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- 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 studies... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95
In a neo-liberal era where society in the Developed World is reliant on mass-produced cheap foods, and living standards are based on high consumption of non-renewable energy and materials, this book investigates the growing significance of sustainable systems in rural areas. Drawing on a wide range of topical case studies, primarily in the UK, it... more...
- Springer New York 2009; Not Available
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...
- International Development Research Centre 1995; US$ 25.00
Proceedings of a workshop held in Ottawa, Canada, 16-17 May 1995. more...
- CABI 2002; US$ 112.00
Presents further material generated by the World Bank/ISNAR/Australian government biotechnology study. The volume covers the present status and future prospects for the application of biotechnology to solve agricultural and environmental problems in 12 countries. more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 188.00
This book investigates new agricultural systems such as organic and green manuring, as well as integrated pest management practices, and looks at how they can improve farm productivity against the enhancements for the environment. Much of the information presented focuses on microinvestigation of the soil, and on the effects of soil variability within... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00
Disheartened by the shrink-wrapped, Styrofoam-packed state of contemporary supermarket fruits and vegetables, many shoppers hark back to a more innocent time, to visions of succulent red tomatoes plucked straight from the vine, gleaming orange carrots pulled from loamy brown soil, swirling heads of green lettuce basking in the sun. With Hybrid... more...
- Springer New York 2010; Not Available
Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses presents the current breeding procedures and strategies in crops like grasses, clovers and alfalfa. Efficient uses of genetic resources are also explored as a means to measure the impact of biotechnology in plant breeding. more...