Agriculture Research Books

  • Population improvement: a way of exploiting the rice genetic resources of Latin America (En)

    This publication aims to document the progress made in the advance use of rice genetic resources in Latin America. It presents a series of theoretical and practical examples, written by experts in their field, of how novel use of a broad genetic base and application of population breeding methods can help push the rice crop's production beyond its ...

  • Issues in the Impacts of Climate Variability and Change on Agriculture

    This book presents a collection of articles concerning key topics which examine the impacts of climate change and variability on agriculture. The application region is the southeastern United States. The main topics include an investigation of the effect of variations in the spatial scale of climate change scenarios on an agricultural integrated ...

  • Integrated Assessment of the Impact of Trade Liberalization : A Country Study Viet Nam Rice Sector

    This report prents an integrated assessment of the impacts of trade liberalization on the rice sector of Viet Nam. The assessment was supported by UNEP and carried out in 2002 & 2003 by an interdisciplinary team that involved members of various Vietanmese Agricultural Universities and Research ...

  • Design of Experiments for Agriculture and the Natural Sciences Second Edition

    Written to meet the needs of both students and applied researchers, Design of Experiments for Agriculture and the Natural Sciences, Second Edition serves as an introductory guide to experimental design and analysis. Like the popular original, this thorough text provides an understanding of the logical underpinnings of design and analysis by ...

  • An Introduction to Agroforestry

    This college-level textbook summarizes the state of current knowledge in the rapidly expanding field of agroforestry. The book, organized into 25 chapters in six sections, reviews the developments in agroforestry during the past 15 years and describes the accomplishments in the application of biophysical (plant and soil related) and ...

  • Human-wildlife conflict in Africa. Causes, consequences and management strategies

    FAO Foresty Papers # 157Conflicts between humans and wildlife have occurred since the dawn of humanity. In Africa, these conflicts have become more frequent and severe over recent decades as a result of human population growth, extension of transport routes and expansion of agricultural and industrial activities which together have led to ...

  • Farming for Health

    Farming for Health describes the utilization of agricultural farms, farm animals, plants and landscapes as a base for promoting human mental and physical health and social well-being. This book gives an overview of the development of ‘Farming for Health’ initiatives across Europe. This development is a logical result of the changing paradigms in ...

  • Land Rights Under Pressure: Access to Resources in Southern Benin

    This report examines the diverse arrangements by which people gain access to land and trees, through a system of rental, loans, sharecropping, mortgage and guardianship contracts. The terms and conditions are subject to negotiation according to people and place. Shortage of credit, the withdrawal of government support to agriculture, and absence ...

  • Biosaline Agriculture and High Salinity Tolerance

    A major threat to agricultural productivity worldwide is undoubtedly due to environments with stressful factors including drought, salinity, waterlogging, extreme temperatures, non-optimal levels of mineral nutrients etc. Based on contributions presented at the International Conference on Biosaline Agriculture and High Salinity Tolerance in ...

  • Data Mining in Agriculture

    Data Mining in Agriculture represents a comprehensive effort to provide graduate students and researchers with an analytical text on data mining techniques applied to agriculture and environmental related fields. This book presents both theoretical and practical insights with a focus on presenting the context of each data mining technique rather ...

  • Opportunities, Use, and Transfer of Systems Research Methods in Agriculture to Developing Countries

    Although the application of systems approaches in agricultural research and natural resource management is a rather new field, there is already increasing demand for implementation of these approaches. This will require a critical mass of specialists in national agricultural research systems and international agricultural research centers. ...

  • Flexible Incentives for the Adoption of Environmental Technologies in Agriculture

    Flexible Incentives for the Adoption of Environmental Technologies in Agriculture identifies and structures more flexible economic incentives for the achievement of environmental goals in agriculture. It provides a conceptual framework and presents case studies that analyze how flexible incentives can address environmental problems that are ...

  • Science for Agriculture and Rural Development in Low-income Countries

    Since 1998, the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Food Quality (LNV) promotes development-orientated agricultural and environmental research and strengthening of North-South partnerships through its International Cooperation (DLO-IC) research programme. By 2005, some 70 collaborative North-South projects had been carried out. ...

  • A Comprehensive Assessment of the Role of Risk in U.S. Agriculture

    After all the research on agricultural risk to date, the treatment of risk in agricultural research is far from harmonious. Many competing risk models have been proposed. Some new methodologies are largely untested. Some of the leading empirical methodologies in agricultural economic research are poorly suited for problems with aggregate data ...

  • Preparation of African swine fever contingency plans

    FAO Animal Production and Health Manuals # 8African swine fever (ASF) is a viral haemorrhagic disease of swine generally characterized by high morbidity and high mortality. The disease is known to have devastated swine farming in highly industrialized, small commercial and backyard swine holdings, with concomitant closure of animal and meat export ...

  • Climate Under Cover

    This book gives a full description of the simulation techniques used in the greenhouse industry, including different environments from mulching to greenhouses. Another important topic discussed at length is the relationship between plants and the environment. An emphasis is put on the relationship between quantitative phenomena and qualitative ...

  • Science for Agriculture and Rural Development in Low-income Countries

    Since 1998, the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Food Quality (LNV) promotes development-orientated agricultural and environmental research and strengthening of North-South partnerships through its International Cooperation (DLO-IC) research programme. By 2005, some 70 collaborative North-South projects had been carried out. ...

  • Agricultural biotechnology for developing countries. Results of an electronic forum (En) Agricultural biotechnology for developing countries. Results

    Series: FAO Research and Technology PapersThis publication presents the report of the first six e-mail conferences hosted by the FAO Electronic Forum on Biotechnology in Food and Agriculture from March 2000 to May 2001. Each conference was moderated, lasted approximately two months and focused on agricultural biotechnology in developing countries. ...

  • Managing Organic Matter in Tropical Soils: Scope and Limitations

    Soil organic matter is a reservoir for plant nutrients, provides water-holding capacity, stabilizes soil structure against compaction and erosion, and thus determines soil productivity. All agriculture to some degree depends on soil organic matter. It has long been known that soil organic matter declines when land is taken into cultivation, and ...

  • Nutrients on the Move: Soil Fertility Dynamics in African Farming Systems

    This paper analyses the soil fertility management practices employed by farmers in the Meket district of North Wollo, Ethiopia. The environment is severely degraded, and people have to cope with frequent droughts and chronic food insecurity. As many households do not own any livestock, the only option left to poorer farmers is to migrate in search ...

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