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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 99.95
Precision agriculture (PA) involves the application of technologies and agronomic principles to manage spatial and temporal variation associated with all aspects of agricultural production in order to improve crop performance and environmental quality. The focus of this book is to introduce a non-specialist audience to the the role of PA in food security,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95
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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95
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, including urban agriculture, into cities as essential elements of sustainable urban infrastructure.... more...
- 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...