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Agriculture; Vocational guidance

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  • Water for Food Water for Lifeby David Molden

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 83.95

    Managing water resources is one of the most pressing challenges of our times - fundamental to how we feed 2 billion more people in coming decades, eliminate poverty, and reverse ecosystem degradation. This Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, involving more than 700 leading specialists, evaluates current thinking on water and... more...

  • Forest Gardeningby Robert Hart

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 1996; US$ 9.99

    Forest gardening is a way of working with Nature which is not only productive and requires minimal maintenance, but creates great environmental benefits. As Herbert Girardet says in his Foreword,"Robert Hart was a rare person . . . For decades he waged a lonely battle for life, patiently writing books and articles and quietly planting trees on his... more...

  • After the Green Revolutionby Gordon R. Conway; Edward B. Barbier

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    'The Green Revolution' of the 60's and 70's produced immense gains in food cereal production in the Third World. But there are huge problems in the 'post-revolutionary' era: farmers with small or marginal holdings have benefited less than wealthier farmers; intensive mono-cropping has made production more susceptible to environmental stresses and shocks.... more...

  • A Profile of the Farm Machinery Industryby Dawn M. Drake

    Business Expert Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    The farm machinery industry, though dominated by three large companies, is a complex sector of the global manufacturing economy that encompasses many smaller manufacturers as well. While contributing a small percentage to gross world product, it is vitally important to another key sector of the economy agriculture. Consequently, the recent rise in... more...

  • Tropical Agroforestryby Alain Atangana; Damase Khasa; Scott Chang; Ann Degrande

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 99.00

    This book offers a lucid analysis of current information on Agroforestry, a recognized sustainable land-use management tool in the tropics which provides environmental-friendly ecosystems and also provides people with their everyday need for food and cash. more...

  • Developing Sustainable Agriculture and Communityby Lionel J. "Bo" Beaulieu; Jeffrey L. Jordan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    This book illustrates the ways in which communities can strengthen the links and set the stage for long-term partnerships between sustainable agriculture and sustainable rural community development initiatives. It provides lessons learned, first, from the community development literature that can help shape sustainable agriculture strategies, and second,... more...

  • Farmer Innovation in Africaby Chris Reij; Ann Waters-Bayer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    One of Africa's major untapped resources is the creativity of its farmers. This book presents a series of clear and detailed studies that demonstrate how small-scale farmers, both men and women, experiment and innovate in order to improve their livelihoods, despite the adverse conditions and lack of appropriate external support with which they have... more...

  • Second Nature Urban Agricultureby André Viljoen; Katrin Bohn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Winner of the 2015 RIBA President's Award for Outstanding University Located Research This book is the long awaited sequel to "Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: Designing Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Cities" . "Second Nature Urban Agriculture" updates and extends the authors' concept for introducing productive urban landscapes,... more...

  • Food from your Forest Gardenby Martin Crawford; Caroline Aitken

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2014; US$ 21.86

    How do you cook heartnuts, hawthorn fruits or hostas? What's the best way to preserve autumn olives or to dry chestnuts? Forest gardening - a novel way of growing edible crops in different vertical layers - is attracting increasing interest, for gardens large or small. But when it comes to harvest time, how do you make the most of the produce? From... more...

  • Regulations for Agricultural Products Derived from Biotechnologyby Singapore Primary Production Department

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1998; US$ 51.00

    The agricultural industry in Asia is a primary market for the growing number of biotechnology-derived products and genetically modified organisms which are useful in agriculture. Faced with growing populations, limited resources and the promise of better and sustainable yields using biotechnology, agricultural producers are welcoming this new technology.... more...