Описание: Should you buy organic food? Is it just a status symbol, or is it really better for us? Is it really better for the environment? What about organic produce grown thousands of miles from our kitchens, or on massive corporately owned farms? Is “local” or “small-scale” better, even if it’s not organic? A lot of consumers who would like to do the right thing for their health and the environment are asking such questions.Sapna Thottathil calls on us to rethink the politics of organic food by focusing on what it means for the people who grow and sell it—what it means for their health, the health of their environment, and also their economic and political well-being. Taking readers to the state of Kerala in southern India, she shows us a place where the so-called “Green Revolution” program of hybrid seeds, synthetic fertilizers, and rising pesticide use had failed to reduce hunger while it caused a cascade of economic, medical, and environmental problems. Farmers burdened with huge debts from buying the new seeds and chemicals were committing suicide in troubling numbers. Farm labourers suffered from pesticide poisoning and rising rates of birth defects. A sharp fall in biodiversity worried environmental activists, and everyone was anxious about declining yields of key export crops like black pepper and coffee.In their debates about how to solve these problems, farmers, environmentalists, and policymakers drew on Kerala’s history of and continuing commitment to grassroots democracy. In 2010, they took the unprecedented step of enacting a policy that requires all Kerala growers to farm organically by 2020. How this policy came to be and its immediate economic, political, and physical effects on the state’s residents offer lessons for everyone interested in agriculture, the environment, and what to eat for dinner. Kerala’s example shows that when done right, this kind of agriculture can be good for everyone in our global food system.
Автор: Hofmann-Wellenhof B., Lichtenegger H., Collins J. Название: Global Positioning System / Theory and Practice ISBN: 3211835342 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783211835340 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 16334 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Review of the 4th edition"... The growing society of GPS users and designers could be very grateful for the efforts of both the authors and the publisher resulting in the fourth, revised edition of this splendid reference book within six years ... The continous updating and revising make this book an excellent standard reference on GPS for theoreticians and practicians in the future.вЂќActa Geodaetica, Geophysica et Montanistica Hungarica
Автор: Gibbon, Peter Название: Global agro-food trade and standards ISBN: 0230579515 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780230579514 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 14849 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Standards are replacing tariffs as the main trade barriers facing African agro-food exports. This book examines the challenges and opportunities that new public and private standards present to African countries -- focusing on food safety, environmental and climate change, and social and labour standards.
Описание: History teaches us that agricultural growth and development is necessary for achieving overall better living conditions in all societies. Although this process may seem homogenous when looked at from the outside, it is full of diversity within. This book captures this diversity by presenting eleven independent case studies ranging over time and space. By comparing outcomes, attempts are made to draw general conclusion and lessons about the agricultural transformation process.
Описание: Infrared heating offers many advantages in food processing, such as uniform heating. This book presents the applications of infrared heating technology, focusing on thermal processing of food and agricultural products. It includes chapters that address topics such as infrared heating system design, drying, blanching, baking, and thawing.
Описание: Wastes, whether they are solid wastes or wastewater, are resources from which economic values may be derived. Almost all components of agricultural and food wastewater can be and should be utilized or recovered; the stumbling block of achieving this aspiration is economical, not technical.
Описание: This book explores the potential for policy reform as a short-term, low-cost way to sustainably enhance global food security. It argues that reforming policies that distort food prices and trade will promote the openness needed to maximize global food availability and reduce fluctuations in international food prices.
Автор: Shaw, D.john Название: Global food and agricultural institutions ISBN: 0415445043 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415445047 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 3447 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Presents the global institutions on the front line of the campaign against hunger and poverty. Analyzing the origins, functions, successes and difficulties of these global institutions, this book highlights the relevance of these bodies in their quest to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.
Описание: During El Niño episodes the normal patterns of tropical precipitation and atmospheric circulation become disrupted triggering extreme climate events around the globe: droughts, floods and affecting the intensity and frequency of hurricanes. Disasters create poverty traps that increase the prevalence of food insecurity and malnutrition. Agriculture is one of the main sectors of the economy that could be severely affected by El Niño event. FAO monitors the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon, among other weather related hazards, with a special focus on the potential impacts on the agricultural sector. The objective of this study is to enhance our understanding the El Niño phenomenon using FAO's Agricultural Stress Index System (ASIS). This study is carried out under the auspices of the new FAO Strategic Framework, for the Strategic Objective 5 ""Increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises"". The study outcomes are expected to enhance further discussions on our understanding of the El Niño Phenomenon and add to the growing literature. This would in turn improve effective early warning capabilities of FAO and partners to issue and trigger timely disaster risk reduction measures.
Автор: Nijs Luc Название: Handbook of Global Agricultural Markets ISBN: 113730233X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781137302335 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 14106 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book is a one-stop reference for practitioners and academics in finance, business and economics, providing a holistic reference to the international agriculture business. It takes a multidisciplinary approach, looking at the issues, opportunities and investable themes in the global agricultural space, combining research and practical tools.
Описание: Provides a picture of the use of applied mathematics as a tool for improving the accuracy of agricultural research. This is a manual of procedures for the mathematical modeling of agricultural systems and for the design and analyses of experimental data and experimental tests.
Описание: The recent food crisis and the ongoing debates on food price volatility, the impact of climate change on agriculture, and food security highlight the weaknesses in available agricultural data. The Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics is a ground-breaking effort to strengthen agricultural statistics. It provides the framework essential to meeting the current and emerging data requirements and the demands of policy makers and other data users so that they can fill these urgent needs. This report describes the goals and purposes of the Global Action Plan, and provides the proposed global, regional and national governance structures. It examines the linkages of the Plan’s technical components including country assessments, the technical assistance plan, the training plan and the research plan, and then outlines the process, assessment of resources, and timeline required for technical assistance, training and research. The report concludes with an overview of the implementation procedures and the monitoring, evaluation, and reporting requirements.
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