Agriculture Management Books

  • Ultimate Health Issue

    The Ultimate Health Issue with guest editor Gideon Forman (Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment) explores environmental issues with significant health impacts – toxics, pesticides, local food, resource extraction – that are poised to be key issues in this election year. The issue also captures the momentum of ...

  • Sustainable Micro Irrigation Management for Trees and Vines

    This valuable book, the third volume in the Research Advances in Sustainable Micro Irrigation series, focuses on sustainable micro irrigation management for trees and vines. It covers the principles as well as recent advances and applications of micro irrigation ...

  • Sustainable Practices in Surface and Subsurface Micro Irrigation

    This new book,Sustainable Practices in Surface and Subsurface Micro Irrigation, offers a vast amount of knowledge and techniques necessary to develop and manage a drip/trickle or micro irrigation system. The information covered has worldwide applicability to irrigation management in ...

  • Evapotranspiration: Principles and Applications for Water Management

    This book covers topics on the basic models, assessments, and techniques to calculate evapotranspiration (ET) for practical applications in agriculture, forestry, and urban science. This simple and thorough guide provides the information and techniques necessary to develop, manage, interpret, and apply evapotranspiration ET data to practical ...

  • Water Quality and Agriculture

    This report on Water Quality and Agriculture examines the linkages between agriculture and water quality. It discusses the overall trends and outlook for agriculture and water quality in OECD countries; describes recent actions by policy makers to address water quality issues in agriculture; and provides a set of recommendations for countries to ...

  • Environmental Aspects of Zoonotic Diseases

    Environmental Aspects of Zoonotic Diseases provides a definitive description, commentary and research needs of environmental aspects related to zoonotic diseases. There are many interrelated connections between the environment and zoonotic diseases such as: water, soil, air and agriculture. The book presents investigations of these connections, ...

  • Guidance on Application and Review of New Cosmetic Raw Materials

    Guidance on Application and Review of New Cosmetic Raw Materials (revised from Guidance for the Safety Evaluation of New Cosmetic Raw Materials ...

  • Nutrient Management: Regulatory Approaches to Protect Water Quality

    Utilities work with regulators to treat wastewater to levels that protect human health and ecosystems.  Water quality criteria and permits are based on scientifically defensible and shared understanding of sources of pollutants in a watershed, as well as treatment capabilities and costs to control these in the aquatic environment.  The national ...

  • Review of experiences of establishing emerging farmers in South Africa (A). Case lessons and implications for farmer support within land reform progra

    Capacity development in food and agriculture policies # 3At the end of Apartheid in 1994, about 82 million hectares of commercial farmland (86% of all farmland) was in the hands of the white minority. Over thirteen million black people lived in crowded former homelands under extreme poverty. Since 1994, the Government of South Africa has initiated ...

  • Promising African plants

    This full-colour publication highlights 25 promising African plants, a selection from 10 years PROTA programme.    They include vegetables (e.g. spider plant, roselle, African eggplant), cereals and pulses (e.g. African rice, tef, bambara groundnut), dyes and tannins (e.g. dye-sorghum, n’galama, turmeric), vegetable oils (e.g. Allanblackia, shea ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2009: Livestock in the balance

    The livestock sector is transforming rapidly in response to shifts in the global economy and changing societal expectations. Society expects the livestock sector to provide safe and plentiful food and fibre for growing urban populations, livelihoods for more than a billion poor producers and traders as well as global public goods related to food ...

  • Is urbanization contributing to higher food prices?

    The recent spike in food prices has led to a renewal of interest in agricultural issues and in the long-term drivers of food prices. Urbanization has been mentioned as one possible cause of higher food prices. In this paper we examine some of the links through which urbanization is considered to be contributing to higher food prices and conclude ...

  • Rural transport and traction enterprises for improved livelihoods

    This booklet focuses on promoting transport and traction services as viable diversification enterprises for smallholder farmers and other in rural areas. It considers the benefits that can arise from such enterprises, not only for smallholders themselves, but also to local communities in overall terms through increased productivity, improved and ...

  • The food price crisis and urban food (in)security

    Rapid increases in food prices in 2007 and the first half of 2008 attracted high-level policy attention. During the course of 2008, the United Nations organized an inter-agency High-Level Taskforce on the Global Food Security Crisis and issued a Comprehensive Framework for Action. Over 40 heads of state and government attended a High-Level ...

  • Responsible Fish Trade

    These guidelines are particularly important for two reasons: i) fish and fish products are among the most traded agricultural and food commodities with more than one-third of production entering international trade. This makes it especially important to ensure that all those involved in the sector operate according to the same set of rules; and ...

  • The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2009

    In the first half of 2008, the world was facing the highest food price levels in 30 years and a global food insecurity crisis. Although international food prices have since fallen, they are still above the levels seen in recent years and are expected to remain so. FAO estimates that soaring food prices pushed another 115 million people into ...

  • Milk for health and wealth

    Smallholder dairying offers high returns to land and labour, a source of regular income, gives women an opportunity to become economically active, encourages cooperation between smallholders and transfers capital from urban centres to rural areas through the trade of milk: a low risk and low cost activity that has the potential to reduce poverty ...

  • Governing Africa's Forests in a Globalized World

    Many countries around the world are engaged in decentralization processes, and most African countries face serious problems with forest governance, from benefits sharing to illegality and sustainable forest management. This book summarizes experiences to date on the extent and nature of decentralization and its outcomes - most of which suggest an ...

  • Global review of forests pests and diseases

    Insect pests, diseases and other biotic agents have considerable impacts on forests. They can adversely affect tree growth, vigour and survival, the yield and quality of wood and non-wood products, wildlife habitat, recreation and the aesthetic appeal and cultural value of forests. They may also impede forest plantation programmes and make it ...

  • Plant breeding and farmer participation

    This book complements the traditional approach to plant breeding by addressing a number of issues specifically related to the participation of farmers in a plant breeding programme, and provides a comprehensive description and assessment of the use of participatory plant breeding in developing countries. It is aimed at plant breeders, social ...

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