Sustainable Potato Production Global Case Studies

Sustainable Potato Production  Global Case Studies
Author: Zhongqi He,Robert Larkin,Wayne Honeycutt
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2012-05-24
ISBN 10: 9400741049
ISBN 13: 9789400741041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Potato Production Global Case Studies Book Review:

Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is grown in over 100 countries throughout the world. As a staple food, potato is the fourth most important crop after rice, wheat, and maize, and has historically contributed to food and nutrition security in the world. Global interest in potato increased recently as world food prices soared, threatening the global food security and stability. Unlike major cereals, potato is not a globally traded commodity, and prices are usually determined by local production costs. Thus, potato is increasingly regarded as a vital food-security crop and as a substitute for costly cereal imports. With such importance, the 29 chapters in the edited book address the issues of sustainable potato production. This book begins with an introduction on sustainable potato production and global food security, and then presents eight case studies selected globally and covering different issues relevant to sustainable potato production in both developed and developing countries.

Sustainable Potato Production Global Case Studies

Sustainable Potato Production  Global Case Studies
Author: Zhongqi He,Robert Larkin,Wayne Honeycutt
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2012-05-24
ISBN 10: 9400741049
ISBN 13: 9789400741041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Potato Production Global Case Studies Book Review:

Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is grown in over 100 countries throughout the world. As a staple food, potato is the fourth most important crop after rice, wheat, and maize, and has historically contributed to food and nutrition security in the world. Global interest in potato increased recently as world food prices soared, threatening the global food security and stability. Unlike major cereals, potato is not a globally traded commodity, and prices are usually determined by local production costs. Thus, potato is increasingly regarded as a vital food-security crop and as a substitute for costly cereal imports. With such importance, the 29 chapters in the edited book address the issues of sustainable potato production. This book begins with an introduction on sustainable potato production and global food security, and then presents eight case studies selected globally and covering different issues relevant to sustainable potato production in both developed and developing countries.

Sustainable Potato Production

Sustainable Potato Production
Author: NeBambi Lutaladio
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org
Total Pages: 91
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9789251064092
ISBN 13: 9251064091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Potato Production Book Review:

During the International Year of the Potato, celebrated in 2008, FAO and the International Potato Center helped forge partnerships worldwide to address critical aspects of sustainable potato production. This technical guide collates that experience to review technical, socio-economic, policy and institutional factors that currently constrain increased potato production and productivity in tropical and sub-tropical countries. it presents Good Agriculture Practices relevant to potato production, and indicators and recommendations for action in key areas. It outlines a new policy and research agenda for the potato subsector that aims at making a real contribution to the eradication of hunger and poverty.

Sustainable Potato Production and the Impact of Climate Change

Sustainable Potato Production and the Impact of Climate Change
Author: Londhe, Sunil
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN 10: 1522517162
ISBN 13: 9781522517160
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Potato Production and the Impact of Climate Change Book Review:

The potato is a significant food around the globe in the grand scheme of consumption. However, changes in the Earth’s climate are threatening to negatively impact the growth and production of agriculture, namely potatoes, which in turn will greatly alter the dimensions of food. Sustainable Potato Production and the Impact of Climate Change is an authoritative publication that provides the latest research on potato production in the future climate change scenario. Featuring exhaustive coverage on a variety of topics associated with food fundamentals such as, availability, stability, utilization, and accessibility, this reference work is an essential source for professionals, researchers and students seeking current research on the importance of potato cultivation.

Sustainable Potato Production and the Impact of Climate Change

Sustainable Potato Production and the Impact of Climate Change
Author: Londhe, Sunil
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN 10: 1522517162
ISBN 13: 9781522517160
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Potato Production and the Impact of Climate Change Book Review:

The potato is a significant food around the globe in the grand scheme of consumption. However, changes in the Earth’s climate are threatening to negatively impact the growth and production of agriculture, namely potatoes, which in turn will greatly alter the dimensions of food. Sustainable Potato Production and the Impact of Climate Change is an authoritative publication that provides the latest research on potato production in the future climate change scenario. Featuring exhaustive coverage on a variety of topics associated with food fundamentals such as, availability, stability, utilization, and accessibility, this reference work is an essential source for professionals, researchers and students seeking current research on the importance of potato cultivation.

Potato Production Systems

Potato Production Systems
Author: Jeffrey C. Stark,Mike Thornton,Phillip Nolte
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 635
Release: 2020-04-27
ISBN 10: 3030391574
ISBN 13: 9783030391577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Potato Production Systems Book Review:

This comprehensive guide to potato production systems management contains 20 chapters and more than 350 color photographs. Beginning with the history of potato culture, it spans all aspects of potato production, pest and planting management, storage, and marketing. Written by a team of over 35 scientists from North America, this book offers updated research-based information and serves as a unique, valuable tool for researchers, extension specialists, students, and farm managers. More than a description of principles, it contains practical analytical tools, charts, and methods to create guidelines for best production practices and cost estimates. Some key areas include: Potato Growth and Development, Potato Variety Selection and Management, Seed and Planting Management, Seed Production and Certification, Field Selection, Crop Rotation, and Soil Management, Integrated Pest Management for Potatoes, Potato Nutrient Management, Irrigation Management, Tuber Quality, Economics and Marketing, Production Costs, among others. Potato Production Systems should be a valuable reference for successful culture of the "noble tuber."

How the Chinese Eat Potatoes

How the Chinese Eat Potatoes
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 9814470414
ISBN 13: 9789814470414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biotechnology of Food Crops in Developing Countries

Biotechnology of Food Crops in Developing Countries
Author: T. Hohn,K.M. Leisinger
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3709164060
ISBN 13: 9783709164068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biotechnology of Food Crops in Developing Countries Book Review:

Recent advances in gene technology, plant transformation, and the growing knowledge of DNA sequences of plants as well as of their most important parasites and symbionts offer many interesting prospects for the breeding of new crop varieties. This was not only recognized by the major seed companies, but also by the governments of developing countries and by worldwide foundations supporting their agriculture. The know-how gained by the seed companies on crops important for the agricultural industry in developed countries could easily be provided for free to the international and national organizations dedicated to development of crops important in the third world. Results obtained worldwide become easily available to everybody through the scientific literature. Likewise, agricultural research in, e.g., the USA or Europe profits from the natural plant gene pool available in the third world. All this definitely provides for the possibility of fast change, new prosperity and security of food supply in the whole world, if properly applied. The fast development also asks for ethical and sociopolitical considerations, whereby not doing the right can be as much a mistake as doing the wrong.

Broadening the Genetic Base of Crop Production

Broadening the Genetic Base of Crop Production
Author: H. D. Cooper,Charlie Spillane,T. Hodgkin
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN 10: 1845933028
ISBN 13: 9781845933029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Broadening the Genetic Base of Crop Production Book Review:

This text focuses on the interface between the conservation of plant genetic resources and their utilization. It seeks to show that much conserved germplan has to be subjected to long-term pre-breeding and genetic enhancement before it can be used in plant breeding programmes.

Transgenic Potatoes for the Benefit of Resource poor Farmers in Developing Countries

Transgenic Potatoes for the Benefit of Resource poor Farmers in Developing Countries
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: International Potato Center
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Broadening the Genetic Base of Crop Production

Broadening the Genetic Base of Crop Production
Author: H. David Cooper,Charlie Spillane,T. Hodgkin
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN 10: 0851994113
ISBN 13: 9780851994116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Broadening the Genetic Base of Crop Production Book Review:

This book focuses on the previously neglected interface between the conservation of plant genetic resources and their utilization. Only through utilization can the potential value of conserved genetic resources be realized. However, as this book shows, much conserved germplan has to be subjected to long term pre-breeding and genetic enhancement before it can be used in plant breeding programs. The authors explore the rationale and approaches for such pre-breeding efforts as the basis for broadening the genetic bases of crop production. Examples from a range of major food crops are presented and issues are analyzed by leading authorities from around the world.

The Potato

The Potato
Author: Roy Navarre,Mark J Pavek
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2014-12-15
ISBN 10: 1780642806
ISBN 13: 9781780642802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Potato Book Review:

Potatoes are a staple crop around the world. Covering all aspects of botany, production and uses, this book presents a comprehensive discussion of the most important topics for potato researchers and professionals. It assesses the latest research on plant growth such as tuber development, water use and seed production, covers all aspects of pest management and reviews postharvest issues such as storage, global markets, and of course, nutritional value and flavour.

Transgenic Crops of the World

Transgenic Crops of the World
Author: Ian S. Curtis
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2004-11-30
ISBN 10: 9781402023323
ISBN 13: 1402023324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transgenic Crops of the World Book Review:

Since the first transgenic plants were produced back in the early 1980s, there have been substantial developments towards the genetic engineering of most crops of our world. Initial studies using isolated plant cells and removing their cell walls to form protoplasts, offered the possibility of transferring genetic material by Agrobacterium-mediated gene transfer, chemical agents or electrical charges. However, in those cases were isolated protoplasts could be transformed, often, a shoot regeneration system was not available to induce the production of transgenic plants and any such regenerated plants were subject to mutation or chromosomal of cultured plant organs, such as leaf abnormalities. By the mid-1980s, the use disks, offered the convenience of combining gene transfer, plant regeneration and selection of transformants in a single system. This approach, enabled the production of stable, phenotypically-normal, transgenic potato and tomato plants in culture. By the late 1980s, the use of biolistics offered a means of inserting foreign genes into plant cells which where inaccessible to Agrobacterium infection. Even today, this technology is now standard practice for the production of some transgenic plants.

The Potato Crop

The Potato Crop
Author: Hugo Campos,Oscar Ortiz
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2019-12-03
ISBN 10: 3030286835
ISBN 13: 9783030286835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Potato Crop Book Review:

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book provides a fresh, updated and science-based perspective on the current status and prospects of the diverse array of topics related to the potato, and was written by distinguished scientists with hands-on global experience in research aspects related to potato. The potato is the third most important global food crop in terms of consumption. Being the only vegetatively propagated species among the world’s main five staple crops creates both issues and opportunities for the potato: on the one hand, this constrains the speed of its geographic expansion and its options for international commercialization and distribution when compared with commodity crops such as maize, wheat or rice. On the other, it provides an effective insulation against speculation and unforeseen spikes in commodity prices, since the potato does not represent a good traded on global markets. These two factors highlight the underappreciated and underrated role of the potato as a dependable nutrition security crop, one that can mitigate turmoil in world food supply and demand and political instability in some developing countries. Increasingly, the global role of the potato has expanded from a profitable crop in developing countries to a crop providing income and nutrition security in developing ones. This book will appeal to academics and students of crop sciences, but also policy makers and other stakeholders involved in the potato and its contribution to humankind’s food security.

The Sweetpotato

The Sweetpotato
Author: Gad Loebenstein,George Thottappilly
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 522
Release: 2009-03-21
ISBN 10: 1402094752
ISBN 13: 9781402094750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sweetpotato Book Review:

In the last four decades of the twentieth century the use of sweetpotato was diversified beyond their classification as subsistence, food security, and famine-relief crop. In developing countries they serve both as human food and for feeding livestock. In Western countries they appeal to health conscious consumers because of their nutritional aspects. The sweetpotato is very high in nutritive value, and merits wider use on this account alone. The book has 2 parts. A general one giving up-to-date information on the history, botany, cultivars, genetic engineering, propagation, diseases and pests, nutritional data and marketing; and a second part presenting data on sweetpotato growing practices in different areas of the world. The information should be useful to researchers, practitioners and crop administrators in different countries.

Potato

Potato
Author: Mustafa Yildiz
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2018-06-06
ISBN 10: 1789232546
ISBN 13: 9781789232547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Potato Book Review:

Potato is the world's fourth food crop after maize, wheat, and rice and is a staple crop in many diets throughout the world with a high source of proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, and vitamins. Biotic and abiotic stress factors give rise to decrease in yield. That is why improvement of new cultivars resistant to stress factors by conventional and biotechnological methods is extremely important. The most important factor in production increase is the use of healthy seed tubers along with using drought-, heat-, and salt-tolerant cultivars. On the other hand, protection and storage of surplus crops, which are the most important stage in its marketability, are the main problems in potato. In this book, all these issues are discussed, and it is hoped that the book Potato will help growers and researchers in solving problems in potato cultivation.

Evolution of Virulence in Eukaryotic Microbes

Evolution of Virulence in Eukaryotic Microbes
Author: L. David Sibley,Barbara J. Howlett,Joseph Heitman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2012-06-07
ISBN 10: 1118308131
ISBN 13: 9781118308134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolution of Virulence in Eukaryotic Microbes Book Review:

A unique and timely review of the emergence of eukaryotic virulence in fungi, oomycetes, and protozoa, as they affect both animals and plants Evolution of Virulence in Eukaryotic Microbes addresses new developments in defining the molecular basis of virulence in eukaryotic pathogens. By examining how pathogenic determinants have evolved in concert with their hosts, often overcoming innate and adaptive immune mechanisms, the book takes a fresh look at the selective processes that have shaped their evolution. Introductory chapters ground the reader in principal evolutionary themes such as phylogenetics and genetic exchange, building a basis of knowledge for later chapters covering advances in genetic tools, how pathogens exchange genetic material in nature, and the common themes of evolutionary adaptation that lead to disease in different hosts. With the goal of linking the research findings of the many disparate scientific communities in the field, the book: Assembles for the first time a collection of chapters on the diversity of eukaryotic microorganisms and the influence of evolutionary forces on the origins and emergence of their virulent attributes Highlights examples from three important, divergent groups of eukaryotic microorganisms that cause disease in animals and plants: oomycetes, protozoan parasites, and fungi Covers how the development of genetic tools has fostered the identification and functional analyses of virulence determinants Addresses how pathogens exchange genetic material in nature via classical or modified meiotic processes, horizontal gene transfer, and sexual cycles including those that are cryptic or even unisexual Provides a broad framework for formulating future studies by illustrating themes common to different pathogenic microbes Evolution of Virulence in Eukaryotic Microbes is an ideal book for microbiologists, evolutionary biologists and medical professionals, as well as graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members working on the evolution of pathogens.

Water Productivity in Agriculture

Water Productivity in Agriculture
Author: J. W. Kijne,Randolph Barker,D. J. Molden
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 0851996698
ISBN 13: 9780851996691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Productivity in Agriculture Book Review:

*First title in a major new series *Addresses improving water productivity to relieve problems of scarcity and competition to provide for food and environmental security *Draws from scientists having a multitude of disciplines to approach this important problem In a large number of developing countries, policy makers and researchers are increasingly aware of the conflicting demands on water, and look at agriculture to be more effective in its use of water. Focusing on both irrigated and rain-fed agriculture, this book gives a state of the art review of the limits and opportunities for improving water productivity in crop production. It demonstrates how efficiency of water use can be enhanced to maximize yields. The book represents the first in a new series of volumes resulting from the Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, a research program conducted by the CGIAR's Future Harvest Centres, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and partners worldwide. It will be of significant interest to those working in areas of soil and crop science, water management, irrigation, and development studies.

Environment and Society

Environment and Society
Author: Paul Robbins,John Hintz,Sarah A. Moore
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-12-16
ISBN 10: 1118451554
ISBN 13: 9781118451557
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environment and Society Book Review:

Substantially updated for the second edition, this engaging and innovative introduction to the environment and society uses key theoretical approaches to explore familiar objects. Features substantial revisions and updates for the second edition, including new chapters on E waste, mosquitoes and uranium, improved maps and graphics, new exercises, shorter theory chapters, and refocused sections on environmental solutions Discusses topics such as population and scarcity, commodities, environmental ethics, risks and hazards, and political economy and applies them to objects like bottled water, tuna, and trees Accessible for students, and accompanied by in-book and online resources including exercises and boxed discussions, an online test bank, notes, suggested reading, and website links for enhanced understanding Offers additional online support for instructors, including suggested teaching models, PowerPoint slides for each chapter with full-color graphics, and supplementary images and teaching material

The Potato in the Human Diet

The Potato in the Human Diet
Author: Jennifer A. Woolfe,Susan V. Poats,Woolfe Jennifer A. Woolfe
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 231
Release: 1987-03-19
ISBN 10: 9780521326698
ISBN 13: 0521326699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Potato in the Human Diet Book Review:

The book reviews the knowledge about the nutritional value of the potato and its role in the nutrition of both children and adults.