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  • Managing Weather and Climate Risks in Agricultureby Mannava VK Sivakumar; Raymond P. Motha

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 239.00

    Based on an International Workshop held in New Delhi, India, this work should be of interest to all organizations and agencies interested in improved risk management in agriculture. In many parts of the world, weather and climate are one of the biggest production risks and uncertainty factors impacting on agricultural systems performance and management.... more...

  • Methods and Tools for Drought Analysis and Managementby

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 269.00

    Frequent drought events, recently occurred in different Mediterranean regions, have highlighted a general inadequacy of the current strategies applied to mitigate negative impacts of such phenomenon on different water sectors. In particular, the lack of timely drought monitoring systems, the difficulty in transferring advanced methodologies for the... more...

  • Climate Variability and the Global Harvestby Cynthia Rosenzweig; Daniel Hillel

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 72.99

    Prologue. 1. Climate Variability in the Context of Climate Change: El Nino and Other Oscillations. 2. Impacts of El Nino-La Nina Cycles: Systems and Sectors. 3. Links to Agroecosystems: Processes and Productivity. 4. Recent El Ninos and Their Manifestations: Evolving Understanding. 5. Analysis of El Nino Effects: Methods and Models. 6. Seasonal Climate... more...

  • Desert Olive Oil Cultivationby Zeev Wiesman

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 81.95

    Due to the adverse stress conditions typical of olive cultivation in desert conditions, the olive tree is responding with production of high levels of antioxidant substances. Among these substances are polyphenols, tocopherols, and phytosterols. Studies have shown that saline irrigated varieties of olives have demonstrated advantages over those irrigated... more...

  • Global Change: Impacts on Water and food Securityby Claudia Ringler; Asit K. Biswas; Sarah Cline

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 209.00

    This volume examines the various drivers of global change, including climate change, and the use of agricultural knowledge, science, and technology, as well as the outcomes of global change processes, including impacts on water quality and human well-being. Several authors examine potential policy and institutional solutions afforded by globalization... more...

  • Climate Change and Crop Productionby M.P. Reynolds

    CABI 2010; US$ 160.00

    Trends in population growth suggest that global food production is unlikely to satisfy future demand under predicted climate change scenarios unless rates of crop improvement are accelerated. This book provides an overview of the essential disciplines required for sustainable crop production in unpredictable environments. more...

  • Climate Change and Agricultureby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010; US$ 46.00

    Climate change is likely to have significant impacts on the agricultural sector to which farmers will have to adapt. While agriculture is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, it is also a source of carbon storage in soils. This report examines the economic and policy issues related to the impacts of climate change on agriculture and... more...

  • Applied Agrometeorologyby Kees Stigter

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 329.00

    This handbook reviews regional operational applications of agrometeorology. It does this in the form of case studies of agrometeorological services and information that prepare farmers of different income levels for extreme weather and climate events. more...

  • Growth and Mineral Nutrition of Field Crops, Third Editionby Nand Kumar Fageria; Virupax C. Baligar; Charles Allan Jones

    CRC Press 2010; US$ 188.95

    By the year 2050, the world?s population is expected to reach nine billion. To feed and sustain this projected population, world food production must increase by at least 50 percent on much of the same land that we farm today. To meet this staggering challenge, scientists must develop the technology required to achieve an "evergreen" revolution?one... more...

  • Tropical Forests and Global Atmospheric Changeby Yadvinder Malhi; Oliver Phillips

    Oxford University Press 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...