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Organic Agriculture, Gardening & Food

  • Sustainable Agriculture Reviewsby

    Springer International Publishing 2013; US$ 189.00

    Sustainable agriculture is a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. It is a discipline that addresses current issues: climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, poor-nation starvation, rich-nation obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control and biodiversity... more...

  • Sustainable Food Security in the Era of Local and Global Environmental Changeby

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 129.00

    This book surveys climate-linked food insecurity, food supply and both traditinoal and novel production practices. In adapting food systems to climate change, the editors propose a holistic approach to building a new, sustainable food security paradigm. more...

  • Agriculture in Dry Landsby I. Arnon

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 93.95

    Throughout history, man has, by over-use, consistently reduced the productive capacity of dry lands. This degradation of one-third of the land area of the globe is, unfortunately, increasing. In recent years, world interest has turned to the problems of pollution of the environment and the impending food shortage as world population grows explosively.... more...

  • Keeping it in the Familyby Mr John Baker; Professor Ian Whitehead; Dr Matt Lobley

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95

    Now as we face major questions about how we use land and the impact of our land use on the global environment, farming once again faces a challenging and uncertain future. This book draws on the experiences of farmers in Australia, New Zealand, North America, Japan and the EU to examine the special features of family farms and, in particular, the tradition... more...

  • Corn Meets Maizeby Lauren E. Baker

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 79.99

    Corn Meets Maize links the everyday practices of growing, cooking, and exchanging food in specific cultural, economic, and ecological contexts to broader social movements in Mexico and beyond. The local food networks Lauren E. Baker explores in Mexico are rich examples of contemporary agricultural and culinary transformations; they also reveal... more...

  • Successful Agricultural Innovation in Emerging Economiesby David J. Bennett; Richard C. Jennings

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 34.00

    An authoritative review of the implementation of new crop breeding technologies and their role in feeding an increasing global population. more...

  • Agricultural Sustainabilityby Gurbir S. Bhullar; Navreet K. Bhullar

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 79.95

    Collaboratively written by top international experts and established scientists in various fields of agricultural research, this book focuses on the state of food production and sustainability; the problems with degradation of valuable sources of land, water, and air and their effects on food crops; the increasing demand of food resources; and the... more...

  • The End of Plentyby Joel K. Bourne Jr.

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2015; US$ 24.99

    An award-winning environmental journalist introduces a new generation of farmers and scientists on the frontlines of the next green revolution. When Malthus famously outlined the brutal relationship between food and population, he never imagined the success of modern agriculture. New seeds, chemicals and irrigation, coupled with free trade, drove... more...

  • Application of Mutation Breeding Methods in the Improvement of vegetatively propagated crops V2by C. Broertjes

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Application of Mutation Breeding Methods in the Improvement of Vegetatively Propagated Crops: An Interpretive Literature Review summarizes advances in the use of artificially induced mutations to improve cultivated plants, particularly those that are vegetatively propagated. It brings together all available and accessible references that examine the... more...

  • The Economics of Regulation in Agricultureby Floor Brouwer; R. Jongeneel; Glenn Fox

    CABI 2012; US$ 160.00

    This work debates and investigates the cross-compliance system - whereby farmers comply with certain standards relating to the environment, food safety and animal and plant health. The book discusses cross-compliance in the context of existing standards, on-farm costs and the competitiveness of farm businesses. Analysing the economics of regulation... more...