Country Gentleman

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



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What I Know of Farming

A Series of Brief and Plain Expositions of Practical Agriculture as an Art Based Upon Science

Author: Horace Greeley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture

Page: 323

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The sodfather

a friend of agriculture

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture and state

Page: 174

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Diversifying Food and Diets

Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Health

Author: Jessica Fanzo,Danny Hunter,Teresa Borelli,Federico Mattei

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136461469

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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Currently 868 million people are undernourished and 195 million children under five years of age are stunted. At the same time, over 1 billion people are overweight and obese in both the developed and developing world. Diseases previously associated with affluence, such as cancer, diabetes and cardio-vascular disease, are on the rise. Food system-based approaches to addressing these problems that could enhance food availability and diet quality through local production and agricultural biodiversity often fall outside the traditional scope of nutrition, and have been under-researched. As a consequence, there remains insufficient evidence to support well-defined, scalable agricultural biodiversity interventions that can be linked to improvements in nutrition outcomes. Agricultural biodiversity is important for food and nutritional security, as a safeguard against hunger, a source of nutrients for improved dietary diversity and quality, and strengthening local food systems and environmental sustainability. This book explores the current state of knowledge on the role of agricultural biodiversity in improving diets, nutrition and food security. Using examples and case studies from around the globe, the book explores current strategies for improving nutrition and diets and identifies key research and implementation gaps that need to be addressed to successfully promote the better use of agricultural biodiversity for rural and urban populations and societies in transition.
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Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators

Author: Keith Daniel Wiebe,Noel Ray Gollehon

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600214677

Category: Science

Page: 278

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Describes trends in resources used in and affected by agricultural production (including natural, produced, and management resources), as well as the economic conditions and policies that influence agricultural resource use and its environmental impacts.
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Communities, Livelihoods and Natural Resources

Action Research and Policy Change in Asia

Author: Stephen R. Tyler

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 1552502309

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 420

View: 1553

This book synthesizes results from a 7-year program of applied research on community-based approaches to natural resource management in Asia. The 11 case studies featured illustrate how local innovations in participatory natural resource management can strengthen livelihoods, build capacity for local governance, and spark policy change. The lessons are derived from the application of a participatory action research framework that engaged resource users, local governments, and researchers in collaborative learning. They illustrate practical innovations to strengthen livelihoods through improved collective resource management practices and broader technology choices.
Posted in Business & Economics


Author: Herbert Spencer

Publisher: N.A



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The Stubborn Earth

American Agriculturalists on Chinese Soil, 1898-1937

Author: Randall E. Stross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780520066205

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

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00 This is a study of the first major American effort to aid a developing country--China--in the early twentieth century. Anyone interested in U.S.-China relations and in the American presence abroad will find it provocative and frequently moving. This is a study of the first major American effort to aid a developing country--China--in the early twentieth century. Anyone interested in U.S.-China relations and in the American presence abroad will find it provocative and frequently moving.
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Innovations in Dryland Agriculture

Author: Muhammad Farooq,Kadambot Siddique

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319479288

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 571

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This book is a ready reference on recent innovations in dryland agriculture and reinforces the understanding for its utilization to develop environmentally sustainable and profitable food production systems. It covers the basic concepts and history, components and elements, breeding and modelling efforts, and potential benefits, experiences, challenges and innovations relevant to agriculture in dryland areas around world.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Agrarian Reform as Unfinished Business

The Selected Papers of Wolf Ladejinsky

Author: Wolf Isaac Ladejinsky

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199200986

Category: Asia

Page: 603

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People's Banks

A Record of Social and Economic Success

Author: Henry William Wolff

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agricultural cooperative credit associations

Page: 261

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An Alabama Student and Other Biographical Essays

Author: William Osler

Publisher: READ BOOKS

ISBN: 9781409776390

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 352

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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The American Commonwealth

Author: James Bryce Bryce (Viscount)

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

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Nourishing millions: Stories of change in nutrition: Synopsis

Author: Yosef, Sivan,Pandya-Lorch, Rajul

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN: 0896299902

Category: Political Science

Page: 4

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In recent years, the world has seen unprecedented attention and political commitment to addressing malnutrition. Milestones such as the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, the Lancet Maternal and Child Nutrition Series, and the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) have marked the rapid rise of nutrition on the global policy and research agenda. These developments reverse years of relative neglect for nutrition. Undernutrition is a global challenge with huge social and economic costs. It kills millions of young children annually, stunts growth, erodes child development, reduces the amount of schooling children attain, and increases the likelihood of their being poor as adults, if they survive. Stunting persists through a lifetime and beyond—underweight mothers are more likely to give birth to underweight children, perpetuating undernutrition across generations. Undernutrition reduces global gross domestic product by US$1.4–$2.1 trillion a year—the size of the total economy of Africa south of the Sahara.
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Science as a Way of Knowing

The Foundations of Modern Biology

Author: John Alexander Moore

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674794825

Category: Science

Page: 530

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For the past twenty-five years John Moore has taught biology instructors how to teach biology--by emphasizing the questions people have asked about life through the ages and the ways natural philosophers and scientists have sought the answers. This book makes Moore's uncommon wisdom available to students in a lively and richly illustrated account of the history and workings of life. Employing a breadth of rhetoric strategies--including vividly written case histories, hypotheses and deductions, and chronological narrative--Science as a Way of Knowing provides not only a cultural history of biology but also a splendid introduction to the procedures and values of science.
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