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Year
2006
ISBN
92-833-7051-1
Subject
Agriculture
Book Description
Estimates of postharvest produce losses vary but are massive, representing numerous types of waste which could be prevented. This compilation contains resource and country papers presented at two APO seminars on the topic and covers all actors in postharvest management.
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Year
2005
ISBN
92-833-7041-4
Subject
Agriculture
Book Description
HACCP is the internationally recognized system for the management of food safety for all involved in the production, processing, storage, and distribution of food for human consumption. This volume contains five international resource papers and 16 country papers emphasizing the importance of HACCP and how it can be adopted by SMEs in the food sector.
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Year
2005
ISBN
92-833-7037-6
Subject
Agriculture
Book Description
The risks of overreliance on chemical inputs in agriculture are widely recognized. The papers contained here point out that the success of nonpesticide approaches to controlling plant and insect pests require concerted efforts by farmers, policy shifts on plant protection, better labeling of agrifood products, and informed consumer choices.
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Year
2004
ISBN
92-833-7025-2
Subject
Agriculture
Book Description
While the Asian financial crisis of 1997 obviously affected banking and business, its impact on agriculture was also profound, in many cases hitting the poorest social sectors the hardest. Papers from 11 APO members and three resource persons examine the lingering effects and how they could be mitigated in the event of a similar future crisis.
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Year
2004
ISBN
92-833-7019-8
Subject
Agriculture
Book Description
The development of nonfarm jobs in rural areas leads to more stable growth of the overall economy. Papers from 17 APO member countries examine issues in and methods to promote the development of agroindustries, rural–urban linkages, and nonfarm enterprises in the countryside.
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Year
2004
ISBN
92-833-7026-0
Subject
Agriculture
Book Description
Based on the presentations and proceedings of an APO study mission to Japan, this compilation showcases successful rural-based food-processing SMEs, many of which took a participatory integrated rural development approach to overcome constraints and contribute to enhanced farm incomes and the slowing of outmigration to urban areas.
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Year
2004
ISBN
92-833-7032-5
Subject
Agriculture
Book Description
Papers from 15 APO members conclude that agricultural diversification is a key to improved productivity and competitiveness, although several preconditions must generally be met before agricultural products can comply with international requirements.
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Year
2004
ISBN
92-833-7031-7
Subject
Agriculture
Book Description
Farming sustainably in inherently fragile upland areas, which have often been subjected to intensive low-yield agriculture for centuries, requires technical and institutional inputs that are not always available. Potential solutions that could make upland agriculture more productive and environmentally beneficial are described.
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Year
2004
ISBN
92-833-7021-X
Subject
Agriculture
Book Description
Appropriate land-use planning requires that slopelands be classified with the integrated use of technologies like GIS, remote sensing, and 3D mapping, preferably combined with local knowledge, to protect them while raising their productivity. This volume details how selected APO members are attempting to improve national land-use classifications.
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Year
2003
ISBN
92-833-7012-0
Subject
Agriculture
Book Description
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