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  • Forest Gardeningby Robert Hart

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 1996; US$ 9.99

    Forest gardening is a way of working with Nature which is not only productive and requires minimal maintenance, but creates great environmental benefits. As Herbert Girardet says in his Foreword,"Robert Hart was a rare person . . . For decades he waged a lonely battle for life, patiently writing books and articles and quietly planting trees on his... more...

  • From Dearth to Plentyby Kenneth Blaxter; Noel R. Robertson

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 44.00

    This 1995 book tells the absorbing story of scientific discovery and its exploitation in agriculture. more...

  • GIS Applications in Agriculture, Volume Twoby David E. Clay; John F. Shanahan

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 154.95

    We are entering a new era in production agronomics. Agricultural scientists the world over call for the development of techniques that simultaneously increase soil carbon storage and reduce agriculture?s energy use. In response, site-specific or precision agriculture has become the focus and direction for the three motivating forces that are changing... more...

  • Genes from the Wildby Robert Prescott-Allen; Christine Prescott-Allen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Tomatoes could not be grown commercially without the help of their wild relatives. A single wild species of rice has helped double rice production in Asia. Wild silk-worms are enabling India to expand its silk industry. A wild carp with resistance to cold has been used to extend Soviet carp production further into the north.Wild genetic resources -... more...

  • Growing Better Citiesby Luc J.A. Mougeot

    International Development Research Centre 2006; US$ 20.00

    The United Nations predicts that over the next 25 years nearly all population growth will be in the cities of the developing world. At current rates, 60% of the world?s total population will live in cities by 2030. As the cities grow, so does the number of urban poor. Unemployment, hunger, and malnutrition are commonplace. In the big city, most of... more...

  • The Handbook of Plant Mutation Screeningby Khalid Meksem; Guenter Kahl

    Wiley 2009; US$ 255.95

    Induced mutagenesis is a common and promising method for screening for new crops with improved properties. This title introduces the different methods and then focuses on the screening, detection and analysis of the novel mutations. Written by a global team of authors the book is an indispensable tool for all scientists working on crop breeding in... more...

  • Industrial Cropsby Von Mark V. Cruz; David A. Dierig

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 239.00

    The volume on Industrial Crop Breeding will be part of the series, Handbook of Plant Breeding. This volume will focus on the emerging area of plant breeding for sustainable production of transportation fuels and bio based products using the current advances in the field. The book is scheduled to consist of a total number of 30 chapters divided into... more...

  • Innovation in Agri-Food Clustersby P. W. B. Phillips; C. D. Ryan

    CABI 2012; US$ 125.00

    Innovation has moved through a range of revolutionary epochs, but there is no clear picture of how, or even if, innovation can be managed. This book explores the models, methods and metrics of innovation analysis in the context of a single centre: the Global Oilseeds Complex centred in Saskatoon, Canada. It is a single, coherent volume that outlines... more...

  • Livestock Biodiversityby Stephen J. G. Hall

    Wiley 2008; US$ 191.95

    Livestock biodiversity is integral to our culture, history, environment, economy and, most importantly, our future. Thousands of livestock breeds, from relatively small genetic pools, have evolved over time to suit particular environments and farming systems. This is both the result of natural processes and of human needs for specialized livestock... more...

  • Participatory Research and Development for Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management: A Sourcebook Volume 1by Julian Gonsalves; Thomas Becker; Ann Braun; Dindo Campilan; Hidelisa de Chavez

    International Development Research Centre 2005; US$ 10.00

    Research and development can no longer be the exclusive domain of scientists. To find sustainable solutions to development problems, a wider range of actors must be involved. It is crucial, for example, that local stakeholders provide input to the process. Participatory research and development (PR&D) offers such an inclusive model. This three-volume... more...