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Agriculture; Tropics

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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-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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Forage Plantsby W.D. Pitman; Antonio Sotomayor-Rios

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 241.00

    Tropical Forage Plants: Development and Use covers the research and resulting pasture development in the tropics and subtropics, which has undergone dramatic changes in the past few decades. Providing a broad, global perspective, it serves as a comprehensive resource covering a wide range of subjects pertaining to forage and animal production in the... 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...