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  1. This book is written for the undergraduate student or lay person who desires an introduction to the principles of seed science and technology. The first eight chapters present the seed as a biological system in terms of its origin, development, and composition, as well as its function,...  
  2. You know that aloe vera can soothe a sunburn or an insect bite. But did you know that it can also fight inflammation, strengthen the immune system, and improve your health? Researchers are also studying the plant's effects on weight loss, diabetes, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid...  
  3. 1998-12-01 This book provides advice to relief workers considering a distribution of seeds and tools to refugees or displaced people. It covers preliminary assessment, project design, and implementation, including the choice of seeds and tools to distribute, and methods of distribution. It emphasizes the...  
  4. Proper management of trees and forests is necessary to make resources sustainable. Trees ñ or rather: woody plants in general ñ play an important part in traditional farming systems in the tropics, not just as food and cash crops but also as suppliers of fuelwood and fodder. Farmers are also...  
  5. This publication discusses the training of mid-career extension staff while at the same time strengthening the capacities of the participating universities and colleges.This lack of proper training hampers research-extension linkages and results in slow diffusion of technology to farmers.  
  6. This volume deals with the vegetables of South-East Asia. A vegetable as a product or commodity may be defined as a usually succulent plant or portion of a plant which is consumed as a side-dish with the starchy staple. All vegetable crops share certain characteristics but very few completely fit...  
  7. This is the first volume of 4 describing the wild, and sometimes cultivated, plant species of tropical Africa traditionally used in local medicine. Some of these plants are not only used for human health care, but are also applied as veterinary medicine or as poisonous plants used as pesticide,...  
  8. This is the first of 2 volumes describing the wild and cultived plant species of tropical Africa used for their timber. Some of these are traded on the international timber market, but many are only used locally, for construction purposes or the production of furniture, implments and utensils....  
  9. This volume describes the wild and cultivated plant species of tropical Africa used in the first place for their timber. Some of these are traded on the international timber market, but many are only used locally, for construction purposes or the production of furniture, implements and utensils....  
  10. This is the second volume of 4 describing the wild, sometimes cultivated, plant species of tropical Africa traditionally used in local medicine.