Save and Grow: Cassava – A guide to sustainable production intensification
Rome, 2013, 140 pp., 18 x 25,5 cms, PB
This guide is the first on the practical application of FAO's "Save and Grow" model of agriculture to specific smallholder crops and farming systems. The guide shows how ecosystem-based "Save and Grow" approaches and practices can help tropical developing countries to avoid the risks of unsustainable intensification, while realizing cassava's potential for producing higher yields, alleviating hunger and rural poverty, and contributing to national economic development.
The State of Food and Agriculture 2013 – Food Systems for Better Nutrition
Rome, 2013, 112 pp., A4, PB
Malnutrition – in the form of undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, and overweight and obesity – imposes unacceptably high economic and social costs on countries at all income levels. The causes of malnutrition are complex, yet all forms of malnutrition share one common feature: nutritionally inappropriate diets. The State of Food and Agriculture 2013 makes the case that healthy diets and good nutrition begin with food and agriculture.
Sustainable management of Pinus radiata plantations
Rome, 2013, 264 pp, A4, PB
Pinus radiata (radiata pine) is a versatile, fast-growing, medium-density softwood, suitable for a wide range of end-uses. This book explores current knowledge of, and experience with radiata pine forest plantation management and examines its long-term sustainability. The focus of this book is on the principles and practices of growing radiata pine sustainably. It also looks ahead to emerging challenges facing radiata pine plantation management, such as the effects of climate change, new diseases and other threats, and meeting changing product needs and societal demands.
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