Prosopis Juliflora

Prosopis Juliflora
Author: Pratiksha Patnaik,Tabassum Abbasi,S. A. Abbasi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2021-12-15
ISBN 10: 9780128198247
ISBN 13: 0128198249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prosopis Juliflora Book Review:

Prosopis (Prosopis juliflora) is a xerophyte which, in its native habitats has been a desert plant. As long as it was confined to that habitat, P. juliflora was a great resource, improving the region's micrometeorology, binding its sandy soil, and providing shelter, fuel, feed, food, medicines, and cosmetics to the people of such regions. In particular, for the economically weaker inhabitants, P.juliflora was a lifeline. But when P. juliflora was indiscriminately introduced in other regions of the world in a hope to derive similar benefits from it, things began to go awry. Indeed, among the invasive species of plants which are spreading at an alarming rate in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world, P.juliflora is arguably the most hardy and resilient. It is growing so explosively that it even enters roads and homes, driving humans out of their dwellings. The resulting damage to biodiversity is enormous. This book highlights the dual role played so far by P. juliflora and itemizes the facets that make it a blessing in some contexts and a bane in other contexts. Authored by leading experts in the field, Prosopis juliflora: Attributes, Impact, Utilization is the first title of its kind to comprehensively discuss this hardy plant species. It will be an essential read for students, researchers and governmental agencies interested in plant biology, forestry, plant ecology, invasive plant species and environmental science. Summarizes all the key information available on P. juliflora, from its origin and systematics to its future prospects Discusses colonization, utilization and eradication Authored by leading experts in the field with over 40 years of experience

Use of Trees by Livestock

Use of Trees by Livestock
Author: N. J. L. Clinch,J. J. Bennison,R. T. Paterson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 17
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: WISC:89050696483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Use of Trees by Livestock Book Review:

Prosopis includes species that are extensively used, or have great potential in arid and semi-arid regions for a multitude of purposes. There are, however, constraints to their inclusion in agroforestry systems. While the fruits are valuable feeds for man and his livestock, anti-nutritive factors, particularly the presence of tannins and alkaloids,have been reported and some species have the potential to become noxious weeds. Nevertheless, remarkable tolerance of heat, drought and soil salinity, the ability to recover from severe defoliation and a wide range of uses are attributes that place the genus amongst the most promising plants for reafforestation and development of harsh, tropical regions.

Impact of Science on African Agriculture and Food Security

Impact of Science on African Agriculture and Food Security
Author: P. Anandajayasekeram,M. Rukani,S. Babu
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1845932684
ISBN 13: 9781845932688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Impact of Science on African Agriculture and Food Security Book Review:

The need for agricultural research resources in the developing world cannot be underestimated, but the availability of such resources is often poor due to lack of funding and investment. In order for Africa and other such developing countries to achieve productivity in agriculture - vital to food security, poverty reduction and sustainable management of natural resources - investment and policy development needs to be assessed. This book, a joint effort from IFPRI, ILRI and the Kellogg Foundation, explores the importance of impact assessment studies in Africa, and assembles important evidence to pave the way for further, much needed investment in agricultural research all over the developing world.

Ecological Impacts of Prosopis Invasion in Riverine Forests of Kenya

Ecological Impacts of Prosopis Invasion in Riverine Forests of Kenya
Author: Gabriel Mukuria Muturi,Mekonnen Bekele Wakeyo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9789461734020
ISBN 13: 9461734026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Prosopis

Prosopis
Author: Ronan Batista
Publsiher: Nova Science Publishers
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9781536196368
ISBN 13: 1536196363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prosopis Book Review:

"Prosopis is an intriguing genus of flowering plants found in subtropical and tropical regions of the Americas, Africa and Asia. Although some invasive Prosopis species cause economic and environmental damage, others offer a wide range of benefits, including the use of some Prosopis species for human and animal food which has provided valuable resources for some of the poorest communities. This seven chapter book is based around a discussion of experts' points-of-views and aims at updating scientific advances on the Prosopis species around important themes such as ecosystems, pollution, public health, veterinary medicine, greenhouse effects, feed additives, neurotoxicity, cancer and allergies. Reading the chapters will help the reader become more aware of the growing relevance, importance and impact of Prosopis species worldwide and it certainly will surprise and instigate the reader to seek an even more awakened look at the most different possibilities for applying Prosopis species in new strategies and technologies for a better world"--

Properties and Management of Soils in the Tropics

Properties and Management of Soils in the Tropics
Author: Pedro A. Sanchez
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 661
Release: 2019-01-31
ISBN 10: 1107176050
ISBN 13: 9781107176058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Properties and Management of Soils in the Tropics Book Review:

Long-awaited second edition of classic textbook, brought completely up to date, for courses on tropical soils, and reference for scientists and professionals.

Wildland Shrubs Their Biology and Utilization

Wildland Shrubs    Their Biology and Utilization
Author: C. M. McKell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 494
Release: 1972
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105012312752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Prosopis as a Heat Tolerant Nitrogen Fixing Desert Food Legume

Prosopis as a Heat Tolerant Nitrogen Fixing Desert Food Legume
Author: Maria Cecilia Puppo,Peter Felker
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2021-12-17
ISBN 10: 0128236329
ISBN 13: 9780128236321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prosopis as a Heat Tolerant Nitrogen Fixing Desert Food Legume Book Review:

Prosopis describes the enormous historical importance of these trees as a human food source and reviews the contemporary food science of the fruit derived from these trees. As well, this treatise reviews the native genetic resources of this genus on 4 continents and classical genetic and horticultural techniques that could help stabilize the environment and alleviate human suffering on some of the world’s most destitute agro-ecosystems. This book is an essential read for researchers interested in forestry and plant science, environmental science, and functional foods. The legume family (Fabaceae) contains many genera and species that through their nitrogen fixing process provide high protein food and feed for humans and animals. As evidenced by its presence in Death Valley, California, which holds the record for the highest temperatures in the world, these types of plants can thrive in extreme environments. Edited by the world’s leading experts on Prospis species with globally recognized contributors Covers the different perspectives surrounding the advantages and disadvantages of planting different Prosopis species Discusses the applications of Prosopis species, including how the fruits of this tree can be used as a raw food material

Agrindex

Agrindex
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924068447899
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Invasive Alien Plants

Invasive Alien Plants
Author: J. R. Bhatt
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1845939077
ISBN 13: 9781845939076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Invasive Alien Plants Book Review:

Invasive alien species are a major threat to biodiversity and ecosystems throughout the world. In India, a country with four of the world's most important 'biodiversity hotspots', the invasion of alien plants means risking a national ecological disaster with major social and economic consequences. Currently, there is insufficient information about invasive alien plants; their distribution, rate of spread and adaptability to new environments. This book reveals existing and potential invaders, evaluates the level of risk they pose to native species and suggests steps to manage spread and limit damage. Invaluable to policy-makers, this book is also required reading for researchers of invasive plants worldwide.

Index Medicus

Index Medicus
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OSU:32436011091103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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State of knowledge of soil biodiversity Status challenges and potentialities

State of knowledge of soil biodiversity   Status  challenges and potentialities
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ,Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative,Secretariat of the Convention of Biological,European Commission,Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 618
Release: 2020-12-04
ISBN 10: 9251335826
ISBN 13: 9789251335826
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

State of knowledge of soil biodiversity Status challenges and potentialities Book Review:

There is increasing attention to the importance of biodiversity for food security and nutrition, especially above-ground biodiversity such as plants and animals. However, less attention is being paid to the biodiversity beneath our feet, soil biodiversity, which drives many processes that produce food or purify soil and water. This report is the result of an inclusive process involving more than 300 scientists from around the world under the auspices of the FAO’s Global Soil Partnership and its Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative, and the European Commission. It presents concisely the state of knowledge on soil biodiversity, the threats to it, and the solutions that soil biodiversity can provide to problems in different fields. It also represents a valuable contribution to raising awareness of the importance of soil biodiversity and highlighting its role in finding solutions to today's global threats.

The Human Impact on the Natural Environment

The Human Impact on the Natural Environment
Author: Andrew S. Goudie
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2013-04-25
ISBN 10: 1118688155
ISBN 13: 9781118688151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Human Impact on the Natural Environment Book Review:

The new edition of this classic student text provides an up-to-date and comprehensive view of the major environmental issues facing the world today, and is an essential introduction to the past, present and future impact of humans on Earth. Explores the impact of humans upon vegetation, animals, soils, water, landforms, and the atmosphere. Updated extensively, with many new figures and up-to-date statistics. Four completely new chapters explore the ways in which global climate change may have an impact on Earth in the future. A new design makes the text even more accessible and easy to use. Visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/humanimpact to access the artwork from the book.

Silvopastoral Systems in Southern South America

Silvopastoral Systems in Southern South America
Author: Pablo Luis Peri,Francis Dube,Alexandre Varella
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2016-03-02
ISBN 10: 3319241095
ISBN 13: 9783319241098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silvopastoral Systems in Southern South America Book Review:

This multi-authored volume contains peer-reviewed chapters from leading researchers and professionals in silvopastoral systems topic in Southern South America (Argentina, Chile and South Brazil). It is a compendium of original research articles, case studies, and regional overviews and summarizes the current state of knowledge on different components and aspects (pasture production, animal production, trees production, carbon sequestration, conservation) of silvopatoral systems in native forests and tree plantations. The main hypothesis of the book is that farmers have integrated tree and pasture/grassland species in their land use systems to reach higher production per unit of land area, risk avoidance, product diversification, and sustainability. These production systems also impact positively in main ecosystem processes. Management of these productive systems, Policy and Socioeconomic Aspects provide great opportunities and challenges for farmers and policy makers in our region. The book is unique on this subject in Southern South America and constitutes a valuable reference material for graduate students, professors, scientists and extensionists who work with silvopastoral systems.

Plants for Arid Lands

Plants for Arid Lands
Author: G.E. Wickens,David. V. Field,Joe R. Goodin
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 940116830X
ISBN 13: 9789401168304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plants for Arid Lands Book Review:

Economic plants have been defined by SEPASAT as those plants that are utilised either directly or indirectly for the benefit of Man. Indirect usage includes the needs of Man's livestock and the maintenance of the environment; the benefits may be domestic, commercial or aesthetic. Economic plants constitute a large and so far uncalculated percentage of the quarter of a million higher plants in the World today. However, it has been calculated that 10% (25 000) of these species are now on the verge of extinction and extinction means that a genetic resource that could be of benefit to Man will be lost for ever. Furthermore, for every species lost an estimated 10-30 other dependent organisms are also doomed. Fewer than 1 per cent of the World's plants have been sufficiently well studied for a true evaluation of the potential floral wealth awaiting discovery, not only in the rain forests, which man is now actively destroying at a rate of 20 ha a minute, but also in the very much neglected dry areas of the World.

Conservation of Tropical Plant Species

Conservation of Tropical Plant Species
Author: M.N. Normah,H.F. Chin,Barbara M. Reed
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2012-08-04
ISBN 10: 1461437768
ISBN 13: 9781461437765
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conservation of Tropical Plant Species Book Review:

The book is designed to provide a review on the methods and current status of conservation of the tropical plant species. It will also provide the information on the richness of the tropical plant diversity, the need to conserve, and the potential utilization of the genetic resources. Future perspectives of conservation of tropical species will be discussed. Besides being useful to researchers and graduate students in the field, we hope to create a reference for a much wider audience who are interested in conservation of tropical plant diversity.

Environmentally Sustainable Livestock Production

Environmentally Sustainable Livestock Production
Author: Ilkka Leinonen
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2019-01-25
ISBN 10: 3038975524
ISBN 13: 9783038975526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmentally Sustainable Livestock Production Book Review:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Environmentally Sustainable Livestock Production" that was published in Sustainability

Bibliography of Agriculture with Subject Index

Bibliography of Agriculture with Subject Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015055285202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa

Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa
Author: Washington Odongo Ochola,P. C. Sanginga,Isaac Bekalo
Publsiher: IDRC
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9966792090
ISBN 13: 9789966792099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa Book Review:

The complex and dynamic interlinks between natural resource management (NRM) and development have long been recognized by national and international research and development organizations and have generated voluminous literature. However, much of what is available in the form of university course books, practical learning manuals and reference materials in NRM is based on experiences from outside Africa. Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa: A Resource Book provides an understanding of the various levels at which NRM issues occur and are being addressed scientifically, economically, socially and politically. The book's nine chapters present state-of-the-art perspectives within a holistic African context. The book systematically navigates the tricky landscape of integrated NRM, with special reference to Eastern and Southern Africa, against the backdrop of prevailing local, national, regional and global social, economic and environmental challenges. The authors' wide experience, the rich references made to emerging challenges and opportunities, and the presentation of different tools, principles, approaches, case studies and processes make the book a rich and valuable one-stop resource for postgraduate students, researchers, policymakers and NRM practitioners. The book is designed to help the reader grasp in-depth NRM perspectives and presents innovative guidance for research design and problem solving, including review questions, learning activities and recommended further reading. The book was developed through a writeshop process by a multi-disciplinary team of lecturers from the University of Nairobi, Egerton University, Kenyatta University, the University of Zimbabwe, the University of Malawi, Makerere University and the University of Dar es Salam. In addition, selected NRM experts from regional and international research organizations including the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), the Africa Forest Forum, RUFORUM, IIRR and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) participated in the writeshop and contributed material to the book.

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 52

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 52
Author: Eric Lichtfouse
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030732452
ISBN 13: 9783030732455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 52 Book Review:

This book presents advanced knowledge and techniques to improve food quality, such as organic farming, fertilization using waste, reducing arsenic in food, soil restoration, forage production in arid regions and weed control. Agriculture is actually facing two major challenges, feeding an ever-growing population and providing safe food in the context of pollution, climate change and the future circular economy.