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.
When 170 000 black farmers occupied 4 000 white farms in Zimbabwe in 2000, it caused world-wide shockwaves. A decade later, Zimbabwe Takes Back Its Land finds that the new farmers are doing relatively well, improving their lives and becoming increasingly productive, especially since the US dollar became the local currency.
Building on the success of Christine Steven's first book, Harvest: Recipes from an Organic Farm, we now bring you The Harvest Kitchen. The Harvest Kitchen guides you through the seasons, the importance of eating seasonal produce and how to grow and prepare your own.
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.
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.
'Covering all major aspects of pasture production and management in South Africa, this text's particular strengths are species selection, pasture establishment, fertilizer, grazing and forage management, and feed budgeting, amongst others.
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.