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            A Short History of Farming in New Zealand
             

            A Short History of Farming in New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McLauchlan, Gordon

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            Gordon McLauchlan continues his bestselling Short History series with an in-depth look into the history of the farming industry in New Zealand.

            ISBN 9781988538013
            Published NZ 10 Jan 2020
            Publisher David Bateman Ltd
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            Water for Food in a Changing World
              

            Water for Food in a Changing World (Paperback)

            Edited by Garrido, Alberto; Ingram, Helen

            • RRP: $111.00
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            Our thirst for water grows with our population, but the amount of fresh water available on Earth is fixed. This book explores water and food production at global and regional scales. The collection offers a comprehensive discussion of all relevant issues.

            ISBN 9781138807662
            Released NZ 23 Jun 2014
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Contributions from the Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy
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            Amber Waves - The Extraordinary Biography of Wheat, from Wild Grass to World Megacrop

            Amber Waves - The Extraordinary Biography of Wheat, from Wild Grass to World Megacrop (Hardback)

            By Zabinski, Catherine

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            At breakfast tables and bakeries, we take for granted a grain that has made human civilization possible, a cereal whose humble origins belie its world-shaping power: wheat. Amber Waves tells the story of a group of grass species that first grew in scattered stands in the foothill...s of the Middle East until our ancestors discovered their value as a source of food. Over thousands of years, we moved their seeds to all but the polar regions of Earth, slowly cultivating what we now know as wheat, and in the process creating a world of cuisines that uses wheat seeds as a staple food. Wheat spread across the globe, but as ecologist Catherine Zabinski shows us, a biography of wheat is not only the story of how plants ensure their own success: from the earliest breads to the most mouthwatering pastas, it is also a story of human ingenuity in producing enough food for ourselves and our communities. Since the first harvest of the ancient grain, we have perfected our farming systems to grow massive quantities of food, producing one of our species' global megacrops-but at a great cost to ecological systems. And despite our vast capacity to grow food, we face problems with undernourishment both close to home and around the world. Weaving together history, evolution, and ecology, Zabinski's tale explores much more than the wild roots and rise of a now ubiquitous grain: it illuminates our complex relationship with our crops, both how we have transformed the plant species we use as food, and how our society-our culture-has changed in response to the need to secure food sources. From the origins of agriculture to gluten sensitivities, from our first selection of the largest seeds from wheat's wild progenitors to the sequencing of the wheat genome and genetic engineering, Amber Waves sheds new light on how we grow the food that sustains so much human life.
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            ISBN 9780226553719
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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            Trade and the Environment: A New Zealand Perspective
              

            Trade and the Environment: A New Zealand Perspective (Paperback)

            Edited by Ratnayake, Ravi

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            Published in 1997, this book is about the link between trade and the environment which has become a very important national issue for all countries, in particular, those countries which have been undergoing lengthy periods of trade and investment liberalization programmes recentl...y. This has also become an international issue of tremendous current interest given its implications on the global environment and trading system. International organizations such as WTO, OECD, the UN and regional trading arrangements such as NAFTA, EEC and APEC have been actively involved in the policy debate. Despite the critical importance of trade-environment issues, less is known about the linkages between the two. This book presents a New Zealand perspective as a case-study of global interest for two reasons: firstly, many countries, both developed and developing, are taking the New Zealand economic reforms as a model for restructuring their economies. Secondly, New Zealand is going to become a member of APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation), together with 17 other countries in the area by 2010 (developed countries) and 2020 (developing countries). The book is expected to contribute significantly to the current debate and to assist in the process of reconciliation of trade and environmental policies for sustainable development within the context of APEC integration.
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            ISBN 9781138367883
            Released NZ 26 Dec 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Revivals
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            Miraculous Abundance: One Quarter Acre, Two French Farmers, and Enough Food to Feed the World
              

            Miraculous Abundance: One Quarter Acre, Two French Farmers, and Enough Food to Feed the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Herve-Gruyer, Perrine; Herve-Gruyer, Charles; Foreword by Coleman, Eliot

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            Translation of: Permaculture: guaerir la terre, nourrir les homes. Actes Sud, A2016.

            ISBN 9781603586429
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2016
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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            4WD Driving Skills: A Manual for On and Off Road Travel

            4WD Driving Skills: A Manual for On and Off Road Travel (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Widman, Vic

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            This fully revised and updated second edition is an essential reference for all 4WD enthusiasts.

            ISBN 9781486312030
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
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            Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa
             

            Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa (Hardback)

            Edited by Mogues, Tewodaj; Benin, Samuel E.

            • RRP: $294.00
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            Whereas there is plenty of work looking at macroeconomic effect of public spending on growth and poverty in Africa as well as studies of the impact of spending or investment in one economic sector on outcomes in that sector or on broader welfare measures, this book fills a much n...eeded gap in the research looking how the composition of public spending affects key development outcomes in the region. The book brings together recent analysis on the trends in, and returns to, public spending for agricultural growth and rural development in Africa. Case studies of selected African countries provide insights on the contributions of different types of public expenditures for poverty, growth and welfare outcomes, as well as insights into the constraints in gaining development mileage from investments in the agricultural sector.
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            ISBN 9780415603676
            Released NZ 2 Mar 2012
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in Development Economics
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            Can Economic Growth Be Sustained?: The Collected Papers of Vernon W. Ruttan and Yujiro Hayami
             

            Can Economic Growth Be Sustained?: The Collected Papers of Vernon W. Ruttan and Yujiro Hayami (Hardback)

            Edited by Otsuka, Keijiro; Runge, C. Ford )

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            This collection of essays by Ruttan and Hayami spans their long career interests in the economics of technical and institutional change. At both a theoretical and empirical level, their analysis of induced innovation provides a solid foundation for understanding how and why techn...ologies and institutions evolve in response to factors that constrain them. This book is a sweeping explanation of this process.
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            ISBN 9780199754359
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2011
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Politics of Biofuels, Land and Agrarian Change
             

            The Politics of Biofuels, Land and Agrarian Change (Hardback)

            Edited by Borras Jr., Saturnino M.; McMichael, Philip; Scoones, Ian

            • RRP: $353.00
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            This book addresses key questions on biofuels within agrarian political economy, political sociology and political ecology. Contributions are based on fresh empirical materials from different parts of the world. The book starts with four key questions in agrarian political econom...y: Who owns what? Who does what? Who gets what? And what do they do with the surplus wealth? It also addresses the emergent social and political relations in the biofuel complex and, given the impacts on natural resources and sustainability, engages with questions about people-environment interactions. At the same time, the book is concerned with the politics of representation, that is, what are the discursive frames through which biofuels are promoted and/or opposed? The book analyses the institutional structures, and cultures of energy consumption on which a biofuels complex depends, and the alternative political and ecological visions emerging that call the biofuels complex into question. Across sixteen chapters presenting material from five regions across the North-South divide and focusing on fourteen countries including Brazil, Indonesia, India, USA and Germany, these topics are addressed within the following themes: global (re)configurations; agro-ecological visions; conflicts, resistances and diverse outcomes; state, capital and society relations; mobilising opposition, creating alternatives; and change and continuity. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Peasant Studies.
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            ISBN 9780415613200
            Released NZ 24 Mar 2011
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Critical Agrarian Studies
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            Intelligent Agrifood Chains and Networks

            Intelligent Agrifood Chains and Networks (Hardback)

            Edited by Bourlakis, Michael A.; Vlachos, Ilias P.; Zeimpekis, Vasileios

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            Food is difficult to handle in long supply chains because it has limited storage and handling time and spoils easily with incorrect handling, leading to logistical problems which severely affect product quality and freshness.

            ISBN 9781405182997
            Released NZ 8 Apr 2011
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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