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Agriculture; Tropics

  • 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 2007; US$ 319.00

    Homegardens' are integrated tree - crop - animal production systems and primarily found in tropical environments. This work summarizes the state of knowledge on homegarden systems, with a view to using this knowledge as a basis for improving both homegardens and other similar multistrata agroforestry systems. more...

  • Land-Change Science in the Tropicsby Andrew Millington; Wendy Jepson

    Springer 2008; US$ 149.00

    The IGBP Land Use Land Cover Change program ended in November 2005 with sessions at the IHDP 6th Open Meeting in Bonn. This book is based on a session at that meeting convened by the editors, and presents other important topics and areas. Included are chapters based on papers presented at this meeting and invited contributions that cover important... 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...

  • Tropical Fruit Pests and Pollinatorsby J. Pena; J. Sharp; M. Wysoki

    CABI 2002; US$ 140.00

    Insect and other pests cause major economic damage on fruit crops in the tropics. However, some insects are beneficial. This book reviews these injurious and beneficial organisms and how they might be controlled to enhance fruit production and quality. more...