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xv, 292 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Contents: Foreword 1. Introduction 2. Agriculture and Sustainable Development in Developing Countries in a Changed Global Context 3. Institutional Context for Sustainable Development 4. Integrated Assessment Approach 5. Agricultural Non-point Source Pollution in Taihu Lake Basin, China 6. Land Degradation in the Arid Jeffara Region, Tunisia 7. Land Degradation and Irrigation Practices in the Office du Niger, Mali 8. Pressure on Land in the Yogyakarta Region, Indonesia 9. Land Subdivision and Degradation in Narok, Kenya 10 Agrarian Crisis and Policy Links: A Framework for Karnataka, India 11. Road Development and Deforestation in Amazonia, Brazil 12. Lessons from a Comparative Analysis of Case Studies 13. Critical Analysis of Land Use Policies 14. Conclusions and Policy Recommendations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849802925 20160608
The urgent need to enhance sustainable development in developing countries has never been greater: poverty levels are growing, land conversions are uncontrolled, and there is rapid loss of biodiversity through land use change. This important and timely book highlights the need for integrated assessment tools for developing countries, considering the long-term impacts of decisions taken today. The success of land use policies has in the past often been hampered by the fact that we simply do not know enough about their impact on sustainable development across developing countries. This book contributes to bridging this knowledge gap whilst facilitating the successful design and implementation of land use policies. The challenge of land use changes in response to changes in the policy environment - macro policy, agricultural and forest policy, environmental policy - is explored with a focus on the South. Detailed case studies encompassing seven countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America are presented via a common framework of analysis. In each case, sustainable development concerns are identified from environmental, economic and social perspectives. The interrelated causes of these problems are analysed by identifying key drivers and relevant land use policies, and the potential impact of prioritized land use policies are then discussed. This important book will prove invaluable to academics, researchers, postgraduate students and policy makers concerned with land-use planning, sustainable development and environmental studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849802925 20160608
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xi, 360 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Preface Part I: Concept and Policy Design Part II: Country and Regional Case Studies of Multifunctionality Part III: Emerging Perspectives on Multifunctionality Part IV: Outlook Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781843762560 20160527
Apart from food and raw materials, agriculture can also provide ancillary benefits such as landscapes, biodiversity, cultural heritage and thriving rural communities. This book offers a state-of-the-art overview of strategies for sustainable management practices and their implementation through the adoption of suitable instruments. Such practices aim to sustain and support the multiple functions provided by agriculture and natural resources in the rural countryside. The authors explore the value of alternative governance structures and examine the design of policy models and institutional mechanisms for a range of different countries and agricultural methods. The empirical results allow them to identify successful examples as well as recognize practices which have failed. They can then transfer positive policies to geographical areas or production systems where effective and efficient strategies for the sustainable management of natural resources are urgently needed. In doing so, the authors hope to improve the design, identification and implementation of appropriate policy instruments to help sustain the rural economy in the future. They also aim to strengthen the establishment of markets for nature which overcome institutional constraints. This timely new book explores emerging perspectives on multifunctionality in agriculture and the rural environment. It will be widely read by academics, researchers and policymakers with an interest in agricultural and resource economics, environmental governance and sustainable development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781843762560 20160527
Green Library
xxiii, 360 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Preface 1. Natural Resource Management-- Globalization and Regional Integration Part I Setting the Stage-- Challenges and Reviews 2. The Biodiversity Policy Context of Multifunctional Rural Land Management 3. The Further Development of Agri-environment Schemes-- Extending and Defending Conservation Values 4. Economic Issues Surrounding Nature Conservation in Rural Areas Part II Appreciate the Prerequisite-- Perspectives on Land 5. A Sustainable Management of Nature Reserves 6. Farmland Conservation in the Netherlands and British Columbia, Canada 7. Economic Development and Biodiversity: The Environmental Kuznets Curve in a Policy Assessment Tool Part III Reorientations and Openings-- Agri-environmental Programmes 8. Factors Influencing Private Transaction Costs Related to Agri-environmental Schemes in Europe 9. Compensation or Conservation Payments for Farmers? Exploring Opportunities for Agri-environmental Schemes in the Netherlands 10. The Provision of Public Goods from Agriculture: Observations from Agri-environmental Policies in the US Part IV Creating a Common Currency-- Landscape Values 11. Changing Rural Landscapes: Demand and Supply of Public Services in The Netherlands 12. How do Farms Economic and Technical Dynamics Contribute to Landscape Patterns? 13. When Rural Landscapes Change Functionality: Examples from Portugal and Denmark 14. Historical Perspectives on the Development of Multifunctional Landscapes: A Case Study from the UK Uplands Part V Outlook-- Emerging Perspectives of Resource Management in Rural Areas 15. Multifunctional Towns-- Effects of New Retail Developments in Rural Areas 16. Rural Areas in Transition-- A Developing World Perspective 17. Conclusions and Prospects Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844075775 20160528
The increasing demand for rural land and its natural resources is creating competition and conflicts. Many interested parties, including farmers, nature conservationists, rural residents and tourists, compete for the same space. Especially in densely populated areas, agriculture, recreation, urban and suburban growth and infrastructure development exert a constant pressure on rural areas. Because land is a finite resource, spatial policies which are formulated and implemented to increase the area allocated to one use imply a decrease in land available for other uses. As a result, at many locations, multi-purpose land use is becoming increasingly important. This notion of multi-purpose land use is reflected in the term 'multifunctionality'. This volume provides insights into viable strategies of sustainable management practices allowing multiple functions sustained by agriculture and natural resources in rural areas. It shows how the rural economy and policies can balance and cope with these competing demands and includes numerous case studies from Europe, North America and developing countries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844075775 20160528
Green Library


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