Agriculture for Improved Nutrition: Seizing the Momentum
About 800 million people suffer from hunger, 2 billion from lack of micronutrients, and more than 2 billion from overweight and obesity. There is renewed interest in reshaping agricultural and food systems, at the global, regional and national levels, so that poor and vulnerable people have access to and are able to consume nutritious...
Trees, Crops and Soil Fertility: Concepts and Research Methods Soil science benefits from the availability of a wide array of practicable
methods. There are a number of very useful compendia in which sets of
these methods are collected together to provide easy reference for the
intending practitioner. The need for yet another handbook might
therefore be questioned. This book, however,...
Fasciolosis Fasciolosis, a parasitic disease caused by the liver fluke, has a tremendous impact on livestock each year. In addition, an estimated 2.4 million people are infected, and the disease is now recognized as an emerging human disease by the World Health Organization. This volume, the first comprehensive treatment devoted to these parasites and their...
Air Pollution: Sources, Impacts and Controls
The problem of air pollution has become a global issue, driven by rapid economic growth, industrialization, and urbanization. Pollutants directly emitted into the atmosphere include nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, sulphur oxides, particulate matter (PM), volatile organic compounds, carbonaceous particles, dust, and sea-salt. Secondary...
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