agriculture product Books

  • 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 ...

  • Understanding Options for Agricultural Production

    Understanding Options for Agricultural Production is a synthesis of a global multidisciplinary network of scientists from around the world. This book describes the outputs of the IBSNAT network, including topics on data standards and the minimum data set, crop simulation models of major food crops, and application programs to assess risk ...

  • Sustainable Agriculture

    Sustainability rests on the principle that we must meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Starving people in poor nations, obesity in rich nations, increasing food prices, on-going climate changes, increasing fuel and transportation costs, flaws of the global market, worldwide ...

  • Land Application of Agricultural, Industrial, and Municipal By-Products

    Growing interest in recycling by-products from the agricultural, industrial, and municipal sectors has brought growing environmental concerns as well. Readers will learn the science of the fundamental processes involved in recycling by-products through land application. Problems and potential benefits from land application are outlined, along with ...

  • Agricultural investment and productivity in developing countries (En)

    Series: FAO Economic and Social Development PapersThe purpose of this book is to provide an overview of current thinking and findings about the relationship between agricultural investment and productivity in developing countries. This includes theoretical and methodological developments such as incorporating natural resource depletion in ...

  • Towards an African common market for agricultural products

    This study examines the key legal and economic issues involved in establishing an African Union Common Market in Agricultural Products. In particular, it examines how national and regional policies and instruments can be used to foster trade in strategic products and recommends strategies as to how the goal of a continental common market might be ...

  • Assessing the performance and impact of agricultural information products and services

    Workshop summary report, Bonn, Germany , 2001Organised in collaboration with IICD and LEAP-IMPACT (Bellanet), this CTA workshop provided a forum for the development of practical, cost-effective methods for evaluating the impact of agricultural information programmes. The report covers the workshop themes and conclusions, and lists the main ...

  • Mapping biophysical factors that influence agricultural production and rural vulnerability

    Series: Environment and Natural Resources SeriesThis monograph is part of a series of reports that explain how techniques of spatial analysis can be used to investigate poverty and environment links worldwide. It combines rural population distribution data contained in the global rural population database for the year 2000 with methods and results ...

  • Demand for products of irrigated agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa (En)

    Series: FAO Water ReportsIf irrigated production is to make a significant contribution to food security and economic growth in Sub Saharan Africa, it will have to be re-structured across the region as a whole. This is the main conclusion of a study undertaken by FAO to analyse the drivers of demand for irrigated production in Sub-Saharan Africa ...

  • 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 ...

  • Voluntary standards and certification for environmentally and socially responsible agricultural production and trade (En)

    Series: FAO Commodities and Trade Technical PapersThis publication is a summary of the presentations and discussions that took place during the meeting on 'Voluntary Standards and Certification for Responsible Agricultural Production and Trade' organized by FAO in April 2004. It presents the situation of the main import markets for certified ...

  • Phytochemical Resources for Medicine and Agriculture

    An Historical Perspective of Ancient Poison (Cutler). Plants and Plant Products Used im Mummification (David). Plants Used Medically by Indigenous Peoples (Lewis). Plants as Sources of Medicinally and Pharmaceutically Important Compounds (Kinghorn). SocioEconomic Poisons (Brenneisen, ElSohly). Antiparasitic Agents from Plants (Borris, ...

  • Agricultural Chemicals and the Environment

    Enormous increases in agricultural productivity can properly be associated with the use of chemicals. This statement applies equally to crop production through the use of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides, as to livestock production and the associated use of drugs, steroids and other growth accelerators. There is, however a dark side to this ...

  • Challenges and Strategies for Dryland Agriculture

    With more than two-thirds of potentially productive drylands threatened by various forms of degradation, it is essential that appropriate production technology be developed to protect these fragile systems as they become more important in sustaining a growing world population. The principles, philosophies, and technologies presented in this ...

  • Physical Methods in Agriculture

    The papers in this book deal with both the physical theories and their applications in the full broad range of agriculture: soils, their parameters and transport processes, soil technology, precision agriculture, agricultural products and their processing, testing and storage and products, genetic modification of agricultural plants. In all those ...

  • Small island developing states. Agricultural production and trade, preferences and policy (En)

    Series: FAO Commodities and Trade Technical PapersThis report is intended to contribute to the continuing debate related to small states and their agriculture sectors in the multilateral trade framework. It looks at the specific challenges faced by small states and the importance of non-reciprocal preferences. It is felt that a clearer ...

  • Management of Biological Nitrogen Fixation for the Development of More Productive and Sustainable Agricultural Systems

    The subsistence agriculture of the pre-chemical era efficiently sustained the nitrogen status of soils by maintaining a balance between N loss and N gain from biological nitrogen fixation (BNF): the microbial conversion of atmospheric N to a form usable by plants. This was possible with less intensive cropping, adaptation of rational crop ...

  • Economic, Environmental, and Health Tradeoffs in Agriculture Pesticides and the Sustainability of Andean Potato Production

    Today the goal of designing highly productive, sustainable agricultural production systems is at the forefront of agricultural research agendas around the world. The key to designing sustainable agricultural production technologies is in understanding their economic, environmental, and human health impacts. This volume presents a methodology ...

  • Climate Prediction and Agriculture

    Improved adaptation of food production, particularly in areas where climate variability is large, holds the key to improving food security for human populations. Increasing climate knowledge and improved prediction capabilities facilitate the development of relevant climate information and prediction products for applications in agriculture to ...

  • Agriculture as a Mimic of Natural Ecosystems

    This book critically examines the idea that the sustainability of agriculture could be improved by mimicking the structure and processes occurring in natural ecosystems. Researchers from around the world present comparative studies of multi-species farming systems, natural ecosystems and conventional agriculture. Case studies from Europe, ...

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