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Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Korea

by Collectif

Agriculture in Korea is under increasing pressure to meet changing domestic demand, improve its productivity to keep up with the country's competitive manufacturing sector, and become more competitive at the...


Concentration in Seed Markets

by Collectif

Recent mergers in the seed industry have led to concerns about market concentration and its potential effects on prices, product choice, and innovation. This study provides new and detailed empirical evidence...


Innovation and development in agricultural and food systems

by Jean-Marc Touzard, Ludovic Temple, Frédéric Goulet & Yuna Chiffoleau et al.

The book looks at innovation in agriculture and food systems against the backdrop of the great challenges facing humanity today. It does so by exploring the different dimensions of change and by focusing on...


EASY Organic Pest Control - A Beginner's Guide To Protecting Your Home, Plants, Food, And Garden From Bugs And Insects

by Old Natural Ways & Cheryl Collins

Pests are an inevitable part of our existence. Without our knowledge we coexist with several kinds of pests may it be through our pets, our plants even in the security of our own homes. It also comes in different...


Natural Pest Control - Simple Tips And Tricks To Keep Your Backyard And Plants Bug Free

by Old Natural Ways & Barbara Glidewell

Are you one of those people who love working with soil, love the smell of freshly cut grass and like to spend a lot of time relaxing in the presence of a beautiful garden? Well a garden needs a lot of time,...


Farming While Black

by Leah Penniman & Karen Washington

In 1920, 14 percent of all land-owning US farmers were black. Today less than 2 percent of farms are controlled by black people—a loss of over 14 million acres and the result of discrimination and dispossession....


The Economic Effects of Public Stockholding Policies for Rice in Asia

by Collectif

This report examines how public stockholding policies related to rice in Asia can influence domestic and international markets. Following a review of the working of rice public stockholding programmes in eight...


Agricultural Transformation in Ethiopia

by Atakilte Beyene

  • Offers a new perspective on food security and sustainability, two of the most pressing issues currently facing global development efforts.
  • Features a wealth of on-the-ground empirical research from Ethiopian...


Designer Dogs: An Exposé

by Madeline Bernstein & Dr. Phil McGraw

Designer Dogs is the shocking exposure of the dangers of continuing to make our dogs tinier or funnier looking, more “Instagram worthy,” and presents startling new revelations on why this threatens French...


Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in China

by Collectif

The expansion of agricultural production in China has been remarkable, but at the expense of the sustainable use of its natural resources. To counter this, as well as to face problems due to rising labour costs...


Why Only Two FPSOs in U.S. GULF OF MEXICO?

by Peter Lovie

More than 40 years have passed since the trailblazing Shell Castellon started operation as the first floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit in 1977. Ever since hundreds of these vessels have...


Achieving sustainable cultivation of cocoa

by Prof. Pathmanathan Umaharan, Dr Darin A. Sukha, Dr Brigitte Laliberté & Dr Michelle End et al.

There is a growing demand for cocoa. However, cultivation is dependent on ageing trees with low yields and increasing vulnerability to disease. There is growing concern about the environmental impact of cultivation...


Achieving sustainable cultivation of potatoes Volume 1

by Prof. Gefu Wang-Pruski, Vinay Bhardwaj, Dr Paul Bethke & Prof. Paul C. Struik et al.

Potatoes are one of the world’s key food crops. Their nutritional value, and the fact that they can be grown with relatively few inputs in a wide range of environments, makes them an important food security...


Managing soil health for sustainable agriculture Volume 2

by Dr Don Reicosky, Dr Garrison Sposito, Dr Stephen Roecker & Dr Candiss Williams et al.

There has been growing concern that both intensive agriculture in the developed world and rapid expansion of crop cultivation in developing countries is damaging the health of soils which are the foundation...


Managing soil health for sustainable agriculture Volume 1

by Dr Don Reicosky, Dr Herlon S. Nadolny, Dr Hannah E. Birgé & Dr Promil Mehra et al.

There has been growing concern that both intensive agriculture in the developed world and rapid expansion of crop cultivation in developing countries is damaging the health of soils which are the foundation...


Improving grassland and pasture management in temperate agriculture

by Dr Rosemary Collins, Prof. Athole Marshall, Dr F. Ortega & Prof. Pekka Huhtanen et al.

  • Assesses latest research on how grasslands function 
  • Surveys best practice in sustainable grassland management 
  • Considers wider aspects of sustainability such as ecosystem services and biodiversity


Exley Head Village History

by David Kidd

What was it like, living in a tiny hillside village in your great-grandparents' day? Perhaps your ancestors lived here, above busy Keighley town? This fascinating guidebook, in four parts, recreates the flavour...


Water management for sustainable agriculture

by Prof. T. Oweis, Dr Andrea Dührkoop, Dr F. Ács & Dr B. Tóth et al.

  • Comprehensive review of the range of water resources, from groundwater and surface water to rainwater, floodwater and waste water 
  • Discusses advances in irrigation techniques, from surface irrigation and sprinkler...


Achieving sustainable cultivation of sorghum Volume 1

by Prof. William Rooney, Dr Eva Weltzien, Dr Elizabeth A. Cooper & Prof. Stephen Kresovich et al.

Sorghum is one of the world’s major cereals, cultivated in the semi-arid tropics for a growing range of uses. Like other crops it faces the need to meet rising demand whilst reducing its environmental impact...


William Bee’s Wonderful World of Tractors and Farm Machines

by William Bee

William Bee is back and this time he’s showing us his amazing collection of farm machines and tractors. There’s his teeny tiny tractor for picking fruit, the widest tractor in the world that can cover acre...