New books! New books!

Have a look at the latest additions to the Bioversity HQ Library:

Pandey, S.; Khiem, N.T.; Waibel, H.; Thien, T.C. International Rice Research Inst. (IRRI), Los Banos (Philippines). 2006. Upland rice, household food security, and commercialization of upland agriculture in Vietnam. Los Banos (Philippines): IRRI. vii, 106 p., tables. ISBN: 978-971-22-0210-0.

Call No: 633.18(597) P11

This research monograph, based on a detailed microeconomic study of rice farmers in the uplands of northern Vietnam, throws light on the role of upland rice in farmers’ livelihood systems in this remote area that is still lagging behind in development. The findings of this study will be helpful in both guiding rice research for productivity enhancement and formulating policy interventions for encouraging an inclusive and pro-poor growth process.

Cooper, P.; Singh, P.; Traore, P.C.S.; et al. International Crops Research Inst. for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru (India). 2006. New tools, methods, and approaches in natural resource management. Patancheru (India): ICRISAT. 62 p., col. ill., maps, tables.

Call No: 502.171 C77

ICRISAT and its partners have developed a range of new tools, approaches and methods to advance agricultural research in environments characterized by low household and natural resources, high climatic variability and limited infrastructure. These include: applications in simulation modeling, climate-change and adaptation strategies, economic approaches to food security analyses, analysis of how farmers make investment decisions and risk-return trade-offs on them, gender-related factors influencing technology choice, extension methods to promote technology adoption, GIS-based mapping, modeling of soil loss and surface water runoff, and exploitation of agricultural niches such as fallows. This document gives examples of these successes, and identifies ways to build on them to alleviate poverty and food insecurity among smallholder farm communities in the semi-arid tropics.

International Food Policy Research Inst. (IFPRI), Washington, DC (USA); Central Statistical Agency, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia); Ethiopian Development Research Inst., Addis Ababa, (Ethiopia). 2006. Atlas of the Ethiopian rural economy. Addis Ababa (Ethiopia): IFPRI/Central Statistical Agency/Ethiopian Development Research Inst.. viii, 93 p., col. maps. ISBN: 978-0-89629-154-6. Notes: Bi-lingual text (English/Amharic).

Call No: 316.334(630) In8

This Atlas combines information and analyses of the Ethiopian Agricultural Sample Enumeration of 2001/02 with other data on rural Ethiopia to provide students, educators, policymakers, and interested individuals with a better and more up-to-date understanding of the spatial distribution of the characteristics and economic conditions of the people of rural Ethiopia.

Edison, S.; Anantharaman, M.; Srinivas, T. Central Tuber Crops Research Inst. (CTCRI), Sreekariyam (India). 2006. Status of cassava in India: an overall view. CTCRI Technical Bulletin 46. Sreekariyam (India): CTCRI. 172 p., ill. (some col.), tables.

Call No: 635.23(540) Ed4

This technical bulletin aims to provide a thorough information back-up on the status of cassava in India. It starts with an introduction and history and an analysis of production and yield in the area, describes the production and processing systems, and lists the technologies and transfer attempts; the cassava marketing system, demand-supply and SWOT analysis are discussed, and the bulletin also focuses on the future strategies of cassava research and development.

Mubarik Ali; Nguyen The Quan; Ngo Van Nam. World Vegetable Center (AVRDC), Shanhua (Taiwan). 2006. Analysis of food demand patterns in Hanoi: predicting the structural and qualitative changes. AVRDC Technical Bulletin 35. Shanhua (Taiwan): AVRDC. v, 61 p., tables. ISBN: 92-9058-145-X.

Call No: 338.439(597) M88

This report not only analyses the changes in dietary patterns that are expected to occur with urbanization and enhanced income, it pays special attention to the differences in food in terms of nutritional composition, diversity, prices, processing stages, and to the extent varieties are eaten across various population groups. Although changes in food consumption habits of city people are constantly evolving, a quantitative analysis of the changes was lacking, and this report fills the gap.

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