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  • Agroecology, Ecosystems, and Sustainabilityby Noureddine Benkeblia

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    We hear a lot about how agriculture affects climate change and other environmental issues, but we hear little about how these issues affect agriculture. When we look at both sides of the issues, we can develop better solutions for sustainable agriculture without adversely affecting the environment. Agroecology, Ecosystems, and Sustainability explores... more...

  • Food Security and Developmentby Udaya Sekhar Nagothu

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The global food system is characterized by large numbers of people experiencing food insecurity and hunger on the one hand, and vast amounts of food waste and overconsumption on the other. This book brings together experiences from different countries addressing the challenges associated with food security. Seen through various disciplinary lenses... more...

  • New Challenges to Food Securityby Ian Christoplos; Adam Pain

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    Food security is high on the political agenda. Fears about societal insecurity due to food price increases and hunger, grave scenarios regarding the effects of climate change and general uncertainty about the impacts of investments in biofuels and so-call ?land grabbing? on food prices and availability have meant that food security is now recognised... more...

  • Biodiversity, Access and Benefit-Sharingby Daniel F. Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is rapidly receiving signatures and ratifications. Many countries are preparing to implement the protocol through national research permit systems and/or biodiversity laws. Yet there is still considerable confusion about how to implement the Protocol, regarding access and benefit-sharing... more...

  • Plowed Underby Ann Folino White

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    During the Great Depression, with thousands on bread lines, farmers were instructed by the New Deal Agricultural Adjustment Act to produce less food in order to stabilize food prices and restore the market economy. Fruit was left to rot on trees, crops were plowed under, and millions of piglets and sows were slaughtered and discarded. Many Americans... more...

  • Climate Change Effect on Crop Productivityby Rakesh S. Sengar; Kalpana Sengar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 169.95

    Explore the Relationship between Crop and Climate Agricultural sustainability has been gaining prominence in recent years and is now becoming the focal point of modern agriculture. Recognizing that crop production is very sensitive to climate change, Climate Change Effect on Crop Productivity explores this timely topic in-depth. Incorporating... more...

  • Soil Management of Smallholder Agricultureby Rattan Lal; B.A. Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 149.95

    Nearly two billion people depend on hundreds of millions of smallholder farmers for food security. Yet, these farmers? lives also hang in the balance due to their extreme vulnerability to the risks of soil degradation and depletion, soil exhaustion, climate change, and numerous biotic and abiotic stresses. Soil Management of Smallholder Agriculture... more...

  • Plant Biotechnologyby Agnes Ricroch; Surinder Chopra; Shelby Fleischer

    Springer 2014;

    Written in easy to follow language, the book presents cutting-edge agriculturally relevant plant biotechnologies and applications in a manner that is accessible to all. This book introduces the scope and method of plant biotechnologies and molecular breeding within the context of environmental analysis and assessment, a diminishing supply of productive... more...

  • White Rust of Crucifers: Biology, Ecology and Managementby Govind Singh Saharan; Prithwi Raj Verma; Prabhu Dayal Meena; Arvind Kumar

    Springer 2014; US$ 209.00

    White rust caused by the fungus Albugo is the most devastating disease known to occur in more than 50 countries and infects about 400 plant species belonging to 31 families worldwide including important vegetable crucifers, oil yielding Brassicas, ornamental plants and numerous weeds. This book on ?White Rust? deals with the aspects on ?the disease?... more...

  • Raiseby Kiera Butler

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    When city-dwelling journalist Kiera Butler visits a county fair for the first time, she is captivated by the white-uniformed members of the 4-H club and their perfectly groomed animals. She sets off on a search for a "real" 4-H?er, a hypothetical wholesome youth whom she imagines wearing cowboy boots and living on a ranch. Along the way, she meets... more...