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xviii, 292 pages : illustrations, 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 [and others]
  • Water resources management in the Yaqui Valley / Gerrit Schoups [and others]
  • Lessons learned / Pamela Matson, Rosamond Naylor, and Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio.
Seeds of Sustainability is a groundbreaking analysis of agricultural development and transitions toward more sustainable management in one region. An invaluable resource for researchers, policymakers, and students alike, it examines new approaches to make agricultural landscapes healthier for both the environment and people. The Yaqui Valley is the birthplace of the Green Revolution and one of the most intensive agricultural regions of the world, using irrigation, fertilizers, and other technologies to produce some of the highest yields of wheat anywhere. It also faces resource limitations, threats to human health, and rapidly changing economic conditions. In short, the Yaqui Valley represents the challenge of modern agriculture: how to maintain livelihoods and increase food production while protecting the environment. Renowned scientist Pamela Matson and colleagues from leading institutions in the U.S. and Mexico spent fifteen years in the Yaqui Valley in Sonora, Mexico addressing this challenge. Seeds of Sustainability represents the culmination of their research, providing unparalleled information about the causes and consequences of current agricultural methods. Even more importantly, it shows how knowledge can translate into better practices, not just in the Yaqui Valley, but throughout the world.
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10 p. ; 28 cm.
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v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
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32 p. : col. ill.
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373 p.
A study of sustainable forestry. The author seeks to be both informative and entertaining, and examines sustainable forestry in relation to philosophy, science and economics.
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2 v. : col. ill., maps ; 15 x 21-24 cm.
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  • [2] Technical supplement.
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vi, 164 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
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12 leaves ; 30 cm.
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630 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
This book includes the work of more than 30 researchers who offer responses to issues raised by South Africa's reconstruction, growth and development goals.
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xiii, 328 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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155 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
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xiii, 176 p. : ill., 1 map ; 23 cm.
  • Economic, social, and environmental aspects of the Green Revolution in Brazil-- economic, social, and environmental aspects of the Green Revolution in the state of Espirito Santo-- sustainable development and agricultural sustainability-- review of adoption and diffusion of technology theory-- the determinants of the adoption of sustainable agricultural technologies-- two econometric techniques for the study of technology adoption - probit/logit models and duration analysis-- adoption of sustainable agricultural technologies in the state of Espirito Santo.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781840141603 20160527
This text is concerned with the environmental impact of modern agricultural practices, agriculture's increasing reliance on non-renewable resources, and the long-term productivity of the adoption and diffusion of more sustainable technologies. For these interventions to be effective, they should be based on an understanding of what induces the producer to switch from conventional and alternative practices. This text provides a review on the determinants of adoption and diffusion of sustainable agricultural technologies, including concepts related to this theme. The Green Revolution in Brazil is examined as a means of establishing the background for an empirical investigation. Data about farms in the state of Espirito Santo are analyzed using duration analysis - an econometric technique which allows the assessment of the impact of time-varying, economic variables. Thus, adoption is explained as a dynamic process.
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