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  • 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...

  • 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$ 19.99

    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$ 238.43

    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...

  • Horse Packingby Charles Johnson Post

    Skyhorse Publishing 2007; US$ 0.00

    Horse packingusing horses (and sometimes mules) as a form of conveyance for supplies and goodswas once a cornerstone of human transportation. Filled with precisely drawn illustrations and written instructions on the many types of required hitches, cordage, ropes, splices, and knots, this practical guide expertly covers all aspects of a formerly commonplace... more...

  • Crop Breeding: A Contemporary Basisby P. B. Vose; S. G. Blixt

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    The aim of this book is to gather together, in an integrated manner, information on the physiology and technology of contemporary plant breeding. The approach is multidisciplinary, with special emphasis being placed on the application of theoretical knowledge to the solution of practical problems concerned with the improvement of crop yield through... more...

  • Diseases of Small Grain Cereal Cropsby T.D. Murray; David W. Parry; Nigel D. Cattlin

    CRC Press 2008; US$ 47.95

    The small grain cereals wheat, barley, oats and rye are cultivated worldwide. They form the foundation of most agricultural systems and are essential in the manufacture of staple products such as bread, pasta and fermented beverages. Reflecting the global and economic importance of cereal crops, this book aims to make identification of diseases afflicting... more...

  • Diseases, Pests and Disorders of Potatoesby Stuart Wale; Bud Platt; Nigel D. Cattlin

    CRC Press 2008; US$ 87.95

    Covering the most important pathogens, this handbook provides clear, concise descriptions of the symptoms and cycles of diseases and disorders, and the pests that commonly prey on potato crops, their distribution and importance, and advice on their control. The text is illustrated with some 235 superb color photographs of affected crops to aid in... more...

  • Mushroom Pest and Disease Controlby John T. Fletcher; Richard H. Gaze

    CRC Press 2007; US$ 87.95

    The production of Agaricus bisporus is a major, world-wide, highly mechanized process. Healthy crops are essential if yields, quality and profitability are to be maintained. Pests and diseases are a major cause of crop losses and this book covers their recognition, biology and control. New pests and diseases are described together with changes in... more...