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  • Weed Science - A Plea for Thought - Revisitedby Robert L. Zimdahl

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 49.95

    Weed scientists are confident of increasing production through agricultural technology, including herbicides, but do not must ask if the moral obligation to feed people is sufficient justification for the benefits and harms achieved. A continuing, rigorous examination of the science?s goals that leads to appropriate change is advocated. Weed scientists... more...

  • Organic Fertilisation, Soil Quality and Human Healthby Eric Lichtfouse

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 259.00

    Sustainable agriculture is a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for our children. This discipline addresses current issues such as climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, starvation, obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control and biodiversity depletion. Novel solutions are... more...

  • OECD Review of Fisheries 2011: Policies and Summary Statisticsby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2012; US$ 137.00

    This Review contains a General Survey of Policy Developments based on material submitted by OECD member countries, information gathered on observer and enhanced engagement countries, and an overview of recent activities of the Committee of Fisheries. It also includes a special chapter which is the Chairs' Report from the Round Table on Eco-labelling... more...

  • Rebuilding Fisheries: The Way Forwardby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2012; US$ 42.00

    Many fisheries around the world are characterised by excessive fishing effort, low productivity and inadequate profitability.  Considerable benefits can be made from rebuilding such fisheries.  This publication analyses the issues and challenges governments face as they develop and implement plans to rebuild fisheries.  The focus is... more...

  • Livestock Diseases: Prevention, Control and Compensation Schemesby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    OECD Publishing 2012; US$ 84.00

    This report is an overview of the management of risk due to livestock diseases, a potentially catastrophic type of risk that can have strong external effects given its links to the food chain and to human health. Animal disease, primarily in farmed livestock, has long been a policy concern for food safety reasons and the high economic losses it can... more...

  • Starter Coopsby Wendy Bedwell-Wilson

    i5 Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99

    A full-color introductory guide to providing a flock of chickens with their very own digs, Starter Coops addresses the needs of every chicken owner, analyzing what kind of accommodations will best serve the ladies? needs. Author and chicken enthusiast, Wendy Bedwell-Wilson offers commonsense advice and money-saving tips to get new chicken keepers... more...

  • OECD Review of Fisheries: Country Statistics 2012by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2013; US$ 175.00

    This publication contains statistics on fisheries and aquaculture in OECD countries from 2003 to 2010. Information is provided on government financial transfers, total allowable catches, landings, employment, fleet capacity and aquaculture production. . Analytical work by the OECD on fisheries is carried out by the Committee for Fisheries... more...

  • Practical Quail-keepingby Sarah Barratt; Martin Barratt

    Crowood 2013; US$ 14.57

    Practical Quail-keeping is a comprehensive guide for anyone who keeps quail or who is thinking about starting out. It covers all key aspects of responsible quail husbandry, and explains how to set up and equip your quail house and pens, how to care for your birds, and how to breed and raise young hatchlings through to healthy adulthood. The authors... more...

  • Settlement, Market and Food Securityby OECD Publishing; Sahel and West Africa Club

    OECD Publishing 2013; US$ 70.00

    Settlement dynamics have been reshaping West Africa’s social and economic geography. These spatial transformations - high urbanisation and economic concentration - favour the development of market-oriented agriculture. With the population of West Africa set to double by 2050, agricultural production systems will undergo far-reaching transformations.... more...

  • Afforestation in Arid Zonesby R.N. Kaul

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 289.00

    The increasing world population is already causing intensive pressure on the most productive areas of the earth's surface. Hopes of improved living standards, if realised, will increase the pressure still further. The need to make better use of less productive areas thus becomes an urgent priority for human endeavour. In this respect, the arid and... more...