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  1. This text is aimed at the needs of students in agricultural colleges who are taking a subsidiary course in the economics of agriculture. The book introduces readers to economic principles are applied to agriculture, farm management techniques and marketing methods and shows how they can be useful...  
  2. Key Resource 1996-12-28 Based on the author's widely used earlier text African Farm Management, this account updates the economic analysis of tropical agriculture and broadens its perspective to include examples from all parts of the developing world. Writing in a clear, concise style, Professor Upton explains the...  
  3. in 1954 the United States government's International Cooperation Administration (now called the Agency for Inernational Development) sponsored a technical assistance contract of six years between the University of Florida Agricultural Experiment Stations and the Costa Rican Ministry of...  
  4. Key Resource 2007-12-10 It has been recognized that an important factor in improving the viability of rural livelihoods in developing countries is the promotion of sustainable agriculture. As opposed to relying solely on cash crops, this can be more easily achieved through the domestication of various indigenous fruit...  
  5. Each chapter begins with an introduction to the particular properties of the plant group, giving an overview on the economics, production trends, nutritional aspects, chemistry, and technological features. Only the major crops could be treated in detail. With regard to these, we sought to cover...  
  6. The world's demand for food is expected to double within the next 50 years, while the natural resources that sustain agriculture will become increasingly scarce, degraded, and vulnerable to the effects of climate change. In many poor countries, agriculture accounts for at least 40 percent of GDP...  
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    1998-01-19 Part I deals with the relationship between trees and people, and the threat to trees posed by social, economic and political factors. Part II focuses on multistorey farming, an economically sound cropping method used in many tropical regions. The annexes provide useful tables on food and fodder...  
  8. Key Resource 1996-01-01 2 Copies This is a book of practical ideas. It is written for people who help those who live and make their living under difficult conditions in the tropics and subtropics. What should a development worker do to assist a community? There are no simple answers, but there are many possibilities—...  
  9. Key Resource 1998-12-28 A tool for developing and applying the science of agroforestry to problems of natural resources conservation and sustainable agricultural development, this book examines the environmental and social conditions that affect the roles and performance of trees in field- and forest-based agricultural...  
  10. Key Resource 2005-12-30 A respected international economic advisor and the director of The Earth Institute shares a wide-spectrum theory about how to enable economic success throughout the world, identifying the different categories into which various nations fall in today's economy while posing solutions to top...