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  • Gender, Land, and Livelihoods in East Africaby Ritu Verma

    International Development Research Centre 2001; US$ 30.00

    In rural Africa and the Middle East, many ecosystems are on the verge of collapse. The interplay of social, ecological, and political-economic forces has compromised the ability of farmers to sustain their precious soil. As a result, farmers, and especially women farmers, face a constant daily struggle to survive. This book illustrates in rich detail... more...

  • Crop Wild Relative Conservation and Useby N.B.V. Maxted; S.P. Ford-Lloyd; J.M. Kell

    CABI 2007; US$ 240.00

    Crop wild relatives (CWR) are species closely related to crop plants which can contribute beneficial traits such as pest or disease resistance and yield improvement. Through an examination of national, regional and global context of CWR, this text presents methodologies and case studies that provide recommendations for global conservation and use. more...

  • Pest Management and Phytosanitary Trade Barriersby N.W. Heather; G.J. Hallman

    CABI 2007; US$ 130.00

    A significant amount of the world's economy is based upon the international trade of agricultural produce. This title reviews the social and financial implications of phytosanitary trade barriers. It offers comprehensive coverage of pest related barriers and strategies for their implementation. more...

  • Domestic Duck Productionby P. Cherry; T. Morris

    CABI 2008; US$ 130.00

    Ducks are kept for profit in a great diversity of circumstances in both temperate and tropical climates. Outlining the biology of the domestic duck, this book provides quantitative descriptions of nutritional and environmental effects on growing and breeding ducks, as well as practical advice on husbandry, housing and management. more...

  • Running a Small Beef Herdby Fiona Baker

    Landlinks Press 2008; US$ 44.95

    Provides an introduction to beef production for those about to enter the industry as well as an ongoing reference. more...

  • Biopesticidesby Wyn P. Grant; Justin Greaves; M. Tatchell; David Chandler; G. Prince; A. Bailey

    CABI 2010; US$ 145.00

    Biological controls that utilize natural predation, parasitism or other natural mechanisms, is an environmentally friendly alternative to chemical pesticides. Chemical pesticide methods are becoming less readily available due to increasing resistance problems and the prohibition of some substances. This book addresses the challenges of insufficient... more...

  • Barleyby Steven E. Ullrich

    Wiley 2010; US$ 307.95 US$ 266.89

    Barley is one of the world's most important crops with uses ranging from food and feed production, malting and brewing to its use as a model organism in molecular research. The demand and uses of barley continue to grow and there is a need for an up-to-date comprehensive reference that looks at all aspects of the barley crop from taxonomy and morphology... more...

  • OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2011-2020by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2011; US$ 50.00

    This is the seventeenth edition of the Agricultural Outlook and the seventh co-edition prepared jointly with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). This report provides world market trends for biofuels, cereals, oilseeds, sugar, meats, dairy products and, for the first time, the fisheries sector over the 2011-20 period.... more...

  • Genetics, Biofuels and Local Farming Systemsby Eric Lichtfouse

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 279.00

    This book addresses climate change, rising food and fuel prices, starvation, obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control and biodiversity depletion, proposing novel solutions based on integrated knowledge from a range of disciplines. more...

  • Wine, Terroir and Climate Changeby John Gladstones

    Wakefield Press 2007; US$ 23.99

    This book is a scientific analysis of the soil and climatic factors affecting wine grape production, and thus, ultimately, wine itself. It provides a reasoned basis for the term 'terroir', and critically examines the science of climate change and how it could affect viticulture and winemaking. more...