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  1. The Broken Promise of Agricultural Progress

    An Environmental History

    By Cameron Muir

    Series: Routledge Environmental Humanities

    Food and the global agricultural system has become one of the defining public concerns of the twenty-first century. Ecological disorder and inequity is at the heart of our food system. This thoughtful and confronting book tells the story of how the development of modern agriculture promised...

    Published May 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Rural Wealth Creation

    Edited by John L. Pender, Bruce A. Weber, Thomas G. Johnson, J. Matthew Fannin

    Series: Routledge Textbooks in Environmental and Agricultural Economics

    This book investigates the role of wealth in achieving sustainable rural economic development. The authors define wealth as all assets net of liabilities that can contribute to well-being, and they provide examples of many forms of capital – physical, financial, human, natural, social, and others....

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Peanuts

    Edited by Nalini Mallikarjuna, Rajeev K. Varshney

    Series: Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Crop Plants

    Peanut, an amphidiploid, is an important food and oil crop and has an interesting evolutionary history. This book provides a glimpse of the advances in genetic resources and genomics research of peanut made during the last decade. It contains an overview of germplasm, advances in genetic and...

    Published May 15th 2014 by CRC Press

  4. Cold Tolerance in Rice Cultivation

    By Pranab Basuchaudhuri

    Rice is the staple food for more than half of the world's population, yet cold temperatures during the cropping period cause a significant loss of yield. To cope with the world's increasing population, it is necessary to develop high yielding rice varieties that are tolerant to abiotic stress...

    Published May 15th 2014 by CRC Press

  5. Biological Control in Plant Protection

    A Colour Handbook, Second Edition

    By Neil Helyer, Nigel D. Cattlin, Kevin C. Brown

    There has been a large increase in the commercial use of integrated crop/pest management methods for pest and disease control on a wide range of crops throughout the world since the first edition of this book. The completely revised second edition of the bestselling Biological Control in Plant...

    Published April 30th 2014 by CRC Press

  6. Rearing Animal and Plant Pathogen Vectors

    Edited by Karl Maramorosch, Farida Mahmood

    This book provides an integrated description of methods used to rear vectors of human, higher animal, and plant pathogens in the laboratory. It deals with diverse subject areas, and contains descriptions of standard, as well as highly specialized, methods used by medical, veterinary, entomology,...

    Published April 24th 2014 by CRC Press

  7. The Soil Underfoot

    Infinite Possibilities for a Finite Resource

    Edited by G. Jock Churchman, Edward R. Landa

    The largest part of the world’s food comes from its soils, either directly from plants, or via animals fed on pastures and crops. Thus, it is necessary to maintain, and if possible, improve the quality—and hence good health—of soils, while enabling them to support the growing world population. The...

    Published April 21st 2014 by CRC Press

  8. Seasonal Workers in Mediterranean Agriculture

    The Social Costs of Eating Fresh

    Edited by Jörg Gertel, Sarah Ruth Sippel

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    Over the last three decades there has been a rapid expansion of intensive production of fresh fruit and vegetables in the Mediterranean regions of south and west Europe. Much of this depends on migrating workers for seasonal labour, including from Eastern Europe, North Africa and Latin America....

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Class, Gender, and the American Family Farm in the 20th Century

    By Elizabeth A. Ramey

    Series: New Political Economy

    Integrating a focus on gender with Marx’s surplus-based notion of class, this book offers a one-of-a-kind analysis of family farms in the United States. The analysis shows how gender and class struggles developed during important moments in the history of these family farms shaped the trajectory of...

    Published March 28th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Agribusiness Supply Chain Management

    By N. Chandrasekaran, G. Raghuram

    The agribusiness supply chain includes a number of processes such as supply management, production management, and demand management to customers through a competitive distribution channel. Each step of the way can be plagued with issues such as diversity of production and demand, bulkiness of...

    Published March 24th 2014 by CRC Press