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- 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...
- Springer 2014;
Written in easy to follow language, the book presents cutting-edge agriculturally relevant plant biotechnologies and applications in a manner that is accessible to all. This book introduces the scope and method of plant biotechnologies and molecular breeding within the context of environmental analysis and assessment, a diminishing supply of productive... more...
- Springer 2014; US$ 209.00
Nearly 70% of people suffering from hunger live in rural areas, therefore the most relevant work in plant science is on increasing agricultural productivity. This is a key factor in reducing the number of those suffering from hunger. This challenge comes at a time when the plant sciences are witnessing remarkable progress in understanding fundamental... more...
- Springer 2014; US$ 129.00
Human activity is changing the global environment at an unprecedented rate while humanity faces a range of complex and interrelated challenges to local, regional and global development, human security and politics. Food security ranks high on the science, policy and development agendas. However, most research linking global change and food systems... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 1998; US$ 83.00
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...
The Industrial Revolution in America: Communications, Agriculture and Meatpacking, Overview/Comparison [3 volumes]ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 185.00
This three-volume set concludes ABC-CLIO's groundbreaking series on the Industrial Revolution as it played out in the United States, offering volumes on the communications industry and the agriculture and meatpacking industries?plus a concluding overview volume on the causes, courses, and interconnections among the industries that brought such dramatic... more...
- International Development Research Centre 1999; US$ 25.00
This book describes the valuable contribution that urban agriculture is making to food security and urban sanitation in the cities of West and Central. It also presents a strategy for launching a multistakeholder network on urban agriculture, and does so with input and support from producers; NGOs; national, regional, and international research institutions;... more...