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Emerging voices in ICT and agriculture: Shaping the future of ACP rural development using ICTs
Stock Code CTA1703, CTA 2013 Paperback 54 Pages Price USD 14.00
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The new booklet published by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA ACP-EU) features 20 young people and three organizations, that have been involved in the CTA youth project called ARDYIS (Agriculture Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society).

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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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Setting up and running a small-scale cooking oil business
Stock Code CTA1684, CTA 2012 Paperback 302 Pages Price USD 28.00
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This manual concentrates on running a small-scale cooking oil business and covers important aspects such as production, processing, quality control as well as marketing, packaging, branding and customer care.

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Agricultural extension: A time for change: Linking knowledge to policy and action for food and livelihoods
Stock Code CTA1689, CTA 2012 Paperback 30 Pages Price USD 14.00
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Three-quarters of the world’s poorest billion people live in rural areas, and the vast majority depend on agriculture for their livelihoods and survival. Encouraging the growth of the agricultural sector is therefore one of the most effective ways of tackling poverty and reducing hunger and malnutrition.

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Understanding Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agricultural Management
Stock Code OX004, Oxford University Press 2012 Hardback 544 Pages Price USD 184.00
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This ACS Symposium Series title 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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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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Global Agriculture - Projections to 2020 & U.S. Trade Trends
Stock Code NOVA008, Nova Science 2012 Hardback 155 Pages Price USD 130.00
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This book provides projections for the agricultural sector through 2020. Projections cover agricultural commodities, agricultural trade, and aggregate indicators of the sector, such as farm income and food prices. The projections are based on specific assumptions about macroeconomic conditions, policy, weather and international developments, with no domestic or external shocks to global agricultural markets.

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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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Organic Fertilizers - Types, Production & Environmental Impact
Stock Code NOVA011, Nova Science 2012 Hardback Price USD 174.00
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Organic fertiliser refers to materials used as fertiliser that occur regularly in nature, usually as a by product or end product of a naturally occurring process. Organic fertilisers such as manure have been used in agriculture for thousands of years; ancient farmers did not understand the chemistry involved, but they did recognise the benefit of providing their crops with organic material.

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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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