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"Coffee is one of the most widely traded commodities in the world. Coffee cultivation faces a number of challenges including over reliance on a relatively small number of varieties vulnerable to a range of abiotic and biotic stresses as well as increasing expectations of quality amongst consumers. These challenges are addressed by this volume. Part 1 looks at advances in understanding plant physiology and ensuring genetic diversity. These provide the basis for summarising developments in breeding improved varieties of Arabica and Robusta coffee. The second part of the book reviews our understanding of the chemical composition, sensory properties and potential nutraceutical benefits of coffee. With its distinguished editor and international range of expert authors, this volume will be a standard reference for coffee scientists, growers and processors."--Provided by publisher.
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1 online resource.
  • Intro; Contents; Series list; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1 Genetic improvement and plant physiology; Part 2 Cultivation techniques; Part 3 Post-harvest management; Part 4 Diseases and pests; Part 1 Genetic improvement and plant physiology; Chapter 1 Exploiting the mango genome: molecular markers; 1 Introduction; 2 Biochemical markers; 3 DNA markers; 4 Other molecular markers; 5 Next-generation sequencing technologies; 6 Genetic linkage maps; 7 Other 'omics'; 8 Future trends and conclusion; 9 Where to look for further information; 10 Acknowledgements; 11 References
  • Chapter 2 The genetic diversity of mangoes1 Introduction; 2 Description of the principal mango cultivars; 3 Photographs of the principal mango cultivars; 4 Acknowledgements; 5 References; 6 Appendix 1: list of the principal mango cultivars; 7 Appendix 2: photos of principal mango cultivars; Chapter 3 Advances in understanding mango tree growth and canopy development; 1 Introduction; 2 Mango tree architecture; 3 Morphology of the mango growth unit; 4 Growth and development of the mango growth unit; 5 From the growth unit to the current-year branch
  • 6 Interactions between vegetative growth and reproduction7 Conclusion; 8 Where to look for further information; 9 References; Chapter 4 Advances in understanding flowering, pollination and fruit development in mangoes; 1 Introduction; 2 Vegetative shoot development; 3 Induction, initiation and floral differentiation; 4 Genes related to the flowering process; 5 Pollination and fertilisation; 6 Fruit set and growth; 7 Conclusion; 8 Future trends; 9 Where to look for further information; 10 References; Part 2 Cultivation techniques
  • Chapter 5 Mango cultivation practices in the tropics: good agricultural practices to maximize sustainable yields1 Introduction; 2 Constraints and strategies: soil; 3 Constraints and strategies: climate; 4 Constraints and strategies: orchard management; 5 Constraints and strategies: irrigation and nutrition; 6 Conclusion; 7 References; Chapter 6 Mango cultivation practices for the subtropics; 1 Introduction; 2 Tropical versus subtropical mango cultivation: climatic considerations; 3 Exploiting genetic variation among mango cultivars
  • 4 Cultural techniques: planting density, spacing and out-of-season production5 Cultural techniques: control of growth and flowering; 6 Conclusion; 7 Where to look for further information; 8 References; Chapter 7 Mango cultivation in greenhouses; 1 Introduction; 2 Training and pruning; 3 Control of flowering; 4 Care of fruit; 5 Cultivation practices; 6 Disease and pest control; 7 Future trends and conclusion; 8 Where to look for further information; 9 References; Chapter 8 Management of an ultra-high-density mango orchard and benefits of the small-tree system; 1 Introduction
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  • Part One: Advances in Animal Welfare Science 1 Cognitive as a cause, consequence, and component of welfare 2 Genetics and genomics of animal welfare Part Two: Animal Welfare and Sustainability of Animal Agriculture 3 Animal ethics: probing the philosophical issues 4 Animal welfare and environmental issues 5 Animal welfare and sfood safety in modern animal production Part Three: Translating Science Into Policy and Practice 6 Science in the real world - benefits for researchers and farmers 7 Animal welfare: translating science into practice 8 Perspectives on the emerging role of US veterinarians in education, policy, politics and research Part Four: Animal Welfare Standards-- Are They Globally Achievable? 9 The perspective of the World Organisation for Animal Health 10 Perspective from Asia, Far East and Oceania, and Middle East 11 Perspective from Latin America Part Five: Emerging Issues 12 Slaughter without stunning 13 Urban agriculture.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081012154 20180312
Advances in Agricultural Animal Welfare fully explores developments in the key areas of agricultural animal welfare assessment and improvement. Analyzing current topical issues, as well as reviewing the historical welfare issues, the volume is a comprehensive review of the field. Divided into five sections, the book opens in Part One by reviewing advances in animal welfare science, examining cognitive psychology, genetics and genomics. Part Two then looks at transdisciplinary research in animal welfare, with coverage of bioethics, welfare and sustainability from both environmental and food safety perspectives. Part Three explores the process of translating science into policy and practice, followed by discussion on the global achievability of welfare standards in Part Four. Finally, Part Five highlights some emerging issues in agricultural animal welfare. This book is an essential part of the wider ranging series Advances in Farm Animal Welfare, with coverage of cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and aquaculture. With its expert editor and international team of contributors, Advances in Agricultural Animal Welfare is a key reference tool for welfare research scientists and students, practicing vets involved in welfare assessment, and indeed anyone with a professional interest in the welfare of agricultural animals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081012154 20180312
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1 online resource (xv, 250 pages) : illustrations.
  • 1 Overview of cattle production systems 2 Assessment of cattle welfare: Common animal-based measures 3 Assessment of cattle welfare: Approaches, goals and next steps on farms 4 Human-animal interactions: Effects, challenges, and progress 5 Cattle priorities: feed and water selection, ability to move freely and to access pasture 6 The role of social behaviour in cattle welfare 7 Painful procedures: When and what should we be measuring in cattle? 8 Disease and injury: Beyond current thinking about top causes of cattle morbidity 9 Metabolic challenge: How does it affect welfare?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081009383 20180611
Advances in Cattle Welfare provides a targeted overview of contemporary issues in dairy and beef cattle welfare. The volume addresses welfare-related topics in both research and on-farm applications. Opening with an introduction to cattle production systems, the book covers the three major areas of cattle welfare; on-farm welfare assessment, behavioral priorities of cattle and novel perspectives on specific aspects of management. Chapters examine the key issues within each area, including such topics as the goals and measures included in welfare assessments, the importance to cattle of access to pasture and engaging in social behavior, human-animal interactions, painful procedures, and disease and metabolic challenge. This book is an essential part of the wider ranging series Advances in Farm Animal Welfare, with coverage of cattle, sheep and pigs. With its expert editor and international team of contributors, Advances in Cattle Welfare is a key reference tool for welfare research scientists and students, veterinarians involved in welfare assessment, and indeed anyone with a professional interest in the welfare of cattle.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081009383 20180611
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1 online resource. Digital: text file; PDF.
  • ""Preface""; ""Organization""; ""General Chairs""; ""Program Co-chairs""; ""Organizing Committee""; ""Program Committee""; ""Additional Reviewers""; ""Sponsors""; ""Contents""; ""Knowledge Inference from a Small Water Quality Dataset with Multivariate Statistics and Data-Mining""; ""Abstract""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Background""; ""2.1 Data Source and Study Area""; ""3 Methods""; ""4 Experimental Setup and Results""; ""4.1 Assessment of the Water Quality Profile with Principal Components and Factor Analysis""
  • ""4.2 Assessment of the Water Quality Profile with Cluster Analysis and Decision Tree""""5 Conclusions and Future Work""; ""Acknowledgement""; ""References""; ""A Multiscale Based Rainfall Amount Prediction Using Multiple Classifier System""; ""Abstract""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Related Work""; ""3 Materials and Methods""; ""3.1 Predictors""; ""3.2 Data Collection""; ""3.3 Data Pre-processing""; ""4 Results""; ""5 Conclusions""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""References""; ""Characterization in the Visible and Infrared Spectrum of Agricultural Crops from a Multirotor Air Ve ... ""; ""Abstract""
  • ""1 Introduction""""2 Background""; ""3 Technology and Method""; ""4 Conclusions""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""References""; ""Cover Missions Planning for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles""; ""Abstract""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Coverage Path Planning (CPP)""; ""2.1 Wavefront Expansion""; ""2.2 Spanning Tree Coverage""; ""2.3 Path Transform: Sunshine""; ""3 Testing Coverage Path""; ""3.1 Obtained Results""; ""4 Conclusions""; ""Acknowledgement""; ""References""; ""Impact of Climate Change on Soil Organic Carbon Content on Agricultural Soils of Mexico""; ""Abstract""; ""1 Introduction""
  • ""2 Methodology""""2.1 Database of Precipitation, Temperature and Monthly Potential Evapotranspiration for the Climate Influence Areas of the Country for the Base and the Climate Change Scenarios""; ""2.2 Estimation of the Mineralization Dynamics of Soil Organic Matter in the Agricultural Land of Mexico Considering the Climate Change Scenarios""; ""2.2.1 The Carbon Accounting Model of the IPCC (2006), Is Represented in the Following Formula""; ""2.2.2 FAO Model of Soil Organic Matter Decline in the Land Degradation Process (Ortiz et al. 1994)""; ""3 Results""; ""4 Conclusions""
This book presents novel communication technology solutions to address the effects of climate change and climate variability on agriculture, with a particular focus on those that increase agricultural production. It discusses decision support and early warning systems for agriculture; information technology (IT) supporting sustainable water management and land cover dynamics; predictive of crop production models; and software applications for reducing the effects of diseases and pests on crops. Further topics include the real-time monitoring of weather conditions and water quality, as well as food security issues. Featuring the proceedings of the International Conference of ICT for Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change (AACC'17), held on November 22-24, 2017, in Popayan, Colombia, the book represents a timely report and a source of new ideas and solutions for both researchers and practitioners active in the agricultural sector around the globe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319701868 20180319
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1 online resource.
Advances in Pig Welfare analyzes current topical issues in the key areas of pig welfare assessment and improvement. With coverage of both recent developments and reviews of historical welfare issues, the volume provides a comprehensive survey of the field. The book is divided into two sections. Part One opens with an overview of main welfare challenges in commercial pig production systems and then reviews pig welfare hot spots from birth to slaughter. Part Two highlights emerging topics in pig welfare, such as pain and health assessment, early socialization and environmental enrichment, pig-human interactions, breeding for welfare, positive pig welfare and pigs as laboratory animals. This book is an essential part of the wider ranging series Advances in Farm Animal Welfare, with coverage of cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry. With its expert editor and international team of contributors, Advances in Pig Welfare is a key reference tool for welfare research scientists and students, veterinarians involved in welfare assessment, and indeed anyone with a professional interest in the welfare of pig.
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1 online resource : color illustrations
Advances in Poultry Welfare provides a targeted overview of contemporary developments in poultry welfare. The reviews in the volume address topical issues related to poultry welfare research and assessment, with a focus on identifying practical strategies for improvement as well as information gaps that remain to be filled. Part One provides an introduction to poultry production systems and gives a broad overview of current poultry welfare issues. Part Two moves on to review several aspects of poultry management, focusing on hatchery practices, early rearing, and slaughter. Part Three deals with welfare assessment on the farm, while Part Four explores continuing challenges, such as feather pecking and skeletal problems. This is followed in Part Five by a discussion of emerging issues, with chapters covering alternative parasite control methods, backyard poultry production, mass depopulation, and genetic approaches to reducing the impact of environmental stressors on welfare. This book is an essential part of the wider ranging series Advances in Farm Animal Welfare, with coverage of cattle, sheep, pigs, and poultry. With its expert editor and international team of contributors, Advances in Poultry Welfare is a key reference tool for welfare research scientists and students, veterinarians involved in welfare assessment, and indeed anyone with a professional interest in the welfare of poultry. ïŽ.
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1 online resource (xxv, 391 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • About the Editor xi Foreword to the Second Edition xiii Kenneth A. Johnson Foreword xv R. Randy Basinger, ACVS Foundation Preface xvii Peter Muir Acknowledgements xix Peter Muir Contributing Authors xxi I Structure and Function 1 Introduction 1 Peter Muir 1 Morphology and Function of the Cruciate Ligaments 3 Hilde de Rooster and Eithne Comerford 2 Biomechanics of the Cruciate Ligaments 13 Susannah J. Sample 3 Cruciate Ligament Remodeling and Repair 21 Connie S. Chamberlain, Erin E. Crowley, and Ray Vanderby Jr. 4 Meniscal Structure and Function 31 Antonio Pozzi and James L. Cook 5 Biomechanics of the Normal and Cranial Cruciate Ligament-Deficient Stifle 39 Antonio Pozzi and Stanley E. Kim II Etiopathogenesis of Cruciate Ligament Rupture 45 Introduction 45 Peter Muir 6 Histology of Cruciate Ligament Rupture 47 Kei Hayashi 7 Genetics of Cruciate Ligament Rupture 57 Lauren A. Baker and Peter Muir 8 Cruciate Ligament Matrix Metabolism and Development of Laxity 65 Eithne Comerford 9 Morphological Risk Factors for Cruciate Ligament Rupture 73 Eithne Comerford 10 Role of Nitric Oxide Production and Matrix Protease Activity in Cruciate Ligament Degeneration 81 David E. Spreng and Simone Forterre 11 Role of Antibodies to Collagen Type I and II 89 Hilde de Rooster and Eithne Comerford 12 Synovitis Precedes Stifle Instability Associated with Cruciate Ligament Rupture 93 Jason A. Bleedorn 13 Role of Synovial Immune Responses in Stifle Synovitis 101 Peter Muir III Clinical Features 107 Introduction 107 Peter Muir 14 Epidemiology of Cruciate Ligament Rupture 109 Lauren A. Baker and Peter Muir 15 History and Clinical Signs of Cruciate Ligament Rupture 115 Peter Muir 16 Partial Rupture of the Cranial Cruciate Ligament 119 Peter Muir 17 Caudal Cruciate Ligament Rupture 123 Peter Muir 18 Stress Imaging of the Stifle 127 Stanley E. Kim 19 Stifle Ultrasonography 135 Cristi R. Cook 20 Computed Tomography (CT) of the Stifle 141 Ingrid Gielen and Henri van Bree 21 Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Stifle 155 Peter V. Scrivani 22 Risk Prediction of Cruciate Ligament Rupture using Stifle Diagnostic Imaging 165 Peter Muir IV Surgical Treatment 169 Introduction 169 Peter Muir 23 Arthroscopy and Arthrotomy of the Stifle 171 Brian S. Beale, Donald A. Hulse, Antonio Pozzi, and Peter Muir 24 Joint Lavage 185 Peter Muir 25 Extracapsular Stabilization 189 Selena Tinga and Stanley E. Kim 26 Intra-Articular Repair for Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture in the Dog 201 Jeffery J. Biskup and Michael G. Conzemius 27 Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy 217 Susan L. Schaefer 28 Tibial Tuberosity Advancement 227 Randy J. Boudrieau 29 Closing Cranial Wedge Ostectomy and Triple Tibial Osteotomy 243 Simon C. Roe 30 Treatment of Excessive Tibial Plateau Angle 253 Michael P. Kowaleski 31 Surgical Management of Cruciate Ligament Rupture Combined with Patella Luxation 261 Anke Langenbach and Denis J. Marcellin-Little 32 Biomechanics of the Cranial Cruciate Ligament-Deficient Stifle Treated by Tibial Osteotomies 271 Antonio Pozzi, Stanley E. Kim, and Selena Tinga 33 Arthroscopic Follow-Up after Surgical Stabilization of the Stifle 279 Brian S. Beale and Donald A. Hulse 34 Cranial Cruciate Ligament Debridement 291 David E. Spreng 35 Surgical Treatment of Concurrent Meniscal Injury 295 Samuel P. Franklin, James L. Cook, and Antonio Pozzi 36 Meniscal Release 301 Antonio Pozzi and James L. Cook 37 Progression of Osteoarthritis after Stifle Stabilization Surgery 307 Susannah J. Sample 38 Clinical Outcomes after Surgical Treatment of Cruciate Ligament Rupture 313 Mary Sarah Bergh and Steven C. Budsberg 39 Success and Failure after Stifle Stabilization Surgery 317 Michael G. Conzemius and Richard B. Evans 40 Diagnosis and Management of Orthopaedic Infection after Stifle Surgery 323 Noel M.M. Moens V Medical Management of Cruciate Ligament Rupture 331 Introduction 331 Peter Muir 41 Medical Therapy for Stifle Osteoarthritis 333 Steven C. Budsberg 42 Rehabilitation for Dogs with Cruciate Ligament Rupture 343 Denis J. Marcellin-Little and Courtney J. Arnoldy VI Future Directions 353 Introduction 353 Peter Muir 43 Clinical Research Design and Patient-Oriented Outcomes 355 Dorothy Cimino Brown 44 Total Knee Replacement in the Dog 363 Matthew J. Allen, William D. Liska, and Valentina Brioschi 45 Regenerative Medicine and Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair 371 Gabriel S. Perrone, Martha M. Murray, and Patrick Vavken 46 Disease-Modifying Medical and Cell-Based Therapy 379 Susannah J. Sample and Peter Muir Index 385.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119261711 20180618
Advances in the Canine Cranial Cruciate Ligament, Second Edition presents in-depth, focused, and updated coverage of current knowledge on cruciate ligament rupture, using a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach. Presents a state-of-the-art summary of the most recent knowledge on this important cause of lameness in dogs Led by a highly respected surgeon and researcher, with chapters written by leading experts in the field Provides an update to the groundbreaking first edition, with six new chapters.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119261711 20180618
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xiii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Preface * The Political Ecology of Agri-Food Systems * Realising Agro-neoliberalism in Brazil * Push and Hold the Agribusiness Frontier * The Rent of Agribusiness * Displacement, Replacement and Misplacement * Poverty in Rich Amazonian Ecosystems * Conclusions: Fields of Empty Grains.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138744660 20171121
Due to new production areas and persistent productivity gains, Brazil has consolidated its position as a global leader and even as a 'model' of commercial, integrated crop production. The country is now seen as an agricultural powerhouse that has a lot to offer in terms of reducing the prospect of a looming, increasingly global, food crisis. Agribusiness and the Neoliberal Food System in Brazil focuses on the intensification of Brazilian agribusiness as a privileged entry point into the politicised geography of globalised agri-food. Drawing on rich empirical analysis based around three fieldwork campaigns in the State of Mato Grosso, the book examines the connections between farming, markets and the apparatus of the state. The importance of agribusiness expansion within the wider politico-economic context of Brazilian neoliberalism is demonstrated, thus drawing broader conclusions about the main trends of agribusiness in the world today and providing recommendations for future research. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of agribusiness, neoliberalism and global food production, as well as those interested in Brazil and Latin America more generally.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138744660 20171121
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1 online resource.
  • Introduction Cyndi Spindell Berck, Peter Berck, Salvatore Di Falco, and Poojan Thakrar Part I: Climate Science, Agronomic and Agro-Ecological Factors Understanding Adaptation to Climate Change Peter Berck Mapping Vulnerability to Climate Change of the Farming Sector in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia: A Micro-level Perspective Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Alemu Mekonnen, Rahel Deribe, Jonse Bane, and Samuel Abera Zewdie Climate Change and Food Security in Kenya Jane Kabubo-Mariara and Millicent Kabara. Part II: On-farm Practices Related to Food Crop Productivity Adaptation to Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Agriculture: Assessing the Evidence and Rethinking the Drivers Salvatore Di Falco Maize Intensification among Smallholder Farmers in Kenya: Understanding the Impacts of Climate Martina Bozzola, Melinda Smale and Salvatore Di Falco Adaptation to Climate Change by Smallholder Farmers in Tanzania Coretha Komba and Edwin Muchapondwa Risk Preferences and the Poverty Trap: A Look at Farm Technology Uptake amongst Smallholder Farmers in the Matzikama Municipality Hafsah Jumare, Martine Visser and Kerri Brick Good Things Come in Packages: Sustainable Intensification Systems for Smallholder Farmers Cyndi Spindell Berck and Hailemariam Teklewold Part III: On-farm Practices Other Than Those Related to Food Crop Productivity Climate Change Adaptation and Livestock Activity Choice in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia: An Economic Analysis Tsegazeab Gebremariam and Zenebe Gebreegziabher The Distributive Effect and Food Security Implications of Biofuels Investment in Ethiopia: A CGE Analysis Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Alemu Mekonnen, Tadele Ferede, Fantu Guta, Joergen Levin, Gunnar Koehlin, Tekie Alemu, and Lars Bohlin Climate Change and Post-Harvest Agriculture Martin J. Chegere Part IV: Gender Issues Contribution of Small-Holder Agriculture to Daily Calories, Macro-Nutrients, Minerals and Vitamins in Male- and Female-Headed Farm Households in Sub-Saharan Africa Byela Tibesigwa, Martine Visser, Razack Lokina, and Richard Zadocky Jacob Gender-differentiated Impacts of Climate Variability in Ethiopia: A Micro-Simulation Approach Tesfamicheal Wossen Part V: The Broader Development Context The Land Certification Program in Ethiopia: A Review of Achievements, Constraints and Opportunities Mintewab Bezabih Ayele and Hailu Elias Migration as an Adaptation Strategy to Weather Variability: An Instrumental Variables Probit Analysis Yonas Alem, Mathilde Maurel, and Katrin Millock A Changing Climate in a Changing Land Cyndi Spindell Berck, Peter Berck, and Tyler N. Jacobson Part VI: Conclusion and Policy Implications Conclusion Cyndi Spindell Berck, Peter Berck, Salvatore Di Falco, and Poojan Thakrar.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351369503 20180416
A changing climate is likely to have a drastic impact on crop yields in Africa. The purpose of this book is to document the effects of climate change on agriculture in Africa and to discuss strategies for adaptation to hotter weather and less predictable rainfall. These strategies include promoting opportunities for farmers to adopt technologies that produce optimal results in terms of crop yield and income under local agro-ecological and socioeconomic conditions. The focus is on sub-Saharan Africa, an area that is already affected by changing patterns of heat and rainfall. Because of the high prevalence of subsistence farming, food insecurity, and extreme poverty in this region, there is a great need for practical adaptation strategies. The book includes empirical research in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and other Sub-Saharan countries, and the conclusion summarizes policy-relevant findings from the chapters. It is aimed at advanced students, researchers, extension and development practitioners, and officials of government agencies, NGOs, and funding agencies. It also will provide supplementary reading for courses in environment and development and in agricultural economics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351369503 20180416
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xv, 437 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Cyndi Spindell Berck, Peter Berck, Salvatore Di Falco, and Poojan Thakrar Part I: Climate Science, Agronomic and Agro-Ecological Factors Understanding Adaptation to Climate Change Peter Berck Mapping Vulnerability to Climate Change of the Farming Sector in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia: A Micro-level Perspective Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Alemu Mekonnen, Rahel Deribe, Jonse Bane, and Samuel Abera Zewdie Climate Change and Food Security in Kenya Jane Kabubo-Mariara and Millicent Kabara. Part II: On-farm Practices Related to Food Crop Productivity Adaptation to Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Agriculture: Assessing the Evidence and Rethinking the Drivers Salvatore Di Falco Maize Intensification among Smallholder Farmers in Kenya: Understanding the Impacts of Climate Martina Bozzola, Melinda Smale and Salvatore Di Falco Adaptation to Climate Change by Smallholder Farmers in Tanzania Coretha Komba and Edwin Muchapondwa Risk Preferences and the Poverty Trap: A Look at Farm Technology Uptake amongst Smallholder Farmers in the Matzikama Municipality Hafsah Jumare, Martine Visser and Kerri Brick Good Things Come in Packages: Sustainable Intensification Systems for Smallholder Farmers Cyndi Spindell Berck and Hailemariam Teklewold Part III: On-farm Practices Other Than Those Related to Food Crop Productivity Climate Change Adaptation and Livestock Activity Choice in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia: An Economic Analysis Tsegazeab Gebremariam and Zenebe Gebreegziabher The Distributive Effect and Food Security Implications of Biofuels Investment in Ethiopia: A CGE Analysis Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Alemu Mekonnen, Tadele Ferede, Fantu Guta, Joergen Levin, Gunnar Koehlin, Tekie Alemu, and Lars Bohlin Climate Change and Post-Harvest Agriculture Martin J. Chegere Part IV: Gender Issues Contribution of Small-Holder Agriculture to Daily Calories, Macro-Nutrients, Minerals and Vitamins in Male- and Female-Headed Farm Households in Sub-Saharan Africa Byela Tibesigwa, Martine Visser, Razack Lokina, and Richard Zadocky Jacob Gender-differentiated Impacts of Climate Variability in Ethiopia: A Micro-Simulation Approach Tesfamicheal Wossen Part V: The Broader Development Context The Land Certification Program in Ethiopia: A Review of Achievements, Constraints and Opportunities Mintewab Bezabih Ayele and Hailu Elias Migration as an Adaptation Strategy to Weather Variability: An Instrumental Variables Probit Analysis Yonas Alem, Mathilde Maurel, and Katrin Millock A Changing Climate in a Changing Land Cyndi Spindell Berck, Peter Berck, and Tyler N. Jacobson Part VI: Conclusion and Policy Implications Conclusion Cyndi Spindell Berck, Peter Berck, Salvatore Di Falco, and Poojan Thakrar.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138555976 20180416
A changing climate is likely to have a drastic impact on crop yields in Africa. The purpose of this book is to document the effects of climate change on agriculture in Africa and to discuss strategies for adaptation to hotter weather and less predictable rainfall. These strategies include promoting opportunities for farmers to adopt technologies that produce optimal results in terms of crop yield and income under local agro-ecological and socioeconomic conditions. The focus is on sub-Saharan Africa, an area that is already affected by changing patterns of heat and rainfall. Because of the high prevalence of subsistence farming, food insecurity, and extreme poverty in this region, there is a great need for practical adaptation strategies. The book includes empirical research in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and other Sub-Saharan countries, and the conclusion summarizes policy-relevant findings from the chapters. It is aimed at advanced students, researchers, extension and development practitioners, and officials of government agencies, NGOs, and funding agencies. It also will provide supplementary reading for courses in environment and development and in agricultural economics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138555976 20180416
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xxv, 488 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • Contents List of Figures and Tables Emperors of the Qing Dynasty Chinese Terms Weights and Measures Used during the Qing Dynasty Maps of China 0 Introduction â 0.1â Origins of this Book â 0.2â Historical Data Used â 0.3â Research Approach â 0.4â Previous Studies 1 Cultivated Land Area â 1.1â Why Official Qing Records are Not Accurate â 1.2â Actual Area of Land Cultivated during the Qing Dynasty 2 Grain Production: Per Unit Yield and Total Output â 2.1â Average Yield of Grain Crops â 2.2â Total Output of Grain 3 Grain Output Value â 3.1â Grain Price Data Used in this Study â 3.2â Value of Grain Output in Various Periods of the Qing Dynasty â 3.3â Production Cost and Value Added from Grain Production 4 Non-Grain Output Values and Total Agricultural Value â 4.1â Cash-Crop Output Value â 4.2â Output Value of Non-Crop-Based Agricultural Production and Gross Added Values of Overall Agriculture in the Qing Dynasty 5 Development and Underdevelopment of Agriculture in the Qing Dynasty â 5.1â The Zenith of Traditional Agriculture in China â 5.2â Limitations of Agricultural Development in the Qing Dynasty Appendix A: Population Appendix B: Cultivated Area Appendix C: Yield Per Unit Area Appendix D: Agrarian Structure, Rural Actors and Their Interaction in the System of Agricultural Production During the Qing Dynasty: Land Ownership, Peasants, Landlords and the State References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004354920 20180115
In Agricultural Development in Qing China: A Quantitative Study, 1661-1911 SHI Zhihong offers for the first time an overview of agricultural development in Qing China in the English language. Being by far the largest sector in one of the largest economies in the world, understanding its development is crucial not only for agricultural studies, but also to advance economic debates such as on the Great Divergence. Combining the recent quantitative paradigm with the more traditional scholarly approach, this book uses a great number of primary sources to arrive at new and revised estimates of crucial indicators such as land acreage, crop yield, pasture, and total output. Its main conclusion is that a serious economic and social problem occurred since the mid-Qing, where agriculture was increasingly less able to feed a growing population, which was a major factor contributing to the growing crisis in the rule of the dynasty.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004354920 20180115
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1479 pages ; 24 cm.
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xix, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Agriculture, Diversification, and Gender in Rural Africa uses a longitudinal cross-country comparative approach to contribute to the understanding of smallholder agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. Relying on unique household level data collected in six African countries since 2002, it addresses the dynamics of intensification and diversification within and outside agriculture in contexts where women have much poorer access to agrarian resources than men. Despite a growing interest in smallholder agriculture in Africa, this interest has not been matched by the research on the subject. While recent policies focus on reducing poverty through encouraging smallholder agriculture, there are few studies showing how livelihoods have changed since this time, and especially how such changes may have affected male and female headed households differently. Moreover, agriculture is often viewed in isolation from other types of income generating opportunities, like small scale trading. Agriculture, Diversification, and Gender in Rural Africa looks at how livelihoods have changed over time and how this has affected the relationship between agricultural and non-agricultural sources of livelihoods. In general, women have much poorer access to agricultural sources of income, and for this reason the interplay between farm and non-farm sources of income is especially important to analyse. Providing suggestions for more inclusive policies related to rural development, this edited volume outlines current weaknesses and illustrates potential opportunities for change. It offers a nuanced alternative to the current dominance of structural transformation narratives of agricultural change through adding insights from gender studies as well as village-level studies of agrarian development. It positions change in relation to broader livelihood dynamics outside the farm sector and contextualises them nationally and regionally to provide a necessary analytical adaption to the unfolding empirical realities of rural Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198799290 20180319
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