The main purpose of this book is to highlight the research findings, achievements, challenges and perspectives discussed in the 3rd RC4Bs-2016. This book contains full-length articles, talk abstracts of all invited speakers, and abstracts of all technical papers presented in the conference.
Biochar research inspired the development of a revolutionary technology that can have a tremendous impact on agriculture, water, habitats, energy, health, sanitation, livelihoods, environment, and carbon sequestration. This book contributes to the understanding of biochar as a resource. Biochar is charcoal that is used for other purposes than heating.
Grace Gershuny, a teacher, former organic farmer, and pioneer in organic certification, tells a personal and political story from the historic roots of the modern organic movement, its codification into law under the auspices of the USDA, and the key role organic has to play in the future of the planet.
A book of forty poems divided into sestinas, villanelles, pantoums and sonnets. The poetry explores a variety of issues and themes, varying from the political to the leisurely, such as holiday, friendship and fun.
This unique report is professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction. The U.S. livestock industry represents a critical economic infrastructure, due to its size and influence on national and international agricultural systems.
Callie lives on the road, trading labor for food and lodging through a farm work-exchange program. She's perfectly content with the life she's created, but it is shaken up when she meets Jo, a mechanic and sister of Callie's latest boss. For the first time, Callie begins reconsidering the choices she's made...
From humble beginnings in western North Carolina during the Great Depression, through adventures out West in young adulthood, to the challenges and joys of family life in Reidsville, North Carolina, Judge Pierce's endearing stories chronicle a live well-lived against a backdrop of changing times in America.
This book is about innovation by the federal government (USDA's Agricultural Research Service). The book is about the success of government in innovation, the reasons it works so well at ARS, and lessons for everyone committed to innovation.
Despite significant progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals on poverty and hunger, almost a billion people still live in extreme poverty (less than $1.25 per person per day) and 795 million still suffer from chronic hunger. Much more will have to be done to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals on eradicating poverty and hunger by 2030.
A pesar de los importantes avances realizados en el cumplimiento de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio sobre la pobreza y el hambre, casi mil millones de personas aún viven en situación de extrema pobreza (menos de 1,25 dólares por persona al día) y 795 millones siguen sufriendo hambre crónica.