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Facts and fatty acids in human nutrition
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Price: Free! Words: 68,330. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2015. Category: 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.
The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014
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Price: Free! Words: 26,990. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014 presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets.
Edible insects
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Price: Free! Words: 90,600. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Category: 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
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Price: Free! Words: 48,730. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Category: 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.
Genebank Standards for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
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Price: Free! Words: 48,140. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Category: 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.
Save and grow: Cassava
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Price: Free! Words: 39,950. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
How FAO's Save and Grow model of agriculture can help make intensive cassava farming more productive, profitable and sustainable.
Milk and dairy products in human nutrition
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Price: Free! Words: 146,190. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Food Science
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.
Be a Hobbit, Save the Earth: the Guide to Sustainable Shire Living
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 185,120. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Global Warming & Climate Change
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.
Ci Prendiamo un Buon Caffè (Zapatista)?
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,780. Language: Italian. Published: May 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economic conditions
Il North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), firmato il 1 gennaio 1994, è stato presentato come l’ascesa del Messico in un moderno stato del primo mondo. Ma, nello stato meridionale del Chiapas una “rivolta armata dei popoli indigeni ha rubato i riflettori dei media, esponendo le enormi disuguaglianze sociali del Messico e l’esclusione della popolazione indigena del paese dal suo sviluppo.
Food Security in Asia: No Time for Complacency
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Price: Free! Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
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.
Feasts and All Their Finery: Elegant Dining in Old Regime France
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,260. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
Le Grand draws on a classic cookbook and several forgotten memoirs to bring a wealth of details on menus, table decoration, royal households, customs, and entertainments to those who study the Middle Ages, food history, decoration or simply France in all its infinite variety. For the first time, this rich and unique text is available in English.
Agricultural Value Chains for Development
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Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general
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.
The Young Desert Farmer
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Price: Free! Words: 62,990. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Category: Essay » Sociology
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.
More Water, Less Meat?
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,240. Language: British English. Published: May 10, 2013 by Pandora Poikilos. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
“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.
Participatory Irrigation Management
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Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / sustainable development
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?
Prueba
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 910. Language: Spanish. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
Si si si
The Vegan Cat-Lover
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Category: Essay » Sociology
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.
Holy Cow
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,450. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012 by Jupiter Gardens Press. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
A hip, big-breasted messiah, who just happens to be a wise and enigmatic dairy cow with healing milk, materializes in a suburban intersection. When this sacred cow calls together her apostles—some human, some Holstein—they launch a ragtag interspecies revolution to overturn the factory farm system and awaken all earthlings to their interconnection.