The Role of Food, Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries in Human Nutrition

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The Role of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Human Nutrition is a component of Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.

Human health and wellbeing depend strongly on production, quality, and availability of food. Agriculture, or cultivation of the soil, harvesting crops, and raising livestock, which are the main sources of food, has no single origin. At different times and in numerous places, many plants and animals have been domesticated to provide food for humankind. Fishing, like farming, is a form of primary food production. Through food gathering, primitive humans first obtained fish and other aquatic products in the shallow waters of lakes and along the seashore, in areas with ebb tides, and in small streams. The breadth and complexity of the subject matter presented here is vast. This volume traces the extraordinary history of human colonization of the habitable world and is a chronicle of humankind’s early communion with the underlying realities of the earth’s physical environment, the eventual destruction of this harmonious relationship, and efforts to repair the damage.

To make it easier for the reader the volume is divided into 7 sections

Food and agriculture and the use of natural resources examines the relationship between food production and the resource base and demonstrate how humans have adapted and exploited Nature to feed the burgeoning populations of humans and their domestic animals.

History of forestry from ancient times to the present day is analyzed and shows the linkage between forest clearance for agriculture and the rise of human populations, and current global environmental issues.

History of Fishing is a saga explained that spans the full range from traditional fishing for subsistence through to the evolution of modern factory fishing fleets

Impact of global change on agriculture outlines the impact of climate change, human demographic trends and the sustainability issues that arise.

Economics and policy of food production analyzes the global trade in foodstuffs and the regional specializations and land use complexities.

Fundamentals of human health and nutrition explains the complexities of providing a balanced and safe diet for humans throughout their life cycle from birth to old age. It explores some of the linkages between human health and the quality and quantity of food provided.

Human nutrition: an overview provides, a wide ranging summary of the issues and imperatives associated with providing humans with food of a quality and standard that will ensure healthy lives.

In the history of human development from the time of the earliest agricultural activities humans have cleared the natural forests and woodlands to obtain building materials and fuel wood, and to provide lands for domestic animals and crops. It is this aspect that is the main focus of the volume. The authors in this volume have analyzed and reviewed the interactions between the utilization of natural resources and human nutrition. Much attention focuses on the specific contribution by agriculture (including livestock husbandry), forestry and fisheries in meeting human needs. This synoptic overview assesses the pattern of past change in the relationship between humans and the resource base on which their lives depend. Lessons learned, or still to be learned, are teased out and elaborated.

The vast breadth of the subject matter covered in this volume has meant that the work has benefited from the input of many individual contributors from vastly different parts of the globe. I am grateful to the contributors and reviewers for their time and effort and the exchange of ideas and the learning experience that I obtained by working with such a diverse and learned group. We all owe a debt of gratitude to the vast "invisible college" of colleagues whose publications that have shed light on some of the most pertinent problems facing humankind today. These four volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Victor Squires is an Australian. He has undergraduate qualifications in agriculture, botany, and ecology, and a Ph.D. in range ecology from Utah State University, USA. He is a retired academic from the University of Adelaide, and currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Arizona, USA. He is a consultant to FAO, UNDP, and UNEP, and has consulted for the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank in Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. Dr Squires was a researcher with the Australian government research organization (CSIRO) for twenty-two years before taking up the post of Dean of the Faculty of Natural Resources at Roseworthy Agricultural College. Dr Squires was Head of the Division of Land Resource Management and, later, Director of the National Key Center for Dryland Agriculture and Land Use Systems at the University of Adelaide. He is the author of over 100 scientific papers and three books.

Table of Contents (48 Chapters)
  • 1. The Role of Food, Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries in Human Nutrition

    Victor Squires
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 2. Food and Agriculture and the Use of Natural Resources

    Victor R. Squires
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 3. Historical Origins of Agriculture

    Marek Zvelebil,Mark Pluciennik
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 4. Forests and Grasslands as Cradles for Agriculture

    E. Gunilla A. Olsson
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 5. Domestication and Development of Plant Cultivars

    Daniel .G. Debouck,Johannes M.M Engels,Luigi Guarino
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 6. Animal Husbandry, Nomadic Breeding, and Domestication of Animals

    Andrew B. Smith
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 7. The Management Of Natural Resources In Satisfying The Needs Of Human Life: The Role Of Agriculture, Forestry, And Fisheries

    Ryuichi Ishii
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 8. Agriculture Management: Historic, Geographic And Social Perspectives

    Ryuichi Ishii
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 9. Forage Crop Production

    Masahiko Hirata
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 10. Animal Production

    H.Tsubone
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 11. History of Forestry

    M. Agnoletti,J. Dargavel,E. Johann
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 12. Ancient Forestry Practices

    Oliver Rackham
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 13. Tree Domestication and the History of Plantations

    J.W. Turnbull
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 14. Protecting Forests and Timber Stocks

    R. Stringer
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 15. A History of Fishing

    D.F. Gartside,I.R. Kirkegaard
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 16. Traditional Methods of Fishing (SouthWest Pacific)

    Norman J. Quinn
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 17. Development of Freshwater Fisheries

    G.N.R. Forteath
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 18. Development of Marine Fisheries

    A.L. Fridman
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 2
  • 19. The Development of Specialized Ships, Nets, and Equipment

    A.L. Fridman (Deceased)
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 2
  • 20. Impact of Global Change on Agriculture

    A.M. Mannion
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 3
  • 21. Projections of Global Carrying Capacity

    Graeme Hugo
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 3
  • 22. Rural Resources and Feeding Folk Fully: Problems, Possibilities, and Prospects

    Jock R. Anderson
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 3
  • 23. The Impact of Urbanization on Rural Land Use

    Christopher Bryant
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 3
  • 24. Quality and Quantity of Water for Agriculture

    Peter Cullen
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 3
  • 25. Salination, Desertification, and Soil Erosion

    Victor R. Squires,Edward P. Glenn
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 3
  • 26. Conservation of Plant Genetic Diversity

    Nigel Maxted,Luigi Guarino
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 3
  • 27. Plant and Animal Genebanks

    J.M.M. Engels and Hareya Fassil
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 3
  • 28. Economics and Policy of Food Production

    M.F. Rola-Rubzen,J.B. Hardaker
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 3
  • 29. World Demography and Food Supply

    Graeme Hugo
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 3
  • 30. Socioeconomic Policies and Food Security

    Kostas G. Stamoulis and Alberto Zezza
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 3
  • 31. Food Control and International Food Trade

    Anthony J. Whitehead and John Lupien
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 3
  • 32. Interrelationships between The Environment and Food Production

    Solon Barraclough (Deceased)
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 3
  • 33. Economic Development, Food, and Nutrition

    H. Delgado, P. Palma, M. Palmieri, and F. Tartanac
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 3
  • 34. Women and Food Security: Roles, Constraints, and Missed Opportunities

    Lynn R. Brown
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 3
  • 35. Fundamentals of Human Health and Nutrition

    Prakash Shetty
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 4
  • 36. Adequate Diet of Essential Nutrients for Healthy People

    Claus Leitzmann
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 4
  • 37. Ethnographic Aspects of Human Nutrition

    H.V. Kuhnlein,G.H. Pelto
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 4
  • 38. Regional and Cultural Differences in Nutrition

    S.H. Kim,S.Y. Oh,O.J. Park
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 4
  • 39. Antinutritional Factors in Food Legumes and Effects of processing

    Santosh Khokhar,Richard K. Owusu Apenten
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 4
  • 40. Human Nutrition: An Overview

    Barbara A. Underwood,Osman Galal
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 4
  • 41. Nutritional Assessment: Methods for Selected Micronutrients and Calcium

    E.U. Wasantwisut,J.L. Rosado,R.S. Gibson
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 4
  • 42. Nutrition and Human Life Stages

    M.L. Wahlqvist,F.S. Dalais,A. Kouris-Blazos,G.S. Savige,G. Semenov,N. Wattanapenpaiboon
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 4
  • 43. Malnutrition: Hunger and Satiety, Anorexia and Obesity

    Noel W. Solomons,Manuel Ruz
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 4
  • 44. Nutritional Deficiency and Imbalances

    Ricardo Uauy,Eva Hertrampf
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 4
  • 45. Food Allergies and Intolerance: Role of Dietary Interventions in Early Childhood

    Ranjit Kumar Chandra
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 4
  • 46. Food Modifications and Impact on Nutrition

    Marie T. Ruel and Howarth E. Bouis
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 4
  • 47. Food and Agricultural Science and Technology:Natural Resources and Food and Agriculture

    Richard K. Baydack
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 4
  • 48. Energy Resources for Agriculture

    James Skeoch Townsend
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 4
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