castens, Vicky; Luginga, Felix; Shayo, Benjamin; Tolias, Christine (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2012)
      Alcohol abuse is a global public health problem. About 50 percent of all traumatic brain injuries in the intensive care unit at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) in Moshi, Tanzania, involve alcohol (Kaino ...
    • Allocating Irrigation Water in Egypt 

      Gersfelt, Birgitte (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Agricultural production in Egypt is virtually fully dependent on irrigation. Egypt gets more than 95 percent of its annual renewable water resources from the Nile, and the construction of the High Aswan Dam, which was ...
    • Biodiesel and India's Rural Economy 

      Rhoads, James (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      With annual economic growth rates of more than 7 percent and a population of well over a billion, India has a huge amount of global clout, both economically and environmentally. Although this recent economic growth has ...
    • Biofortification as a Vitamin A Deficiency Intervention in Kenya 

      Mwaniki, Angela (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Vitamin A deficiency is a serious global nutritional problem that particularly affects preschool-age children. Current efforts to combat micronutrient malnutrition in the developing world focus on providing vitamin and ...
    • Biofortification in a Food Chain Approach in West Africa 

      Slingerland, Maja (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      About 800 million people suffer from hunger, but even more suffer from micronutrient malnutrition, also called “hidden hunger.” Iodine, vitamin A, iron, and zinc malnutrition are major concerns. About 2 billion people, ...
    • Biosafety, Trade, and the Cartagena Protocol 

      Cheng, Fuzhi (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Global production of genetically modified (GM) agricultural commodities has increased significantly in the past decade. Some people see GM crops as offering new hope in addressing some of the most serious problems that ...
    • Brain Drain of Health Professionals in Tanzania 

      Juma, Adinan; Kangalawe, Allen G.; Dalrymple, Elizabeth; Kanyenda, Tiwonge (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2012)
      Migration of health professionals worldwide has resulted in an unequal distribution of medical staff globally. The movement of medical staff out of some developing countries, often termed brain drain, affects the health ...
    • Building Local Capacity to Respond to Environmental Change: lessons and Case Studies from New York State 

      Larson, Lincoln R.; Lauber, T. Bruce; Kay, David (Community and Rural Development Institute (CaRDI)Cornell University, 2014-12)
    • CAFTA's Impact on U.S. Raw Cane Sugar Trade 

      Lewin, Alexandra C. (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Sugar trade has been at the heart of many international trade agreements. Sugar is one of the largest agricultural industries in the United States and thus is a sensitive commodity. Groups around the world have a vested ...
    • Cambodia's WTO Accession 

      Cheng, Fuzhi (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Since the creation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995 with 128 members, an additional 21 countries have successfully acceded to the organization. On October 13, 2004, Cambodia became the WTO's 148th member, ...
    • Cervical Cancer and Its Impact on the Burden of Disease 

      Napolitano, Michael; Schonman, Erica; Mpango, Elisia; Isdori, Gabriel (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2012)
      Although cervical cancer is no longer a major issue in developed countries, it is still a serious concern in developing countries such as Tanzania, where the prevalence continues to rise. Cervical cancer causes more deaths ...
    • Civil Society Strategy to Fight Soil Degradation in Peru 

      Hoey, Lesli (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Soil degradation, a process that reduces the potential of land to support animal and plant production, has become one of the most pressing problems for farmers worldwide (Scherr 1999). Based on the opinions of 250 international ...
    • Coffee, Policy, and Stability in Mexico 

      Ávalos-Sartorio, Beatriz (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      The fact that poor people will resort to violence to change the political and economic system that they believe is responsible for their poverty is not new. The link between poverty, violence, and instability has started ...
    • Concentration in Agribusiness and Marketing: A Case Study of Arla Foods 

      Baker, Derek; Graber-Lützhøft, Kimmie (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      The modern food industry is characterized by fewer and fewer firms and the emergence of some powerful international and global players. This case study of Arla Foods details that firm's development from its origins in local ...
    • Contract Farming in Costa Rica: A Case Study on Contracts in Pepper Farming 

      Sáenz-Segura, Fernando; D'Haese, Marijke; Ruben, Ruerd (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Contract farming is defined as an agreement, which may range from a simple verbal commitment to a written document, between a farmer and a firm, in which the farmer agrees to deliver fresh or partially processed products ...
    • Contract Farming in Developing Countries: Patterns, Impact, and Policy Implications 

      Minot, Nicholas (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
      Contract farming may be defined as agricultural production carried out according to a prior agreement in which the farmer commits to producing a given product in a given manner and the buyer commits to purchasing it. Often, ...