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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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vii, 60 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
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v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 18 x 26 cm.
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15 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
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52, [4] p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 21 x 29 cm.
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261 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 30 cm.
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xvi, 161 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Conference Proceedings - Integrating Sustainable Agriculture, Ecology and Environmental Policy, Richard K. Olson-- The Future Context of Sustainable Agriculture - Planning for Uncertainty, Richard K. Olson-- Federal Policies as Incentives or Disincentives to Ecologically Sustainable Agriculture Systems, Otto Doering-- Building Sustainable Agriculture - A New Application of Farming Systems Research and Extension, Cornelia Butler Flora-- Ecology Sustainability in Agricultural Systems - Definition and Measurement, Deborah Neher-- Using Knowledge of Soil Nutrient Cycling Processes to Design Sustainable Agriculture, P.F. Hendrix et al-- Landscape Ecology - Designing Sustainable Agriculture Landscapes, Gary W. Barrett-- Sustainable Agriculture Research at the Watershed Scale, Richard Lowrence-- Addressing Information Needs to Support Sustainable Agricultural Policies, Clayton W. Ogg-- Reducing Agricultural Impacts on the Environment, Current EPA Program and Research Activities - and Future Directions, Gail M. Robarge et al-- Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program - with Special Reference to the Science of Ecology, G.W. Bird-- Precollege Education - a Vital Component if Sustainable Agriculture is to Take Root, Sandra Henderson.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781560220237 20160527
  • Contents Conference Proceedings Integrating Sustainable Agriculture, Ecology, and Environmental Policy The Future Context of Sustainable Agriculture: Planning for Uncertainty Federal Policies as Incentives or Disincentives to Ecologically Sustainable Agricultural Systems Building Sustainable Agriculture: A New Application of Farming Systems Research and Extension Ecological Sustainability in Agricultural Systems: Definition and Measurement Using Knowledge of Soil Nutrient Cycling Processes to Design Sustainable Agriculture Landscape Ecology: Designing Sustainable Agricultural Landscapes Sustainable Agriculture Research at the Watershed Scale Addressing Information Needs to Support Sustainable Agriculture Policies Reducing Agricultural Impacts on the Environment: Current EPA Program and Research Activities--and Future Directions Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program: With Special Reference to the Science of Ecology Precollege Education: A Vital Component if Sustainable Agriculture is to Take Root Reference Notes Included.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781560220244 20160528
Readers should find successful strategies for developing a sustainable and environmentally sound agriculture by applying the ecological principles found in this book. "Integrating Sustainable Agriculture, Ecology, and Environmental Policy" explores how ecological knowledge, applied as part of a multidisciplinary effort, can be used to design a sustainable and environmentally sound agriculture. A more ecologically based agriculture can increase population efficiency and decrease environmental impacts, but hard choices regarding population control, energy conservation, and land use must still be made. This interdisciplinary approach should ensure that the results are beneficial to all components, for example, an ecologically based management scheme which bankrupts the farmer is not considered a viable option for sustainable agriculture. These chapters are a beginning to the development of an environmentally sound sustainable agriculture. This multidisciplinary examination provides readers interested in agriculture with a valuable introduction to related work in other fields including ecology and economics. Agronomics, ecologists, educators, and policymakers should find essential information on diverse topics including: the definition and measurement of ecological sustainability in agriculture; landscape ecology and the design of sustainable agriculture landscapes, soil ecology as a foundation for sustainable agriculture; federal agricultural policies as incentives or deterrents to sustainable agriculture; population growth and threats to sustainable agriculture; the role of precollege education in developing sustainable agriculture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781560220237 20160527
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182 p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 31 cm.
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23, [1] p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
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