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The global farms race

The global farms race

The global farms race examines past and present experiences in Africa, Asia and Latin America to assess costs and benefits - both social and financial - and offers a variety of recommendations for how investors, host governments and the international community should respond to the race for the world's farmland.

Date published: March 2013

Enough is enough: Building a sustainable economy in a world of finite resources

Enough is enough: Building a sustainable economy in a world of finite resources

Enough is enough outlines an alternative to our growth-driven society, offering a route map to a steady state economy.

Date published: March 2013

Growing greener cities in Africa

Growing greener cities in Africa

Growing greener cities in Africa calls on African policymakers to act now to steer urbanisation from its current, unsustainable path, towards healthy and 'greener' cities that ensure food and nutrition security for everyone.

Date published: February 2013

Zimbabwe's fast track land reform

Zimbabwe's fast track land reform

The author attempts an even-handed review of what the Fast Track Land Reform Programme entailed, why it was seen by the government as essential and urgent in 2000, some 20 years after Independence, and what directed the method of its implementation.

Date published: February 2013

Full planet, empty plates - The new geopolitics of food security

Full planet, empty plates - The new geopolitics of food security

Lester Brown summarises the alarming trends in food production and demand that threaten modern civilisation, including threats to the world's major grain production zones and consequences for low income countries and people.

Date published: January 2013

Dried beans in Ethiopia: increasing food security through trade

Dried beans in Ethiopia: increasing food security through trade

Dried beans in Ethiopia focuses on efforts to link white pea bean farmers in Ethiopia to canning factories and retailers in the UK, while improving their productivity and product quality.

Date published: January 2013

Scientific writing for agricultural research scientists: A training resource manual

Scientific writing for agricultural research scientists: A training resource manual

Writing a scientific paper can be a daunting challenge, but the detailed and practical advice contained in this clearly written manual will be of great help, both to those writing for the first time and those trying to improve their rate of acceptance.

Date published: December 2012

The story of the fly and how it could save the world

The story of the fly and how it could save the world

Rearing of housefly larvae on an industrial scale by the South African AgriProtein company is creating a sustainable livestock feed for poultry and fish. Entrepreneur Jason Drew shares his fascination with flies and their potential to provide a solution to our resource-depleting livestock and fishing industries.

Date published: December 2012

Strategies and priorities for African agriculture

Strategies and priorities for African agriculture

Based on ten country case studies, this book examines the potential of agriculture to contribute to national growth and poverty reduction and evaluates the financial cost of accelerating agricultural growth.

Date published: November 2012

One billion hungry: Can we feed the world?

One billion hungry: Can we feed the world?

Professor Conway provides a comprehensive review of the current state of food production worldwide, the plateauing of yields in major exporters and the failure of Africa to boost production. He reviews the events that have led us to our present status quo, and the constraints that must be overcome if a major shortfall in world food demand is to be avoided.

Date published: November 2012

 

 

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