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  • Policy Instruments to Support Green Growth in Agricultureby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2013; US$ 50.00

    This report synthesises the experience of OECD countries in developing and implementing policies, programmes and initiatives related to green growth in the agricultural sector, based primarily on material provided by governments. It discusses the overall approach that countries are taking towards establishing a green growth strategy in agriculture;... more...

  • GIS Applications in Agricultureby Francis J. Pierce; David Clay

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 135.95

    The increased efficiency and profitability that the proper application of technology can provide has made precision agriculture the hottest developing area within traditional agriculture. The first single-source volume to cover GIS applications in agronomy, GIS Applications in Agriculture examines ways that this powerful technology can help farmers... more...

  • Farming for Healthby Majken van Dijk; Jan Hassink

    Springer 2006; US$ 209.00

    The utilization of agricultural farms as a base for promoting human health and social well-being is a promising development. Social farming appears as a dynamic scenario. This book contains scientific papers dealing with different aspects of Farming for Health. It also describes the situation in different countries. more...

  • Peasants, Farmers and Scientistsby H.J.W. Mutsaers

    Springer 2007; US$ 159.00

    This book is a critical account of tropical agricultural science and agricultural development in the twentieth century, in particular in Africa. It describes successes as well as fads and failures, from the perspective of a practitioner of more than 40 years. The emphasis is on the second half of the century, but the story frequently reaches deep into... more...

  • Principles of Tropical Agronomyby S.N. Azam-Ali; G.R. Squire

    CABI 2001; US$ 50.00

    This textbook integrates research in agronomy, physiology, physics and soil science to provide a framework for analyzing practical problems associated with crop production in tropical environments. more...

  • Cover Crops in Hillside Agricultureby Daniel Buckles; Bernard Triomphe; Gustavo Sain

    International Development Research Centre 1998; US$ 30.00

    This book provides a comprehensive evaluation of the use of velvetbean (Mucuna spp.) as a cover crop on the hillsides on northern Honduras. It sheds light on the opportunities and constraints presented by cover crops in the humid tropics and, perhaps most importantly, tells a story of successful farmer innovation. more...

  • Integrating Crops and Livestockby Bibek Ghosh

    GeneTech Books 2007; US$ 50.00

    Integrated farming utilises cropping patterns which involve the raising of crops, animals, and or trees. A labour intensive integrated farming practice includes crops, duck, fish etc. on small-holdings, based on maximum recycling principles. With appropriate crop combinations and proper agronomic practices, integrated farming will not only increase... more...

  • Integrated Greenhouse Systems for Mild Climatesby Christian von Zabeltitz

    Springer 2010; US$ 239.00

    Crop production in greenhouses is a growing industry, especially in mild climates, and is very important for the population as a source of income and clean, fresh food. Greenhouses create optimal climate conditions for crop growth and protect crops from outside pests. At the same time greenhouse production increases water use efficiency and makes integrated... more...

  • Nanotechnology in the Agri-Food Sectorby Lynn J. Frewer; Willem Norde; Arnout Fischer; Frans Kampers

    Wiley 2011; US$ 140.00

    Providing an overview of nanotechnology in the context of agriculture and food science, this monograph covers topics such as nano-applications in teh agri-food sector, as well as the social and ethical implications. Following a review of the basics, the book goes on to take an in-depth look at processing and engineering, encapsulation and delivery,... more...

  • Transgenic Horticultural Cropsby Beiquan Mou; Ralph Scorza

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 146.95

    As the world debates the risks and benefits of plant biotechnology, the proportion of the global area of transgenic field crops has increased every year, and the safety and value continues to be demonstrated. Yet, despite the success of transgenic field crops, the commercialization of transgenic horticultural crops (vegetables, fruits, nuts, and ornamentals)... more...