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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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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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  • The problems in context-- growth, development and sustainability-- developments in the Chinese rural political economy, 1949-1998-- rural reforms and the sustainability of the Chinese countryside-- PR of China - the environment and environment protection-- Chinese ecological agriculture, shengtai nongye-- research in the Chinese countryside-- case studies - Liu Min Yang, Xiao Zhang Zhuang, He Heng, Dou Dian, Teng Tou, Qian Wei, Tie Xi, counties-- conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781840149241 20160527
An examination of the potential for Chinese ecological agriculture providing a basis for sustainable development in the Chinese countryside. The study involves primary research in seven villages and four counties in China that have adopted ecological agriculture. It explores the concept of sustainable development generally and analyzes China's political-economic policies towards the countryside since 1945, the impacts on the environment and the state of China's environmental protection. The author addresses three main questions: is Chinese ecological agriculture worth adopting?; Specifically does CEA promise a form of sustainable rural development?; to the extent it does, what are the social, political and economic conditions in the Chinese countryside which most favour its extension?; to the extent that these conditions are restrictive, what can the Chinese authorities do to make them less so and thus encourage its extension? The study concludes that CEA, despite certain difficulties and problems, holds out the prospect of a more sustainable future for the rural economy than more usual forms of activity in the Chinese countryside. It finds that the conditions for adopting CEA are restrictive and that while the Chinese government is in favour of extending CEA it must look at land management and ownership and assess long-term needs.
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xvi, 696 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • An Overview of Sustainable Agriculture History of Sustainable Agriculture, Richard R. Harwood Making Agriculture a Sustainable Industry, N. C. Brady International Goals and the Role of the International Agricultural Research Centers, Donald L. Plucknett Sustainable Agriculture in the United States, J. F. Parr, R. I. Papendick, I. G. Youngberg, and R. E. Meyer Society's Stake in Sustainable Agriculture, Charles M. Benbrook Sustainability: An Opportunity for Leadership, Robert Rodale Components of Sustainable Agricultural Systems Soil Nutrient Management in the United States, Larry D. King Crop Rotations in Sustainable Agricultural Systems, C. A. Francis and M. D. Clegg Ecological and Agronomic Characteristics of Innovative Cropping Systems, Benjamin R. Stinner and John M. Blair Biotechnology and Crop Breeding for Sustainable Agriculture, Holly Hauptli, David Katz, Bruce R. Thomas, and Robert M. Goodman Pest Management in Sustainable Agricultural Systems, John M. Luna and Garfield J. House Evolving Strategies for Managing Weeds, Emile E. Regnier and Rhonda R. Janke Conservation Tillage in Sustainable Agriculture, R. Lal, D. J. Eckert, N. R. Fausey , and W. M. Edwards Pasture Management, Bill Murphy Role of Animals in SustainableAgriculture, Charles F. Parker The Importance of Integration in Sustainable Farming Systems The Importance of Integration in Sustainable Agricultural Systems, Cliive A. Edwards Integrated Farming System of Lautenbach: A Practical Contribution toward Sustainable Agriculture in Europe, A. El Titi and H. Landes Research on Integrated Arable Farming and Organic Mixed Farming in the Netherlands, P. Vereijken Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the Tropics Ecological Agriculture in China, Shi ming Luo and Chun ru Han Sustainable Agricultural Systems in Tropical Africa, Bede N. Okigbo Ecological Considerations for the Future of Food Security in Africa, H. C. P. Brown and V. G. Thomas Understanding the Basis of Sustainability for Agriculture in the Tropics: Experiences in Latin America, Stephen R. Gliessman Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the Humid Tropics of South America, Hugo Villachica, Jose E. Silva, Jose Roberto Peres, and Carlos Magno C. da Rocha Sustaining Agriculture: The Indian Scene, N. S. Randhawa and I. P. Abrol Policy Development for the Low-Input Sustainable Agriculture Program Policy Development for the Low-Input Sustainable Agriculture Program, Paul F. O'Connell The Role of Economics in Achieving Low-Input Farming Systems, J. Patrick Madden and Thomas L. Dobbs The Economics of Sustainable Agricultural Systems in Developing Countries, Randolph Barker and Duane Chapman The Economic Impact of Sustainable Agriculture on the Agricultural Chemical Industry, C. A. I. Goring Compound and Household Farming: A Sustainable System for African Agriculture, Natalie D. Hahn ociological Aspects of Agricultural Sustainability in the United States: A New York State Case Study, Frederick H. Buttel, Gilbert W. Gillespie, Jr., and Alison Power Socioeconomic Aspects of Machinery Requirements for Rotational Agriculture, T. S. Colvin, D. C. Erbach andW. D. Kemper Improved Ecological Impacts of Sustainable Agriculture Lower Input Effects on Soil Productivity and Nutrient Cycling, Fred P. Miller and William E. Larson Soil Erosion and a Sustainable Agriculture, John M. Laflen, Rattan Lal, and Samir A. El-Swaify Sustainable Agriculture and Water Quality, T. J. Logan Soil Microbiological Inputs for Sustainable Agricultural Systems, R. H. Miller Role of Sustainable Agriculture in Rural Landscapes, G. W. Barrett, N. Rodenhouse, and P. J. Bohlen Soil Biota as Components of Sustainable Agroecosystems, P. F. Hendrix, D. A. Crossley, Jr., J. M. Blair, and D. C. Coleman Agricultural Human Health, Katherine L. Clancy A Matter of Commitment, Stephen Viederman Sustainable Agricultural Systems: A Concluding View, Francille M. Firebaugh.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780935734218 20160528
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Agriculture is currently under increasing pressure both to be sustainably run - to be able to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs - and to provide food, energy and industrial resources to satisfy the demand of a rising world population. Reconciling these two pressures is the theme of the papers gathered in this volume. Topics covered include: assessments of sustainability; energizing the food production chain to promote food security; primary reduction of biomass; climate and agro-ecosystems; biological, ecological and organic farming; management of marginal and fragile environments; and cultural, social and economic dimensions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781873936764 20160528
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2 v. (xv, 807 p.) : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • v. 1. Perspectives and issues
  • v. 2. Farmer's strategies and innovative approaches.
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xx, 223 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
  • Sweet potato production systems in the Dominican Republic: a comparison of two agroecological zones-- classification and spatial distribution of rice-based agroecosystems in West Africa-- spatial projection of socioeconomic data using geographic information systems: results from a Kenya study in the strategic implementation of a livestock disease control intervention-- farmers' organization, research and diffusion of technology-- technological change in wheat production in Pakistan: markets behaviour and income dynamics-- the relative value of cereal straw fodder in the semiarid tropics of India: implications for cereal breeding programmes at ICRISAT-- scope for improvement of small ruminant production in the Sahel-- part contents.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851988061 20160528
Agricultural technologies reflect the characteristics not only of environments but also of the people who devise and use them. The social science perspectives of variability in space and time can be used to generate comparative data which aid understanding of these issues. The studies reported in this book cross spatial and temporal boundaries and should interest social scientists concerned with agricultural development.
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  • Guía conceptual
  • La lente de la sostenibilidad
  • Algunas señales para un agro sostenible
  • Experiencias, actores, lugares y métodos
  • Cipav y el desarrollo sostenible : un ejemplo de investigación
  • Resultados y escalas de aplicación
  • Producción campesina y sostenibilidad.
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xi, 441 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Part I A synthesis. Part II Issues, challenges, and role of institutions. Part III Sustainability and resource utilization. Part IV Resource base and stresses. Part V Resource management. Part VI Technology for mitigating stresses. Part VII Supporting papers.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781886106147 20160528
Looking at stressed ecosystems and sustainable agriculture, this text covers topics such as: issues, challenges and role of institutions; sustainability and resource utilization; resource base and stresses; and resource management.
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