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Special Report: 2021 FAO Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission to the Syrian Arab Republic (Paperback): Food and Agriculture... Special Report: 2021 FAO Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission to the Syrian Arab Republic (Paperback)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
R1,411 Discovery Miles 14 110 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This publication assesses the overall situation of the agricultural sector in the Syrian Arab Republic and gauges prospects for the upcoming 2021/22 season.

Crop Sector Development Strategy for Eastern Africa 2021-2026 (Paperback): Food and Agriculture Organization of the United... Crop Sector Development Strategy for Eastern Africa 2021-2026 (Paperback)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
R975 Discovery Miles 9 750 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The strategy aims to enhance food and nutrition security by improving crop production and productivity. It contains five strategic pillars: policy environment, institutional environment, crop production and productivity, processing and value addition, and market access.

Estado del conocimiento sobre la biodiversidad del suelo - Situacion, desafios y potencialidades. Resumen para los formuladores... Estado del conocimiento sobre la biodiversidad del suelo - Situacion, desafios y potencialidades. Resumen para los formuladores de politicas (Paperback)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
R1,092 Discovery Miles 10 920 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

El informe presenta el estado de los conocimientos sobre la biodiversidad del suelo, incluidas las amenazas actuales. Sugiere formas en que la biodiversidad del suelo puede proporcionar soluciones a problemas en diferentes campos, incluyendo la agricultura, la nutricion y los productos farmaceuticos.

Oilcrops complex - policy changes and industry measures, annual compendium 2020 (Paperback): Food and Agriculture Organization Oilcrops complex - policy changes and industry measures, annual compendium 2020 (Paperback)
Food and Agriculture Organization
R1,183 Discovery Miles 11 830 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The 2020 compendium offers an overview of salient government policies and related private sector measures concerning global and national markets for oilcrops and derived products. Its purpose is to facilitate the work of policy makers, market experts, analysts and other interested stakeholders by providing a short, concise overview of policy developments relevant to the sector. Detailed news items are presented in tabular form (in English only), preceded by a brief discussion of the key policy trends observed in the year under review.

Assessment of the fertilizer market and bulk procurement system in the United Republic of Tanzania - policy report (Paperback):... Assessment of the fertilizer market and bulk procurement system in the United Republic of Tanzania - policy report (Paperback)
Food and Agriculture Organization, Balu Bumb
R1,105 Discovery Miles 11 050 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The United Republic of Tanzania has a predominantly agricultural economy, with agriculture accounting for more than two-thirds of employment in rural areas and representing 30 percent of GDP. Yet, by global standards and even by the standards of Developing Countries, crop yields in the county are low. Using improved seeds and mineral fertilizers is therefore critical to promoting growth in crop productivity, food production and sustaining the natural resource base, especially among the smallholder farmers who subsist on nutrient-poor soils.In 2016, The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries (MALF) of the United Republic of Tanzania requested an assessment of the potential costs and benefits of a proposed Bulk Procurement System (BPS) for fertilizer imports that would consolidate international procurement to save costs, ultimately improving the affordability for farmers. This assessment was jointly carried out and submitted to MALF in 2017 by FAO and the International Fertilizer Development Centre (IFDC), and presents an analysis of the fertilizer market, the proposed BPS policy, and interviews with over one hundred public, private, and civil society stakeholders. The findings indicate that the proposed system would likely not reduce prices for farmers and could negatively affect availability and market competition - causing prices to increase in the long term. The authors therefore recommend against its implementation pending further consultations, or to pilot the system with careful review and evaluation. The report also presents alternative policy options for the short and medium term to improve overall efficiency in the value chain and ultimately make fertilizer more affordable for Tanzanian smallholder farmers

Red Palm Weevil - guidelines on management practices (Paperback): Food and Agriculture Organization Red Palm Weevil - guidelines on management practices (Paperback)
Food and Agriculture Organization
R773 Discovery Miles 7 730 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

These guidelines describe the biology and host range of red palm weevil (RPW) and address all aspects of integrated pest management (IPM), including surveillance, phytosanitary measures, early detection, pheromone trapping protocols, preventive and curative chemical treatments, removal and safe disposal of severely infested palms, and best agricultural practices to mitigate attacks by this lethal pest of palms. Since gaining a foothold on date palm in the Near East during the mid-1980s, the red palm weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier has spread rapidly over the last three decades and is now a major pest of palms in a diverse range of agroecosystems worldwide. In most of the countries affected, failure to manage RPW can be attributed to a lack of awareness about this pest and to lack of systematic and coordinated control actions or management strategies that involve all stakeholders. Through an array of pictures, good agronomic practices, and recommendations, this manual was developed by FAO to support all those involved in the day-to-day management of RPW in the field ? including farmers and pest-management professionals ? researchers, and decision-makers and administrative stakeholders who support the implementation of IPM strategies for RPW.

The international Code of Conduct for the sustainable use and management of fertilizers (Paperback): Food and Agriculture... The international Code of Conduct for the sustainable use and management of fertilizers (Paperback)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
R851 Discovery Miles 8 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Fertilizer Code is the result of a broad and intensive consultation process initiated in December 2017, unfolded until February 2019, as recommended by the Committee on Agriculture and finally endorsed by the 41st FAO Conference in June 2019.

The Cotton Planter's Manual - Being a Compilation of Facts from the Best Authorities on the Culture of Cotton; Its... The Cotton Planter's Manual - Being a Compilation of Facts from the Best Authorities on the Culture of Cotton; Its Natural, History, Chemical Analysis, Trade, and Consumption; and Embracing a History of Cotton and the Cotton Gin (Paperback)
J.A. Turner
R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Cotton Planter's Manual - Being a Compilation of Facts from the Best Authorities on the Culture of Cotton: Its Natural... The Cotton Planter's Manual - Being a Compilation of Facts from the Best Authorities on the Culture of Cotton: Its Natural History, Chemical Analysis, Trade, and Consumption; and Embracing a History of Cotton and the Cotton Gin (Paperback)
J.A. Turner
R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Two Visits to the Tea Countries of China and the British Tea Plantations in the Himalaya (Paperback): Robert Fortune Two Visits to the Tea Countries of China and the British Tea Plantations in the Himalaya (Paperback)
Robert Fortune
R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Pasture management in South Africa (Paperback): Neil Tainton Pasture management in South Africa (Paperback)
Neil Tainton
R180 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R25 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Pasture management in South Africa covers all major aspects of pasture production and management. Particular strengths are species selection, pasture establishment, fertilizer, grazing and forage management, and livestock related aspects of nutrient supplementation and feed budgeting. Pasture fertilizer practice is dealt with comprehensively. The range of regions and topics should make the title useful to students and practitioners beyond South Africa's borders.

The Agricultural Notebook, 21st Edition (Paperback, 21st Edition): R.J. Soffe The Agricultural Notebook, 21st Edition (Paperback, 21st Edition)
R.J. Soffe
R2,155 Discovery Miles 21 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Offers a complete update and revision to the manual for agriculture, geography, and rural studies The 21st edition of the quintessential reference book on agriculture is filled with updated and new material that provides those in the farming profession with everything they need to know about today's agricultural industry. Filled with contributions from top experts in the field, it provides not only the scientific explanations behind agriculture, but also a range of further reading . The Agricultural Notebook, 21st Edition features new chapters that address wildlife, the fundamentals of agricultural production, and the modern techniques critical to the industry. It offers new chapters on sheep, goats, ruminant nutrition, monogastric nutrition, and resource management. It also takes a more in-depth approach to plant nutrition, and greater attention to environmental elements. Other topics covered include: soil management & crop nutrition; animal welfare; crop physiology; farm woodland management; farm machinery; and more. - Reflects recent changes in the world of agriculture, farming, and the rural environment - Features a new chapter on Resource Management - Offers separate chapters on goats, sheep, and applied nutrition - Every chapter is revised by experts in their subject area The Agricultural Notebook is an essential purchase for all students of agriculture, countryside, and rural studies. It will also greatly benefit farmers, land agents, agricultural scientists, advisers, and suppliers to the agriculture industry.

Pasture Management in South Africa (Hardcover): Neil Tainton Pasture Management in South Africa (Hardcover)
Neil Tainton
R235 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R33 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Pasture Management in South Africa covers all all major aspects of pasture production and management. Particular strengths are species selection, pasture establishment, fertilizer, grazing and forage management, and livestock related aspects of nutrient supplementation and feed budgeting. Pasture fertilizer practice is dealt with comprehensively. The range of regions and topics should make the book useful to students and practitioners beyond South Africa's borders. The contributors to this book collectively represent a formidable component of the expertise available on the subject in South Africa. They are researchers, conservation managers and planners working at a practical level, and at the more theoretical level as teachers at colleges and in universities. GRASSLAND SCIENCE, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, CONSERVATION

Manual de compostaje del agricultor - Experiencias en America Latina (Paperback): Food and Agriculture Organization of the... Manual de compostaje del agricultor - Experiencias en America Latina (Paperback)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - FAO
R1,552 Discovery Miles 15 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

La sostenibilidad y el incremento de la fertilidad del suelo es aun un reto para la region, por lo que es necesario difundir tecnologias de mejoramiento de suelos en la agricultura urbana y periurbana y en la produccion agricola familiar. La reciente y continua volatilidad en los precios de los alimentos ha hecho tomar conciencia de la importancia de la produccion familiar como un importante recurso de la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional, tanto en terminos del suministro de alimento s, como de generacion de empleo e ingresos para la poblacion de bajos recursos asi como por su contribucion al equilibrio del desarrollo nacional y a la construccion de un ambiente urbano mas vivible. Sin embargo el productor familiar se ve limitado por la falta de un suelo de calidad para la produccion, sobre todo en las ciudades donde no hay acceso a tierras para siembra.

The AquaCrop model - Enhancing crop water productivity - Ten years of development, dissemination and implementation 2009-2019... The AquaCrop model - Enhancing crop water productivity - Ten years of development, dissemination and implementation 2009-2019 (Paperback)
M Salman, M. Garcia-Vila, E Fereres, D Raes, P. Steduto
R1,498 Discovery Miles 14 980 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Noting that a multitude of academic publications have proven the robustness of the water-driven approach adopted by AquaCrop, this study discusses the challenges that remain, including the need for more rigorous testing.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Farmer Field School (FFS) - A guide for facilitators of FFS on maize with special emphasis on... Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Farmer Field School (FFS) - A guide for facilitators of FFS on maize with special emphasis on fall armyworm (Paperback)
DPPQS, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
R1,498 Discovery Miles 14 980 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This guide overviews the fall armyworm's behaviour and its interactions with predators, parasitoids andmicrobial pathogens in the agroecosystem. It also presents how to organize Farmer Field Schools to facilitate sustainable management of fall armyworm in cropping systems.

Composting with Worms - Why Waste Your Waste (Paperback): G. Pilkington Composting with Worms - Why Waste Your Waste (Paperback)
G. Pilkington; Illustrated by S. Kendall
R203 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R18 (9%) Ships in 9 - 15 working days
Planet Palm - How Palm Oil Ended Up in Everything--And Endangered the World (Hardcover): Jocelyn C Zuckerman Planet Palm - How Palm Oil Ended Up in Everything--And Endangered the World (Hardcover)
Jocelyn C Zuckerman
R518 Discovery Miles 5 180 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Finalist, Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism In the tradition of Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation, a groundbreaking global investigation into the industry ravaging the environment and global health--from the James Beard Award-winning journalist Over the past few decades, palm oil has seeped into every corner of our lives. Worldwide, palm oil production has nearly doubled in just the last decade: oil-palm plantations now cover an area nearly the size of New Zealand, and some form of the commodity lurks in half the products on U.S. grocery shelves. But the palm oil revolution has been built on stolen land and slave labor; it's swept away cultures and so devastated the landscapes of Southeast Asia that iconic animals now teeter on the brink of extinction. Fires lit to clear the way for plantations spew carbon emissions to rival those of industrialized nations. James Beard Award-winning journalist Jocelyn C. Zuckerman spent years traveling the globe, from Liberia to Indonesia, India to Brazil, reporting on the human and environmental impacts of this poorly understood plant. The result is Planet Palm, a riveting account blending history, science, politics, and food as seen through the people whose lives have been upended by this hidden ingredient. This groundbreaking work of first-rate journalism compels us to examine the connections between the choices we make at the grocery store and a planet under siege.

Interactions of Biochar and Herbicides in the Environment (Paperback): Kassio Ferreira Mendes Interactions of Biochar and Herbicides in the Environment (Paperback)
Kassio Ferreira Mendes
R1,456 Discovery Miles 14 560 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Although biochar has promise as a soil toxicity remedy, limited research is available, as well as books that summarize the current understanding of this topic. Using herbicides is a fundamental part of the current agricultural model and without the use of these products, food security is threatened on a global scale. Biochar is getting much attention in Korea and Brazil. The book would be of interest in these countries. This subject area has been highlighted due to the increased public concerns around pesticides and their fate in the environment.

Lychee Disease Management (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Manoj Kumar, Vivek Kumar, Neera Bhalla Sarin, Ajit Varma Lychee Disease Management (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Manoj Kumar, Vivek Kumar, Neera Bhalla Sarin, Ajit Varma
R5,205 Discovery Miles 52 050 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book offers a comprehensive compilation of biotic and abiotic factors that affect lychee production and commercialization. It addresses disease management for a range of causal agents, including the leaf mite (Acerya litchi Keifer), leaf miner (Conopomorpha cramerella), fruit borers (Conopomorpha cramerella, Platypeplus aprobola Meyer and Dichocrosis sp.), leaf webber / roller (Platypepla aprobola Meyer), litchi bug (Tessarotoma javanica Thunb), bark-eating caterpillar (Indarbela quadrinotata) and shoot borer (Chlumetia transversa), etc. Specialized chapters highlight potential approaches to optimizing and increasing the scope of lychee export, as well as systematic research on the development and refinement of technologies for enhancing lychee productivity and quality. Further aspects addressed include post-harvest handling, processing and value addition, the development of tolerant varieties, high yield and processing. As such, 'Lychee Disease Management' offers a valuable resource dedicated to the global agriculture community, which is currently facing considerable production and commercialization problems.

Potassium Solubilizing Microorganisms for Sustainable Agriculture (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Vijay Singh Meena, Bihari Ram... Potassium Solubilizing Microorganisms for Sustainable Agriculture (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Vijay Singh Meena, Bihari Ram Maurya, Jay Prakash Verma, Ram Swaroop Meena
R5,903 Discovery Miles 59 030 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The potassium solubilizing microorganisms (KSMs) are a rhizospheric microorganism which solubilizes the insoluble potassium (K) to soluble forms of K for plant growth and yield. K-solubilization is carried out by a large number of saprophytic bacteria (Bacillus mucilaginosus, B. edaphicus, B. circulans, Acidothiobacillus ferrooxidans, Paenibacillus spp.) and fungal strains (Aspergillus spp. and Aspergillus terreus). Major amounts of K containing minerals (muscovite, orthoclase, biotite, feldspar, illite, mica) are present in the soil as a fixed form which is not directly taken up by the plant. Nowadays most of the farmers use injudicious application of chemical fertilizers for achieving maximum productivity. However, the KSMs are most important microorganisms for solubilizing fixed form of K in soil system. The KSMs are an indigenous rhizospheric microorganism which show effective interaction between soil-plant systems. The main mechanism of KSMs is acidolysis, chelation, exchange reactions, complexolysis and production of organic acid. According to the literature, currently negligible use of potassium fertilizer as chemical form has been recorded in agriculture for enhancing crop yield. Most of the farmers use only nitrogen and phosphorus and not the K fertilizer due to unawareness that the problem of K deficiency occurs in rhizospheric soils. The K fertilizer is also costly as compared to other chemical fertilizers.

Broadening the Genetic Base of Grain Cereals (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Mohar Singh, Sandeep Kumar Broadening the Genetic Base of Grain Cereals (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Mohar Singh, Sandeep Kumar
R5,794 Discovery Miles 57 940 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book offers comprehensive coverage of important grain cereals including their origin and distribution, crop gene pool, level of diversity, production constraints, traits of importance for genetic base widening, crop improvement methodologies, genome mapping, genomics for breeding, and future strategies. The chapters, contributed by eminent crop researchers from around the world, provide rare insights into the crop-specific constraints and prospects drawing from their substantial experience. As such, the book offers an essential source of information for grain cereals scientists, teachers, students, policy planners and developmental experts alike. Grain cereals, which comprise rice, wheat, maize, barley, oats, sorghum and millets, are members of the grass family. These crops are vital to human nutrition, thanks to their roles as staple food crops in different parts of the globe. Some of them are rich sources of carbohydrates, which provide energy, while others are important sources of minerals, vitamins and proteins, in addition to their medicinal properties. In most cereals, the existing variability among elite germplasm has been exploited to attain a desirable level of productivity. However, to make further breakthroughs in enhancing yield and improving stability in future crop cultivars, new sources of genes/alleles need to be identified in wild/weedy species and incorporated into the cultivated varieties. Though there have been many publications on various aspects of grain cereal improvement in the recent past, to date this essential information has remained scattered among different periodicals.

Diseases of Field Crops Diagnosis and Management, 2-Volume Set - Volume 1: Cereals, Small Millets, and Fiber Crops  Volume 2:... Diseases of Field Crops Diagnosis and Management, 2-Volume Set - Volume 1: Cereals, Small Millets, and Fiber Crops Volume 2: Pulses, Oil Seeds, Narcotics, and Sugar Crops (Hardcover)
J.N. Srivastava, A.K. Singh
R6,166 Discovery Miles 61 660 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This new 2-volume set, Diseases of Field Crops: Diagnosis and Management, helps to fill the need for research on plant diseases, their effects, how they spread, and effective management measures to mitigate their harmful effects. The volumes in this set showcase recent advances in molecular plant pathology and discuss appropriate diagnostic techniques for identification of causal agents and diseases, providing the information necessary to establish management strategies. The chapters in these two volumes include detailed description of symptoms, causal organisms, disease cycles, epidemiology, and management techniques of economically important diseases. The volumes explore existing strategies and offer new methods that can be used in an integrated manner and with a comprehensive approach for the management of major diseases of the field crops. Also taken into consideration is the impact of global climate change on the spread and severity of plant diseases.

Directrices voluntarias para la conservacion y la utilizacion sostenible de variedades de los agricultores/ variedades locales... Directrices voluntarias para la conservacion y la utilizacion sostenible de variedades de los agricultores/ variedades locales (Spanish, Paperback)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
R1,114 Discovery Miles 11 140 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Estas pautas serviran de referencia para preparar un Plan nacional para la conservacion y la utilizacion sostenible de variedades de los agricultores/variedades locales, con el objetivo de frenar su continua perdida de diversidad. Son una herramienta util para los profesionales del desarrollo, investigadores, estudiantes y formuladores de politicas que trabajan en la conservacion y el uso sostenible de estos valiosos recursos. El cultivo de diferentes variedades de los agricultores/variedades locales, que tienden a estar bien adaptadas y se adaptan a los sistemas de produccion locales, confiere una mayor capacidad de recuperacion para la produccion de cultivos. Las variedades de los agricultores/variedades locales tambien son fuentes potenciales de rasgos para mejorar los cultivos, especialmente para desarrollar variedades tolerantes al estres biotico y abiotico y para incorporar los rasgos preferidos por los agricultores. Desafortunadamente, muchos de estos recursos geneticos han sido reemplazados por cultivares modernos en las ultimas decadas, lo que resulta en una reduccion en el numero total de diferentes variedades cultivadas y / o perdida de heterogeneidad.

Interactions of Biochar and Herbicides in the Environment (Hardcover): Kassio Ferreira Mendes Interactions of Biochar and Herbicides in the Environment (Hardcover)
Kassio Ferreira Mendes
R3,506 Discovery Miles 35 060 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Although biochar has promise as a soil toxicity remedy, limited research is available, as well as books that summarize the current understanding of this topic. Using herbicides is a fundamental part of the current agricultural model and without the use of these products, food security is threatened on a global scale. Biochar is getting much attention in Korea and Brazil. The book would be of interest in these countries. This subject area has been highlighted due to the increased public concerns around pesticides and their fate in the environment.

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