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Biodiversity, Food and Nutrition A New Agenda for Sustainable Food Systems

Biodiversity, Food and Nutrition A New Agenda for Sustainable Food Systems

Author: Danny Hunter Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2020

This book examines the challenges and impacts of poor diets and nutrition from current food systems and the potential contribution of biodiversity and ecosystem services in addressing these problems. There is a strong need for a multi-level, cross-sectoral approach that connects food biodiversity conservation and sustainable use to address critical problems in our current food systems, including malnutrition Building on research from the Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Project (BFN), which aims to better link biodiversity, diets and nutrition, the book presents a multi-country, cross-sectoral analysis of initiatives that have promoted local food biodiversity in four countries: Brazil, Kenya, Turkey, and Sri Lanka. This book offers a comprehensive summary of the BFN project results in each of the four countries along with lessons learned and how this work could be upscaled or applied in other regions. It argues that the strategic promotion and use of food biodiversity is critical in uniting attempts to address conservation, nutrition, and livelihood concerns. The book is structured around chapters and case studies encompassing the BFN project with specific experiences related by partners who played key roles in the work being done in each country. By offering a comparative view capable of furthering dialogue between the respective countries, it is also meant to connect the individual cases for a greater than the sum of its parts effect. This means consideration of how localised activities can be adapted to more countries and regions. Therefore, the book addresses global issues with a foot planted firmly in the grounded case study locations. This book will be of great interest to policymakers, practitioners and NGOs working on food and nutrition, as well as students and scholars of agriculture, food systems and sustainable development.

Biodiversity, Food and Nutrition A New Agenda for Sustainable Food Systems

Biodiversity, Food and Nutrition A New Agenda for Sustainable Food Systems

Author: Danny Hunter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

This book examines the challenges and impacts of poor diets and nutrition from current food systems and the potential contribution of biodiversity and ecosystem services in addressing these problems. There is a strong need for a multi-level, cross-sectoral approach that connects food biodiversity conservation and sustainable use to address critical problems in our current food systems, including malnutrition Building on research from the Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Project (BFN), which aims to better link biodiversity, diets and nutrition, the book presents a multi-country, cross-sectoral analysis of initiatives that have promoted local food biodiversity in four countries: Brazil, Kenya, Turkey, and Sri Lanka. This book offers a comprehensive summary of the BFN project results in each of the four countries along with lessons learned and how this work could be upscaled or applied in other regions. It argues that the strategic promotion and use of food biodiversity is critical in uniting attempts to address conservation, nutrition, and livelihood concerns. The book is structured around chapters and case studies encompassing the BFN project with specific experiences related by partners who played key roles in the work being done in each country. By offering a comparative view capable of furthering dialogue between the respective countries, it is also meant to connect the individual cases for a greater than the sum of its parts effect. This means consideration of how localised activities can be adapted to more countries and regions. Therefore, the book addresses global issues with a foot planted firmly in the grounded case study locations. This book will be of great interest to policymakers, practitioners and NGOs working on food and nutrition, as well as students and scholars of agriculture, food systems and sustainable development.

Long-Term Farming Systems Research Ensuring Food Security in a Changing Climate

Long-Term Farming Systems Research Ensuring Food Security in a Changing Climate

Author: Gurbir S. (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland) Bhullar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

Long-Term Farming Systems Research: Ensuring Food Security in a Changing Environment presents the legacy and heritage of Long-Term Experiments (LTEs) in Agriculture while also addressing the challenges and potential solutions. The book discusses how LTEs form an important asset in understanding agriculture's significant influence on life on earth. As global governments and development agencies try to achieve the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, this book's content provides insight into the interactions of agricultural production with ecological, economic and societal aspects is of unprecedented importance. In this regard, this book offers a thorough resource of information based on experiences from various ongoing LTEs in different parts of the world. The contextual variety and geographic diversity presented in this book makes it useful for agricultural and environmental scientists, as well as students and educators in such fields.

Climate Change and Food Security with Emphasis on Wheat

Climate Change and Food Security with Emphasis on Wheat

Author: Munir (Ege University, Turkey) Ozturk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2020

Climate Change and Food Security with Emphasis on Wheat presents research in wheat improvement, revealing its correlations to global issues, including climate change and global warming which contribute to food security issues. Due to the continuous increase in population, urbanization and economic modernization as a result of rising incomes, the requirements for wheat are on the rise. Wheat production will have to increase dramatically to ensure reliable wheat supplies and food security. This book facilitates wheat research by providing the means to address biophysical and socioeconomic constraints, including production of high yielding, disease resistant, broadly adapted and good quality wheat varieties. Written by an international team of experts, this book looks at the abiotic stresses that impact production and the various means of ameliorating those factors. It is appropriate for advanced students and researchers focused on wheat and other grain improvements to increase yield and address food security.

Revival: Safety and Reliability in the 90s (1990) Will past experience or prediction meet our needs?

Revival: Safety and Reliability in the 90s (1990) Will past experience or prediction meet our needs?

Author: M.H. Walter, R.F. Cox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

Reliability-based design is relatively well established in structural design. Its use is less mature in geotechnical design, but there is a steady progression towards reliability-based design as seen in the inclusion of a new Annex D on Reliability of Geotechnical Structures in the third edition of ISO 2394. Reliability-based design can be viewed as a simplified form of risk-based design where different consequences of failure are implicitly covered by the adoption of different target reliability indices. Explicit risk management methodologies are required for large geotechnical systems where soil and loading conditions are too varied to be conveniently slotted into a few reliability classes (typically three) and an associated simple discrete tier of target reliability indices.

Cardamom The Genus Elettaria

Cardamom The Genus Elettaria

Author: P. N. Ravindran Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

Cardamom otherwise known as Malabar cardamom, true cardamom or small cardamom second only to pepper in its importance during the Renaissance period, is often qualified as the Queen of Spices because of its very pleasant aroma and taste. The Western Ghat forest of the Malabar coast, India, is the center of origin and diversity for cardamom and it might have been nature's design that the King and Queen of spices (black pepper and cardamom) originated in the same forest. This volume contains sixteen chapters, fourteen on cardamom and one each on large cardamom and false cardamoms. All aspects of the cardamom crop have been covered in this volume, and each chapter is written by experts in their respective fields. This volume is visualized as both a textbook and reference work for scientists and students of horticulture, plantation crops, botany and related fields, and will go on to serve as the main reference volume on cardamom for many years to come.

Orphan Crops for Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security Promoting Neglected and Underutilized Species

Orphan Crops for Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security Promoting Neglected and Underutilized Species

Author: Stefano Padulosi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

This book discusses the issues, challenges, needs and opportunities related to the promotion of orphan crops, known also as neglected and underutilized species (NUS). The book is structured into seven parts, covering the following themes: introduction to NUS, integrated conservation and use of minor millets, nutritional and food security roles of minor millets, approaches, methods and tools for the use enhancement of NUS, voices from the communities and the private sector, building and enabling environment, and global champions and way forward. Presenting a number of case studies at regional and country level, the chapters cover different but highly interlinked aspects along the value chains, from acquisition and characterization of genetic diversity, cultivation, harvesting to value addition, marketing, consumption and policy for mainstreaming. Cross cutting issues like gender, capacity building and empowerment of vulnerable groups will be also addressed by authors. Representatives from communities and the private sector will be also sharing their reflections on the needs for the use enhancement of NUS from their own perspectives. International agencies, such as the Overseas Development Institute which have been supporting NUS projects around the world, will be also offering their views on how they see the future direction of research and development to bring NUS out of their status of marginalization. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of food security, sustainable agriculture, nutrition and health and development, as well as practitioners and policymakers involved in building more resilience food and production systems.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Agriculture and the Environment 3-Volume Set

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Agriculture and the Environment 3-Volume Set

Author: Richard W. Hazlett Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2020

Through a comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed articles, the Oxford Encyclopedia of Agriculture and the Environment presents an authoritative overview of the role and impacts of agriculture on the natural and human environments, from its origins historically to current praxis and outlooks. It examines the major themes of global and regional environmental change, the evolution of agriculture, historical styles of agriculture, famine, agricultural pollutants, research needs in agriculture, and the future of agriculture. The collection includes expert perspectives on specific important crops, soil science, land abuse and stewardship, methods of irrigation, experimental agricultures, patterns of farming, history and agro-archaeology, current agricultural trends, and contemporary public policy. It is curated by an international panel of scholars led by Editor in Chief Richard W. Hazlett, along with Associate Editors Peter Bogucki, Marc Los Huertos, Attila Nemes, and Giuseppe Provenzano.

Agrobiodiversity, School Gardens and Healthy Diets Promoting Biodiversity, Food and Sustainable Nutrition

Agrobiodiversity, School Gardens and Healthy Diets Promoting Biodiversity, Food and Sustainable Nutrition

Author: Danny (Bioversity International, Rome, Italy) Hunter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2020

This book critically assesses the role of agrobiodiversity in school gardens and its contribution to diversifying diets, promoting healthy eating habits and improving nutrition among schoolchildren as well as other benefits relating to climate change adaptation, ecoliteracy and greening school spaces. Many schoolchildren suffer from various forms of malnutrition and it is important to address their nutritional status given the effects it has on their health, cognition, and subsequently their educational achievement. Schools are recognized as excellent platforms for promoting lifelong healthy eating and improving long-term, sustainable nutrition security required for optimum educational outcomes. This book reveals the multiple benefits of school gardens for improving nutrition and education for children and their families. It examines issues such as school feeding, community food production, school gardening, nutritional education and the promotion of agrobiodiversity, and draws on international cases studies, from both developed and developing nations, to provide a comprehensive global assessment. This book will be essential reading for those interested in promoting agrobiodiversity, sustainable nutrition and healthy eating habits in schools and public institutions more generally. It identifies recurring and emerging issues, establishes best practices, identifies key criteria for success and advises on strategies for scaling up and scaling out elements to improve the uptake of school gardens.

Agrobiodiversity, School Gardens and Healthy Diets Promoting Biodiversity, Food and Sustainable Nutrition

Agrobiodiversity, School Gardens and Healthy Diets Promoting Biodiversity, Food and Sustainable Nutrition

Author: Danny (Bioversity International, Rome, Italy) Hunter Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/03/2020

This book critically assesses the role of agrobiodiversity in school gardens and its contribution to diversifying diets, promoting healthy eating habits and improving nutrition among schoolchildren as well as other benefits relating to climate change adaptation, ecoliteracy and greening school spaces. Many schoolchildren suffer from various forms of malnutrition and it is important to address their nutritional status given the effects it has on their health, cognition, and subsequently their educational achievement. Schools are recognized as excellent platforms for promoting lifelong healthy eating and improving long-term, sustainable nutrition security required for optimum educational outcomes. This book reveals the multiple benefits of school gardens for improving nutrition and education for children and their families. It examines issues such as school feeding, community food production, school gardening, nutritional education and the promotion of agrobiodiversity, and draws on international cases studies, from both developed and developing nations, to provide a comprehensive global assessment. This book will be essential reading for those interested in promoting agrobiodiversity, sustainable nutrition and healthy eating habits in schools and public institutions more generally. It identifies recurring and emerging issues, establishes best practices, identifies key criteria for success and advises on strategies for scaling up and scaling out elements to improve the uptake of school gardens.

Beneficial Microbes in Agro-Ecology

Beneficial Microbes in Agro-Ecology

Beneficial Microbes in Agro-Ecology is a complete two-volume resource on the agriculturally important beneficial microflora used in agricultural production technologies. Included are 30 different bacterial genera relevant in the sustainability, mechanisms and beneficial natural processes that enhance soil fertility and plant growth. Volume II presents 23 fungal genera used in agriculture for the management of plant diseases, plant growth promotion, etc. Covering a wide range of bacteria and fungi on biocontrol and plant growth promoting properties, the book will help researchers, academics and advanced students in Agro-ecology, including Plant Microbiology, Pathology, Entomology and Nematology.

Pig Tales An Omnivore's Quest for Sustainable Meat

Pig Tales An Omnivore's Quest for Sustainable Meat

Author: Barry Estabrook Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/02/2020

Barry Estabrook, author of the New York Times bestseller Tomatoland and a writer of great skill and compassion (Eric Schlosser), now explores the dark side of the American pork industry. Drawing on his personal experiences raising pigs as well as his sharp investigative instincts, Estabrook covers the range of the human-porcine experience. He embarks on nocturnal feral pig hunts in Texas. He visits farmers who raise animals in vast confinement barns for Smithfield and Tyson, two of the country's biggest pork producers. And he describes the threat of infectious disease and the possible contamination of our food supply. Through these stories shines Estabrook's abiding love for these remarkable creatures. Pigs are social, self-aware, and playful, not to mention smart enough to master the typical house dog commands of sit, stay, come twice as fast as your average pooch. With the cognitive abilities of at least three-year-olds, they can even learn to operate a modified computer. Unfortunately for the pigs, they're also delicious to eat. Estabrook shows how these creatures are all too often subjected to lives of suffering in confinement and squalor, sustained on a drug-laced diet just long enough to reach slaughter weight, then killed on mechanized disassembly lines. But it doesn't have to be this way. Pig Tales presents a lively portrait of those farmers who are taking an alternative approach, like one Danish producer that has a far more eco-friendly and humane system of pork production, and new, small family farms with free-range heritage pigs raised on antibiotic-free diets. It is possible to raise pigs responsibly and respectfully in a way that is good for producers, consumers, and some of the top chefs in America. Provocative, witty, and deeply informed, Pig Tales is bound to spark conversation at dinner tables across America.