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  • Shifting Cultivation and Secondary Succession in the Tropicsby Albert O Aweto

    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...

  • 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...

  • Crops Residues and By-Products in Animal Feedingby Bibek Ghosh

    GeneTech Books 2007; US$ 50.00

    Livestock play an important role in human society. Demand for meat and milk is soaring and the world's livestock sector is growing at an unprecedented rate. The greatest constraint to livestock productivity is the shortage of feeds and forages. Some countries import cereal grains in an effort to increase livestock production meet the ever-increasing... 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...

  • Diseases, Pests and Disorders of Potatoesby Stuart Wale; Bud Platt; Nigel D. Cattlin

    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...

  • 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...