This book summarizes the major environmental hazards confronted in tropical agriculture and presents specific management options that could be used to reduce or avoid them. It addresses the problem of the high cost of agricultural development in tropical regions.
Introduction 1. Rice 2. Maize, Sorghum, and Millet 3. Legumes, Oilseeds, and Vegetables 4. Cassava and Other Root Crops 5. Coffee and Tea 6. Cocoa 7. Sugar Cane 8. Tobacco 9. Cotton 10. Oil Palm 11. Rubber 12. Forestry 13. Large Livestock: Cattle and Buffalo 14. Small Livestock 15. Freshwater Fisheries 16. Marine Fisheries 17. Biocides in the Environment 18. Integrated Pest Management 19. Tsetse Control in Livestock Projects 20. Irritation 21. Energy in Agriculture 22. Weed Control 23. Water Weed Control 24. Conserving Biological and Genetic Diversity 25. Soil Erosion 26. Epilogue: The Future