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Food Production

Approaches, Challenges and Tasks

This book is devoted to food production and the problems associated with the satisfaction of food needs in different parts of the world. The emerging food crisis calls for development of sustainable food production, and the quality and safety of the food produced should be guaranteed. The book contains thirteen chapters and is divided into two sections. The first section is related to social issues rising from food insufficiency in the third world countries, and is titled "Sustainable food production: Case studies". The case studies of semi-arid Africa, Caribbean and Jamaica, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Pacific Islands, Mexico and Brazil are discussed. The second section, titled "Scientific Methods for Improving Food Quality and Safety", covers the methods for control and avoidance of food contaminants. Substitution of chemical treatment with physical, rapid analytical methods for control of contaminants, problems in animal husbandry related to diary production and hormones in food producing animals, approaches and tasks in maize and rice production are in the covered by 6 chapters in this section.

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Food ProductionApproaches, Challenges and TasksEdited by Anna Aladjadjiyan

Published: January 20th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1870

ISBN: 978-953-307-887-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5190-6

Copyright year: 2012

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50417 Total Chapter Downloads

40 Crossref Citations

65 Web of Science Citations

96 Dimensions Citations


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1. To Meet Future Food Demands We Need to Change from Annual Grain Legumes to Multipurpose Semi-Perennial Legumes

By Henning Høgh-Jensen


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2. Issues in Caribbean Food Security: Building Capacity in Local Food Production Systems

By Clinton Beckford


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3. Permanent Internal Migration as Response to Food Shortage: Implication to Ecosystem Services in Southern Burkina Faso

By ssa Ouedraogo, Korodjouma Ouattara, Séraphine Kaboré/Sawadogo, Souleymane Paré and Jennie Barron


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4. Food Security and Challenges of Urban Agriculture in the Third World Countries

By R.A. Olawepo


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5. Climate Change Implications for Crop Production in Pacific Islands Region

By Morgan Wairiu, Murari Lal and Viliamu Iese


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6. Strengthening Endogenous Regional Development in Western Mexico

By Peter R.W. Gerritsen


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7. ChapterEnhanced Food Production by Applying a Human Rights Approach – Does Brazil Serve as a Model of Best Practice?

By Hans Morten Haugen


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8. Achieving Household Food Security:How Much Land is Required?

By P. Ralevic, S.G. Patil and G.W. vanLoon


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9. Physical Factors for Plant Growth Stimulation Improve Food Quality

By Anna Aladjadjiyan


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10. ChaMilk Biodiversity: Future Perspectives of Milk and Dairy Products from Autochthonous Dairy Cows Reared in Northern Italy

By Ricardo Communod, Massimo Faustini, Luca Maria Chiesa, Maria Luisa Torre, Mario Lazzati and Daniele Vigo


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11. Rapid Methods as Analytical Tools for Food and Feed Contaminant Evaluation: Methodological Implications for Mycotoxin Analysis in Cereals

By Federica Cheli, Anna Campagnoli,Luciano Pinotti and Vittorio Dell’Orto


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12. Natural Hormones in Food-Producing Animals:Legal Measurements and Analytical Implications

By Patricia Regal, Alberto Cepeda and Cristina A. Fente


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13. Aluminium in Acid Soils: Chemistry, Toxicity and Impact on Maize Plants

By Dragana Krstic, Ivica Djalovic, Dragoslav Nikezic and Dragana Bjelic


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14. Genetic Characterization of Global Rice Germplasm for Sustainable Agriculture

By Wengui Yan


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