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 ...

  • Agricultural Productivity

    Agricultural Productivity: Measurement and Sources of Growth addresses measurement issues and techniques in agricultural productivity analysis, applying those techniques to recently published data sets for American agriculture. The data sets are used to estimate and explain state level productivity and efficiency differences, and to test different ...

  • 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 ...

  • Happier Meals: Rethinking the Global Meat Industry

    In Happier Meals: Rethinking the Global Meat Industry, Worldwatch researcher Danielle Nierenberg documents the harmful effects of factory farming in both industrialized and developing countries and explains the range of consequences for the environment, human health and communities. From transmission of disease and loss of livestock diversity to ...

  • 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. ...

  • Genetics and Regulation of Nitrogen Fixation in Free-Living Bacteria

    This book provides a comprehensive and detailed source of information on the genetic and regulatory aspects of biological nitrogen fixation in free-living (non-symbiotic) prokaryotes. Biological nitrogen fixation is represented in a diverse range of microorganisms, among which Klebsiella pneumoniae serves as a paradigm for the genetic analysis of ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Governance of Water-Related Conflicts in Agriculture

    The book contributes to a better understanding of the role such co-operation can play in complying cost-effectively with European environmental legislation, in particularly the EU Nitrates and Water Framework Directives, and in achieving a sustainable agriculture. The feasibility of meeting environmental standards by the application of voluntary ...

  • Getting the Private Sector to Work for the Public Good

    Within the space of two decades, China’s forestry sector has been transformed. As part of its broader “socialist market experiment”, China has negotiated a shift in responsibility for forest utilisation and management away from the state towards the private sector. While reform has progressed step-by-step, the cumulative change has been dramatic. ...

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