Organic Agriculture Books

  • Defying Ocean`s End: An Agenda for Action

    If humankind were given a mandate to do everything in our power to undermine the earth's functioning, we could hardly do a better job than we have in the past thirty years on the world's oceans, both by what we are putting into it-millions of tons of trash and toxic materials-and by what we are taking out of it-millions of tons of wildlife. Yet ...

  • Global Trade Conference on Aquaculture. 29-31 May 2007 - Qingdao, China (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries ProceedingsThis document contains the proceedings of the first Global Trade Conference on Aquaculture, held in Qingdao, China from 29 to 31 May 2007 and includes the full papers and abstracts of presentations. The conference was organized by the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department in cooperation with FISHINFONetwork and ...

  • Crop Biosecurity

    Agriculture is a key sector for the economy of many countries and it can be potentially exposed to deliberate attacks which can have dramatic economic consequences in the food, feed, and fibre sectors. Intentional introduction of certain microbes may have serious rebounds even on human health when food results contaminated after harvesting of ...

  • Make money by growing mushrooms

    Mushroom cultivation can help reduce vulnerability to poverty and strengthens livelihoods through the generation of fats yielding and nutritious source of food and a reliable source of income. This booklet addresses what to do and how to promote sustainable development of mushroom cultivation for the benefit of the poor. It is aimed at people and ...

  • 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. ...

  • World markets for organic fruit and vegetables. Opportunities for developing countries in the production and export of organic horticultural products

    Series: Non-series titlesSince the mid-1990s the market for organic foods has been expanding rapidly and, among these products, organic fruit and vegetables have been growing the fastest. The publication ' World markets for organic fruit and vegetables' presents the recent findings of a joint FAO/ITC/CTA study on international trade in fresh ...

  • Organic agriculture, environment and food security (En)

    Series: Environment and Natural Resources SeriesOrganic agriculture is defined as an environmentally and socially sensitive food supply system. This publication examines its many facets, looking at the contribution of organic agriculture to ecological health, international markets and local food security. It builds on empirical experiences ...

  • Production and export of organic fruit and vegetables in Asia (English)

    Series: FAO Commodities and Trade Technical PapersThis publication summarizes the presentations and discussions that took place during the International Seminar on Producing and Exporting Organic Fruit and Vegetables in Asia that was held in Bangkok, Thailand, in November 2003.It describes the market situation and outlook for organic horticultural ...

  • 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 ...

  • Jatropha: A smallholder bioenergy crop. The potential for pro-poor development

    Integrated Crop Management # 8Jatropa is an underutilized, oil-bearing crop. It produces a seed that can be processed into non-polluting biodiesel, and grows under drought condition. This publication presents a compilation of information on key practical issues affecting jatropha for pro-poor development, based on the knowledge available from ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Sociology, Organic Farming, Climate Change and Soil Science

    Sustainable agriculture is a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. Sustainable agriculture is a discipline that addresses current issues such as climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, poor-nation starvation, rich-nation obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, ...

  • Food composition data. Production management and use (Second edition) (En)

    Data on the composition of foods are essential for a diversity of purposes in many fields of activity. 'Food composition data' was produced as a set of guidelines to aid individuals and organizations involved in the analysis of foods, the compilation of data, data dissemination and data use. Its primary objective is to show how to obtain ...

  • Seed policy and programmes for the Central and Eastern European Countries, Commonwealth of Independent States and other Countries in Transition (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThis publication presents the proceedings of a regional technical meeting held in Budapest, Hungary from 6 to 10 March 2001. The meeting was organized and implemented by the Agricultural Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Martonvásár, Hungary, in close collaboration with FAO's ...

  • Forest Restoration in Landscapes

    The importance of restoration continues to grow, and this book integrates the restoration of forest functions into landscape conservation plans. The global conservation organization WWF has made forest landscape restoration a key topic and priority for its environmental work. Due to the WWF’s extensive global reach, and together with its many ...

  • Mycorrhizal Functioning

    It is now known that over 90 percent of all plants have established integrative plant-fungal processes in their root systems, and it may well turn out to be the case that virtually all plants have mycorrhizae. In this work, many of the best researchers in the field review the current status of research in plant-fungal communications, ...

  • Medium-term prospects for agricultural commodities. Projections to the Year 2010 (En)

    Series: FAO Commodities and Trade Technical PapersFAO regularly undertakes projections of production, demand and trade for all major agricultural commodities and for practically all countries in the world, as a basis for medium-term commodity policy analysis and for assessing future food security problems. These projections are important input for ...

  • Micrometeorology in Agricultural Systems

    The survival and success of all living organisms are determined by energy and matter transfers between the upper layers of the soil profile and the lowest levels of its atmosphere. In this monograph 50 experts collaborated to develop 23 chapters detailing the role that micrometeorology plays in crop production systems and terrestrial ...

  • Economic Studies on Food, Agriculture and the Environment

    This book contains a selection of the papers presented at the Joint Conference on Food, Agriculture, and the Environment, organized by the University of Minnesota and several universities in Italy, and held in Bologna, Italy, on June 12-14, 2001. The papers are grouped into four sections: a) food, nutrition, and quality, b) land and resource ...

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