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Sweet potato

Sweet potato

This latest volume in the Tropical Agriculturalist series offers a detailed description of the plant, and the environmental factors that can affect its productivity, as well as guidance on cultivation techniques such as propagation, crop management and control of pests and diseases.

Date published: January 2004

Hungry corporations: Transnational biotech companies colonise the food chain

Hungry corporations: Transnational biotech companies colonise the food chain

Impressively researched and detailed, Hungry Corporations gives a comprehensive account of how biotech companies are gaining control over food production on a global scale.

Date published: January 2004

Linking lives and livelihoods

Linking lives and livelihoods

From pitifully rewarded potato farmers of Kyrgyzstan and Tasmania, to Kenya's horticultural growers and packers, who strive to meet the requirements of UK supermarkets and their consumers, 19 case studies raise public awareness about food production and trade.

Date published: January 2004

Optimizing soil moisture for plant production: The significance of soil porosity

Optimizing soil moisture for plant production: The significance of soil porosity

In the context of climate change and increasing pressures on land, good soil management is essential to agricultural productivity. Such management must focus on provision of nutrients and of water, and this new FAO guide deals with the latter.

Date published: January 2004

Rangelands of the arid and semi-arid zones in Uzbekistan

Rangelands of the arid and semi-arid zones in Uzbekistan

The majority (85 per cent) of Uzbekistan is 'arid' or 'semi-arid', but with underground water reserves and vast mineral resources. This book evaluates the current state of the native flora and the quantitative and qualitative condition of the vegetation cover of these fragile rangelands.

Date published: January 2004

Water productivity in agriculture: Limits and opportunities for improvement

Water productivity in agriculture: Limits and opportunities for improvement

An eclectic collection of recent research on water productivity in the developing world, this publication is aimed primarily at professionals in the field.

Date published: January 2004

 

 

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