Book
xxviii, 570 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 26 cm.
In the last 20 years, there has been a remarkable emergence of innovations and technological advances that are generating promising changes and opportunities for sustainable agriculture, yet at the same time the agricultural sector worldwide faces numerous daunting challenges. Not only is the agricultural sector expected to produce adequate food, fiber, and feed, and contribute to biofuels to meet the needs of a rising global population, it is expected to do so under increasingly scarce natural resources and climate change. Growing awareness of the unintended impacts associated with some agricultural production practices has led to heightened societal expectations for improved environmental, community, labor, and animal welfare standards in agriculture. Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century assesses the scientific evidence for the strengths and weaknesses of different production, marketing, and policy approaches for improving and reducing the costs and unintended consequences of agricultural production. It discusses the principles underlying farming systems and practices that could improve the sustainability. It also explores how those lessons learned could be applied to agriculture in different regional and international settings, with an emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. By focusing on a systems approach to improving the sustainability of U.S. agriculture, this book can have a profound impact on the development and implementation of sustainable farming systems. Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century serves as a valuable resource for policy makers, farmers, experts in food production and agribusiness, and federal regulatory agencies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309148962 20160603
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
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.
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
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.
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
285 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xviii, 346 p. ; 22 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
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
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
116 p. ; 24 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
116 p. ; 24 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
v, 80 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
291, [1] p. ; 23 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
366 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Chapter 1: History and Introduction-- Food and Agriculture Through History-- What is Sustainable Agriculture?-- Chapter 2: Systems Analysis of Food and Agriculture Systems-- Introduction-- Classifications of Food and Agriculture Models-- Descriptions of the Selected Agricultural Models-- Indices and Indicators for Sustainable Food and Agriculture-- Chapter 3: Food and Agriculture Resources-- Cultivated Plants-- Terrestrial Animals-- Fisheries and Aquaculture-- Water Resources-- Land Resources-- Forest and Forest Plants-- Energy Resources-- Global Agro-Ecological Zones Assessment-- Chapter 4: Food and Agriculture Technology-- Food and Agriculture Science and Technology Research-- Food and Agriculture Information Systems-- Biotechnology-- Genetic Engineering-- Industrial Agriculture-- Agricultural Mechanisation and Automation-- Food Processing and Preservation-- Food Storage, Distribution and Transportation-- Chapter 5: Food and Agriculture Economics-- Food Demand and Supply-- Food and Agriculture Trade-- Food and Agriculture Policy, Management and Planning-- Food and Agriculture Economics and Financing-- Chapter 6: Food and Agriculture and Society-- Food and Agriculture and Social Development-- Food Quality and Standards-- Food and Agriculture and Human Health-- Food and Agriculture Law and Regulation-- Agricultural Education and Training-- Food Security-- Chapter 7: Food and Agriculture and Global Environment-- Introduction-- Desertification-- Deforestation-- Climate change-- Biodiversity-- Agricultural pollution-- Risks of Genetic Engineering-- Future Global Aspects of Food and Agriculture.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853129377 20160527
Over the past two decades a growing movement has emerged to question the role of the agricultural establishment in promoting practices that contribute to such problems as top soil depletion, groundwater contamination, the decline of family farms, escalating costs of production, and the disintegration of economic and social conditions in rural communities. Now gaining increasing support and acceptance within mainstream agriculture, this movement for sustainable agriculture integrates three main goals - environmental health, economic profitability, and social and economic equity. This text is written for both advanced undergraduate and graduate students in food and agricultural resources, technology and planning and related areas including economics, sociology and environmental studies. It will also be of interest to the many professionals in industries concerned with food and agriculture technology, management and sustainable food and agriculture systems, such as specialists in project management, information systems, systems analysis and simulation of systems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853129377 20160527
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xvi, 189 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Part 1 Global climate change: greenhouse gases and climate change, Dean E. Abrahamson-- climate change models, Norman J. Rosenberg-- global climate change and agricultural production, William C. Clarke-- forest response to climate changes, Margaret Bryan Davis-- stipulations, conventional wisdom and real issues, Paul E. Waggoner-- agricultural impacts on climate change, W.C. Clarke-- food systems approach, Robert Chen-- modelling the social and economics effects, Steven Sonka. Part 2 Local and regional resources and environmental changes: environmental change in Eastern Europe, Zbigniew Bochniarz-- temperate region soil erosion, Pierre Crosson-- tropical region soils management, Pedro A. Sanchez-- soil fertility, Robert D. Munson-- information systems for soil management, William E. Larson and H.H. Cheng-- pests and pathogens, Richard Jones. Part 3 Responses to climate change: nature myths and policy design, Steve Rayner-- research resource allocation, Stephen L. Rawlins and C. Eugene Allen. Part 4 Sustainable agriculture and the future: issues and priorities for the 21st century, V.W. Ruttan.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813385075 20160528
An examination of one the most critical, current issues in agriculture - how to sustain agricultural production without continuing the current rate of environmental degradation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813385075 20160528
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xxviii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • 1Conservation Agriculture in Africa: An Overview Chapter 2Weather-Proofing Agriculture with Conservation Agriculture Chapter 3Conservation Agriculture: Growing more with less - the future of sustainable intensification Chapter 4Empowering Smallholder Farmers with Profitable and Sustainable Farming using Conservation Agriculture - the Case of East Africa Chapter 5Implementing the Principles of Conservation Agriculture in Malawi: Crop Yields and Factors Affecting Adoption Chapter 6Innovation Systems and farmer perceptions regarding Conservation Agriculture in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique Chapter 7Conservation Agriculture in North Africa: Experiences, Achievements and Challenges Chapter 8How Can We Cover Millions of Hectares with Conservation Agriculture in Africa? Chapter 9Climate-Smart push-pull - A conservation agriculture technology for food security and environmental sustainability in Africa Chapter 10How to Make Conservation Agriculture Ever Green Chapter 11Mechanization of smallholder Conservation Agriculture in Africa: contributing resilience to precarious systems Chapter 12Conservation Agriculture in South Africa: Lessons from Case Studies Chapter 13Extending Conservation Agriculture benefits through Innovation Platforms Chapter 14Summing Up.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780645681 20170220
This book assesses the latest trends in the adoption of conservation agriculture. Focusing on the most recent technologies to improve agricultural resilience to climate change, as well as increase profitability and sustainability, it takes a continental and sub-regional approach to African agriculture. Covering climate-proofing, resilience, sustainable intensification, and the extension and adoption process for new techniques, this book is a vital resource for researchers of agriculture and sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780645681 20170220
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
107 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Journal/Periodical
volumes ; 29 cm
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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v, 51 p. ; 30 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xix, 312 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Foreword Preface Chapter 1. On Trial: Industrial Agriculture Indictment I Indictment II Indictment III The Solution Chapter 2. The Remedy: Sustainable Agriculture Nature versus Industry The Sustainable Era What Is Sustainable Down to Earth: Eight Steps to the Next Green Revolution Chapter 3. Down to Earth: Step 1 Create and Conserve Healthy Soil Not Just Dirt The Good Earth Healing the Soil Chapter 4. Clear, Clean Water: Step 2 Conserve Water and Protect Its Quality and Step 3 Manage Organic Wastes to Avoid Pollution Washing the Water Don't Drink Up the Pond Manage Organic Wastes to Avoid Pollution Don't Waste the Waste Chapter 5. Think Local: Step 4 Select Plants and Animals Adapted to the Environment Agroecology Battling the Hill The Right Cow for the Right Grass Think Local Chapter 6. All Creatures Great and Small: Step 5 Encourage Biodiversity Stewards of Life Endangered at Home Terminator Tech Chapter 7. The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Step 6 Manage Pests with Minimal Environmental Impact From Conception Until Death The Killing Fields The Chemical Treadmill It's Nature's Way The Team Approach Interactions Chapter 8. Power: Step 7 Conserve Nonrenewable Energy Resources Agriculture's Achilles' Heel Low-Input Farming Chapter 9. Money: Step 8 Increase Profitability and Reduce Risk A Penny Saved A Penny Earned Ecological Economics Chapter 10. Two Roads Attachment to the Local Community and Care for the Surrounding Land Notes Bibliography Index Reference Notes Included.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781560228868 20160528
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
v. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
ii, 73 p. ; 30 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
139 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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