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Agricultural Policies for Poverty Reduction
Stock Code CAB005, Earthprint Library 2012 Hardback 192 Pages Price USD 140.00
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This study addresses the role of agricultural policies in raising incomes in developing countries. Higher incomes are essential for sustained progress on the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG1), which calls for the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, and includes a specific target of reducing by 50% between 1990 and 2015 the proportion of people living on less than a dollar a day.

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Productivity Growth in Agriculture - An International Perspective
Stock Code CAB006, CABI 2012 Hardback 392 Pages Price USD 170.00
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Increasing food prices have renewed concerns about long-run agricultural demand and supply in the global economy. This book looks at results, methods, and data on international agricultural productivity for a better understanding of long-run trends and the policies that determine them.

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Dairy Herd Health
Stock Code CAB007, CABI 2012 Hardback 328 Pages Price USD 140.00
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Dairy herd health is an important and universal topic in large animal veterinary practice and farming, covering both preventive medicine and health promotion. With the move towards large-scale farming, the health of the herd is important as an economic unit and to promote the health of the individuals within it. This book focuses on diseases within herds, herd husbandry practices, youngstock management and environmental issues.

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Sustainable Livestock Management For Poverty Alleviation and Food Security
Stock Code CAB008, CABI 2012 Hardback 208 Pages Price USD 140.00
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Good animal husbandry practices and animal health are vital for people living in poorer countries. This practical learning manual is a realistic guide for those who are responsible for training farmers in poor countries, taking into account traditional farming systems, existing inputs and resources, sustainable farming initiatives and advising on the right approaches to training. The overall aims are to improve the condition and health of livestock in poor countries and the lives of the people in these countries.

 

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Pesticide Mitigation Strategies for Surface Water Quality
Stock Code OX007, Oxford University Press 2012 Hardback 400 Pages Price USD 148.00
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Understanding Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agricultural Management addresses global warming, one of the most pressing environmental concerns of our times. The agricultural sector is the largest source of global anthropogenic nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4), both of which are potent greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. The book provides a comprehensive overview of important issues related to greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural systems, including measurement of greenhouse gas emissions in agricultural fields, development of alternative management practices as mitigation measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and greenhouse gas accounting methodologies and modeling.

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Scientific writing for agricultural research scientists: A training resource manual
Stock Code CTA1700, CTA 2012 Paperback 192 Pages Price USD 35.00
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Agricultural research in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries has been characterised by poor communication and limited use of its results by beneficiaries, perhaps due to limited capacity of researchers in scientific writing and communication of agricultural research results.

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The Sociology of Food and Agriculture -
Stock Code ROUT002, Earthscan 2012 Paperback 322 Pages Price USD 40.00
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As interest has increased in topics such as the globalization of the agrifood system, food security, and food safety, the subjects of food and agriculture are making their way into a growing number of courses in disciplines within the social sciences and the humanities, like sociology and food studies.

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Food and Development
Stock Code ROUT004, Routledge 2012 Paperback 412 Pages Price USD 42.00
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The relationship between food and development has always been controversial. Over the last thirty years, development in the north and south has failed to deliver people a decent diet. While some people have too little food and die as a consequence, some people have too much food and die from associated diseases.

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Soil Fertility - Characteristics, Processes & Management
Stock Code NOVA014, Nova Scienca 2012 Paperback 154 Pages Price USD 70.00
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This book presents topical research in the study of the characteristics, processes and management of soil fertility in agriculture. Topics discussed include agricultural management changes in Pampean soils related to rotation and tillage; agroforestry systems in the Eastern Amazon; soil and crop management practices in bioenergy cropping systems; evaluation of the potassium supplying abilities of animal manures; nitrogen fertilisation in the modern sustainable farming systems of Moldova; and soil fertility enhancing microorganisms and their application as biofertilisers.

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There’s the Beef - Select Research on Global Beef Production & Trade
Stock Code NOVA015, Nova Science 2012 Harback 179 Pages Price USD 125.00
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Beef cow-calf farms operate in an industry characterised by large numbers of small farms. Many of these farms specialise in beef cattle production, but farm households on these operations tend to generate more income from off-farm sources, such as wages and salaries or retirement income, than from the farm businesses themselves. This book discusses select research on global beef production and trade including beef production in the United States, Japan and Mexico.

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U.S. & EU Agriculture - Comparisons & Linkages
Stock Code NOVA016, Nova Science 2012 Paperback 66 Pages Price USD 47.00
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The European Union (EU) is one of the United States’ chief agricultural trading partners but also a major competitor in world markets. Both the United States and the EU provide significant government support for their agricultural sectors. In 2009, the EU and the U.S. together accounted for 60% of all government support to agriculture among the major developed economies.

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Chickens - Physiology, Diseases & Farming Practices
Stock Code NOVA017, Nova Science 2012 Hardback 167 Pages Price USD 150.00
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In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the physiology, diseases and farming practices of chickens. Topics discussed include recent trends in the diagnosis and vaccines for poultry diseases; nutrient regulation of intestinal development and function in chickens; the role of selenium in chicken physiology; harvest and post-harvest practices for chickens; organ blood flow in the hen foetal and early postnatal periods; central regulation of physiological and metabolic responses in neonatal chicks; bacteriophages in the control of colibacillosis; and chicken egg size and embryonic development.

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