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  • Standard bearers: Horticultural exports and private standards in Africa

    Standard bearers: Horticultural exports and private standards in Africa

    Private standards are set by the food producing industry and retailers, mainly to assure food safety and good agricultural practice. However their proliferation is a major concern in developing countries where these standards are regarded as too expensive for smallholders to comply with. So what really are the benefits and costs of private standards for small-scale producers? This publication presents state-of-the-art research and analysis to ...

  • Speaking with one voice: the role of small and medium grower’s associations driving change in the South African forest sector

    Speaking with one voice: the role of small and medium grower’s associations driving change in the South African forest sector

    The South African timber industry has been dominated by a few large companies. Meanwhile poor rural people increasingly see tree growing and timber sales as a means of improving their livelihoods. Policy frameworks have begun to recognise this too. Yet emerging South African small tree growers still operate under conditions of economic marginalisation - they have to fight for land rights and fair deals for their products. Individual growers have ...

  • Frost protection: fundamentals, practice, and economics. Volume 1 - part 1 - vol 1 (English)

    Frost protection: fundamentals, practice, and economics. Volume 1 - part 1 - vol 1 (English)

    Series: Environment and Natural Resources SeriesWhen air temperatures fall below 0º C, sensitive crops can be injured, with significant effects on production. In this book, the distribution, economies, history, physical and biological aspects of frost damage are presented and discussed, together with methods of protection. This book contains a broad range of information from basic to complex: however, it was mainly written to help growe

  • Orchids : status survey and conservation action plan

    Orchids : status survey and conservation action plan

    This action plan chronicles the threats faced by wild orchids, but more importantly to critical habitats that host extraordinarily high orchid diversity and endemicity. It explores and recommends specific ways that national and local government, legislators, scientists and orchid conservationists as well as growers can all help to reverse present trends. The facts and viewpoints presented in this comprehensive document update and supplement the ...