Sustainable food production practices in the Caribbean - 2

Alternative, sustainable farming and food systems must be encouraged in the Caribbean region if producers are to maintain a supply of healthy food at reasonable prices. This second volume of food production practices and innovative technologies provides a valuable, blended collection of topics not previously covered. Featuring numerous colour images, figures, tables and information boxes throughout, chapters range from a focus on small producers, family farms and women farmers to the role of youth in agriculture and diversification and non-traditional systems. Topics also cover natural and indigenous crop protection methods, small animal systems and sustainable water management systems, among others.

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    1. The role of small producers, family farms and women farmers in sustainable food production and food security
    2. Youth: Adding value to agriculture in the Caribbean
    3. Small animal production systems: Rabbits and ducks
    4. Rain shelters and net-houses for vegetable production
    5. Natural crop protection methods in the Caribbean
    6. Sustainable water management practices for food production in the Caribbean
    7. Sustaining the environment: Farms and beyond the farm
    8. Appropriate logistics to reduce losses in the postharvest handling system: Case of mango
    9. Ecological modernization of Caribbean agro-systems: From concept to design
    10. Agricultural diversification and non-traditional systems for sustainable food production
    11. Agroforestry systems and practices in the Caribbean
    12. A method for growing tilapia in Atlantic seawater in St Kitts: A sustainable alternative to traditional coastal fishery systems

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Sustainable food production practices in the Caribbean - 2