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- CABI 2012; US$ 145.00
Shifting cultivation is the predominant system of arable farming in the humid and sub-humid tropics, where several hundred million people depend on this system of agriculture for their livelihood. This book documents and systematizes findings in shifting cultivation from over the last six decades, including characterizing secondary succession and relating... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Manson Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 93.95
This illustrated handbook provides clear, concise descriptions of the symptoms and cycles of diseases and disorders, and the pests that commonly prey on potato crops, their distribution and importance, and advice on their control. more...
Conservation Tillage Systems and Water Productivity - Implications for Smallholder Farmers in Semi-Arid EthiopiaTaylor and Francis 2007; US$ 65.95
Conservation tillage systems have been adopted by farmers in many countries to solve the problem of land degradation and declining water productivity. Direct application of such tillage systems has not been possible among resource-poor, smallholder farmers in semi-arid areas of Ethiopia. Problems such as the lack of rainfall, the costs of herbicides... more...
- 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...