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  • The Unsettling of Americaby Wendell Berry

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 16.95

    Since its publication by Sierra Club Books in 1977, The Unsettling of America has been recognized as a classic of American letters. In it, Wendell Berry argues that good farming is a cultural development and spiritual discipline. Today?s agribusiness, however, takes farming out of its cultural context and away from families. As a result, we as a nation... more...

  • Incentives and Agriculture in East Africa (Routledge Revivals)by Mats Lundahl

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Agriculture is at the centre of the economies of many developing countries, and its stagnation and poor performance across large parts of Africa is a major cause for concern. First published in 1990, this book focuses on the nature and role of incentives in agricultural organization and production in East Africa, looking in particular at the political... more...

  • Agricultural Productivityby Susan M. Capalbo; John M. Antle

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    This book, first published in 1988, provides a comprehensive, integrated body of knowledge concerning agricultural productivity research, highlighting both its strengths and limitations. This book will be of value to scholars and research leaders for the knowledge it conveys of future productivity research, and will also be of interest to students... more...

  • Rural Development in the Third Worldby Chris Dixon

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    The rural landscape of the Third World is generally seen as one worked by the impoverished. Chris Dixon shows that this is an increasingly inaccurate picture. Wealth does exist, with the landed often maintaining lifestyles comparable to their richest urban neighbours. And while land remains the basis of real wealth, the rural workforce is diversifying... more...

  • Land Degradation and Societyby Piers Blaikie; Harold Brookfield

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    Why does land management so often fail to prevent soil erosion, deforestation, salination and flooding? How serious are these problems, and for whom? This book, first published in 1987, sets out to answer these questions, which are still some of the most crucial issues in development today, using an approach called ?regional political ecology?.... more...

  • Pesticide Policy, Production Risk, and Producer Welfareby John M. Antle

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    The use of pesticides to control agricultural pests both benefits farm production and imposes health and environmental costs on producers and society. This title, first published in 1988, includes an application of the author?s methodology to tomato production, in which Antle illuminates the roles that alternative methods of pest management play in... more...

  • Blood and Waterby David Gilmartin

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 75.00

    The Indus basin was once an arid pastoral watershed, but by the second half of the twentieth century, it had become one of the world?s most heavily irrigated and populated river basins. Launched under British colonial rule in the nineteenth century, this irrigation project spurred political, social, and environmental transformations that continued... more...

  • OECD Review of Agricultural Policies: Colombia 2015by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 68.00

    This review assesses the performance of Colombian agriculture over the last two decades, evaluates Colombian agricultural policy reforms and provides recommendations to address key challenges in the future. The evaluation is based on the approach that agriculture policy should be evidence-based and carefully designed and implemented to support productivity,... more...

  • Libya: Agriculture and Economic Development (RLE Economy of Middle East)by J.A. Allan; K.S. McLachlan; Edith T. Penrose

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 115.00

    Oil revenues have made Libya rich since 1961, when oil exports began. This new wealth has affected all sectors of the economy and especially the agricultural sector; there have been considerable movements of population, changes in the use of land, and, possibly most important, there has been a profound change in the expectations of the Libyan people.... more...

  • Water Resources Allocationby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 33.00

    Water resources allocation determines who is able to use water resources, how, when and where. It directly affects the value (economic, ecological, socio-cultural) that individuals and society obtain from water resources. This report overviews how allocation works in a range of countries and how the performance of allocation arrangements can be improved... more...