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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95
When it first appeared in 1965, The Conditions of Agricultural Growth heralded a breakthrough in the theory of agricultural development. Whereas 'development' had previously been seen as the transformation of traditional communities by the introduction (or imposition) of new technologies, Ester Boserup argued that changes and improvements occur from... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013; US$ 199.00
In food and agriculture, the creation of value is paramount to any companys survival, and even more so at a time where dramatic changes in business and industrial marketings context are leading to fundamental changes in what companies should be analysing, creating, and delivering.Although there has been a lot of literature generated on... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62
Water Safety and Water Infrastructure Security features articles from the Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security covering topics related to contamination of drinking water, prevention, monitoring, and decontamination. Emergency response planning for drinking water and wastewater systems are also discussed. more...
- CABI 2013; US$ 125.00
Investing in agriculture is one of the most effective ways of reducing hunger and poverty, promoting agricultural productivity and enhancing environmental sustainability. Covering the development of sustainable agriculture, food production and food security, this paper explains the relationship between all levels of investment and their interdependence... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 84.95
Water is a basic human need, and despite predictions of "water wars," shared waters have proven to be the natural resource with the greatest potential for interstate cooperation and local confidence building. Indeed, water management plays a singularly important role in rebuilding trust after conflict and in preventing a return to conflict. Featuring... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95
Following independence, most countries in Africa sought to develop, but their governments pursued policies that actually undermined their rural economies. Examining the origins of Africa?s "growth tragedy," Markets and States in Tropical Africa has for decades shaped the thinking of practitioners and scholars alike. Robert H. Bates?s analysis now... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95
Water provides benefits as a commodity for agriculture, industry, and households, and as a public good such as fisheries habitat, water quality and recreational use. To aid in cost-benefit analysis under conditions where market determined price signals are usually unavailable, economists have developed a range of alternative valuation methods for... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.95
Blueprint 4 continues the theme of Blueprint 2 in looking at the opportunities for using market forces for environmental ends. It assesses a range of possible imaginative 'global bargains', which give all parties a self-interested incentive to improve the global environment. The book begins by reviewing the principle global issues to be addressed,... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00
Common innovation is the contribution of ordinary people to innovation and the wealth of nations. Innovation and wealth creation are not merely the monopoly of business. While Schumpeter described business innovation as a, perennial gale of creative destruction, common innovation is more a, gentle and benign breeze. This book... more...