Food is a central obsession in all cultures, the media, and society. Our future supply of food is filled with risk, and history tells us that lack of food leads to war. Julian Cribb describes a new food system capable of meeting our global needs on this hot and overcrowded planet.
Want to find out what all the buzz is about beekeeping? This book guides you on becoming a back yard bee keeper. It gives you information on safely keeping your own bees, including complete instructions for assembling and maintaining bee hives, handling all phases of honey production, and more.
Understanding local knowledge has become a central academic project among those interested in Africa and developing countries. In South Africa, land reform is gathering pace and African people hold an increasing proportion of the livestock in the country.
Kirstenbosch is a name that resonates round the world as the home of a uniquely rich flora in a setting of unsurpassed beauty, and in 2013 Kirstenbosch celebrates its 100th anniversary. This centenary publication tells the story of its establishment, its setbacks and triumphs, its benefactors and heros.
If you are concerned about the health of our planet then turn your attention to what lies under your feet. In the soil below are creatures at work that play a pivotal role in producing the food we eat and impacting the quality of our food crops.
Featuring 40 chapters written by leading experts, this textbook covers a broad range of topics in integrated pest management, focused primarily on theory and concepts. It is complemented by two award winning websites, which emphasize specific IPM tactics, their application, and IPM case studies: Radcliffe's IPM World Textbook (http://ipmworld.umn.edu) and VegEdge (www.vegedge.umn.edu).
Bats in roofs has been compiled by the Bat Interest Group of KwaZulu-Natal as a practical guide to assist householders and pest controllers to live harmoniously with bats, identifying various species of bat that may occur around buildings, and dealing with bat nuisance problems in an effective and bat-friendly, non-chemical manner.
An alternative approach to rural research and development is discussed by introducing a methodology based on the needs and ideas of the farming community, rather than those of the researchers and funding bodies. This 1999 book will be of importance professionals involved in agricultural research and development, management and policy making.
This book covers pest and disease damage, causative agents, and methods of combatting them and also covers protection against larger animals and wind.The examples are illustrated stories presented as strip cartoons for extension staff or teachers to show and hand out to farmers and students.
Focusing on the application of biotechnology to agricultural development, this work begins with a farmer's view, assesses farmer-based and science-based technology, and then looks at the socio-political context.