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  • Developpement durable de l'agriculture urbaine en Afrique francophoneby Olanrewaju B. Smith; Paule Moustier; Luc. J.A. Mougeot; Abdou Fall

    Centre de recherches pour le développement international 2006; US$ 30.00

    Les pays en développement vont connaître dans les années à venir une explosion démographique, qui sera particulièrement sensible dans les villes. La production alimentaire devra doubler dans les trente prochaines années et, parallèlement, la production de déchets et d?effluents sera multipliée par quatre. L'agriculture urbaine, qui utilise les ressources... more...

  • Agro-Ecological Intensification of Agricultural Systems in the African Highlandsby Bernard Vanlauwe; Piet van Asten; Guy Blomme

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 149.00

    There is an urgent need to increase agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa in a sustainable and economically-viable manner. Transforming risk-averse smallholders into business-oriented producers that invest in producing surplus food for sale provides a formidable challenge, both from a technological and socio-political perspective.  This... more...

  • Living Farmsby Martin Whiteside

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Designed as an accessible text on sustainable agriculture, this book contains information on community organization and participation, technologies for sustainability and the wider policy and service environment. The book looks at a variety of ways of encouraging sustainability through policy change and service provision, including: ways of improving... more...

  • Ethics in Agricultureby Alvin Niekerk

    Springer 2005; US$ 169.00

    Agriculture is the lifeblood of the majority of people in Africa. It is not just a provider of food, it is a way of life for rural people. Whilst subsistence farming is the most practiced form of agriculture, there are many parts of Africa where agriculture is highly developed and progressive. In many instances it is the very diversity of agricultural... more...

  • Biological Control in IPM Systems in Africaby P. Neuenschwander; C. Borgemeister; J. Langewald

    CABI 2003; US$ 155.00

    Biological control has made a major contribution to integrated pest management (IPM) in Africa, but its documentation has often been under-reported. This book provides a review of the most important studies. The focus is on arthropod pests and weeds, but diseases are covered where significant. more...

  • Trees on the Farmby S. Franzel; S.J. Scherr

    CABI 2001; US$ 90.00

    This title assesses the adoption of selected agroforestry practices developed with African farmers, describing methods, and drawing out the implications for research, development, and policy. more...

  • Natural Resources Management in African Agricultureby C.B. Barrett; F. Place; A.A. Aboud

    CABI 2002; US$ 120.00

    This text consists of selected, edited and revised papers from a workshop held at ICRAF in July 2000. It synthesizes existing information on the adoption of natural resource management investments and strategies for agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. more...

  • Fertilizer Use in African Agricultureby Michael Morris

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 9.99

    Fertilizer use in Africa as compared to other developing regions has been limited. What types of policies and programs are needed to realize the potential benefits of fertilizer in African agriculture? This book summarizes key lessons learned from past efforts to promote fertilizer in Africa, provides an overview of the current state of knowledge concerning... more...

  • Agribusiness and Innovation Systems in Africaby Kurt Larsen

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 24.99

    This book examines how agricultural innovation arises in four African countries – Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda – through the lens of agribusiness, public policies, and specific value chains for food staples, high value products, and livestock. Determinants of innovation are not viewed individually but within the context of a complex... more...

  • Awakening Africa's Sleeping Giantby Michael Morris

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 19.99

    Awakening Africa's Sleeping Giant' explores the feasibility of restoring international competitiveness and growth in African agriculture through the identification of products and production systems that can underpin rapid development of a competitive commercial agriculture. Based on a careful examination of the factors that contributed to... more...