Agricultural Development Products

  • Tropical Fruit Tree Diversity

    Good practices for in situ and on-farm conservation

    Edited by Bhuwon Sthapit, Hugo A.H. Lamers, V. Ramanatha Rao, Arwen Bailey

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-05-17 
    Routledge
    Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

  • Routledge Handbook of Food and Nutrition Security

    Edited by Bill Pritchard, Rodomiro Ortiz, Meera Shekar

    The concept of food and nutrition security has evolved and risen to the top of the international policy agenda over the last decade. Yet it is a complex and multi-faceted issue, requiring a broad and inter-disciplinary perspective for full understanding. This Handbook represents the most…

    Hardback – 2016-04-07 
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2016-04-05 
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-03-10 
    Routledge

  • Biochar in European Soils and Agriculture

    Science and Practice

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

    This user-friendly book introduces biochar to potential users in the professional sphere. It de-mystifies the scientific, engineering and managerial issues surrounding biochar for the benefit of audiences including policy makers, landowners and farmers, land use, agricultural and environmental…

    Hardback – 2016-02-29 
    Routledge

  • Africa’s Green Revolution

    Critical Perspectives on New Agricultural Technologies and Systems

    Edited by William G. Moseley, Matthew A. Schnurr, Rachel Bezner-Kerr

    This volume examines the dominant neoliberal agenda for agricultural development and hunger alleviation in Africa. The text reviews the history of African agricultural and food security policy in the post-colonial period, across a range of geographical contexts, in order to contextualise the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-26 
    Routledge

  • Food Security, Gender and Resilience

    Improving Smallholder and Subsistence Farming

    Edited by Leigh Brownhill, Esther Njuguna, Kimberly L. Bothi, Bernard Pelletier, Lutta Muhammad, Gordon M. Hickey

    Through the integration of gender analysis into resilience thinking, this book shares field-based research insights from a collaborative, integrated project aimed at improving food security in subsistence and smallholder agricultural systems. The scope of the book is both local and…

    Hardback – 2016-02-09 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-01-07
    Routledge

  • Innovation Platforms for Agricultural Development

    Evaluating the mature innovation platforms landscape

    Edited by Iddo Dror, Jean-Joseph Cadilhon, Marc Schut, Michael Misiko, Shreya Maheshwari

    Innovation Platforms (IPs) form the core of many Agricultural Research for Development programmes, stimulating multi-stakeholder collaboration and action towards the realization of agricultural development outcomes. This book enhances the body of knowledge of IPs by focusing on mature IPs…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge

  • Cities and Agriculture

    Developing Resilient Urban Food Systems

    Edited by Henk de Zeeuw, Pay Drechsel

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-09-28
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Mitigating Land Degradation and Improving Livelihoods

    An Integrated Watershed Approach

    Edited by Feras Ziadat, Wondimu Bayu

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-08-11
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-06-16
    Routledge

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