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  1. 91 pages, illustrated Task Force Report, no. 116
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  2. Gordon F. Conway et al In this article we examine the health hazards posed by nitrogen fertiliser use in developing countries and particularly three serious human disease, methaemoglobinaemia, gastric and bladder cancer. We then discuss the losses of nitrogen from fertilisers to water and the atmosphere and the...
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  3. Editor: Arwen Bailey Copy editor: Nora Capozio Design: Pablo Gallo and Luca Pierotti Editorial assistance: Chiara Villani The first Agrobiodiversity Index Report assesses dimensions of agrobiodiversity in ten countries to measure food system sustainability and resilience. Countries receive an overall Agrobiodiversity Index score that indicates their progress in using and safeguarding agrobiodiversity to create...
  4. Dennis Holden et al This volume contains papers presented at the opening day plenary session and during the parallel sessions on both days of the symposium. It is designed to be a permanent record to further enhance the knowledge of Bank staff working in agriculture and rural development and as a means of exchanging...
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  5. The great diversity within agricultural crop plants provides the basis upon which farming improvements depend. This diversity is the source of traits to improve yield and quality, resist disease and adapt to climate change. The problem is threefold: decreasing diversity in farmers' fields; the...
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  6. Peter F. Drucker One of the notable accomplishments of this book is its combining specific economic analysis with a grasp of the entrepreneurial force in business prosperity. For though it discusses "what to do" more than Drucker's previous works, the book stresses the qualitative aspect of enterprise: every...
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  7. Emmanuel Obuobie et al This book gives a comprehensive overview of urban and peri-urban vegetable farming in Ghana's major cities with a special focus on 'wastewater' use. It ends with recommendations on how in a low-income country like Ghana, health risks for consumers could be effectively reduced, while...
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  8. Peter H. Calkins The first three means of analysis (partial budgeting/minimum returns, marginal/probability, and linear/quadratic approaches) are all valuable tools for taking account of risk and uncertainly in the preparation of alternative technological packages which may be offered to the farmer. A country's...
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  9. OPS/OMS-DANIDA
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  10. Jeroen H.J. Ensink et al This report deals with the environmental aspects of the study of health, environment and socioeconomic aspects of irrigation with untreated wastewater. The objectives of the study were to identify the environmental impacts of wastewater use in a small town in Pakistan, and to estimate water and...
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