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  • Physiology and Biotechnology Integration for Plant Breedingby Henry T. Nguyen; Abraham Blum

    CRC Press 2004; US$ 290.00

    Global demand for wheat, rice, corn, and other essential grains is expected to steadily rise over the next twenty years. Meeting this demand by increasing production through increased land use is not very likely; and while better crop management may make a marginal difference, most agriculture experts agree that this anticipated deficit must be made... more...

  • Valuing Agroforestry Systemsby Janaki R.R. Alavalapati; D. Evan Mercer

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 182.36

    The primary objective of this book is to offer practical means for strengthening the economics and policy dimension of the agroforestry discipline. This book, written by the leading experts in economics and agroforestry, encompasses case studies from Australia, China, Kenya, India, Indonesia, Malawi, Mexico, Micronesia, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United... more...

  • Innovative Soil-Plant Systems for Sustainable Agricultural Practicesby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 77.00

    Interest in the quality and health of soil has grown with the recognition that soil is vital not only to production of food and fiber, but also the smooth functioning of the ecosystem, and overall environmental stability. Agriculture needs economic soil management practices that provide sufficient food and yet maintain environmental stability, ecological... more...

  • Ethics in Agriculture - An African Perspectiveby Alvin van Niekerk

    Springer Netherlands 2005; US$ 136.77

    Agriculture is the lifeblood of the majority of people in Africa. It is not just a provider of food, it is a way of life for rural people. Whilst subsistence farming is the most practiced form of agriculture, there are many parts of Africa where agriculture is highly developed and progressive. In many instances it is the very diversity of agricultural... more...

  • Livestock Biodiversityby Stephen J. G. Hall

    Wiley 2008; US$ 197.95 US$ 178.15

    Livestock biodiversity is integral to our culture, history, environment, economy and, most importantly, our future. Thousands of livestock breeds, from relatively small genetic pools, have evolved over time to suit particular environments and farming systems. This is both the result of natural processes and of human needs for specialized livestock... more...

  • AGROPOLISby Luc J.A. Mougeot

    International Development Research Centre 2005; US$ 50.00

    Urban agriculture is an increasingly popular practice in cities worldwide, and a sustainable future for it is critical, especially for the urban poor of the developing world. more...

  • Cultivando mejores ciudadesby Luc J.A. Mougeot

    International Development Research Centre 2006; US$ 15.00

    La Organización de las Naciones Unidas predice que en los próximos 25 años casi todo el crecimiento poblacional tendrá lugar en las ciudades del mundo en desarrollo. Al ritmo actual, se espera que para el año 2030 un 60% del total de la población mundial viva en ciudades, crecimiento que viene aparejado con el aumento de los pobres en la ciudad y por... more...

  • Cultiver de meilleures villesby Luc J.A. Mougeot

    International Development Research Centre 2006; US$ 15.00

    Les Nations Unies estiment qu’au cours des 25 prochaines années, la quasi-totalité de la croissance démographique se produira dans les villes des pays en développement. Si la tendance actuelle se maintient, 60 % de la population de la planète vivra en milieu urbain d’ici à 2030. Plus les villes grossissent, plus leur population pauvre grossit, elle... more...

  • Growing Better Citiesby Luc J.A. Mougeot

    International Development Research Centre 2006; US$ 20.00

    The United Nations predicts that over the next 25 years nearly all population growth will be in the cities of the developing world. At current rates, 60% of the world’s total population will live in cities by 2030. As the cities grow, so does the number of urban poor. Unemployment, hunger, and malnutrition are commonplace. In the big city, most of... more...

  • Participatory Research and Development for Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management: A Sourcebook Volume 1by Julian Gonsalves; Thomas Becker; Ann Braun; Dindo Campilan; Hidelisa de Chavez

    International Development Research Centre 2005; US$ 10.00

    Research and development can no longer be the exclusive domain of scientists. To find sustainable solutions to development problems, a wider range of actors must be involved. It is crucial, for example, that local stakeholders provide input to the process. Participatory research and development (PR&D) offers such an inclusive model. This three-volume... more...