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            Crops and Carbon: Paying Farmers to Combat Climate Change

            Crops and Carbon: Paying Farmers to Combat Climate Change (Paperback)

            By Robbins, Mike

            • RRP: $93.99
            • $93.99
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            Rich countries are paying poor countries to fight climate change on their behalf - and one way they are doing it is through carbon sinks. These are reservoirs of organic carbon tied up in plants and in the earth, rather than being in the atmosphere as greenhouse gases. This book ...looks critically at this mode of climate change mitigation. Can it work? Is it just? Will poorer countries benefit? The book considers the scientific, economic and ethical basis for this type of mitigation. Previous attention has been focused mainly on reducing emissions from deforestation and land degradation (REDD), but this book is one of the first attempts to examine the potential for carbon sinks in agriculture in crop plants and the soil. In assessing this, the author examines exactly how north-south climate mitigation trading works, or does not, and what the pitfalls are. It highlights the complex relationship between agriculture, particularly different forms of farming systems, and the mitigation of climate change. The arguments are backed up by original research with farmers in Brazil to demonstrate the challenges and prospects which these proposals offer in terms of payments for environmental services from agriculture through carbon trading.
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            ISBN 9781138384125
            Released NZ 31 May 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Tropical Rain Forests: An Ecological and Biogeographical Comparison

            Tropical Rain Forests: An Ecological and Biogeographical Comparison (Hardback, 2nd Edition)

            By Corlett, Richard T.; Primack, Richard B.

            • RRP: $277.99
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            * The only comprehensive volume covering all the world's rain forest systems * Illustrated in full colour throughout * Written by two of the world's leading conservation biologists * Fully updated throughout * Includes two new additional chapters on amphibians and reptiles, and i...sland rain forests .
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            ISBN 9781444332544
            Released NZ 28 Jan 2011
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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            Medical Ethics and the Elderly: practical guide
             

            Medical Ethics and the Elderly: practical guide (Hardback)

            By Rai, Gurcharan S.

            • RRP: $271.00
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            Drawing upon theoretical debates in social anthropology, development studies and political ecology, and presenting research from across the Indonesian Archipelago, this book addresses the changing histories and identities of upland people.

            ISBN 9789057024023
            Released NZ 25 Mar 1999
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Studies in Environmental Anthropology
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            Tropical Soils: Properties and Management for Sustainable Agriculture
             

            Tropical Soils: Properties and Management for Sustainable Agriculture (Hardback)

            By Juo, Anthony S. R.; Franzluebbers, Kathrin

            • RRP: $212.00
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            Agricultural ecology, or agroecology, deals with the structure and function of agroecosystems at different levels of resolution. This text describes in terms of agroecology the tropical environments of sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin and Central America, focusing on... production and management systems unique to each region.
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            ISBN 9780195115987
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2003
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Topics in sustainable agronomy
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            Tropical Fruits and Other Edible Plants of the World: An Illustrated Guide
             

            Tropical Fruits and Other Edible Plants of the World: An Illustrated Guide (Hardback)

            By Blancke, Rolf

            • RRP: $95.50
            • $90.72
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            Illustrated with high-quality photographs taken on location in the plants' natural environment, this field guide describes more than three hundred species of tropical and subtropical species of fruits, tubers, and spices.

            ISBN 9780801454172
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2016
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Zona Tropical Publications
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            Environmental Management In Tropical Agriculture

            Environmental Management In Tropical Agriculture (Paperback)

            By Goodland, Robert

            • RRP: $86.99
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            This book summarizes the major environmental hazards confronted in tropical agriculture and presents specific management options that could be used to reduce or avoid them. It addresses the problem of the high cost of agricultural development in tropical regions.

            ISBN 9780367165338
            Released NZ 30 Mar 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Climate Change Risks and Food Security in Bangladesh

            Climate Change Risks and Food Security in Bangladesh (Paperback)

            By Yu, Winston; Alam, Mozaharul; Hassan, Ahmadul; Khan, Abu Saleh; Ruane, Alex

            • RRP: $89.99
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            Managing climate variability and change remains a key development and food security issue in Bangladesh. Despite significant investments, floods, droughts, and cyclones during the last two decades continue to cause extensive economic damage and impair livelihoods. Climate change ...will pose additional risks to ongoing efforts to reduce poverty. This book examines the implications of climate change on food security in Bangladesh and identifies adaptation measures in the agriculture sector using a comprehensive integrated framework. First, the most recent science available is used to characterize current climate and hydrology and its potential changes. Second, country-specific survey and biophysical data is used to derive more realistic and accurate agricultural impact functions and simulations. A range of climate risks (i.e. warmer temperatures, higher carbon dioxide concentrations, changing characteristics of floods, droughts and potential sea level rise) is considered to gain a more complete picture of potential agriculture impacts. Third, while estimating changes in production is important, economic responses may to some degree buffer against the physical losses predicted, and an assessment is made of these. Food security is dependent not only on production, but also future food requirements, income levels and commodity prices. Finally, adaptation possibilities are identified for the sector. This book is the first to combine these multiple disciplines and analytical procedures to comprehensively address these impacts. The framework will serve as a useful guide to design policy intervention strategies and investments in adaptation measures.
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            ISBN 9781138970908
            Released NZ 17 May 2016
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Earthscan Climate
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            Tropical Environments
             

            Tropical Environments (Paperback)

            By Kellman, Martin; Tackaberry, Rosanne

            • RRP: $123.00
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            Presents a comprehensive introduction to the complex systems of the tropics. Covering a broad, cross-regional range of humid through to semi-arid tropical climate zones, the book features case studies drawn from throughout the tropical world.

            ISBN 9780415116091
            Released NZ 28 Aug 1997
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Physical Environment
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            Tropical Environments
             

            Tropical Environments (Hardback)

            By Kellman, Martin; Tackaberry, Rosanne

            • RRP: $353.00
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            Presents a comprehensive introduction to the complex systems of the tropics. Covering a broad, cross-regional range of humid through to semi-arid tropical climate zones, the book features case studies drawn from throughout the tropical world.

            ISBN 9780415116084
            Released NZ 28 Aug 1997
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Physical Environment
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            Coffee - Growing, Processing, Sustainable Production: A Guidebook for Growers, Processors, Traders, and Researchers
             

            Coffee - Growing, Processing, Sustainable Production: A Guidebook for Growers, Processors, Traders, and Researchers (Hardback, 3rd Edition)

            By Wintgens, Jean Nicolas

            • RRP: $758.99
            • $758.99
            • Pub Date
              5 Aug 20

            Now in two volumes, this third edition is completely updated and enlarged with approximately 20% more content, providing all the knowledge the coffee professional will ever need. Written by the leading experts in the business and endorsed by the International Coffee Organisation ...and the Specialty Coffee Organization of America, this is the "go-to" reference for coffee professionals. The whole of the billion dollar coffee business is covered here, capturing the entire value chain from grower to consumer. It describes methods of coffee cultivation, harvesting, processing, storage, quality assessment, and economics. It is unique in incorporating the latest research on the coffee plant, its pests and diseases, as well as biotechnological methods for improved breeds. It is equally unrivaled in addressing the long-term sustainability of current coffee production methods, showing modern alternatives to traditional practices. New to this edition are chapters on types of green coffee, the influence of coffee on human health, and the treatment of coffee from green bean to coffee cup. Last but not least, this ready reference is richly illustrated with more than 900 color photographs, dozens of drawings and diagrams, as well as a 100-page appendix resulting in the single most comprehensive source for coffee producers, traders and researchers.
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            ISBN 9783527339815
            Released NZ 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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