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  • Gender, Land, and Livelihoods in East Africaby Ritu Verma

    International Development Research Centre 2001; US$ 30.00

    In rural Africa and the Middle East, many ecosystems are on the verge of collapse. The interplay of social, ecological, and political-economic forces has compromised the ability of farmers to sustain their precious soil. As a result, farmers, and especially women farmers, face a constant daily struggle to survive. This book illustrates in rich detail... more...

  • Agricultural Science & Technology in Chinaby Qiguo Zhao; Jikun Huang

    Springer 2011; US$ 99.00

    As one of the eighteen field-specific reports comprising the comprehensive scope of the strategic general report of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, this sub-report addresses long-range planning for developing science and technology in the field of agriculture. They each craft a roadmap for their sphere of development to 2050. In their entirety, the... more...

  • Maximizing Your Mini Farmby Brett L. Markham

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 39.30

    Mini farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family?s food on just a quarter acre?and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Now expanding exponentially on his bestselling Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on... more...

  • Food and Fuelby Marcos Fava Neves; Mairun Junqueira Alves Pinto; Marco Antonio Conejero; Vinicius Gustavo Trombin

    Springer 2011; US$ 59.95

    This book is a contribution of the authors to the food - fuel debate.During 2007 and 2008 several factors led to the food inflation problem: growing population, income distribution, urbanization, biofuel, social programs, production scarcity etc.. Biofuel got most of the blame for food inflation but its responsibility was only limited.There are several... more...

  • Mini Farmingby Brett L. Markham

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 18.95

    Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family?s food on just a quarter acre?and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything... more...

  • Homesteadingby Abigail R. Gehring

    Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 24.95

    Who doesn?t want to shrink their carbon footprint, save money, and eat homegrown food whenever possible? Even readers who are very much on the grid will embrace this large, fully-illustrated guide on the basics of living the good, clean life. It?s written with country lovers in mind?even those who currently live in the city. Whether you live... more...

  • Farmer Innovation in Africaby Chris Reij; Ann Waters-Bayer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    One of Africa's major untapped resources is the creativity of its farmers. This book presents a series of clear and detailed studies that demonstrate how small-scale farmers, both men and women, experiment and innovate in order to improve their livelihoods, despite the adverse conditions and lack of appropriate external support with which they have... more...

  • Food from your Forest Gardenby Martin Crawford; Caroline Aitken

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2014; US$ 21.86

    How do you cook heartnuts, hawthorn fruits or hostas? What?s the best way to preserve autumn olives or to dry chestnuts? Forest gardening – a novel way of growing edible crops in different vertical layers – is attracting increasing interest, for gardens large or small. But when it comes to harvest time, how do you make the most of the produce? From... more...

  • Land and Waterby Thomas Kruchem; Anthony Hocking; Thomas Kruchem

    Brandes & Apsel 2013; US$ 16.19

    Our world has a problem. Malnutrition is on the rise again. After 30 years of regression, the tide turned in 2008. It's expected that by 2050 the planet will be supporting more than nine billion people, and nobody knows if they will have enough to eat. The most critical situation is in Africa, where in many places half the population is already starving.... more...

  • Landwirtschaft in der Frühen Neuzeitby Walter Achilles

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 1991; US$ 280.00

    "In der auf etwa 100 Bände angelegten Enzyklopädie-Reihe ist die drei Jahrhunderte umfassende Darstellung der frühneuzeitlichen Landwirtschaft ein zentrales Stück. Die Produktionsverhältnisse in der Agrarwirtschaft betrafen im gesamten behandelten Zeitraum unmittelbar den weitaus größten Teil der wirtschaftlich tätigen Bevölkerung und bestimmten in... more...