Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Reading List

This is totally optional, for everyone. But if anyone is feeling like they want to spend money on me, or have a gift card to a bookstore that you're not going to use, ever, consider that I have a list of recommended reading, I am probably not going to buy all of these for myself. Even cooler, there's a stateside address to which they can be shipped and they'll then get to me without anyone having to pay Int'l shipping rates or customs fees. This won't work for everything, because technically everything is not work-related. Too, though, if you want to get an idea of what on earth I'll be doing (now that we know, theoretically, where on earth I'll be doing it), you too can read some or all of the following:

Lost Crops of Africa, vol. 1 (Grains):
http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=2305
Lost Crops of Africa, vol. 2 (Vegetables):
http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11763
Lost Crops of Africa, vol. 3 (Fruits):
http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11879
Emerging Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia:
http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12455

Two Ears of Corn - Roland Bunch
Indigenous Agriculture Revolution - Paul Richards
The Greening of Africa - Paul Harrison
Black Rice - Judith Carney
Dirt - David Montgomery
An Agricultural Testament - Sir Albert Howard

P.S. Seriously, though, don't worry about buying these for me. I am putting them up here so I can remember where they are and also as information for anyone in the future who is a real go-getter or wants some resource recommendations.

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