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- Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 209.00
This collection of papers has wide appeal. It includes subjects ranging from the social and hydrological context of Mediterranean countries, to the role of organizations and institutions in drought preparedness and case studies of effective interventions. more...
- Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 319.00
This timely collection of research papers is augmented by detailed reviews of the main elements of European agroforestry and the issues that face it. The book provides an up-to-date and complete overview of agroforestry in Europe. more...
- CABI 2008; US$ 145.00
Examining the relationship between sustainability and farmland management in differing temporal, spatial and production contexts, this book considers farmland multifunctionality, systems and systemic thinking, debate over information and knowledge, and ethical aspects. more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00
The wide-ranging and delightful history of celebrated plant breeder Luther Burbank and the business of farm and garden in early twentieth- century America At no other time in history has there been more curiosity or concern about the food we eat-and genetically modified foods, in particular, have become both pervasive and suspect. A century ago,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 62.95
Agricultural research, extension and education can contribute greatly to enhancing agricultural production in a sustainable way and to reducing poverty in the developing world, but achievements have generally fallen short of expectations in Africa. In recent years, growing economic and demographic pressures - coupled with the entry of new market forces... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
This volume, by graduate researchers working in urban agriculture, examines concrete strategies to integrate city farming into the urban landscape. Drawing on original field work in cities across the rapidly urbanizing global south, the book examines the contribution of urban agriculture and city farming to livelihoods and food security. Case... more...
- International Development Research Centre 1995; US$ 25.00
Proceedings of a workshop held in Ottawa, Canada, 16-17 May 1995. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95
Drawing on a wide range of topical case studies from across the UK and Canada, this volume provides an in-depth analysis of the progress made so far towards sustainability within rural systems. Focussing specifically upon sustainable agriculture and sustainable rural communities, the studies also suggest positive directions for future policy practice. more...
- Springer New York 2009; US$ 219.00
The objective of this volume is to increase the utilization of useful genetic resources and to raise awareness of the value of plant breeding and biotechnology. These, it argues, should lead to more sustainable crop production and ultimately food security. more...