Growing Food: A Guide to Food Production

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Springer Science & Business Media, 27 sept. 2007 - 333 pages

This specialist handbook is intended as a quick and easy reference guide to be used by individuals and organisations that are involved with the production of food, from both agriculture and horticulture. It is designed to be used as a reference book that answers basic questions about how food is produced from plants, and aims to demystify the subject of growing food as far as possible. The focus is firmly on the technical aspects of food crops; topics such as animal husbandry, agrochemicals and genetic engineering are only briefly mentioned.

There is a strong international flavour to the book, with a view to making it user friendly throughout the English speaking community. In fact the manual is designed to be also used by those who normally speak or read English as their second language, using simple English terminology and phrasing, with explanations and cross references of the terminology, acronyms and terms used.

The book is divided into three sections, described further in the Table of Contents:

Section 1. -Principles and Practices used in Agriculture and Horticulture
Section 2. - Description and Characteristics of the Main Food Crops
Section 3. - Naming and Classification of Plants, Seed Purchase Procedures, Conversion Tables & Statistics, Planning and Assessing Agricultural Projects

 

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IX
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LXXIV
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LXXV
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LXXVI
158
LXXVII
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LXXVIII
164
LXXIX
167
LXXX
171

X
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XIII
23
XIV
29
XV
36
XVI
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XXVI
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XXIX
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XXX
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LVII
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LVIII
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LIX
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LX
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LXI
100
LXII
105
LXIII
107
LXIV
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LXV
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LXVI
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LXVII
125
LXVIII
128
LXIX
133
LXX
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LXXXI
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LXXXIII
179
LXXXIV
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LXXXIX
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XCIX
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CII
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CIII
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CIV
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CV
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CVI
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CVII
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CVIII
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CIX
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CXI
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CXIII
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CXIV
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CXV
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CXVI
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CXVII
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CXVIII
275
CXIX
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CXX
282
CXXI
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CXXII
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CXXIII
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CXXIV
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CXXV
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Tony Winch was born and raised on an agricultural research farm in Kent. After graduating in 1971 from Wye College (London University) with a BSc (2.1) in Agricultural Economics he worked for a number of years in the commercial seed trade in the UK, Brazil, Canada and North America.

Since 1980 he has worked in the agricultural aid and development sector, employed by a number of agencies to work as an agricultural consultant in Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Angola and Afghanistan. When he is not overseas he liv es in Herefordshire, UK and attempts to feed his family as far as possible from the garden.

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