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  • Principles, Concepts, and Challenges. Ecological Foundations for Agroecosystem Management. Integrated Approaches for Agroecosystem Research and Management.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781420052145 20160527
"Sustainable Agroecosystem Management: Integrating Ecology, Economics and Society" examines the challenges for developing integrated approaches to the management of agricultural ecosystems. Providing historical background of attempts to bridge the ecological and agricultural sciences, this book highlights recent efforts to integrate natural and social science perspectives. Through various case studies with global applications, the text explores practical innovative strategies, policies, and research needs for emphasizing whole system productivity, diversification of agricultural operations, and management of agricultural systems that sustain multiple functions including ecological integrity.
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  • Introduction
  • What is urban agriculture?
  • Facilitating urban agriculture through planning practice
  • Linking urban agriculture with planning practice
  • Planning for urban agriculture : lessons learned.
Urban agriculture is rising steadily in popularity in the United States and Canada - there are stories in the popular press, it has an increasingly central place in the growing local food movement, and there is a palpable interest in changing cities to foster both healthier residents and more sustainable communities. The most popular form of urban agriculture, community gardening, contributes significantly to developing social connections, building capacity, and empowering communities in urban neighborhoods. Older, industrial cities such as Cleveland, Detroit, and Buffalo, with their drastic loss of population and their acres of vacant land, are emerging as centers for urban agriculture initiatives - in essence, becoming laboratories for the future role of urban food production in the postindustrial city. Because urban agriculture entails the use of urban land, it has implications for urban land-use planning, which is controlled and regulated by municipal governments and planning agencies. This PAS Report provides authoritative guidance for dealing with the implications of this cutting-edge practice that is changing our cities forever.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781932364910 20160607
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13. Informe de gestión [2010 - ]

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15. Memoria 2005-2011 [2011]

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  • Contributors Acknowledgments Preface 1. Sustainability: A Wicked Problem 2. Production Efficiency of Ruminants: Feed, Nitrogen and Methane 3. Production Efficiency of Monogastric Animals 4. Animal Welfare: An Integral Component of Sustainability 5. Genetics and Sustainable Animal Agriculture 6. Minimizing Environmental Impacts of Livestock Production Using Diet Optimization Models 7. Sustainable Manure Management 8. Water-related issues in sustainability: Nitrogen and phosphorus management 9. Air quality issues in sustainability: Greenhouse gases and volatile organic compounds 10. Integration of Air and Water Quality Issues 11. The Environmental Sustainability of Food Production 12. Economic Sustainability in Animal Agriculture 13. Achieving Social Sustainability in Animal Agriculture: Challenges and Opportunities to Reconcile Multiple Sustainability Goals 14. Life-cycle Assessment in Ruminant Production 15. Quantitative Measurements of Ammonia and Methane Loss from Livestock 16. Manipulation of Microbial Ecology for Sustainable Animal Production 17. Emerging contaminants in livestock manure: Hormones, antibiotics, and antibiotic resistance genes 18. Animal Agriculture: How Can It Be Sustainable in the Future?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780640426 20160613
In order to meet increasing global demand for meat and animal by-products increasingly intensive animal production is necessary. Creating a sustainable system in animal agriculture that works in different production environments is a major challenge for animal scientists. This book draws together themes on sustainability that have emerged as the most pressing in recent years. Addressing practical topics such as air quality, manure management, animal feeds, production efficiency, environmental sustainability, biotechnology issues, animal welfare concerns, societal impacts and an analysis of the data used to assess the economic sustainability of farms.
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  • INCREASING SUSTAINABILITY The Ecological Foundations for Sustainability, S. Gliessman Increasing Sustainability in Mediterranean Cropping Systems with Self-Reseeding Annual Legumes, F. Caporali and E. Campiglia Manipulating Plant Biodiversity to Enhance Biological Control of Insect Pests: A Case Study of a Northern California Organic Vineyard, C. Nicholls and M. Altieri An Assessment of Tropical Homegardens as Examples of Sustainable Local Agroforestry Systems, V. E. Mendez Improving Agroecosystem Sustainability Using Organic (Plant-Based) Mulch, M. Rosemeyer ASSESSING SUSTAINABILITY Nitrogen and the Sustainable Village, E.C. Ellis, R. G. Li, L.Z. Yang, and X. Cheng Nematode Communities as Ecological Indicators of Agroecosystem Health, D.A. Nehr Field-Scale Nutrient Cycling and Sustainability: Comparing Natural and Agricultural Ecosystems, J. Muramoto, E.C. Ellis, Z. Li, R.M. Machado, and S. Gliessman COMBINING SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS OF SUSTAINABILITY Assessing Agricultural Sustainability Using the Six-Pillar Model: Iran as a Case Study, A. Farshad and J. A. Zinck Coevolutionary Agroecology: A Policy- Oriented Analysis of Socioenvironmental Dynamics, with Special Reference to Forest Margins in North Lampung, Indonesia, R. Gauthier and G. Woodgate Operationalizing the Concept of Sustainability in Agriculture: Characterizing Agroecosystems on a Multi-Criteria, Multiple-Scale Performance Space, M. Giampietro and G. Pastore.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780849308949 20160528
Agroecologists from around the world share their experiences in the analysis and development of indicators of agricultural sustainability in Agroecosystem Sustainability: Developing Practical Strategies. The authors build on the resource-conserving aspects of traditional, local, and small-scale agriculture while at the same time drawing on modern ecological knowledge and methods. They define the relationship between agroecology and sustainable development.Leading researchers present case studies that attempt to determine 1) if a particular agricultural practice, input, or management decision is sustainable, and 2) what is the ecological basis for the functioning of the chosen management strategy over the long term. They discuss common findings, define the future role of agroecology, and explore strategies for helping farmers make the transition to sustainable farming systems. Preserving the productivity of agricultural land over the long term requires sustainable food production. Agroecosystem Sustainability: Developing Practical Strategies covers topics that range from management practices specific to a particular region to more global efforts to develop sets of indicators of sustainability. It links social and ecological indicators of sustainability. From this foundation we can move towards the social and economic changes that promote sustainability in all sectors of the food system.
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  • The greening of industry versus greenwash - introducing a case study-- pesticides in world agriculture - causes, consequences and alternative courses-- the true price of pesticides-- incorporating external impacts in pest management choices-- sustainable business and the pesticides business - a comparison-- unravelling the stakeholder dialogue of pest management-- future searching for new opportunities involving the pesticide industry and sustainable agriculture-- solving for pattern.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853834301 20160610
Much has been written about the "greening of industry", but what does that mean for the real business world? How can companies which endorse sustainable development continue to sell products which seem to be part of an unsustainable world?Bugs in the System looks at the "greening" of one of the most persistently controversial business sectors, the production of chemical pesticides. Bringing together leading writers from the fields of sustainable agriculture, business strategy, environmental economics, and "future search", this volume goes beyond extreme positions and polarizing debates to offer a forthright assessment of the consequences of sustainability for the pesticide industry's organization, products, and strategy.With this tightly integrated range of perspectives, the move by some pesticide manufacturers into the seeds and biotechnology sectors is assessed for its contribution, or otherwise, to remaking the pesticide industry into a greener image.The book has relevance far beyond the pesticides/sustainable agriculture debate, and provides an excellent case study for university courses in business, management, and environmental sciences. It is also highly recommended for business executives and policy makers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853834301 20160610
This important, interdisciplinary contribution to the 'greening' business debate looks at one of the most environmentally controversial industries - the chemical pesticide industry. If that sector can be put on to an environmentally sustainable footing, then the same may be possible for virtually all of industry. As business and environmental trends turn the pesticide industry's focus to biotechnology and seed engineering, this book examines the extent to which the industry is prepared to exploit new business opportunities in a more regenerative agriculture and draws attention to the industry's economic, environmental and social responsibilities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853834295 20160610
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