Postharvest Monitoring Books

  • Diversity In Economic Growth - Global Insights and Explanations

    Economists have long relied on cross-country regression analysis to identify the determinants of continued growth, but with only limited success. This book demonstrates the value of a different approach by drawing on the knowledge and understanding of local circumstances of researchers from the case-study countries.The editors isolate three ...

  • Genetically modified organisms in crop production and their effects on the environment: methodologies for monitoring and the way ahead. Expert Consult

    The main objective of this consultation was to review the scientific basis and procedures to establish effective post-release monitoring of genetically modified (GM) crops and develop guidelines to strengthen the capacities of member countries to design and carry out monitoring programmes. The major outputs of the meeting were: a review of ...

  • Deep Sea 2003: Conference on the Governance and Management of Deep-sea Fisheries. Part 1. Conference reports. 1-5 December 2003. Queenstown, New Zeala

    Series: FAO Fisheries ProceedingsThis is the first of the two-volume proceedings from 'Deep Sea 2003: Conference on the Governance and Management of Deep-sea Fisheries. It includes the keynote addresses and papers presented on the Conference themes that covered: environment, ecosystem biology, habitat, diversity and oceanography; population ...

  • Manual for the preparation and sale of fruits and vegetables. From field to market (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThe fruit and vegetable production sector of Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Eastern Europe is facing a new situation where, on the one hand, supermarket chains account for an increasing percentage of the domestic food retail market and, on the other hand, producers must compete in an ...

  • Commercial Non-Timber Forest Products of the Guiana Shield:An inventory of commercial NTFP extraction and possibilities for sustainable harvesting

    With 2.5 million square kilometers of largely intact tropical rainforest and savannah, 10–15% of the world’s fresh water reserves and an extremely rich and highly endemic biodiversity, the Guiana Shield ranks among the most important ecological regions in the world. This report highlights the Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) of the Guiana ...

  • Commercial non-timber forest products of the Guiana Shield : an inventory of commercial NTFP extraction and possibilities for sustainable harvesting

    With 2.5 million square kilometers of largely intact tropical rainforest and savannah, 10-15% of the world’s fresh water reserves and an extremely rich and highly endemic biodiversity, the Guiana Shield ranks among the most important ecological regions in the world. This report highlights the Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) of the Guiana ...

  • Training course on water harvesting (CD-ROM) (En)

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMThis CD-ROM provides training modules and other relevant material on water harvesting in five languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French and Spanish), focusing on 'runoff farming systems' for improved production of crops, trees and rangeland species in drought-prone areas. The training ...

  • From Farmer to Planner and Back. Harvesting Best Practices (En)

    Series: Non-series Titles(4 booklets in a slipcase - not sold separately). The 'From Farmer to Planner and Back' package highlights the advantages of incorporating participatory and gender approaches in development work. The four-volume set gives guidance to development practitioners on integrating these methodologies into real life development ...

  • PLA Notes 36

    Articles this issue: From terms of reference to participatory learning: using an evaluation’s creative space. ~Experience with PRA training and hands-on implementation: results of an ex-post study of PRA training courses. ~Tackling difficult issues: lessons from research in Ecuador. ~Force field analysis: applications in PRA.~ ‘Say it with ...

  • Charpy Impact Test: Factors and Variables

    Presents worldwide research on the factors and variables of the Charpy test. Consists of 12 papers in sections on The Pendulum-Impact Machine; The Specimen—Notches; The Specimen—Size; and The Test Technique. MNL 53 STEEL FORGINGS: Design, Production, Selection, Testing, and ApplicationTable of ContentsIntroduction: Why Steel ForgingsWhy ...

  • Computational Methods for SNPs and Haplotype Inference

    This book constitutes the post-proceedings of the DIMACS/RECOMB Satellite Workshop on Computational Methods for SNPs and Haplotype Inference held in Piscataway, NJ, USA, in November 2002.The book presents ten revised full papers as well as abstracts of the remaining workshop papers. All relevant current issues in computational methods for SNP and ...

  • Computer Vision Approaches to Medical Image Analysis

    This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post proceedings of the international workshop Computer Vision Approaches to Medical Image Analysis, CVAMIA 2006, held in Graz, Austria in May 2006 as a satellite event of the 9th European Conference on Computer Vision, EECV 2006.The 10 revised full papers and 11 revised poster papers presented ...

  • Computer Vision and Mathematical Methods in Medical and Biomedical Image Analysis

    This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed joint post proceedings of the international workshop Computer Vision Approaches to Medical Image Analysis, CVAMIA 2004, and Mathematical Methods in Biomedical Image Analysis, MMBIA 2004, both held in Prague, Czech Republic, in May 2004 as part of EECV 2004.The 37 revised full papers presented were ...

  • Vulnerable Cities:

    All cities are vulnerable. They have economically, socially, institutionally vulnerable urban space. In developing countries, vulnerable urban space can be observed typically as substandard informal settlements such as slums or areas occupied by squatters. At present, slum dwellers comprise one-third of the world's urban population of 3 billion, ...

  • New Antibody Microarray Tube for Cellular Localization and Signaling Pathways

    New Antibody Microarray Tube for Cellular Localization and Signaling Pathways describes a new integrated protein biochip system including protein localization, biocomputing and signaling pathways. In the post-genome era, proteomics study for direct analysis of a group of proteins becomes more and more important. Identification of its location ...

  • Globalization and Urban Implosion

    In the past twenty years, globalization has rendered many economic and social urban functions obsolete. Large cities face a form of implosion, which necessitates a rethinking of both contents and containers. This book will mainly concentrate on the latter aspect. Thus, the need to replace old functions with new ones is clear, especially within ...

  • Regulation and Compliance in the Atlantic Fisheries

    Why and under what conditions are the state's regulations complied with, and when are they violated? Resource scarcity and strict regulation of the Atlantic fisheries have generated a demand for in-depth knowledge of this issue. This comparative study is based on qualitative data from Norway and Newfoundland. It shows that informal social control ...

  • The Dynamics of Technology

    This volume intends to provide a methodological framework, capable of critically analyzing the multiple aspects related to technological dynamics, and to arrive - at times ex post, at times ex ante - at assessments regarding the economic results that can be achieved at all levels, with the innovation and diffusion of technologies in the ...

  • Model Based Inference in the Life Sciences

    The abstract concept of “information” can be quantified and this has led to many important advances in the analysis of data in the empirical sciences. This text focuses on a science philosophy based on “multiple working hypotheses” and statistical models to represent them. The fundamental science question relates to the empirical evidence for ...

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