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Grasslands and herbivore production in Europe and effects of common policies

by Alex De Vliegher, Bert Van Gils, Alain Peeters* & Christian Huyghe

The European project Multisward (http://www.multisward.eu/multisward_eng/) aims at supporting developments and innovations in grassland use and management in different European farming systems (including low-input...


Public perception and attitudes of forest owners towards forests in Europe

by Daniel Terrasson

Within the framework of the COST working group (E3-WG1, 1994-1998), this document presents 15 research papers on the following topics: the European public challenge concerning forest landscapes, environmental...


Qualité du matériel forestier de reproduction et application des directives communautaires

by Daniel Terrasson

What is the situation concerning the application of Community directives related to the genetic quality of forest trees? Researchers and administrators take a look at the impact of the evolution of knowledge...


Ramiran 98. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Management Strategies for Organic Waste in Agriculture

by José Martinez & Marie-Noëlle Maudet

This edition is a collection in two volumes of the presentations at the 8th international conference of an FAO network on recycling agricultural, municipal and industrial waste that was held in Rennes, France,...


Ramiran 98. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Management Strategies for Organic Waste in Agriculture

by José Martinez & Marie-Noëlle Maudet

This edition is a collection in two volumes of the presentations at the 8th international conference of an FAO network on recycling agricultural, municipal and industrial waste that was held in Rennes, France,...


Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food

by Jeff Potter

Are you the innovative type, the cook who marches to a different drummer -- used to expressing your creativity instead of just following recipes? Are you interested in the science behind what happens to food...


Coffee: Terroirs and Qualities

by Christophe Montagnon

This is a new revised and enhanced version of Cafés : terroirs et qualités published in 2003. It arose form meetings between people who study coffee growing from different angles: the plant itself, a geographical...


Forest Tenure Reform in Asia and Africa: Local Control for Improved Livelihoods, Forest Management, and Carbon Sequestration

by Randall Bluffstone & Elizabeth J.Z. Robinson

Forest tenure reforms are occurring in many developing countries around the world. These reforms typically include devolution of forest lands to local people and communities, which has attracted a great deal...


Rainforest Tourism, Conservation and Management: Challenges for Sustainable Development

by Bruce Prideaux

Globally rainforests are under threat on numerous fronts, including clearing for agriculture, harvesting for timber and urban expansion. Yet they have a crucial role in biodiversity conservation, climate change...


Japan's International Fisheries Policy: Law, Diplomacy and Politics Governing Resource Security

by Roger D. Smith

Few nations rely upon the ocean as much as Japan for livelihood, culture and transport. The seas have long played a vital role for the Japanese, helping to support the economic and social life of a nation that...


Forests and Globalization: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development

by William Nikolakis & John Innes

The overarching contribution of this book is a review and assessment of the current and future impacts of globalization on the world's forests. The work has been developed by the "Resources for the Future"...


Urban Forests, Trees, and Greenspace: A Political Ecology Perspective

by L. Anders Sandberg, Adrina Bardekjian & Sadia Butt

Urban forests, trees and greenspace are critical in contemporary planning and development of the city. Their study is not only a question of the growth and conservation of green spaces, but also has social,...


As growing your exceptional vegetable garden

by Bruno Del Medico & Illustratrice Elisabetta Del Medico

140 pages. This book provides the best suggestions for sow, grow and harvest vegetables. The author reveals the knowledge accumulated in half a century of experience.


Growing Okra in your vegetable garden

by Bruno Del Medico & Illustratrice Elisabetta Del Medico

48 pages. Illustrated. What is Okri. Its origin and its habitat. The varieties of Okri. The cultivation techniques. Pests and diseases. Its harvest, use, preservation. Its medicinal properties and its use in...


Sow with success to collect with plenty. Organic and synergistic vegetable garden

by Bruno Del Medico & Illustratrice Elisabetta Del Medico

110 pages. Illustrated. A book that finally brings clarity on how to use the moon phases in the cultivation of vegetables. This book will reveal to you precisely the best days for planting of each vegetable....


Growing chile pepper in your organic  garden

by Illustratrice Elisabetta Del Medico & Bruno Del Medico

72 pages. Illustrated This book explains in a simple, but complete, as you grow chiles. Anyone can start on a small balcony or in a corner of the garden.


The Food Question: Profits Versus People

by Henry Bernstein, Maureen Mackintosh & Charlotte Martin

Wasteful over-consumption (by some) in the developed countries and the continuing, in some cases worsening, hunger of millions in the Third World is a dramatic indication that food problems are urgent. Anger...


Disaggregated Impacts of CAP Reforms

by Collective

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is an important policy for the European Union and accounts for about 40% of the EU budget. Ever since its inception in 1958, the CAP has been regularly reviewed and adjusted...


Fisheries Policy Reform

by Collective

Much has been done over the years to improve fisheries management in OECD countries. Ongoing problems of over-fishing, overcapacity and the economic crisis intensify the need for reform. Although there is a...


Evaluation of Agricultural Policy Reforms in the United States

by Collective

The United States is one of the most important agricultural producers in the world. It has a very large domestic market and is the world’s largest exporter of agricultural products. Indeed, the share of US...