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  • Climate Prediction and Agricultureby Mannava VK Sivakumar; James Hansen

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 239.00

    Improved adaptation of food production, particularly in areas where climate variability is large, holds the key to improving food security for human populations. Increasing climate knowledge and improved prediction capabilities facilitate the development of relevant climate information and prediction products for applications in agriculture to reduce... more...

  • Plant Growth and Climate Changeby James I. L. Morison; Michael D. Morecroft

    Wiley 2008; US$ 307.95

    Evidence grows daily of the changing climate and its impact on plants and animals. Plant function is inextricably linked to climate and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration. On the shortest and smallest scales, the climate affects the plant’s immediate environment and so directly influences physiological processes. At larger scales, the climate... more...

  • 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...

  • Breeding and Crop Productionby P. Bandyopadhyay

    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...