Food and Agriculture : Books

There are 10 documents in this section.

  • Organic Agriculture and Food Security in Africa

    9 November 2008

  • Eat Here: Reclaiming homegrown pleasures in a global supermarket

    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.

  • World Agriculture and the Environment

    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.

  • Books from Earthscan

    4 November 2003

    The following titles from Earthscan, may be ordered directly from this leading environmental publisher.

  • EcoAgriculture

    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.

  • Understanding soils

    10 February 2003

    This is the latest in the excellent OUTREACH Series of environmental materials for the use of media, community groups and educators.

  • Six Billion and Counting

    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.

  • Food Supply

    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.

  • Hands On - Food, Water and Finance

    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.

  • International Food Policy Research Institute publications

    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).