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Agricultural industries

  • Hog Meat and Hoecakeby Sam Bowers Hilliard; James C. Cobb

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 28.95

    When historical geographer Sam B. Hilliard’s book Hog Meat and Hoecake was published in 1972, it was ahead of its time. It was one of the first scholarly examinations of the important role food played in a region’s history, culture, and politics, and it has since become a landmark of foodways scholarship. In the book Hilliard examines the... more...

  • Cumin, Camels, and Caravansby Gary Paul Nabhan

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Gary Paul Nabhan takes the reader on a vivid and far-ranging journey across time and space in this fascinating look at the relationship between the spice trade and culinary imperialism. Drawing on his own family?s history as spice traders, as well as travel narratives, historical accounts, and his expertise as an ethnobotanist, Nabhan describes the... more...

  • Food and Wine Events in Europeby Alessio Cavicchi; Cristina Santini

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 136.00

    Food and wine events have gained popularity internationally. Their importance in local economic development has grown, especially in Europe, as they are seen as a source of income for local economic systems, a way for creating new job positions and effective tools for promoting and increasing typical product awareness and demand. This book for the... more...

  • Economics and Management of the Food Industryby Jeffrey H. Dorfman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    This book analyzes the economics of the food industry at every stage between the farm gate and the kitchen counter. Central to the text are agricultural marketing problems such as the allocation of production between competing products (such as fresh and frozen markets), spatial competition, interregional trade, optimal storage, and price discrimination.... more...

  • Agribusiness Supply Chain Managementby N. Chandrasekaran; G. Raghuram

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    The agribusiness supply chain includes a number of processes such as supply management, production management, and demand management to customers through a competitive distribution channel. Each step of the way can be plagued with issues such as diversity of production and demand, bulkiness of produce, perishability, and seasonality. Highlighting... more...

  • The Food Systemby Geoff Tansey; Anthony Worsley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Food is a massive industry and the many key players involved have very different interests. In wealthy nations those interests can range from corporate survival and maintaining profitability in a market with limited demand, to promoting a healthy diet and ensuring food safety. For the poor, the emphasis is all too often on simply getting enough to... more...

  • The Sugar Seasonby Douglas Whynott

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    From the award-winning author of A Unit of Water, A Unit of Time , a year in the life of one New England family as they struggle to preserve an ancient, lucrative, and threatened agricultural art—the sweetest harvest, maple syrup. more...

  • Food Security, Poverty and Nutrition Policy Analysisby Suresh Babu; S.N. Gajanan; Prabuddha Sanyal

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 125.00

    Food insecurity, the lack of access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life, continues to be a growing problem as populations increase while the world economy struggles. Formulating effective policies for addressing these issues requires thorough understanding of the empirical data and application of appropriate measurement... more...

  • OECD Review of Fisheries: Country Statistics 2013by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 175.00

    Fisheries (capture fisheries and aquaculture) supply the world each year with millions of tonnes of fish (including, notably, fish, molluscs and crustaceans). Fisheries as well as ancillary activities also provide livelihoods and income. The fishery sector contributes to development and growth in many countries, playing an important role for food security,... more...

  • The World Rubber Industryby Colin Barlow; Sisira Jayasuriya; C Suan Tan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    Despite the fact that Rubber is one of the world's major commodities, surprispingly little has been written about hte the subject. First published in 1994, The World Rubber Industry seeks to redress this deficiency. It presents information in a clear and accessible manner, with numerous tables and illustrations, and an extensive glossary. This is... more...