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Agriculture; Tropics

  • Slipping Awayby Mark Moberg

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 34.95

    During the 1990s, the Eastern Caribbean was caught in a bitter trade dispute between the US and EU over the European banana market. When the World Trade Organization rejected preferential access for Caribbean growers in 1998 the effect on the region's rural communities was devastating. This volume examines the "banana wars" from the vantage point... more...

  • Land Change Science in the Tropics: Changing Agricultural Landscapesby Andrew Millington; Wendy Jepson

    Springer US 2008; US$ 134.53

    Considers various research methodologies and diverse data sources that address challenges posed by land use and land cover changes in agro-pastoral landscapes Presents studies that advance methods in the integration of high-temporal resolution remote sensing with data other platforms, GIScience, landscape ecology, participatory rural appraisal,... more...

  • Indigenous Fruit Trees in the Tropicsby F. K. Akinnifesi; R.R.B. Leakey; O.C. Ajayi

    CABI 2007; US$ 150.00

    It has been recognized that an important factor in improving viability of rural livelihoods in developing countries is the promotion of sustainable agriculture. As opposed to relying solely on cash crops, this can be achieved through domestication of various indigenous fruit trees that can be cultivated and owned by smallholder farmers. more...

  • Tropical Homegardensby B.M. Kumar; P.K.R. Nair

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 195.68

    ‘Homegardens’ are integrated tree – crop – animal production systems, often in small parcels of land surrounding homesteads, and primarily found in tropical environments. These agroforestry systems, developed and nurtured by farmers through generations of innovation and experiment, are often cited as the epitome of sustainability, yet have been long... more...

  • Tropical Forest Seedby Lars H. Schmidt

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 220.14

    The role and perception of forests in tropical areas has changed drastically during the last half century. Natural forests, as resources for forest products, are dwindling. Sustainable management of natural forests faces many diffic- ties in practice, although progress has been made. However, rural people in tropical countries often experience that... more...

  • Harvesting Operations in the Tropicsby John Sessions

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 183.45

    Harvesting includes all the activities to fell trees and remove them from the forest to the roadside for loading and transport from the forest. Harvesting and extraction operations are the activities that generally cause the most significant impacts on forest managed for timber production. Sustainable forest mana- ment is concerned with management... more...

  • Tropical Dairy Farmingby John Moran

    Landlinks Press 2005; US$ 44.95

    Shows smallholder dairy farmers in the humid tropics how to improve feeding of cows cost-effectively. more...

  • Land Use Change in Tropical Watershedsby I. Coxhead; G.E. Shively

    CABI 2005; US$ 90.00

    This book studies land use change in tropical landscapes, with particular emphasis on the economic processes that influence rates of land degradation and forest clearing. Multidisciplinary contributions draw lessons from a rich, decade-long collection of economic, social, and environmental data on the Manupali upland watershed in the southern Philippines. more...

  • Tropical Fruit Pests and Pollinatorsby J. Pena; J. Sharp; M. Wysoki

    CABI 2002; US$ 140.00

    Insect and other pests cause major economic damage on fruit crops in the tropics. However, some insects are beneficial. This book reviews these injurious and beneficial organisms and how they might be controlled to enhance fruit production and quality. more...

  • Cassavaby R.J. Hillocks; J.M. Thresh; A. Bellotti

    CABI 2001; US$ 155.00

    Cassava is a major tropical tuber crop found throughout the tropics (India, Africa and Latin America). This text covers all aspects of cassava biology, production and utilization. It is a comprehensive research level overview of this crop. more...