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Forthcoming Agricultural Development Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Community Seed Banks

    Origins, Evolution and Prospects

    Edited by Ronnie Vernooy, Pitambar Shrestha, Bhuwon Sthapit

    Series: Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

    Community seed banks first appeared towards the end of the 1980s, established with the support of international and national non-governmental organizations. This book is the first to provide a global review of their development and includes a wide range of case studies. Countries that...

    To Be Published May 15th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Sustainability in Coffee Production

    Creating Shared Value Chains in Colombia

    By Andrea Biswas-Tortajada, Asit K. Biswas

    Coffee, as a commodity and through its global value chains, is the focus of much interest to achieve fair trade and equitable outcomes for producers, processors and consumers. It has iconic cultural and economic significance for Colombia, which is one of the world's major coffee producers for the...

    To Be Published May 27th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Mitigating Land Degradation and Improving Livelihoods

    An Integrated Watershed Approach

    Edited by Feras Ziadat, Wondimu Bayu

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

    The research presented in this book demonstrates how an integrated ‘systems’ approach to farming in the watershed context increases the effectiveness of a production system and improves people’s livelihoods. It takes an integrated approach, using one watershed in Ethiopia as a ‘laboratory...

    To Be Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Cities and Agriculture

    Developing Resilient Urban Food Systems

    Edited by Henk de Zeeuw, Pay Drechsel

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    As people increasingly migrate to urban settings and more than half of the world's population now lives in cities, it is vital to plan and provide for sustainable and resilient food systems which reflect this challenge. This volume presents experience and evidence-based "state of the art" chapters...

    To Be Published September 29th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Biochar in European Soils and Agriculture

    Science and Practice

    Edited by Simon Shackley, Greet Ruysschaert, Kor Zwart, Bruno Glaser

    Aimed mainly at a professional audience, this book is intended to provide a user-friendly handbook on biochar. It de-mystifies the scientific, engineering and managerial issues surrounding biochar and makes the whole topic more understandable and approachable to potential users. These include...

    To Be Published October 31st 2015 by Routledge

  6. Biofuels, Food Security and Developing Economies

    By Nazia Mintz-Habib

    The last decade has witnessed major crises in both food and energy security across the world. One response to the challenges of climate change and energy supply has been the development of crops to be used for biofuels. But as this book shows, this can divert agricultural land from food production...

    To Be Published October 31st 2015 by Routledge

  7. Tropical Fruit Tree Diversity

    Good Practices for In Situ and On-farm Management

    Edited by Bhuwon Sthapit, Hugo Lamers, Ramanatha Rao, Arwen Bailey

    Series: Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

    Farmers have developed a range of agricultural practices to sustainably use and maintain a wide diversity of crop species in many parts of the world. This book documents good practices innovated by farmers and collects key reviews on good practices from global experts, not only from the case...

    To Be Published October 31st 2015 by Routledge

  8. Pollination Services to Agriculture

    Sustaining and Enhancing a Key Ecosystem Service

    Edited by Barbara Gemmill-Herren

    It is only recently that the immense economic value of pollination to agriculture has been appreciated. At the same time, the alarming collapse in populations of bees and other pollinators has highlighted the urgency of addressing this issue. This book focuses on the specific measures and practices...

    To Be Published October 31st 2015 by Routledge

  9. Biodiversity Research, Bioprospecting and Commercialization

    Science, Markets and Access and Benefit-sharing

    By Sarah Laird, Rachel Wynberg

    Series: People and Plants International Conservation

    The access and benefit-sharing (ABS) policy process of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and wider discussions about the ethical and conservation issues arising from the commercial use of biodiversity and traditional knowledge, depend upon a well-developed understanding of the...

    To Be Published December 15th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Bioenergy Crops for Ecosystem Health and Sustainability

    By Alex Baumber

    The growing of crops for bioenergy has been subject to much recent criticism, as taking away land which could be used for food production or biodiversity conservation. This book challenges some commonly-held ideas about biofuels, bioenergy and energy cropping, particularly that energy crops pose an...

    To Be Published December 15th 2015 by Routledge