Food and Agriculture : Books
There are 10 documents in this section.
9 November 2008
15 October 2004
Parents, chefs, environmentalists, food business executives, and concerned consumers everywhere are demanding locally grown fare, according to this new book by the Worldwatch Institute.
14 April 2004
Agriculture - the largest industry in the world - is one of the biggest threats to the environment. Inefficient food production and harmful agriculture subsidies are causing deforestation, water shortages and pollution, warns this book.
4 November 2003
The following titles from Earthscan, may be ordered directly from this leading environmental publisher.
29 October 2003
Although food-production systems for the world's rural poor typically have had devastating effects on the planet's wealth of genes, species, and ecosystems, that need not be the case in the future, argue two of the world's leading experts on conservation and development.
10 February 2003
This is the latest in the excellent OUTREACH Series of environmental materials for the use of media, community groups and educators.
19 July 2002
In 1999 global population surpassed 6 billion people, and this number rises by between 70-80 million people each year. This title examines the consequences of continuing population growth for the world's natural resource systems and for global food security.
22 April 2002
This children's guide - one of an excellent series of 21st Century Debates - is aimed at 11 to 16-year-old schoolchildren. Making the point that we live in a world of food mountains and famines, where some people suffer from obesity while millions of others die of hunger, it examines the trends and issues behind such inequalities.
19 April 2002
Based on the Hands On series of video films prepared by the Television Trust for the Environment and broadcast on BBC World, Hands On - Food, Water and Finance looks at innovations in agriculture, food processing, water and sanitation and small business development.
17 April 2002
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has produced a number of publications under their 2020 Vision programme, released for the conference on 'Sustainable Food Security for All by 2020', held in Bonn in September 2001. Publications can be ordered or downloaded free (see below).
- Goodbye to Planet 21
- Voices from Planet 21
- Commentary: 20 years on - and time runs desperately short
- World in serious trouble on food front
- Arab grain imports rising rapidly
- COMMENTARY: Green renaissance, not revolution
- Lost bees could cost UK farmers a fortune
- Rising number of farm animals poses environmental and public health risks
- Why cashew is driving Guinean farmers nuts
- 'Free-for-all' decimates fish stocks in the southern Pacific
- COMMENTARY: World must wake up to the coming crisis in the Sahel
- Bumper 2011 grain harvest fails to rebuild global stocks
- Food security a looming crisis
- Rush for land a wake-up call for poorer countries
- World grain production down, meat consumption up