A handy guide on crops of international importance The Handbook of Industrial Crops is a comprehensive exploration of 12 important agricultural components of ecomy and export trade. The book examines the aspects of cultivation and trade in addition to the available information on the evolution and adaptation of each agricultural crop. With this extensive resource, you get detailed, up-to-date information on each species' origin and botany, cultivation and harvest, and prospective future of available production and demand to set you up for higher production and sales. The Handbook of Industrial Crops focuses on such commercial crops as: * arecanut * cashew * cocoa * coconut * coffee * palm oil * palmyrah * rubber * tea * wattle In the Handbook of Industrial Crops, you will gain a better understanding of the industries these cash crops are grown for, including: * food--such as edible oils, nuts, beverages, or flavorings * latex * resins and lubricants * drugs and nutraceuticals * timber With the Handbook of Industrial Crops, you will gain extensive kwledge from the world's leading experts in plantation crops and individual species. The book supplies the most recent statistics in world production, yields, and income potential. In this manual, you'll find numerous references, tables, and figures, along with contact information for research centers, organizations, and government entities to help you further.