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  • 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...

  • Sustainable Foodby Michael Mobbs

    University of New South Wales Press 2013; US$ 35.99

    In this companion book to the bestselling Sustainable House , the attention is turned to reducing the carbon emissions associated with growing, processing, transporting, selling, and disposing of food. Using the author's personal experiences as its anchor, this handbook contains practical advice on establishing community and backyard vegetable gardens,... more...

  • Biotechnology in Plant Scienceby Milton Zaitlin

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Biotechnology in Plant Science: Relevance to Agriculture in the Eighties reflects the exchange of ideas among the participants in a symposium held at Cornell University in 1985. This reference highlights advances in and applications of biotechnology. Applications include plant breeding and agricultural business. This book is comprised of research... more...

  • Sustainability in Agricultureby R. M. Harrison; R. E. Hester; Jules Pretty

    Royal Society of Chemistry 2005; US$ 96.00

    World trade in agriculture, with its massive subsidies, restrictive barriers, international collaboration and competition, and the livelihoods of millions of farmers worldwide at stake, is an emotive subject that often provokes heated debate. So how can sustainability in agriculture be addressed whilst taking these issues into account? Sustainability... more...

  • Energy in Farm Productionby R.C. Fluck

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 385.00

    This last volume of the Energy in World Agriculture series is in many ways the series' Alpha and its Omega. It addresses the broad issues related to the use of energy in agricultural production, and also characterizes and quantifies the energy involvements of many agricultural production technologies. It is a compilation of descriptive and analytical... more...

  • Water for Food Water for Lifeby David Molden

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 83.95

    Managing water resources is one of the most pressing challenges of our times - fundamental to how we feed 2 billion more people in coming decades, eliminate poverty, and reverse ecosystem degradation. This Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, involving more than 700 leading specialists, evaluates current thinking on water and... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • After the Green Revolutionby Gordon R. Conway; Edward B. Barbier

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    'The Green Revolution' of the 60's and 70's produced immense gains in food cereal production in the Third World. But there are huge problems in the 'post-revolutionary' era: farmers with small or marginal holdings have benefited less than wealthier farmers; intensive mono-cropping has made production more susceptible to environmental stresses and shocks.... more...

  • A Profile of the Farm Machinery Industryby Dawn M. Drake

    Business Expert Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    The farm machinery industry, though dominated by three large companies, is a complex sector of the global manufacturing economy that encompasses many smaller manufacturers as well. While contributing a small percentage to gross world product, it is vitally important to another key sector of the economy agriculture. Consequently, the recent rise in... more...