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Agriculture; Tropics

  • Harvesting Operations in the Tropicsby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 209.00

    Harvesting includes all the activities to fell trees and remove them from the forest to the roadside for loading and transport from the forest. Harvesting and extraction operations are the activities that generally cause the most significant impacts on forest managed for timber production. Sustainable forest mana- ment is concerned with management... more...

  • Indigenous Fruit Trees in the Tropicsby F. K. Akinnifesi; R.R.B. Leakey; O.C. Ajayi

    CABI 2007; US$ 150.00

    It has been recognized that an important factor in improving viability of rural livelihoods in developing countries is the promotion of sustainable agriculture. As opposed to relying solely on cash crops, this can be achieved through domestication of various indigenous fruit trees that can be cultivated and owned by smallholder farmers. more...

  • Land Use Change in Tropical Watershedsby I. Coxhead; G.E. Shively

    CABI 2005; US$ 90.00

    This book studies land use change in tropical landscapes, with particular emphasis on the economic processes that influence rates of land degradation and forest clearing. Multidisciplinary contributions draw lessons from a rich, decade-long collection of economic, social, and environmental data on the Manupali upland watershed in the southern Philippines. more...

  • Tropical Maricultureby Sena S. De Silva

    Elsevier Science 1998; US$ 230.00

    Tropical Mariculture takes an in-depth look at developmental activities in a growing industry striving towards sustainability and environmental integrity. All of the contributors to this book have considerable experience and expertise in the field of tropical mariculture, and this is the first book to bring expert contributions together. The topics... more...

  • Nitrogen Fixation in Tropical Cropping Systemsby K. Giller

    CABI 2001; US$ 155.00

    This second edition of this book, first published in 1991, contains thoroughly updated and revised material on the theory and practice of nitrogen fixation in tropical cropping systems. more...

  • Cassavaby R.J. Hillocks; J.M. Thresh; A. Bellotti

    CABI 2001; US$ 155.00

    Cassava is a major tropical tuber crop found throughout the tropics (India, Africa and Latin America). This text covers all aspects of cassava biology, production and utilization. It is a comprehensive research level overview of this crop. more...

  • Tropical Homegardensby B.M. Kumar; P.K.R. Nair

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 319.00

    ?Homegardens? are integrated tree ? crop ? animal production systems, often in small parcels of land surrounding homesteads, and primarily found in tropical environments. These agroforestry systems, developed and nurtured by farmers through generations of innovation and experiment, are often cited as the epitome of sustainability, yet have been long... more...

  • Land Change Science in the Tropics: Changing Agricultural Landscapesby Andrew Millington; Wendy Jepson

    Springer US 2008; US$ 149.00

    Considers various research methodologies and diverse data sources that address challenges posed by land use and land cover changes in agro-pastoral landscapes Presents studies that advance methods in the integration of high-temporal resolution remote sensing with data other platforms, GIScience, landscape ecology, participatory rural appraisal,... more...

  • Slipping Awayby Mark Moberg

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 32.95

    During the 1990s, the Eastern Caribbean was caught in a bitter trade dispute between the US and EU over the European banana market. When the World Trade Organization rejected preferential access for Caribbean growers in 1998 the effect on the region's rural communities was devastating. This volume examines the "banana wars" from the vantage point... more...

  • Tropical Dairy Farmingby John Moran

    Landlinks Press 2005; US$ 44.95

    Shows smallholder dairy farmers in the humid tropics how to improve feeding of cows cost-effectively. more...