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Agriculture; Tropics

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Tropical Forest Seedby Lars Schmidt

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2007; US$ 299.00

    The book aims at dealing with all practical issues in connection with practical tree seed procurement and supply in tropical countries, with necessary background information and documentation of applied methods. It starts with seed collection and follows the processes of the standard fates of seeds, from extraction, cleaning, drying, testing and storing... more...

  • Harvesting Operations in the Tropicsby John Sessions

    Springer 2007; US$ 209.00

    Gives information on harvest methods, system productivity, and methods for conducting safe, efficient, and environmentally acceptable operations in tropical forests. It also highlights the challenges of harvest operations in the tropics, includes techniques that have been shown to be successful, and discusses newer technologies. 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...