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- Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 329.00
Tree-based production systems abound, especially in the tropics, yet despite their pervasiveness and utility they do not figure adequately in state-wide development paradigms. This book examines the opportunities they present for carbon sequestration. more...
- Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 77.95
With the inclusion of research theory and examples using the principles of cropping system design, students will gain a unique understanding of the technical, biological, ecological, economic and sociological aspects of farming systems science for rural livelihoods. Editors Snapp and Pound provide a much-needed synthetic overview of the emerging area... more...
- OECD Publishing 2011; US$ 84.00
The OECD Regional Outlook 2011 provides an overview of the main developments in performance among OECD regions and the challenges for regional policy after the crisis. The first two chapters present fresh analysis of regional growth and labour-market trends, exploring their implications for policy. This is followed by three chapters offering focused... more...
- CABI 2011; US$ 180.00
Based on the 2010 conference 'Towards the establishment of genetic reserves for crop wild relatives and landraces in Europe', this book is the cutting-edge discussion of agrobiodiversity conservation. By considering the benefits of understanding and preserving crop wild relatives and landraces, it encompasses issues as wide-ranging and topical... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96
People have always grown food in urban spaces?on windowsills and sidewalks, and in backyards and neighborhood parks?but today, urban farmers are leading an environmental and social movement that transforms our national food system. To explore this agricultural renaissance, brothers David and Michael Hanson and urban farmer Edwin Marty document twelve... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 50.00
The costs of industrial agriculture are astonishing in terms of damage to the environment, human health, animal suffering, and social equity, and the situation demands that we expand our ecological imagination to meet this crisis. In response to growing dissatisfaction with the existing food system, farmers and consumers are creating alternate models... more...
- World Bank Publications 2012; US$ 34.99
Managing the ability of agriculture to meet rising global demand and to respond to the changes and opportunities will require good policy, sustained investments, and innovation - not business as usual. Investments in public Research and Development, extension, education, and their links with one another have elicited high returns and pro-poor growth,... more...
- Springer New York 2012; US$ 199.00
How much does urban agriculture help feed and support people living in the world?s towns and cities? How could it do this better? This book seeks to answer these timely questions with evidence and proposals based on studies in Eastern and Central Africa. more...
- Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 279.00
Covering the forefront of crop stress research, this book reviews progress in distinguishing and diminishing the effects of biotic stress from pests and pathogens, and abiotic stress caused by chemicals, radiation and extremes of temperature and moisture. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 139.00
The product of a major regional research project, this is one of a series of books analyzing the fundamental questions surrounding sustainability in Asia. This volume assesses the cultural perspectives, particularly those related to agriculture. more...