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320 p.
It is becoming increasingly clear that a more sustainable agriculture can bring economic, environmental, and social benefits to farmers, communities, and nations. "Regenerating Agriculture" draws together for the first time new empirical evidence from a diverse range of agroecological and community settings to show the impacts of more sustainable practices. Twenty cases involving widespread success from Brazil, Burkina Faso, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Mali, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, and Sri Lanka are presented, and are supported by field- and community-level data from more than 50 projects and programs in 28 countries.Despite this emerging evidence, many farmers still depend on high levels of external inputs. "Regenerating Agriculture", identifies the common elements of successful programs and shows how those still using "modernist" approaches to agriculture can successfully turn to sustainable farming. The first chapter outlines the scale of the challenge and includes analysis of sustainable agriculture's characteristics and underlying philosophies and values.Pretty then presents analyses of the processes of agricultural modernization, focusing on both production- and conservation-oriented programs and policies and the common elements of success. Almost all of these successes have been achieved despite existing, biased policy environments that strongly favor "modern" approaches to agricultural development, and at the same time discriminate against sustainability. "Regenerating Agriculture" examines policy frameworks and institutional processes, and then sets out 25 effective policies that are known to work to support the transition to greater sustainability and self-reliance in agriculture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309052481 20160527
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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viii, 320 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Sustainable Agriculture * The Modernization of Agriculture * The Environmental and Social Costs of Improvement * Resource-Conserving Technologies and Processes * Local Groups and Institutions for Sustainable Agriculture * External Institutions and Partnerships with Farmers * Linking Process to Impact: The Transition to Sustainable Agriculture * Agriculture Policy Frameworks and Institutional Processes * Policies That Work for Sustainable Agriculture * References * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853831980 20160528
For the past 50 years, the main goal of agriculture has been to increase production at any price, using high amounts of fertilizers and pesticides and intensive industrial methods. This has caused damage to the environment and widespread rural depopulation. This study shows that there is a viable alternative - a form of agriculture which conserves resources, maintains rural employment and minimizes the external costs, without loss of productivity. Using case studies from industrialized and developing countries, the author describes the new technical, institutional and policy options available.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853831980 20160528
Green Library
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ii, 73 p. ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xii, 324 p. ; 25 cm.
  • A living land for Europe-- the dying langd - modern agriculture's legacy-- sustainable agriculture in Europe-- the food system - hunger and plenty-- adding value to food for local communities-- dying rural communities - the social costs of modernization-- community regeneration-- making a difference - policies and finance for a living land.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853835162 20160528
A presentation of the case for returning life to the countryside, restoring the rural economy and putting agriculture on a sustainable footing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853835162 20160528
Green Library
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xxii, 405 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Part 1: Agrarian and Rural Perspectives * The Post-War Task * Thinking Like a Mountain * The Unsettling of America * Ecological Literacy * An Amish Perspective * Becoming Native to this Place * Creating Social Capital * Part 2: Agroecological Perspectives * Reality Cheques* The External Costs of Agricultural Production in the United States* From Pesticides to People: Improving Ecosystem Health in the Northern Andes * Agroecology and Agroecosystems * The Doubly Green Revolution * Part 3: Social Perspectives * Reversals, Institutions and Change * The Hawkesbury Experience: Tales from a Road Less Travelled * Social Capital and the Collective Management of Resources * Gateway to the Global Garden: Beta/Gamma Science for Dealing with Ecological Rationality * Ecological Basis for Low-toxicity Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Rice * Part 4: Perspectives from Industrialized Countries * Landscapes Lost and Found * The Farm as Natural Habitat * Diet and Health: Diseases and Food * Coming in to the Foodshed * Part 5: Perspectives from Developing Countries * Rethinking Agriculture For New Opportunities * Soil Recuperation in Central America: How Innovation was Sustained after Project Intervention * Sustainable Rural Life and Agroecology, Santa Catarina State, Brazil * Lessons of Cuban Resistance * Benefits from Agroforestry in Africa, with Examples from Kenya and Zambia * Reducing Food Poverty by Increasing Agricultural Sustainability in Developing Countries *.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844072361 20160528
Our agricultural and food systems are not meeting everyone's needs, and despite great progress in increasing productivity over the past century, hundreds of millions of people remain hungry and malnourished. This book describes a different form of agriculture: one founded more on ecological principles and which is also more harmonious with people, their societies and cultures. Edited by the world's leading expert on sustainable agriculture, this volume brings together the most influential scholarship in the field. The book maps out the complex subject area of sustainable agriculture and introduces and explains key and hard-to-find literature. It covers theoretical developments and critical appraisals of evidence, addressing what is not sustainable about current or past agricultural and food systems, as well as studies of transitions towards agricultural and rural sustainability at farm, community, regional, national and international levels, and through food supply chains. This highly accessible one-of-a-kind collection is the essential student and practitioner reference text in sustainable agriculture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844072361 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xvi, 261 p. : ill.
  • Preface to a Revolution * Landscapes Lost and Found * Monoscapes * Reality Cheques * Food for All * Only Reconnect * Genetic Dislocations * Ecological Literacy * Crossing the Internal Frontiers * Notes * References * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853839252 20160605
'Refreshingly fluent narrative, brimming full of stories and metaphors' Tim O'Riordan, University of East Anglia, UK 'A great balance between storytelling and analysis which points to the critical need for gaining control over resources' Jacqueline Ashby, CIAT, Colombia 'Full of supporting evidence and clear arguments' Norman Uphoff, Cornell University, US 'A wonderful book, put together with such vision and passion' Mark Ritchie, Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy, US 'A superb volume. This is a valuable monograph that all policy-makers, scholars and farmers must read to understand their roles and responsibilities' Vo-Tong Xuan, Angiang University, Vietnam 'Beautifully written. The implications of the book's ideas are deep and extensive' Julia Guivant, University of Florianopolis, Brazil Something is wrong with our agricultural and food systems. Despite great progress in increasing productivity in recent decades, hundreds of millions of people remain hungry and malnourished, and further millions suffer for eating too much food or the wrong sort. Agri-Culture envisages the expansion of a new form of food production and consumption founded on more ecological principles and in harmony with the cultures, knowledges and collective capacities of the producers themselves. It draws on many stories of successful agricultural transformation in developing and industrialized countries, but with a warning that true prosperity will depend on the radical reform of the institutions and policies that control global food futures, and fundamental changes in the way we think. The time has come for the next agricultural revolution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853839252 20160605
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289 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.
  • 1. Editorial 2. Overview - Sustainable Intensification in African Agriculture 3. Quncho: The First Most Popular Tefvariety in Ethiopia 4. The Ghana Grains Partnership 5. Orange-fleshed Sweet Potatoes for Food, Health and Wealth in Uganda 6. Soyabeans and Sustainable Agriculture in Southern Africa 7. Growing Sustainable Tea on Kenyan Smallholder Farms 8. The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) as a Sustainable Agricultural Innovation: Introducing, Adapting and Scaling up Sri Practices in the Timbuktu Region of Mali 9. Revival of Cassava Production in the Nakasongola District, Uganda 10. Addressing the Challenges of Agricultural Service Provision: The Case of Oxfam's Strategic Cotton Programme in Mali 11. Promoting Smallholder Seed Enterprises (SSE): Quality Seed Production of Rice, Maize, Sorghum and Millet in Northern Cameroon 12. Research, Development and Scaling up the Adoption of Fodder Shrub Innovations in East Africa 13. Trees, Agroforestry and Multifunctional Agriculture in Cameroon 14. Using Soil and Water Conservation Techniques to Rehabilitate Degraded Lands in Northwestern Burkina Faso 15. Agricultural Success from Africa: The Case of Fertilizer Tree Systems in Southern Africa (Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe) 16. Harnessing Sustainability, Resilience and Productivity through Conservation Agriculture: The Case of Likoti in Lesotho 17. Conservation Agriculture (CA) in Tanzania: The Case of Mwangaza B CA Farmer Field School (FFS), Rhotia Village, Karatu District, Arusha 18. An African Success: The Case of Conservation Agriculture in Zimbabwe 19. Push-pull Technology: A Conservation Agriculture Approach for Integrated Management of Insect Pests, Weeds and Soil Health in Africa 20. Sustainable Crop Production Intensification in the Senegal and Niger River Basins of Francophone West Africa 21. On-farm Biological Control of the Pearl Millet Head Miner: Realization of Thirty-five Years of Unsteady Progress in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger 22. African Indigenous Vegetable Enterprises and Market Access for Small Scale Farmers in East Africa 23. Merudairy Goat and Animal Healthcare Project 24. Collective Livestock Research for Sustainable Disease Management in Mali and Burkina Faso 25. The Rakai Chicken Model: An Approach that has Improved Fortunes for Ugandan Farmers 26. The Malawi Agricultural Input Subsidy Programme: 2005/6 to 2008/9 27. Focal Area Approach: A Participatory Community Planning Approach to Agricultural Extension and Market Development in Kenya 28. Sharing Ideas Between Cultures with Videos 29. CARBAP and Innovation on the Pantain Banana in West and Central Africa 30. The Rise of Peri-urban Aquaculture in Nigeria 31. From Researcher to Farmer: Partnerships in Integrated Aquaculture - Agriculture Systems in Malawi, Ghana and Cameroon.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849713320 20160605
Continued population growth, rapidly changing consumption patterns and the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation are driving limited resources of food, energy, water and materials towards critical thresholds worldwide. These pressures are likely to be substantial across Africa, where countries will have to find innovative ways to boost crop and livestock production to avoid becoming more reliant on imports and food aid. Sustainable agricultural intensification - producing more output from the same area of land while reducing the negative environmental impacts - represents a solution for millions of African farmers. This volume presents the lessons learned from forty sustainable agricultural intensification programmes in twenty countries across Africa, commissioned as part of the UK Government's Foresight project. Through detailed case studies, the authors of each chapter examine how to develop productive and sustainable agricultural systems and how to scale up these systems to reach many more millions of people in the future. Themes covered include crop improvements, agroforestry and soil conservation, conservation agriculture, integrated pest management, horticulture, livestock and fodder crops, aquaculture, and novel policies and partnerships.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849713320 20160605
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