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- GeneTech Books 2007; US$ 50.00
Domestication of plants is done in order to increase yield, improve diseases resistance and drought tolerance, ease harvest and to improve the taste and nutritional value and many other characteristics. Centuries of careful selection and breeding have had enormous effects on the characteristics of crop plants. Plant breeders use greenhouses and other... more...
- GeneTech Books 2007; US$ 50.00
Low agricultural productivity in developing countries is a common feature. One of the reason is non-adoption of improved and recommended technologies. Crop production technologies are there but their adoption is low. Increase in the productivity has always remained a concern of scientists. Many technologies have developed by the researchers to improve... more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 169.99
This book addresses an important topic of food security in South Asia with specific reference to climate change. Of the 1 billion food insecure people in the world, more than 30 per cent are in South Asia. The problem of food insecurity may be exacerbated by the projected climate change especially because of the water scarcity caused by rapid melting... more...
- OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 84.99
Tropical forests represent the world's most biodiverse ecosystems and play a key role in hydrology, carbon storage and exchange. Many of the human-induced pressures these regions are facing, e.g. fragmentation and deforestation, have been widely reported and well documented. However, there have been surprisingly few efforts to synthesize cutting-edge... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 218.00
The portending process of climate change, induced by the anthropogenic accumulations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, is likely to generate effects that will cascade through the biosphere, impacting all life on earth and bearing upon human endeavors. Of special concern is the potential effect on agriculture and global food security. Anticipating... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 60.00
This book explores the interaction between climate change and the agriculture sector. Agriculture is essential to the livelihood of people and nations, especially in the developing world; therefore, any impact on it will have significant economic, social and political ramifications. Scholars from around the world and from various fields have been brought... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2012; US$ 153.00
Climate change is no longer merely projected to occur in the indeterminate future. It has already begun to be manifested in the weather regimes affecting agroecosystems, food production, and rural livelihoods in many regions around the world. It is a real and growing challenge to the world at large and in particular to the scientific community, which... more...
- World Bank Publications 1905; US$ 19.99
Agriculture is one of the most climate-sensitive of all economic sectors. In many countries, such as the fourexamined in Looking Beyond the Horizon, the risks of climate change are an immediate and fundamentalproblem because the majority of the rural population depends either directly or indirectly on agriculture forits livelihood.The risks of climate... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 139.99
There has been an unprecedented expansion of knowledge about anthocyanins pigments. This book covers various aspects of the biosynthesis and function of anthocyanins (and related compounds such as proanthocyanidins) in plants, and their applications in agriculture, food products, and human health. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 105.00
'This is a well researched, thorough and impressive work on climate change and agriculture in Africa. I recommend it to students, researchers and practitioners working on climate change issues' Jabavu Clifford Nkomo, senior programme specialist, IDRC This landmark book encompasses a comprehensive assessment of the potential economic impacts of future... more...