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Agricultural industries

  • Food Security in Australiaby

    Springer US 2012; US$ 179.00

    Novel exploration of food security in a developed nation, pertaining to problems faced by a growing population and resource management challenges Discusses how food security is related to technical, social, and moral issues in a society Multi-disciplinary team of authors illustrates the complexity of food security more...

  • Chocolate Fortunesby Lawrence L. ALLEN

    AMACOM 2009; US$ 3.99

    Could there be a more intriguing East-meets-West story than one about the introduction of chocolate?that very symbol of Western indulgence?to legendarily austere China? more...

  • The Summer of Beer and Whiskeyby Edward Achorn

    PublicAffairs 2013; US$ 15.99

    Chris von der Ahe knew next to nothing about base¬ball when he risked his life?s savings to found the franchise that would become the St. Louis Cardinals. Yet the German-born beer garden proprietor would become one of the most important—and funniest—figures in the game?s history. Von der Ahe picked up the team for one reason—to sell more beer. Then... more...

  • The Spillover Effects of a Downturn in China's Real Estate Investmentby Ashvin Ahuja; Alla Myrvoda

    International Monetary Fund 2012; US$ 9.00

    Real estate investment accounts for a quarter of total fixed asset investment (FAI) in China. The real estate sector's extensive industrial and financial linkages make it a special type of economic activity, especially where the credit creation process relies primarily on collateral, like in China. As a result, the impact on economic activity of a... more...

  • Global Agricultural Trade and Developing Countriesby M. Ataman Aksoy; John C. Beghin

    World Bank Publications 2004; US$ 34.99

    Global Agricultural Trade and Developing Countries presents research findings based on a series of commodity studies of significant economic importance to developing countries. First, the book sets the stage with background chapters and investigations of cross-cutting issues. Trade and domestic policy regimes affecting agricultural and food markets... more...

  • Trusting Trade and the Private Sector for Food Security in Southeast Asiaby Hamid R. Alavi; Aira Htenas; Ron Kopicki

    World Bank Publications 2011; US$ 24.99

    Trusting Trade and the Private Sector for Food Security in Southeast Asia challenges policymakers who oversee the rice sector in Southeast Asia and reexamines deep-rooted preceptsabout their responsibilities. The authors argue that fixating on national self-sufficiency hasbeen costly and counterproductive, and cooperation can both improve rice productionat... more...

  • Real Markets: Social and Political Issues of Food Policy Reformby Cynthia Hewitt de Alcantara

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Business of Food, The: Encyclopedia of the Food and Drink Industriesby Gary Allen; Ken Albala

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 94.00

    "This new encyclopedia explores the world of food production and distribution in the Twenty-first Century. Coverage ranges from truck and dairy farms to meat and poultry packing plants to farmer's markets, fast food franchises and supermarkets. The scope is not just production methods and problems, but packaging, marketing, transportation and consumer... more...

  • Candyfreakby Steve Almond

    Algonquin Books 2004; US$ 15.95

    Perhaps you remember the whipped splendor of the Choco-Lite, or the luscious Caravelle bar, or maybe the sublime and perfectly balanced Hershey's Cookies 'n Mint. The Marathon, an inimitable rope of caramel covered in chocolate. Oompahs. Bit-O-Choc. The Kit Kat Dark. Steve Almond certainly does. In fact, he was so obsessed by the inexplicable disappearance... more...

  • China's Cotton Industryby Björn Alpermann

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 145.00

    The cotton processing industry is a distinct sector of China?s rural economy which recently underwent a momentous transition from plan to market. China is the world?s largest producer as well as consumer of cotton, and cotton processing links the agricultural production of this important commodity to China?s booming textile industry. Alpermann... more...