Pollination 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 ...

  • Bees and their role in forest livelihoods. A guide to the services provides by bees and the sustainable harvesting, processing and marketing of their

    This volume provides basic information about managing wild bees and on the use of their products. It identifies and describes major bee species and their importance for nature conservation and for sustaining livelihoods of rural people. Bee products are considered at both subsistence and commercial level, and particular attention is given to the ...

  • Supporting small forest enterprises: A cross-sectoral review of best practice

    This report reviews the growing consensus on best practice in small enterprise support, both within and outside the forest sector. It describes how a framework known as ‘market system development’ unites attempts to: strengthen enterprise associations, facilitate better provision of financial and business development services, and improve the ...

  • Commodity Market Review 2007-2008 (En)

    The Commodity Market Review (CMR), a biennial publication of the FAO Trade and markets Division, examines in depth issues relating to agricultural commodity market developments that are deemed by FAO as current and crucial for FAO's member countries. This biennial CMR is devoted to exploring in depth a variety of issues relevant to the impact of ...

  • Crops, browse and pollinators in Africa. An initial stock-taking (En)

    Pollination is an ecosystem service that is key to food security. Pollinators are essential for many fruit and vegetable crops. In agriculture, especially amongst pollen-limited crops, promoting pollination services is a means of increasing productivity without resorting to expensive agricultural inputs of pesticides or herbicides. As wild ...

  • Quality declared seed system (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThe quality declared seed system, as presented in the 1993 FAO Plant Production and Production Paper No. 117, has been widely used and consulted. It has proved to be particularly useful for those working in the field of emergency seed supply and as a source of practical information on seed ...

  • Agroecology and the Struggle for Food Sovereignty in the Americas

    This book seeks to: 1. examine the political, economic, cultural, and ecological dimensions of food sovereignty 2. generate and exchange technically informed and practically applicable knowledge 3. provide an interactive space for the formation of cross-cultural alliances between the U.S. and Latin America among academics and practitioners. It ...

  • Securing the commons in an era of privatisation: policy and legislative challengesReport of the second international workshop of the Co-Govern network

    The focus of the workshop - and of this report - is on the policy and legislative challenges raised by the commons in an era where many vocal actors see privatisation as the only way forward. Such challenges are examined at different levels - local (e.g. local agreements for the shared management of natural resources), national (government ...

  • Rural-urban change, boundary problems and environmental burdensRural Urban Working Paper 10

    Many of the most intense pollution and resource pressures originate in urban centres, and have their major impacts on the surrounding regions. Peri-urban zones are often far more environmentally unstable than either urban or rural settings. Rural–urban burdens can be especially difficult to accommodate within existing administrative ...

  • Can Protected Areas contribute to Poverty Reduction? Opportunities and Limitations

    Poverty has become the central concern for development agencies, and because many of the areas that are most important for conserving biodiversity are occupied by poor people, or have poor people living around them, the relationship between poverty and protected areas can no longer be ignored. The relationship between poverty and protected areas ...

  • Can protected areas contribute to poverty reduction ? Opportunities and limitations

    Poverty has become the central concern for development agencies, and because many of the areas that are most important for conserving biodiversity are occupied by poor people, or have poor people living around them, the relationship between poverty and protected areas can no longer be ignored.The relationship between poverty and protected areas is ...

  • Cross-sectoral policy impacts between forestry and other sectors (includes a CD-ROM) (En)

    Series: FAO Forestry PapersThe international dialogue on forests since the 1990s has pointed to the role of policies in other sectors besides forestry as among the means of achieving sustainable forest management. This publication is meant to assist countries in developing linkages between sustainable forest management and other sectors and in ...

  • Pollination of cultivated plants in the tropics - vol 118 (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThis bulletin, based on contributions from various contributors and edited by Dr. D.W. Roubik, introduces the reader to various aspects of natural and insect pollination. It discusses the pollinators themselves, and the ecological and economic importance of pollination, as well as applied pollination in ...

  • Atmospheric Factors Affecting the Corrosion of Engineering Metals

    15 papers cover a cross section of subjects in an attempt to understand the nature of the atmospheric corrosion process as it affects steel, zinc, aluminum and copper and the listing aspects ...

  • Pollination Ecology and the Rain Forest

    The groundbreaking canopy-access and rain forest research at Lambir Hills National Park in Sarawak, Malaysia, has contributed an immense body of knowledge. Its major studies over more than a decade are synthesized here for the first time. The focus of this unique volume is on plant-animal interactions and some of the foundations that create and ...

  • Insect Chemical Ecology

    Insect Chemical Ecology provides a comprehensive view of how natural selection acts upon interacting organisms and how particular physical and biological properties of chemical compounds act as constraints upon which natural selection may act. Individual chapters raise specific questions as to the nature of these interactions. The first ...

  • In vitro Haploid Production in Higher Plants

    The 18 chapters making up In Vitro Haploid Production in Higher Plants are divided into two sections. Section 1 (eight chapters) covers historical and fundamental aspects of haploidy in crop improvement. Section 2 deals with methods of haploid production, including anther culture, micropore culture, ovary culture, pollination with irradiated ...

  • Insect Chemical Ecology

    Insect Chemical Ecology provides a comprehensive view of how natural selection acts upon interacting organisms and how particular physical and biological properties of chemical compounds act as constraints upon which natural selection may act. Individual chapters raise specific questions as to the nature of these interactions. The first ...

  • Introducing Biological Rhythms

    Introducing Biological Rhythms is a primer that serves to introduce individuals to the area of biological rhythms. It describes the major characteristics and discusses the implications and applications of these rhythms, while citing scientific results and references. Also, the primer includes essays that provide in-depth historic and other ...

  • Flowering Plants. Dicotyledons

    In this volume, 24 flowering plant families comprising a total of 911 genera are treated. They represent the asterid order Lamiales except for Acanthaceae (including Avicenniaceae), which will be included in a later volume. Although most of the constituent families of the order have been recognized as being closely related long ago, the inclusion ...

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