The Agronomy and Economy of Important Tree Crops of the Developing World

Major tree crops contribute substantially to the economy of many developing countries on the Asian, African and Latin American continents. For example, coffee is the main revenue earner for Kenya. This book provides a comprehensive review of the agronomy, botany, taxonomy, genetics, chemistry, economics, and future global prospects of a range of crops that have great food, industrial and economic value such as cocoa, coffee, cashew, oil palm and natural rubber. Discusses the major tree crops of great economic value to the developing world The author is an eminent scientist who has won numerous awards for his work in this area

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  • Author : K.P. Prabhakaran Nair
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 368 pages
  • ISBN : 9780123846785
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The Agronomy and Economy of Important Tree Crops of the Developing World

The Agronomy and Economy of Important Tree Crops of the Developing World
  • Author : K.P. Prabhakaran Nair
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 22 April 2010
GET THIS BOOKThe Agronomy and Economy of Important Tree Crops of the Developing World

Major tree crops contribute substantially to the economy of many developing countries on the Asian, African and Latin American continents. For example, coffee is the main revenue earner for Kenya. This book provides a comprehensive review of the agronomy, botany, taxonomy, genetics, chemistry, economics, and future global prospects of a range of crops that have great food, industrial and economic value such as cocoa, coffee, cashew, oil palm and natural rubber. Discusses the major tree crops of great economic value

Tree Crops

Tree Crops
  • Author : Kodoth Prabhakaran Nair
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 10 December 2020
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This book paints a wide canvas of the immense global economic potential of ten most important cash generating crops spread over Asia, Africa and Latin America, namely, Arecanut, Cashew Nut, Coconut, Cinchona, Cocoa, Coffee, Tea, Oil Palm, Rubber and Wattle. It provides a cross-sectoral, multi-scale assessment of the status of these crops, from seed to dining table, an invaluable treatise on the subject. Structured to be an invaluable tool for the inquisitive researcher, an ardent student, and, an insightful policy

The Agronomy and Economy of Turmeric and Ginger

The Agronomy and Economy of Turmeric and Ginger
  • Author : K.P. Prabhakaran Nair
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 20 February 2013
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Turmeric has been used as a medicine, a condiment, and a dye since at least 600 B.C., while ginger has been used extensively throughout history for its medicinal purposes. The Agronomy and Economy of Turmeric and Ginger brings these two important plants together in one reference book, explaining their history, production techniques, and nutritional and medicinal properties in detail. This book is intuitively organized by plant and use, allowing quick access to information. It puts the uniquely Indian use and

Agronomy and Economy of Black Pepper and Cardamom

Agronomy and Economy of Black Pepper and Cardamom
  • Author : K.P. Prabhakaran Nair
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 12 July 2011
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Known as the "King" of spices, black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) and the "Queen" of spices, cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum M.), both perennial crops of the tropics, are the most important and most widely sought after spice crops of the world. They both have many uses, for example, both are used as flavourings and as a medicine. This book provides a comprehensive review of these two very important spice crops, covering origin, history, geographical distribution, production, economy and their uses. Discusses

Sweet Treats around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

Sweet Treats around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
  • Author : Timothy G. Roufs Ph.D.,Kathleen Smyth Roufs
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 29 July 2014
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From apple pie to baklava, cannoli to gulab jamun, sweet treats have universal appeal in countries around the world. This encyclopedia provides a comprehensive look at global dessert culture. • Discusses iconic desserts and sweet treats in their cultural and historical contexts in North and Latin America; the Caribbean; Europe; North Africa and the Middle East; Sub-Saharan Africa; Central, South, and East Asia; and the Pacific • Feeds into the World Geography database and allows students of geography, social studies, language, and

Food and Human Responses

Food and Human Responses
  • Author : Kodoth Prabhakaran Nair
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 01 January 2020
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This book discusses the role of food and the human nutrition-behavior interface. Food makes us what we are, but in addition to providing adequate nutrition, does it influence behavior? This book looks at this critical question from various angles and considers different concepts and approaches to food, nutrition and well-being. To better understand the entire gamut of the food-behavior linkage, the author unravels the workings of the mind - brain link. The book discusses this aspect and the findings add

Somatic Embryogenesis: Fundamental Aspects and Applications

Somatic Embryogenesis: Fundamental Aspects and Applications
  • Author : Víctor M Loyola-Vargas,Neftalí Ochoa-Alejo
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 06 June 2016
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This book discusses basic and applied aspects of somatic embryogenesis, one of the most powerful tools in plant biotechnology. It is divided into three parts; Part I includes topics such as the history of this research field, how differentiated plant cells can (re)acquire totipotency, molecular features, as well as the epigenetics and proteomics of somatic embryogenesis. Part II covers the somatic embryogenesis of different crops, such as Agave spp. maize, Cocos nucifera, Bixa orellana, Capsicum spp., Coffea spp., Musa

The Coconut

The Coconut
  • Author : N Madhavan Nayar
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 27 December 2016
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The Coconut: Phylogeny, Origins, and Spread comprehensively covers the botany, phylogeny, origins, and spread of the coconut palm. The coconut is used primarily for its oil, fiber, and as an article of food, including its tender-nut water. Until the 1950s, coconut oil used to rank first in the world in production and international trade among all the vegetable oils. Since then, lower-cost sources such as the African oil palm, soybean, canola, and others have overtaken the coconut in oil production

Sustainable Agriculture for Climate Change Adaptation

Sustainable Agriculture for Climate Change Adaptation
  • Author : Kathy Lewis,Douglas Warner
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release : 02 December 2020
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The Anthropocene, the time of humans. Never has human influence on the functioning of the planet been greater or in more urgent need of mitigation. Climate change, the accelerated warming of the planet’s surface attributed to human activities, is now at the forefront of global politics. The agriculture sector not only contributes to climate change but also feels the severity of its effects, with the water, carbon and nitrogen cycles all subject to modification as a result. Crop production

Cocoa, Chocolate and Human Health

Cocoa, Chocolate and Human Health
  • Author : Sabine Ellinger,Benno F. Zimmermann
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release : 23 May 2020
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This book entitled “Cocoa, Chocolate, and Human Health” presents the most recent findings about cocoa and health in 14 peer-reviewed chapters including nine original contributions and five reviews from cocoa experts around the world. Bioavailability and metabolism of the main cocoa polyphenols, i.e., the flavanols like epicatechin, are presented including metabolites like valerolactones that are formed by the gut microbiome. Many studies, including intervention studies or epidemiological observations, do not focus on single compounds, but on cocoa as a whole.

Plant Invasions in Protected Areas

Plant Invasions in Protected Areas
  • Author : Llewellyn C. Foxcroft,Petr Pyšek,David M. Richardson,Piero Genovesi
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 27 November 2013
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This book is the first comprehensive global review of all aspects of alien plant invasions in protected areas. It provides insights into advances in invasion ecology emanating from work in protected areas, and the link to locally relevant management support for protected areas. The book provides in-depth case studies, illuminating interesting and insightful knowledge that can be shared across the global protected area network. The book includes the collective understanding of 80 ecologists and managers to extract as much information as

Food Aroma Evolution

Food Aroma Evolution
  • Author : Matteo Bordiga,Leo M.L. Nollet
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 15 November 2019
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Of the five senses, smell is the most direct and food aromas are the key drivers of our flavor experience. They are crucial for the synergy of food and drinks. Up to 80% of what we call taste is actually aroma. Food Aroma Evolution: During Food Processing, Cooking, and Aging focuses on the description of the aroma evolution in several food matrices. Not only cooking, but also processing (such as fermentation) and aging are responsible for food aroma evolution. A comprehensive

Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences

Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 27 August 2016
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Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences, Second Edition presents both foundational and applied information on plants used by humans as sources of food, raw materials, and amenity purposes. It highlights how the underlying science and information links through to applications in practical situations. Since the last edition was published, the role of applied science in agricultural production has been brought into greater focus as fluctuations in global food production feed through into prices and availability to consumers. At the same time,