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Agricultural Law and Economics in Sub-Saharan Africa: Cases and Comments

by Frederick Owusu Boadu

Agricultural Law in Sub-Saharan Africa: Cases and Comments introduces the subject of agricultural law and economics to researchers, practitioners, and students in common law countries in Sub-Saharan Africa,...


Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-changing Egg Farm - from Scratch

by Lucie B. Amundsen

How a Midwestern family with no agriculture experience went from a few backyard chickens to a full-fledged farm—and discovered why local chicks are better.

When Lucie Amundsen had a rare night out with her...


Benchmarking in Food and Farming: Creating Sustainable Change

by Lisa Jack

At a time when food producers have to make significant changes to their businesses in order to survive, a review of benchmarking in agriculture and discussion of its future potential is critical. This book meets...


Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply

by Vandana Shiva

For the farmer, the seed is not merely the source of future plants and food; it is a vehicle through which culture and history can be preserved and spread to future generations. For centuries, farmers have evolved...


The Violence of the Green Revolution: Third World Agriculture, Ecology, and Politics

by Vandana Shiva

The Green Revolution has been heralded as a political and technological achievement -- unprecedented in human history. Yet in the decades that have followed it, this supposedly nonviolent revolution has left...


The Business of Winemaking

by Jeffrey L. Lamy

The Business of Winemaking places all facets of the wine business in perspective for investors, owners, and anyone else who is interested in how the wine business operates. Abundantly illustrated and written...


Agricultural Finance for Smallholder Farmers: Rethinking Traditional Microfinance Risk and Cost Management Approaches

by Daniela Roettger

Even though traditional microfinance has successfully paved the way for offering financial services to low-income populations without traditional collateral, many microfinance institutions (MFIs) are still reluctant...


That Sugar Book

by Damon Gameau

Based on the documentary THAT SUGAR FILM, this is an explosive exposé of the dangers of sugar.When Australian actor and filmmaker Damon Gameau met a girl he wanted to impress, he decided to get healthy by reducing...


The New Bread Basket: How the New Crop of Grain Growers, Plant Breeders, Millers, Maltsters, Bakers, Brewers, and Local Food Activists Are Redefining

by Amy Halloran

For more than 10,000 years, grains have been the staples of Western civilization. The stored energy of grain allowed our ancestors to shift from nomadic hunting and gathering and build settled communities-even...


The New Livestock Farmer: The Business of Raising and Selling Ethical Meat

by Jim Dunlop, Rebecca Thistlethwaite & Nicolette Hahn Niman

Including information on cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep, and goats, and exotics like bison, rabbits, elk, and deer

How can anyone from a backyard hobbyist to a large-scale rancher go about raising and selling...


Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America

by Liz Carlisle

A protégé of Michael Pollan shares the story of a little known group of renegade farmers who defied corporate agribusiness by launching a unique sustainable farm-to-table food movement.

The story of the Lentil...


Agricultural Policy in the United States: Evolution and Economics

by James L. Novak, James W. Pease & Larry D. Sanders

Agricultural Policy in the US: Evolution and Economics traces the foundation of US agricultural policy from its colonial roots to the present, using economic concepts to analyze and interpret political and economic...


Microfarming for Profit: From Garden to Glory

by Dave DeWitt

This is a candid entrepreneur's guide on how to turn unused property into an efficient, fun, and profitable microfarm.


Food Safety and Informal Markets: Animal Products in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Kristina Roesel & Delia Grace

Animal products are vital components of the diets and livelihoods of people across sub-Saharan Africa. They are frequently traded in local, unregulated markets and this can pose significant health risks. This...


Storey's Guide to Raising Rabbits, 4th Edition: Breeds, Care, Housing

by Bob Bennett

Whether you’re interested in raising rabbits for show, meat, fur, or as pets, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to keep your animals healthy and productive. Offering expert advice...


Food Security, Food Prices and Climate Variability

by Molly E. Brown

The agriculture system is under pressure to increase production every year as global population expands and more people move from a diet mostly made up of grains, to one with more meat, dairy and processed...


Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution

by Doug Fine

The stat sheet on hemp sounds almost too good to be true: its fibers are among the planet's strongest, its seed oil the most nutritious, and its potential as an energy source vast and untapped. Its one downside?...


The Organic Grain Grower: Small-Scale, Holistic Grain Production for the Home and Market Producer

by Jack Lazor

The ultimate guide to growing organic grains on a small and ecological scale, The Organic Grain Grower is invaluable for both home-scale and commercial producers interested in expanding their resiliency and...


Agricultural Supply Chains and the Challenge of Price Risk

by John Williams

This book discusses the issues of integration within food and fibre supply chains and the challenges in managing price risk. The problems of integration and price risk are interwoven in agricultural supply...


Storey's Guide to Raising Turkeys, 3rd Edition: Breeds, Care, Marketing

by Don Schrider

Turkeys are an excellent source of succulent meat, rich eggs, and nutrient-dense manure, and raising them is a rewarding and profitable activity for many farmers. Storey’s Guide to Raising Turkeys provides...