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xviii, 292 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Why the Yaqui Valley? An introduction / Pamela Matson and Walter Falcon
  • A brief history of the Yaqui Valley / Ashley Dean
  • Looking for "win-wins" in intensive agriculture / Pamela Matson, Rosamond Naylor, and Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio
  • Ecosystems and land use change in the Yaqui Valley: does agricultural intensification "spare land for nature"? / Pamela Matson and Peter Jewett
  • Linking knowledge with action for sustainable development: A case study of change and effectiveness / Ellen McCullough and Pamela Matson
  • Exploring vulnerability in the Yaqui Valley human-environment system / Pamela Matson, Amy Luers, and Ellen McCullough
  • From wheat to waves and back again: connections between the Yaqui Valley and the Gulf of California / Michael Beman and Amy Luers
  • The Yaqui Valley's agricultural transition to a more open economy / Rosamond Naylor and Walter Falcon
  • Agricultural research and management at the field scale / Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio and David Lobell
  • Nitrogen in the Yaqui Valley: sources, transfers, and consequences / Toby Ahrens ... [et al.]
  • Water resources management in the Yaqui Valley / Gerrit Schoups ... [et al.]
  • Lessons learned / Pamela Matson, Rosamond Naylor, and Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio.
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x, 370 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • The framework for conversion / Stephen R. Gliessman
  • What do we know about the conversion process? : yields, economics, ecological processes, and social issues / Martha E. Rosemeyer
  • The history of organic agriculture / Rachael J. Jamison and John H. Perkins
  • Northern Midwest (U.S.) : farmers' views of the conversion process / Paul Porter, Lori Scott, and Steve Simmons
  • Pacific Northwest (U.S.) : diverse movements toward sustainability amid a variety of challenges / Carol Miles ... [et al.]
  • California (U.S.) : the conversion of strawberry production / Stephen R. Gliessman and Joji Muramoto
  • Ontario, Canada : lessons in sustainability from organic farmers / E. Ann Clark and Jennifer Sumner
  • Mexico : perspectives on organic production / María del Rocío Romero Lima
  • Mexico : traditional agriculture as a foundation for sustainability / Alba González Jácome
  • Cuba : a national-level experiment in conversion / Fernando R. Funes-Monzote
  • The European Union : key roles for institutional support and economic factors / Gloria I. Guzmán and Antonio M. Alonso
  • Japan : finding opportunities in the current crisis / Joji Muramoto, Kazumasa Hidaka, and Takuya Mineta
  • The Middle East : adapting food production to local biophysical realities / Alireza Koocheki
  • Australia : farmers responding to the need for conversion / David Dumaresq and Saan Ecker
  • Transforming the global food system / Stephen R. Gliessman.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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)
ix, 281 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Introduction-- 2. Mineralogy-- 3. Soil Chemistry-- 4. Soil Physics-- 5. Soil Biology and Microbiology-- 6. Soil Fertility-- 7. Soil Formation and Classification-- 8. Major Soils of the Tropics: A Descriptive Classification Based on Clay Mineralogy-- 9. Soil Management: An Overview-- 10. Properties and Management of Kaolinitic Soils-- 11. Properties and Management of Oxidic Soils-- 12. Properties and Management of Smectitic Soils-- 13. Properties and Management of Allophanic Soils-- 14. Soils and Sustainable Agriculture.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195115987 20160528
Agricultural ecology, or agroecology, deals in general with the structure and function of agroecosystems at different levels of resolution. In this text/reference, the authors describe in terms of agroecology the tropical environments of sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin and Central America, focusing on production and management systems unique to each region.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195115987 20160528
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xix, 272 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
10 p. on 1 folded sheet : ill. ; 23 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
205 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xii, 85 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
vi, 68 p. : graphs, tables ; 29 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
1 computer laser optical disk.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xvii, 156 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xii, 216 p. ; 23 cm.
  • 1. A Social Movement to Change Agriculture
  • 2. Knowledge Questions in the Sustainable Agriculture Movement
  • 3. Exploring the Landscape of Sustainable Alternatives in Wisconsin
  • 4. Dairy Heretics and the Exchange of Local Knowledge
  • 5. Personal Knowledge and the Creation of Women-Only Space
  • 6. Trading Ideas and Transforming Agriculture
  • App. A. Sustainable Farmer Networks in Wisconsin, 1986-95
  • App. B. Interview Guide for Ocooch Grazers Network
  • App. C. Interview Guide for Women's Network.
Changing the Way America Farms traces the manner in which alternative farmers have developed and exchanged their own personal, local knowledge as a basis for moving toward an agricultural system that is ecologically sound, economically viable, and socially just. Neva Hassanein studies the patterns of local and regional networks in Wisconsin that sprang up to disseminate new and viable agricultural methods. She argues that these networks have in many ways become the foundation of the sustainable agriculture movement. Hassanein focuses on two organizations: the Ocooch Grazers Network, a group of dairy farmers who practice intensive rotational grazing, and the Wisconsin Women's Sustainable Farming Network. The different lived experiences of particular members in each group shaped the ways local knowledge was generated and exchanged. Hassanein considers the broader implications of this kind of local-level, collective activity centered around the creation and exchange of agricultural knowledge. In rejecting the all-knowing expertise characteristic of scientific reports and extension services, network members instead created heterogeneous systems based on the exchange of information among a community of farming practitioners. These informal networks do not completely reject agricultural science, but they do suggest ways of democratizing knowledge production for sustainable agriculture. Neva Hassanein has a doctorate in environmental studies and is currently teaching in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Montana.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803273214 20160612
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)


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