Digital atlas of traditional agricultural practices and food processing by R.T.J. Cappers

Digital Atlas Of Traditional Agricultural Practices And Food Processing
  • Author : R.T.J. Cappers
  • Publisher : Barkhuis
  • Release Date : 2016-05-09
  • Categories : Social Science
  • ISBN : 9789492444004
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The Digital atlas of traditional agricultural practices and food processing documents the various processes involved in the production of food-from working the fields through to processing the crops for food, fodder, and other purposes.

Digital atlas of traditional food made from cereals and milk by R.T.J. Cappers

Digital Atlas Of Traditional Food Made From Cereals And Milk
  • Author : R.T.J. Cappers
  • Publisher : Barkhuis
  • Release Date : 2018-07-15
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 9789492444707
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Recent discussions about food safety and an awareness of vanishing traditions have resulted in an increasing interest in traditional foods and food heritage. The Digital atlas of traditional food made from cereals and milk explores the traditional food products that could have been made by transitional hunter-gatherers and the early farmers in south-west Asia by examining the traditional foods still being made today. The author has sampled traditional foods throughout south-west Asia, sometimes in large cities but more often in small villages or even remote farmhouses. His research shows that traditions can persist over a long period, but the rarity of some of the items he was able to collect also indicates that these foods represent an endangered mirror of our remote past. In the first part of the atlas, the author explores the basic principles of the processes applied to cereals and milk. What kinds of traditional foods can be considered representative of an ancient and unique traditional cuisine? Which technologies are necessary for their production? And how might these foods have been made on a large scale and with efficient use of fuel? How were they preserved for long periods? The atlas portion of the book presents well over 200 samples of traditional foods. Each sample includes a description with high-quality photographs.

News from the past Progress in African archaeobotany by Ursula Thanheiser

News From The Past  Progress In African Archaeobotany
  • Author : Ursula Thanheiser
  • Publisher : Barkhuis
  • Release Date : 2016-05-27
  • Categories : Social Science
  • ISBN : 9789492444028
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Most of the contributions in this volume were presented at the seventh International Workshop on African Archaeobotany (IWAA), held in Vienna, 2-5 July 2012. They address past interrelationships between people and plants as evident in the rich archaeobotanical, ethnographic, and linguistic record of Africa. Since its inception two decades ago, IWAA has developed into a tightly knit community of scholars from all continents who share a profound interest in African ways of plant exploitation, trade networks, questions of origin, domestication and subsequent dispersal of African crops, as well as the introduction of crops of Asian and American origin.

Global Innovation Index 2017 by Cornell University ; INSEAD ; World Intellectual Property Organization

Global Innovation Index 2017
  • Author : Cornell University ; INSEAD ; World Intellectual Property Organization
  • Publisher : WIPO
  • Release Date : 2017-06-15
  • Categories : Law
  • ISBN : 9791095870043
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The Global Innovation Index provides detailed metrics about the innovation performance of 127 countries and economies around the world. Its 81 indicators explore a broad vision of innovation, including political environment, education, infrastructure and business sophistication. This year’s report reviews the state of innovation in agriculture and food systems across sectors and geographies. Chapters of the report provide more details on this year’s theme from academic, business, and particular country perspectives from leading experts and decision makers.

Digital Atlas of Economic Plants in Archaeology by Reinder Neef

Digital Atlas Of Economic Plants In Archaeology
  • Author : Reinder Neef
  • Publisher : Barkhuis
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Categories : History
  • ISBN : 9789491431029
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The third part of the Digital Plant Atlas presents illustrations of subfossil remains of plants with economic value. These plant remains mainly derive from excavations in the Old World (Europe, Western Asia and North Africa) that the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI, Berlin) and the Groningen Institute of Archaeology (GIA) have conducted or participated in. Plant material is usually very perishable, but can nevertheless be preserved in archaeological sites if the biological decay of the material is blocked. Many plant remains are discovered during excavations in carbonized form, where despite having been in contact with fire, they have not been completely reduced to ash. Extremely dry climatic conditions, like those in Egypt, can also preserve plant material in a completely dessicated condition. Most of the economically valuable plants illustrated here have been carbonized or desiccated. So this atlas links up very well with the Digital Atlas of Economic Plants.Like the other atlasses, this atlas is a combination of a book and a website.The Book:Just as in part two of the series, this part will not only include illustrations of seeds and fruits, but also of other plant parts. The resulting variety in seed and fruit forms will be illustrated by examples from different excavations. To support their identification and determination, also pictures of recent plants and relevant plant parts have been included.The Website: To supplement the photographs, the website will also include morphometric measurements of the subfossil seeds and fruits. These measurements can be compared with own measurements of the plant taxa in question.Summary: Plant families: 56 Plant species (Taxa): 191 Photographs: 773 photographs of subfossil plant parts, 1137 photographs of recent plants and plant parts Languages: English and 15 indices (scientific plant name, pharmaceutical plant name, English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Arab, Ar

Handbook of Plant Palaeoecology by René T. J. Cappers

Handbook Of Plant Palaeoecology
  • Author : René T. J. Cappers
  • Publisher : Barkhuis
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Categories : Nature
  • ISBN : 9789491431074
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Plant palaeoecologists use data from plant fossils and plant subfossils to reconstruct ecosystems of the past. This book deals with the study of subfossil plant material retrieved from archaeological excavations and cores dated to the Late Glacial and Holocene. One of the main objectives of this book is to describe the processes that underlie the formation of the archaeobotanical archive and the ultimate composition of the archaeobotanical records, being the data that are sampled and identified from this immense archive. Our understanding of these processes benefits from a knowledge of plant ecology and traditional agricultural practices and food processing. This handbook summarizes the basic ecological principles that relate to the reconstruction of former vegetations and of agricultural practices in particular. We hope this book will help palaeobotanists, environmental archaeologists, and colleagues from related disciplines optimize inferences based on what we could term old-style archaeobotany. And we hope that our observations will serve as an eye-opener and improve future research, not only as it is practised in our laboratories, but also as it is practised in the field.

Adaptive Soil Management From Theory to Practices by Amitava Rakshit

Adaptive Soil Management   From Theory To Practices
  • Author : Amitava Rakshit
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-03-15
  • Categories : Nature
  • ISBN : 9789811036385
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The book focuses in detail on learning and adapting through partnerships between managers, scientists, and other stakeholders who learn together how to create and maintain sustainable resource systems. As natural areas shrink and fragment, our ability to sustain economic growth and safeguard biological diversity and ecological integrity is increasingly being put to the test. In attempting to meet this unprecedented challenge, adaptive management is becoming a viable alternative for broader application. Adaptive management is an iterative decision-making process which is both operationally and conceptually simple and which incorporates users to acknowledge and account for uncertainty, and sustain an operating environment that promotes its reduction through careful planning, evaluation, and learning until the desired results are achieved. This multifaceted approach requires clearly defined management objectives to guide decisions about what actions to take, and explicit assumptions about expected outcomes to compare against actual outcomes. In this edited book, we address the issue by pursuing a holistic and systematic approach that utilizes natural resources to reap sustainable environmental, economic and social benefits for adaptive management, helping to ensure that relationships between land, water and plants are managed in ways that mimic nature.

Farming Systems and Poverty by John A. Dixon

Farming Systems And Poverty
  • Author : John A. Dixon
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Categories : Agricultural productivity
  • ISBN : 9251046271
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A joint FAO and World Bank study which shows how the farming systems approach can be used to identify priorities for the reduction of hunger and poverty in the main farming systems of the six major developing regions of the world.

Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems by Neal K. Van Alfen

Encyclopedia Of Agriculture And Food Systems
  • Author : Neal K. Van Alfen
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Categories : Agriculture
  • ISBN : 0128013923
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Goldenseal by

Goldenseal
  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Categories : Folk art
  • ISBN : IND:30000117404602
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Smart Village Technology by Srikanta Patnaik

Smart Village Technology
  • Author : Srikanta Patnaik
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-02-07
  • Categories : Technology & Engineering
  • ISBN : 9783030377946
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This book offers a transdisciplinary perspective on the concept of "smart villages" Written by an authoritative group of scholars, it discusses various aspects that are essential to fostering the development of successful smart villages. Presenting cutting-edge technologies, such as big data and the Internet-of-Things, and showing how they have been successfully applied to promote rural development, it also addresses important policy and sustainability issues. As such, this book offers a timely snapshot of the state-of-the-art in smart village research and practice.

The State of the World s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The State Of The World S Land And Water Resources For Food And Agriculture
  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-06-17
  • Categories : Law
  • ISBN : 9781136498879
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The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture is FAO's first flagship publication on the global status of land and water resources. It is an 'advocacy' report, to be published every three to five years, and targeted at senior level decision makers in agriculture as well as in other sectors. SOLAW is aimed at sensitizing its target audience on the status of land resources at global and regional levels and FAO's viewpoint on appropriate recommendations for policy formulation. SOLAW focuses on these key dimensions of analysis: (i) quantity, quality of land and water resources, (ii) the rate of use and sustainable management of these resources in the context of relevant socio-economic driving factors and concerns, including food security and poverty, and climate change. This is the first time that a global, baseline status report on land and water resources has been made. It is based on several global spatial databases (e.g. land suitability for agriculture, land use and management, land and water degradation and depletion) for which FAO is the world-recognized data source. Topical and emerging issues on land and water are dealt with in an integrated rather than sectoral manner. The implications of the status and trends are used to advocate remedial interventions which are tailored to major farming systems within different geographic regions.

New Scientist by

New Scientist
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  • Release Date : 2009
  • Categories : Science
  • ISBN : UVA:X030045364
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Digital technologies in agriculture and rural areas by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Digital Technologies In Agriculture And Rural Areas
  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release Date : 2019-06-01
  • Categories : Social Science
  • ISBN : 9789251315460
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This report aims to identify the different scenarios where the process of digital transformation is taking place in agriculture. This identifies those aspects of basic conditions, such as those of infrastructure and networks, affordability, education and institutional support. In addition, enablers are identified, which are the factors that allow adopting and integrating changes in the production and decision-making processes. Finally identify through cases, existing literature and reports how substantive changes are taking place in the adoption of digital technologies in agriculture.

Indigenous Peoples Food Systems Well being by Harriet V. Kuhnlein

Indigenous Peoples  Food Systems   Well Being
  • Author : Harriet V. Kuhnlein
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Categories : Social Science
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D036912628
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Throughout the 10 years of this research we have shown the strength and promise of local traditional food systems to improve health and well-being.

Automation in Agriculture by Stephan Hussmann

Automation In Agriculture
  • Author : Stephan Hussmann
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2018-03-14
  • Categories : Technology & Engineering
  • ISBN : 9789535138730
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According to Prof. D. Despommier, by the year 2050, nearly 80% of the earth's population will reside in urban centers. Furthermore, the human population will increase by about 3 billion people during the interim. New land will be needed to grow enough food to feed them. At present, throughout the world, over 80% of the land that is suitable for raising crops is in use. What can be done to avoid this impending disaster? One possible solution is indoor farming. However, not all crops can easily be moved in an indoor environment. Nevertheless, to secure the food supply, it is necessary to increase the automation level in agriculture significantly. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and automation examples in agriculture.

FAO Challenges and Opportunities in a Global World by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FAO  Challenges And Opportunities In A Global World
  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release Date : 2019-05-01
  • Categories : Technology & Engineering
  • ISBN : 9789251314111
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This illustrated volume identifies the challenges and opportunities facing food and agriculture in the context of the 2030 Agenda, presents solutions for a more sustainable world and shows how FAO has been working in recent years to support its Member Nations in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Andean glacier and water atlas by Johansen, Kari Synnove

The Andean Glacier And Water Atlas
  • Author : Johansen, Kari Synnove
  • Publisher : UNESCO Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-11-05
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 9789231002861
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Geospatial Technology by Pasquale Imperatore

Geospatial Technology
  • Author : Pasquale Imperatore
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2016-09-08
  • Categories : Technology & Engineering
  • ISBN : 9789535126263
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The pervasive relevance of geospatial information and the development of emerging geospatial technologies offer new opportunity for bridging the gap between remote sensing scientific know-how and end users of products and services. Geospatial technology comprises tools and techniques dealing with the use of spatially referenced information, for the description and modeling of spatial and dynamic phenomena related to the Earth's environment. This book addresses environmental and social applications of geospatial technologies, thus also providing a multidisciplinary perspective on emerging geospatial techniques and tools. It consists of ten chapters offering insight into geospatial technology progress and trends. Authors present several application-oriented studies from various parts of the world, including applications in collaborative geomatics, geospatial statistics, GIS, agriculture, and natural hazard monitoring.

Mountain agriculture Opportunities for harnessing Zero Hunger in Asia by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Mountain Agriculture  Opportunities For Harnessing Zero Hunger In Asia
  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release Date : 2019-08-07
  • Categories : Nature
  • ISBN : 9789251316801
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Mountain food security and nutrition are core issues that can contribute positively to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals but paradoxically are often ignored in Zero Hunger and poverty reduction-related agenda. Under the overall leadership of José Graziano da Silva, the Former Director-General of FAO, sustainable mountain agriculture development is set as a priority in Asia and the Pacific, to effectively address this issue and assist Member Countries in tackling food insecurity and malnutrition in mountain regions. This comprehensive publication is the first of its kind that focuses on the multidimensional status, challenges, opportunities and solutions of sustainable mountain agriculture development for Zero Hunger in Asia. This publication is building on the ‘International Workshop and Regional Expert Consultation on Mountain Agriculture Development and Food Security and Nutrition Governance’, held by FAO RAP and UIR in November 2018 Beijing, in collaboration with partners from national governments, national agriculture institutes, universities, international organizations and international research institutes. The publication provides analysis with evidence on how mountain agriculture could contribute to satisfying all four dimensions of food security, to transform food systems to be nutrition-sensitive, climate-resilient, economically-viable and locally adaptable. From this food system perspective, the priority should be given to focus on specialty mountain product identification (e.g. Future Smart Food), production, processing, marketing and consumption, which would effectively expose the potential of mountain agriculture to contribute to Zero Hunger and poverty reduction. In addition, eight Asian country case studies not only identify context-specific challenges within biophysical-technical, policy, socio-economic and institutional dimensions,