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  • Global Uncertainty and the Volatility of Agricultural Commodities Pricesby B.R. Munier

    IOS Press 2012; US$ 196.00

    The recent global financial crisis exposed the serious limitations of existing economic and financial models. Not only did macro models fail to predict the crisis, they seemed incapable of explaining what was happening to the economy. Policymakers felt abandoned by the conventional tools of the now obsolete Washington consensus and the World Trade... more...

  • The Rice Industry of Burma 1852-1940 (First Reprint 2012)by Cheng Siok Hwa

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2012; US$ 64.90

    This study forms a welcome addition to the growing number of works on the economic history of Southeast Asia. In his Foreword, Dr John F. Cady, the author of A History of Modern Burma, writes that Dr Cheng "has placed all students of Burma in her debt by this highly articulate and clarifying contribution to the country's economic history". more...

  • Seed Trade in Rural Marketsby Leigh Anderson; Timothy J. Dalton; Leslie Lipper

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 53.95

    Markets have been found to be an increasingly important source of the seeds of crops and varieties low income farmers need to improve their livelihoods, encompassing both the formal and informal seed sector. Markets also have major impacts on agricultural biodiversity, by affecting farmers' choice of crops and varieties to grow. They are not, however,... more...

  • Competition and Efficiency in International Food Supply Chainsby John Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 53.95

    Why have food crises seemingly become more frequent in recent years, compared to the last few decades? This book examines an array of different issues and distortions that are causing food supply chain dysfunction in many countries, particularly for staple non-perishable foods such as grains, oilseeds, pulses and sugar. It outlines the underlying... more...

  • Weinkonsumby Simone Pape

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 39.99

    Wein ist in unserer Gesellschaft sowohl in kultureller als auch ökonomischer Hinsicht von beträchtlicher Bedeutung. Vor dem Hintergrund möglicher gesellschaftlicher Entstrukturierungsprozesse und unter Berücksichtigung der Eigenschaften des Weines als ästhetisierbarem Konsumgut untersucht Simone Pape, welcher Wein getrunken wird, auf welche Art und... more...

  • Fundraising gegen Hungerkrisenby Sebastian Weißschnur

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 29.95

    Hängen Preisanstiege bei Nahrungsmitteln wirklich monokausal mit der monetären Spekulation auf die sog. "Commodities" zusammen? Wo haben große NPO wie UNICEF ihre Stärken, wo ihre Schwächen? Wie kann Fundraising effektiv betrieben werden? Was sollte unternommen werden, um Armut und Hunger in der Welt tatsächlich zu reduzieren?   Auf diese und weitere... more...

  • Animal farming and environmental interactions in the Mediterranean regionby

    Wageningen Academic Publishers 2012; US$ 109.00

    This book focuses on animal-environment interactions in the Mediterranean region, and the impact of human activities on the type and magnitude of these interactions. Evaluates the economic, social and environmental aspects of sustainable livestock production. more...

  • Alcohol And Emerging Marketsby Marcus Grant

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00

    Divided into two parts, Alcohol and Emerging Markets begins with a series of case studies that assess alcohol issues in four regions - Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa - and four countries - China, India, Mexico, and Russia. Issues such as past and current public policy developments, prevention programs, and... more...

  • The Brewers Association's Guide to Starting Your Own Breweryby Dick Cantwell

    Brewers Publications 2013; US$ 94.99

    The Brewers Association?s Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery delivers essential industry insight needed by aspiring brewers. This comprehensive guide covers everything from site selection and branding to regulatory requirements and equipment considerations. Industry veteran Dick Cantwell of Elysian Brewing covers ingredients, financing, business... more...

  • Grounds for Agreementby John M. Talbot

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 40.99

    As the popularity of coffee and coffee shops has grown worldwide in recent years, so has another trend?globalization?which has greatly affected growers and distributors. This book analyzes changes in the structure of the coffee commodity chain over the period since World War II. It follows the typical consumer dollar spent on coffee in the developed... more...