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Insights Africas future - can biosciences contribute ?
Stock Code 4053, Banson 2013 Paperback 136 Pages Price USD 15.00
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By 2050 the world’s population will rise to 9 billion. To satisfy demand, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has predicted that food production will need to increase by 70 per cent. Meanwhile, land and water resources are increasingly being degraded and depleted, which has serious implications for developing countries, and in particular for the African continent.

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Beans - Nutrition, Consumption & Health
Stock Code NOVA004, Nova Science 2012 Hardback Price USD 185.00
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In this book, the authors present topical research in the study of the nutrition, consumption and health benefits of bean products. Topics discussed in this compilation include the chemical composition and food properties of six cultivars of African yam bean flours; food-grade soybean consumption and nutrition; proteinase inhibitors from legumes; lectins in legumes; seed yield in mungbean as correlated with root length density and total dry matter; defensins in beans; nutritional quality of beans and growing conditions; bean by-products and the angiotensin I-converting enzyme inhibitory and antioxidant activities of protein hydrolysates from four tropical legumes.

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Food, Economics, and Health
Stock Code OX002, Oxford University Press 2012 Paperback 240 Pages Price USD 40.00
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Drawing on the author’s extensive and varied research, this book provides readers with a firm grounding in the concepts and issues across several disciplines including economics, nutrition, psychology and public health in the hope of improving the design of food policies in the developed and developing world.

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Feed The Future - The U.S. Global Food Security & Sustainable Agriculture Initiative
Stock Code NOVA007, Nova Science 2012 Hardback Price USD 110.00
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This book examines the state of food insecurity in the world and provides an overview of the Obama Administration’s global hunger and food security initiative, called "Feed the Future".

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International Food Security - Assessments & Projections
Stock Code NOVA009, Nova Science 2012 Paperback 95 Pages Price USD 48.50
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This book examines projections of two key determinants of food security: food production and import capacity of the countries. Domestic food production performance plays the most critical role in food security, particularly for regions like Asia and sub-Saharan Africa that depend on grain supplies. Conversely, imports play a significant role for regions like Latin America and North Africa that depend on positive trade terms.

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Maize - Cultivation, Uses & Health Benefits
Stock Code NOVA010, Nova Science 2012 Hardback Price USD 150.00
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Maize (Zea mays L.) commonly called corn, field corn, or Indian corn belongs to the Poaceae (Gramineae) family. It grows almost anywhere, although approximately 50% of the world’s maize is produced in the USA. It is one of the 3 major grain crops world-wide and extremely important for human and animal consumption (15 to 56% of total daily dietary caloric intake), food processing and other commercial activities in many developed and developing countries.

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Potatoes - Production, Consumption & Health Benefits
Stock Code NOVA012, Nova Science 2012 Hardback Price USD 140.00
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This book presents an overview of the cultivation of the potato, pointing out some aspects in relation to its production, consumption and importance for consumer health. The aim is to offer a glimpse of the forest rather than the single tree, but not failing to focus on "a few trees".

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Rice - Production, Consumption & Health Benefits
Stock Code NOVA013, Nova Science 2012 Hardback 196 Pages Price USD 140.00
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Rice is one of the most important food crops around the world and feeds over half of the global population. Hence, the study of rice productivity is vital to assuring an adequate food supply for all. In this book, the authors present topical research in the study of the production, consumption and health benefits of rice.

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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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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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