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The Young Desert Farmer
Price: Free! Words: 62,990. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
A small dry sluggish feudal village in western Rajasthan came alive after the villagers managed to pump irrigation water from great depth. Tan Dan and his livestock breeding clan became commercial farmers more powerful than the former feudal lords. Tenants became landowners participating in the casteridden political game of the area. Tan Dan tried modern farming based on agricultural science.
The 2015 State of Food Insecurity in the World
Price: Free! Words: 26,500. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
The 2015 State of Food Insecurity in the World report assesses global achievements in reaching Millennium Development Goal One (MDG1) and World Food Summit hunger targets. It identifies assessment indicators and factors that influence hunger reduction.
Agricultural Value Chains for Development
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general, Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
Agricultural value chains, when the poor and other marginal groups participate in them, hold considerable promise for helping reduce poverty and promoting inclusive growth. Under the right conditions, value chains can move smallholder farmers from subsistence into commercial agriculture. This ebook focuses on crucial lessons for effective value chains based on Asian Development Bank experience.
Fats and Fatty Acids in Human Nutrition
Price: Free! Words: 68,330. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), in their roles as technical agencies of the United Nations (UN), are charged with providing science-based guidance on food and nutrition to national governments and the international community.
A New Deal for School Gardens
Price: Free! Words: 8,580. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
School gardens are run for a variety of reasons. Some that are gaining prominence in all parts of the world are the promotion of good diet, nutrition education, and the development of livelihood skills, together with the power to extend this learning beyond the school itself in a variety of ways. This educational focus can be an important long-term contributor to national health and food security.
Participatory Irrigation Management
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / sustainable development, Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
In development, participation is defined as a process through which stakeholders influence and share control of development initiatives and of decisions and resources that affect them. This brief strives to answer the question: how can participation contribute to the sustainable management of irrigation and drainage systems for agriculture?
Genebank Standards for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Price: Free! Words: 48,140. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
The Genebank Standards for Plant Genetic Resources for FAO lay down the procedures for conserving plant genetic resources.These voluntary Standards set the benchmark for current scientific and technical best practices, and support the key international policy instruments for the conservation and use of plant genetic resources.
More Water, Less Meat?
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,240. Language: British English. Published: May 10, 2013 by Pandora Poikilos. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food, Essay » Sociology
“If the wars of this century were fought over oil, the wars of the next century will be fought over water.” Ismail Serageldin (1995) This ebook will focus on the feasibility of maintaining a vegetarian diet and decreasing meat consumption to preserve the global water supply, while pointing out the key problem areas as to how this situation came about in the first place.
The Vegan Cat-Lover
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
Animal welfare and animal rights: what’s the difference? Are cats sentient? Is in vitro meat ethical? And what is a vegan, anyway? Read these and other musings on veganism, speciesism and feline friends.
Положение дел в связи с отсутствием продовольственной безопасности в мире 2014
Price: Free! Words: 26,870. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
В докладе «Положение дел в связи с отсутствием продовольственной безопасности в мире – 2014» представлены самые последние оценки масштабов недоедания и ход работы по достижению целей в области развития, сформулированных в Декларации тысячелетия (ЦРТ), и целевых показателей борьбы с голодом, установленных на Всемирном продовольственном саммите (ВПС).
Edible insects
Price: Free! Words: 90,600. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
This publication grew from a small effort in 2003 in the FAO Forestry Department to document the role of insects in traditional livelihood practices in Central Africa and to assess the impact of harvesting insects in their natural habitats on the sustainability of forests.
The State of Food and Agriculture 2013
Price: Free! Words: 48,730. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
The State of Food and Agriculture 2013: Food systems for better nutrition argues that improving nutrition and reducing these costs must begin with food and agriculture.
Food Security in Asia: No Time for Complacency
Price: Free! Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general
What are the causes and consequences of the recent escalation and volatility of world food prices, and its implications for Asia? If agricultural productivity problems are not addressed, it is quite possible that food security will be a recurrent world and regional concern in the coming decades, potentially jeopardizing Asia’s economic growth.
Be a Hobbit, Save the Earth: the Guide to Sustainable Shire Living
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 185,120. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Global Warming & Climate Change, Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
Be a Hobbit examines the problems facing the Earth today through the lens of Tolkien’s world. Middle Earth faced destruction from Sauron and Saruman; our world is under attack from the 'Two Towers’: Ignorance & Fear, and Poverty & Greed. Our world has lost its 'Shireness.' Be a Hobbit is a guide to bringing it back, from the bottom up: one Hobbit, one home, and one Shire at a time.
Prueba
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 910. Language: Spanish. Published: June 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
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El Estado de la Inseguridad Alimentaria en el Mundo 2014
Price: Free! Words: 33,340. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
En El estado de la inseguridad alimentaria en el mundo 2014 se presentan estimaciones actualizadas de la subalimentación y los progresos realizados hacia las metas relativas al hambre fijadas en los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM) y en la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Alimentación (CMA).
Milk and dairy products in human nutrition
Price: Free! Words: 146,190. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Food Science, Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
This publication is unique in drawing together information on nutrition, and dairy-industry development, providing a rich source of useful material on the role of dairy products in human nutrition and the way that investment in dairy-industry development has changed.
Panorama de la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional 2013
Price: Free! Words: 30,540. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
La edición 2013 del Panorama de la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional de América Latina y el Caribe muestra que durante los últimos años la región mantiene una trayectoria favorable en materia de crecimiento económico y protección social, en un contexto en que las economías de los países industrializados han experimentado crisis y, por lo general bajas tasas de crecimiento.
Datos de composición de alimentos
Price: Free! Words: 104,020. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
Este libro proporciona una guía inestimable para los profesionales de la investigación sobre salud y agricultura, la formulación de políticas, la reglamentación y la inocuidad de los alimentos, la obtención de nuevos productos alimenticios, la epidemiología y otros muchos sectores de actividad para los que los datos de composición de alimentos constituyen un recurso fundamental.
El Estado de la Inseguridad Alimentaria en el Mundo 2015
Price: Free! Words: 33,270. Language: Spanish. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
En la edición de El estado de la inseguridad alimentaria en el mundo de este año se hace balance de los progresos realizados hacia la consecución del primer Objetivo de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM 1) y el objetivo de la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Alimentación.

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