Publisher: Icaria Editorial
Para el cambio social, no basta con la protesta; también hay que proponer alternativas y practicar nuevas formas de vida que prefiguren ya la sociedad que queremos. En ¡Participacción! Una caja de herramientas para la economía solidaria, las compañeras y los compañeros de la revista alternativa Illacrua (www.illacrua.cat) nos cuentan cómo crear formas colectivas, democráticas y sostenibles de trabajar, consumir o invertir, distintas a la empresa capitalista, el centro comercial o el banco de turno. Leyendo este libro podremos iniciar con buen pie proyectos de economía solidaria como una cooperativa de trabajo, un huerto comunitario, una red de trueque o una cooperativa de consumo agroecológico, entre otros. Illacrua es una revista mensual, especializada en tratar la actualidad social, política y cultural desde los análisis y las alternativas que aportan los llamados nuevos movimientos sociales.
El objetivo de esta obra es dar a conocer los aspectos prácticos de la resiliencia infantil, intentando aunar el saber científico con la experiencia diaria para que nos aporte las claves fundamentales que ayudan a promover la resiliencia en la infancia y la adolescencia, entendida ésta como la capacidad humana que permite transitar por la vida asumiendo con flexibilidad situaciones difíciles y sobreponiéndose a ellas. Se analizan desde diferentes disciplinas como la psicología, la medicina o el derecho, las cuestiones relevantes para conseguir niños y jóvenes resilientes. En este manual confluyen las aportaciones de muchos profesionales: profesores de universidad, investigadores del área y personas e instituciones que llevan mucho tiempo apoyando a niños y jóvenes en este arduo camino de recomponer sus vidas. Agradecemos, desde aquí, la labor de Aldeas Infantiles SOS por apoyar con una mirada resiliente a los niños, jóvenes y familias.
This revised edition of an old favorite, first publishedin 1978, explains how to cultivate and preserve all types of fruit, herbs, and vegetables, in addition to instructions on keeping bees and raising chickens. Includes over 600 illustrations, many redrawn for the revised edition Contains information on drying, storing, and preserving fruits and vegetables Explains the “Deep Bed” method, critical to anyone with a tinyurban plotJohn Seymour authored over 40 books, including the DK’s best-selling Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency and The Forgotten Arts & Crafts. He died in the fall of 2004 at the age of 90.
Molecular Wine Microbiology
Author: Alfonso V. Carrascosa Santiago, Rosario Munoz, Ramon Gonzalez Garcia
Publisher: Academic Press
Molecular Wine Microbiology features rigorous scientific content written at a level comprehensible for wine professionals as well as advanced students. It includes information on production and spoilage issues, the microbial groups relevant for wine production and microbial wine safety. Microbiology has long been recognized as a key tool in studying wine production, however only recently have wine microbiology studies been addressed at a molecular level, increasing the understanding of how microbiology impacts not only the flavor quality of the wine, but also its safety. Understanding, at a molecular level, how a starter culture can impact ethanol, glycerol, volatile phenols, mannoproteins, biogenic amines or ochratoxin A of a wine are just some of the core points that must be considered in order to achieve maximium consumer acceptability while addressing safety concerns during processing and storage. While other books offer insights into the technological aspects of enology, this book is written by expert microbiologists, who explore the positive and negative impacts of gene function in the production of wine, from a microbiological point of view. Winner of the 2012 Jury Award in Enology from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine Presents the most current methods of studying the microbiology of wine Includes latest identification and typing methods, reducing identification time from days and weeks to minutes and hours Provides important knowledge about the impact of microbiological factors at the molecular level for reduction of wine spoilage and increased wine quality and safety
Medicinal plant materials are supplied through collection from wild populations and cultivation. Under the overall context of quality assurance and control of herbal medicines WHO developed the Guidelines on good agricultural and collection practices (GACP) for medicinal plants providing general technical guidance on obtaining medicinal plant materials of good quality for the sustainable production of herbal products classified as medicines. These guidelines are also related to WHO's work on the protection of medicinal plants aiming promotion of sustainable use and cultivation of medicinal plants. The main objectives of these guidelines are to: (1) contribute to the quality assurance of medicinal plant materials used as the source for herbal medicines to improve the quality safety and efficacy of finished herbal products; (2) guide the formulation of national and/or regional GACP guidelines and GACP monographs for medicinal plants and related standard operating procedures; and (3) encourage and support the sustainable cultivation and collection of medicinal plants of good quality in ways that respect and support the conservation of medicinal plants and the environment in general. These guidelines concern the cultivation and collection of medicinal plants and include certain post-harvest operations. Good agricultural and collection practices for medicinal plants are the first step in quality assurance on which the safety and efficacy of herbal medicinal products directly depend. These practices also play an important role in protection natural resources of medicinal plants for sustainable use.
Explore the latest research on biological control! Completely updated for 2004, this new edition examines methods for making agricultural systems less susceptible to insect pests. Containing new findings and reports of strategies, Biodiversity and Pest Management in Agroecosystems, Second Edition will show you how pests can be managed by enhancing beneficial biodiversity using agroecological diversification methods. Biodiversity and Pest Management in Agroecosystems, Second Edition provides you with an essential overview of the role of biodiversity in agriculture and then gets specific, with new and updated information on: the agroecology of pest management plant diversity and pest outbreaks within agroecosystems diversification strategies for pest management how sustainable farming systems are designed You'll also explore: the role of plant diversity on the biology of beneficial insects insect regulation in diverse agroecosystems manipulation of plant diversity in agroecosystems ecological and socioeconomic implications The fact is, many modern agroecosystems are unstable as a consequence of constant human intervention in crop systems which ignore ecological principles. With case studies on a variety of crops and pests, Biodiversity and Pest Management in Agroecosystems, Second Edition explores entomological aspects of agriculture and analyzes the ecological basis for the maintenance of biodiversity. It will familiarize you with the theory and practice of enhancing biological pest control in agricultural systems by managing vegetational diversity via multiple cropping, cover cropping, rotations, and other spatial and temporal designs. With studies on intercropping, cover cropping, weed management, and crop-field border vegetation manipulation, this book covers the effects of these diverse systems on pest population density and the mechanisms underlying pest reduction in polycultures. Make it a part of your reference/teaching collection today!
Author: Stephen R. Gliessman, Eric Engles, Robin Krieger
Publisher: CRC Press
Presents powerful arguments against "Environmental Racism", "Incrementalism" and the "Impotence of Planning." Explores case studies of urban planning, county policies, residential development and more. Submits the authors recommendations for preserving the delicate balance of Floridas ecosystem.
Family Nutrition Guide
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
This practical guide contains information designed to improve the feeding and nutrition of families in developing countries, primarily written for health workers, nutritionists and other development workers involved in community education programmes. Topics cover basic nutrition, family food security, meal planning, food hygiene and the special feeding needs of children, women and men, old, sick and malnourished people.
"An Agricultural Testament" is Sir Albert Howard's best-known publication, and remains one of the seminal works in the history of organic farming agricultural movement. Dedicated to his first wife and co-worker, herself a plant phsyiologist, it focuses on the nature and management of soil fertility, and notably explores composting. At a time when modern, chemical-based industrialized agriculture was just beginning to radically alter food production, it advocated natural processes rather than man-made inputs as the superior approach to farming.
Author: Geoff Hamilton
Organic Gardening, a classic guide to growing flowers, fruit, and vegetables the natural, chemical-free way has been fully revised and updated to reflect the latest thinking and techniques. Written by one of the UK's best-loved gardening personalities and a keen advocate of the organic approach, this book will be appreciated by the novice and the experienced gardener alike. Whether you want to grow better-tasting fruit and vegetables untainted by chemicals, find natural methods of pest and weed control, or create a garden that is safer for your children, pets and wildlife, Organic Gardening is your practical, easy-to-follow guide to gardening with, rather than against, nature. With practical advice and instructions, supported by clear, step-by-step photographs and artworks, the author explains how to grow delicious, healthy produce as well as how to turn your garden into a safe haven for children, pets, and wildlife. The book promotes an organic approach to the whole garden, and includes practical techniques for cultivating flowers, trees, and shrubs, as well as advice on ponds and aquatic plants. Organic methods of weed control and solutions to pest and disease problems are also fully explained and clearly illustrated. Contents include: soil improvement; organic pest & disease control; weed control; hedges, trees & shrubs; containers; the vegetable garden; the fruit garden; herbs; greenhouse gardening; basic techniques; propagation; the gardening year.