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1 online resource (xii, 377 pages) : illustrations, maps, charts
  • Global trends in agriculture and food systems, M T Knudsen, N Halberg, J E Olesen, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Denmark, J Byrne, I Venkatesh and N Toly, University of Delaware, USA-- Globalisation and sustainable development: a potential ecology strategy to realize ecological justice, J Byrne, L Glover, University of Delaware, USA, and H F Alroe-- Organic agriculture and ecological justice: Ethics and practice, H F Alroe, J Byrne, and L Glover-- Ecological Economics and organic farming, P R Kledal, Danish Research Institute of Food Economics, C Kjeldsen, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, and K Refsgaard and P Soderbaum, Norwegian Agricultural Economics Research Institute, Norway-- Organic farming in a world of free trade, C F Bach, Vejgaard, Denmark-- Certified and non-certified organic farming in the developing world, N Parrott, University of Wageningen, The Netherlands, J E Olesen, and H Hogh-Jensen, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark-- Possibilities for closing the urban rural nutrient cycles, K Refsgaard, P D Jenssen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway, and J Magid, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark-- Soil Fertility Depletion Sub-Saharan Africa: What is the Role of Organic Agriculture, J Pender, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA, and O Mertz, University of Copenhagen, Denmark-- Sustainable veterinary medical practices in organic farming: a global perspective, M Vaarst, Danish Institute of Agricutural Sciences, S Roderick, Duchy College, Cornwall, UK, D K Byarugaba, Makerere University, Uganda, S Kobayashi, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark, C Rubaire-Akiiki, Makerere University, Uganda, and H Karreman, Pen Dutch Cow Care, USA-- The impact of organic farming on food security in a regional and global perspective, N Halberg, T B Sulser, IFRPI, USA, H Hogh-Jensen, M W Rosegrant, IFPRI, USA, and M T Knudsen-- Towards a global research programme for organic food and farming, H Egelyng, Danish Institute for International Studies, and H Hogh-Jensen-- Synthesis: The potential of organic farming in a globalised world, N Halberg.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845930783 20160618
Agriculture and food systems, including organic agriculture, are undergoing a technological and structural modernisation strongly influenced by growing globalisation. Organic agricultural movements can be seen as a tangible effort to create more sustainable development. However, there are large differences between, on the one hand, industrialised farming and consumption based on global food chains and, on the other, smallholder farmers and resource poor people primarily linked in local food markets in low-income countries. This book provides an overview of the potential role of organic agriculture in a global perspective. The book discusses in-depth political ecology, ecological justice, ecological economics and free trade with new insights on the challenges for organic agriculture. This is followed by the potential role of organic agriculture for improving soil fertility, nutrient cycling and food security and reducing veterinary medicine use, together with discussions of research needs and the importance of non-certified organic agriculture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845930783 20160618
1 online resource (ix, 264 pages) : illustrations, maps, charts
  • Adaptation for Regional Water Management, J Aerts and P Droogers-- Evaluating Downscaling Methods for Preparing Global Circulation Model (GCM) Data for Hydrological Impact Modelling, L M Bouwer, J Aerts, G M van de Coterlet, Free University, The Netherlands, N van de Giesen, Bonn University, Germany, and A Gieske and C Mannaerts, International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, The Netherlands-- Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change to Sustain Food Security, P Droogers, J van Dam, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, J Hoogeveen, FAO, Italy, and R Loeve, Future Water, The Netherlands-- Water for the Environment: Exploring Adaptations to Climate Change in River Basins, R Lasage, Free University, The Netherlands, and J Aerts-- How Much Water will be Available for Irrigation in the Future? The Syr Darya Basin (Central Asia), O S Savoskul, and E V Chevnina, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia-- Maintaining Sustainable Agriculture Under Climate Change. Zayandeh Rud Basin (Iran), S Morid, A R Massah, M Agha Alikhani and K Mohammadi, Tarbiat Modarres University, Iran-- Increasing Climate Variability in the Rhine Basin: Business as Usual?, H Klein and K J Douben, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands, W van Deursen, Carthago Consultancy, The Netherlands, and E de Ruyter van Steveninck, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands-- Will We Produce Sufficient Food Under Climate Change? Mekong Basin (South East Asia), C T Hoanh, International Water Management Institute. Sri Lanka, H Guttman, Mekong River Commission Secretariat, Combodia, P Droogers and J Aerts-- Can We Maintain Food Production Without Losing Hydropower? The Volta Basin (West Africa), W Andah, Water Research Institute, Ghana, N van de Glesen, A Huber-Lee, Stockholm Environment Institute, USA, and C A Biney, Water Research Institute, Ghana-- Will There be Sufficient Water Under Internal and External Changes? Walawe Basin, Sri Lanka, H M Jayatillake, Irrigation Department, Sri Lanka, and P Droogers-- How Can We Sustain Agriculture and Ecosystems? The Sacramento Basin (California, USA), A Huber-Lee, D Yates, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA, D Purkey, Natural Heritage Institute, USA, W Yu, Stockholm Environment Institute, USA, C Young, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA, and B Runkle, Stockholm Environment Institute, USA-- Food Demand and Production: A Global and Regional Perspective, K Strzepek and A McCluskey, University of Colorado, USA, J Hoogeveen, and J van Dam-- Adaptation to Climate Change: A Research Agenda for the Future, J Aerts, P Droogers, and S Werners, Climate Change and Biosphere Research Centre, The Netherlands-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851998350 20160618
Dealing with climate change is generally considered to be one of the greatest challenges for the coming decades. Changes in precipitation are likely to have a major impact on the hydrological cycle and subsequently on the environment and food production. However, until now dear guidance on how to respond to this challenge, particularly at the river basin level, has been lacking. This book focuses on the development of regional adaptation strategies for water, food and the environment in river basins across the world. A generic methodology is presented and applied to seven case studies in contrasting geographical areas of the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851998350 20160618
xxiii, 408 p. : ill. SpringerLink
vi, 251 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Part 1 Interrogating Sustainable Food Systems: Imagining sustainable food systems, Alison Blay-Palmer-- Conceptualizing and creating sustainable food systems: how interdisciplinarity can help, Clare Hinrichs-- Sustainability: a tool for food system reform?, Mustafa Koc.-- Part 2 Inclusion and Exclusion in Sustainable Food Systems: Greening the realm: sustainable food chains and the public plate, Kevin Morgan-- Thinking about labour in alternative food systems, Yael Levitte-- The urban food desert: spatial inequality or opportunity for change?, Ellen Desjardins.-- Part 3 The Case for Sustainable Food Systems: Food systems planning and sustainable cities and regions: the role of the firm in sustainable food capitalism, Betsy Donald-- The nexus between alternative food systems and entrepreneurism: 3 local stories, Helene St. Jacques-- Scaling up: bringing public institutions and food service corporations into the project for a local, sustainable food system in Ontario, Harriet Friedmann-- Food policy encounters of a 3rd kind: how the Toronto Food Policy Council socializes for sustain-ability, Wayne Roberts-- Food insecurity in the land of plenty: the Windermere valley paradox, Alison Bell-- Imagining sustainable food systems: the path to regenerative food systems, Alison Blay-Palmer and Mustafa Koc-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754678168 20160605
What defines a sustainable food system? How can it be more inclusive? How do local and global scales interact and how does power flow within food systems? How to encourage an interdisciplinary approach to realizing sustainable food systems? And how to activate change? These questions are considered by EU and North American academics and practitioners in this book. Using a wide range of case studies, it provides a critical overview, showing how and where theory and practice can converge to produce more sustainable food systems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754678168 20160605
What defines a sustainable food system? How can it be more inclusive? How do local and global scales interact and how does power flow within food systems? How to encourage an interdisciplinary approach to realizing sustainable food systems? And how to activate change?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754696094 20160605
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource. Digital: text file; PDF.
  • Foreword-- Mary HobbsForeword-- Steve SlackForeword-- J. Mark ErbaughPreface-- Rattan LalSection I. Multi-Dimensional Sustainability1. Environmental Sustainability-- Rattan Lal2. Economic Sustainability-- David Kraybill3. Institutional Sustainability in the Face of Climate Change: Empirical Insights from Irrigation Institutions in Iringa Rural District, Tanzania-- George C. Kajembe, Pal Vedeld, Innocent H. Babili, Dos Santos Silayo, and Devotha B. Mosha4. Climate Change and Social Sustainability: A Case for Polycentric Sustainabilities-- Louise Fortmann, Abraham Ndhlovu, Allyc Ndlovu, Rosina Philippe Atakapa-Ishak, Crystlyn Rodrigue and Ken WilsonSection II. Sustainable Management of Natural Resources5. Land degradation neutrality: Will Africa achieve it? Institutional solutions to land degradation and restoration in Africa-- Luc Gnacadja and Liesl Wiese6. Extent of salt affected soils and their effects in irrigated and lowland rain-fed rice growing areas of South Western Tanzania-- S. Kashenge-Killenga, J. Meliyo, G. Urassa, and V. Kongo7. Sustainability of intensification in smallholder maize production in Tanzania-- Frank Brentrup, Joachim Lammel, Katharina Plassmann, and Dirk Schroeder8. Potentials for Rehabilitating Degraded Land in Tanzania-- G.Z. Nyamoga, B. Solberg, H. Sjolie, Y.M. Ngaga and R. Malimbwi9. Economic aspects of genetic resources in addressing agricultural productivity in the context of climate change-- Charles Nhemachena, Greenwell Matchaya, Sibusiso Nhlengethwa, Charity R Nhemachena10. Soil and nutrient losses and the role of gender in land degradation in Southwestern Uganda-- CL. Kizza, J.G.M. Majaliwa, R. Kunihira, G. Gabiri, A. Zizinga, E. Sebuliba, J. Nampijja, and M.M. Tenywa11. The social dimension of water management in an era of increasing water scarcity-- Zebedayo S.K. MvenaSection III. Integrated Management of Natural Resources and Value Chains12. Managing Landscapes for Environmental Sustainability-- Rattan Lal13. Economic Impact of Drip Irrigation regimes on Sorghum production in Semi Arid Areas of Tanzania-- A.J. Mahinda, C.K.K. Gachene and M. Kilasara14. Social Aspects of Water Governance in the Context of Climate Change and Agriculture-- Richard Asaba Bagonza15. Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris Savi, L.) Production in Tanzania-- Sixbert Kajumula Mourice, Siza Donald Tumbo and Cornell Lawrence Rweyemamu16. Institutional water resources management and livelihood adaptation A case from Kilombero rural areas, Tanzania-- Paul Vedeld Edgar Liheluka, Gimbage E. Mbeyale17. Institutional aspects of genetic resources in respect of climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa-- Denis T. Kyetere, Kayode Abiola Sanni18. Crop adaptation to climate change in SSA: the role of genetic resources and seed systems-- Ola Westengen and Trygve Berg19. Updating legacy soil maps for climate resilient agriculture: A case of Kilombero Valley, Tanzania-- Boniface H J Massawe, Brian K Slater, Sakthi K Subburayalu, Abel K Kaaya, Leigh Winowiecki20. Measuring Agricultural Sustainability in Agroforestry Systems-- P.K. Ramachandran Nair and Gregory G. Toth21. Experiences with adopting the Catchment Approach in Sustainable Land Management: The case of Kagera TAMP Tanzania-- Fidelis Kaihura and Stefan Schlingloff22. Sustainable intensification in mixed crop-livestock agro-ecosystems in the face of climate change: The case for landscapes in Tanzania-- F. Kizito-- M. Bekunda-- J. Kihara--A. Kimaro23. Smart strategies for enhanced agricultural resilience and food security under a changing climate in sub-Saharan Africa-- Kennedy Were, Aweke Mulualem Gelaw, Bal Ram SinghSection IV. Outreach and Extension24. Globalizing Environmental Susainabiltiy:"2015International Year of Soil" Transitioning to "2015-2024 International Decade of Soil"-- Rattan Lal25. From Ujamaa to Big Results Now: Sustainable Transformation of Tanzanian Agriculture in the Frame of Climate Change-- Ruth HaugSection V. Private Sector Solutions26. Effect of improved plant nutrition on maize (Zea mays) and rice (Oriza sativa) grain chemical nutrient content under smallholder farming systems in Tanzania-- Ephraim J. Mtengeti, Eva Mtengeti, Frank Brentrup, Lars Olav Eik, and Ramadhani Chambuya27. Public-private partnership for sustainable production and marketing of goat milk in light of climate change-- G. Msalya, H. Lie, V. Mfinanga, A. S. Ringheim, R. Sandvik, M. Asli, O. A. Christopherse, A. Haug, D. E. Mushi, D. Mwaseba, G. C. Kifaro and L. O. Eik28. Private Sector Actions to Enable Climate-Smart Agriculture in Small-Scale Farming in Tanzania-- Sheryl Quail, Leah Onyango, John Recha, and James Kinyangi29. The role of selected Agroforestry trees in Temperature Adaptation on Coffea arabica: A case study of Moshi District, Tanzania-- Jacqueline Kajembe, Ignas Lupala, George Kajembe, Wilson Mugasha and Faraji NuruSection VI. Agricultural Risk, Insurance and Policy30. Addressing Climate Change through Risk Mitigation: Welfare Implications of Index Insurance in Northeastern Tanzania-- Jon Einar Flatnes, Michael R. Carter31. Assessing the Economic Value of El Nino-based seasonal climate forecasts for smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe-- Ephias M. MakaudzeSection VII. Agricultural Research for Sustainability32. Kinds of Research: relationship with agricultural research for sustainability-- Isaac J. Minde and Stephen A. Nyaki33. Biological Inoculants for Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture in the Sub-Saharan Africa Smallholder Farming Systems-- Masso C, Mukhongo RW, Thuita M, Abaidoo R, Ulzen J, Kariuki G, Kalumuna M34. The Economics of Conservation Agriculture in Africa: Implications of Climate Change-- Philip Grabowski and Steven Haggblade35. Research and Development Priorities-- Rattan Lal, David Kraybill, David O. Hansen, Bal Ram Singh and Lars O. EikAppendix-- Rapporteur SummariesList of ParticipantsProgram<index< div="> </index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319412368 20170117
This 35-chapter book is based on several oral and poster presentations including both invited and contributory chapters. The book is thematically based on four pillars of sustainability, with focus on sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): Environment, Economic, Social and Institutional. The environmental sustainability, which determines economic and social/institutional sustainability, refers to the rate of use of natural resources (soil, water, landscape, vegetation) which can be continued indefinitely without degrading their quality, productivity and ecosystem services for different ecoregions of SSA. This book will help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals of the U.N. in SSA. Therefore, the book is of interest to agriculturalists, economists, social scientists, policy makers, extension agents, and development/bilateral organizations. Basic principles explained in the book can be pertinent to all development organizations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319412368 20170117
1 online resource. SpringerLink
vi, 268 p. : ill.
176 pages ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource (xx, 373 pages) : illustrations (some color)
  • 1. Introduction.- 2. Causes of Climate Change.- 3. Agriculture as a Source of GHGs.- 4. Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture.- 5. Regional Impacts.- 6. Impacts on Crop Protection.- 7. Impacts on Insect and Mite Pests.- 8. Impacts on Plant Pathogens.- 9. Impacts on Nematode Pests.- 10. Impacts on Weeds.- 11. Impacts on Integrated Pest Management.- 12. Climate Change Adaptation.- 13. Climate Change Mitigation.- 14. A Road Map Ahead.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9788132221982 20160618
Climate Resilient Agriculture for Ensuring Food Security comprehensively deals with important aspects of climate resilient agriculture for food security using adaptation and mitigation measures. Climatic changes and increasing climatic variability are likely to aggravate the problem of future food security by exerting pressure on agriculture. For the past few decades, the gaseous composition of the earth's atmosphere has been undergoing significant changes, largely through increased emissions from the energy, industry and agriculture sectors; widespread deforestation as well as fast changes in land use and land management practices. Agriculture and food systems must improve and ensure food security, and to do so they need to adapt to climate change and natural resource pressures, and contribute to mitigating climate change. Climate-resilient agriculture contributes to sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes, adapting and building resilience to climate change and reducing and/or eliminating greenhouse gas emissions where possible. The information on climate resilient agriculture for ensuring food security is widely scattered. There is currently no other book that comprehensively and exclusively deals with the above aspects of agriculture and focuses on ensuring food security. This volume is divided into fourteen chapters, which include the Introduction, Causes of Climate Change, Agriculture as a Source of Greenhouse Gases, Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture, Regional Impacts on Climate Change, Impacts on Crop Protection, Impacts on Insect and Mite Pests, Impacts on Plant Pathogens, Impacts on Nematode Pests, Impacts on Weeds, Impacts on Integrated Pest Management, Climate Change Adaptation, Climate Change Mitigation, and A Road Map Ahead. The book is extensively illustrated with excellent photographs, which enhance the quality of publication. It is clearly written, using easy-to-understand language. It also provides adoptable recommendations involving eco-friendly adaptation and mitigation measures. This book will be of immense value to the scientific community involved in teaching, research and extension activities. The material can also be used for teaching post-graduate courses. It will also serve as a very useful reference source for policy makers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9788132221982 20160618
1 online resource
vii, 436 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
This volume demonstrates the possibility of harmonizing agricultural production with the wellbeing of the biosphere - and that this can be achieved in Africa, our biosphere's least developed continent, and the continent which is likely to suffer most from climate change. The work presented in this volume stems from a Conference on Ecological Agriculture held in Ethiopia in 2008. Through the discussions held during this Conference and field visits to Tigray, a region struck by hunger in the eighties and largely food secure today, participants shared insights on Africa's potential for intensifying its agriculture through a better use of natural resources and ecosystem services.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789251068762 20160607
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource (xxii, 665 pages) : illustrations (some color)
1 online resource (xiv, 384 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • Part I-Food and Energy Security and Sustainable Agriculture Policy 1) Creative and Innovative Research - Our Only Hope for Achieving Sustainable Food and Energy Security. Gale A. Buchanan and Raymond L. Orbach 2) Moving Toward Energy Security and Sustainability in 2050 by Reconfiguring Biofuel Production. Stephen R. Hughes, Bryan R. Moser and William R. Gibbons. 3) Sustainability Standards Thomas P. Redick Part II-Soil and Water 4) Soil Degradation, Land Use and Sustainability Jerry L. Hatfield 5) Impact of Technology and Policy on Sustainable Agricultural Water Use and Food Security. Mahbub Alam, Greg Kruger, Sharon B. Megdal and David D. Songstad Part III-Sustainable and Secure Food Production 6) Turning the GM Battleship: The Tide of Popular Opinion and the Future of Genetically Modified Foods James E. McWilliams 7) Sustainable Production of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Jay Whelan, Ron Hardy, Rick Wilkes and Henry Valentin Part IV-Agronomic Implications 8) Achieving Sustainable Agriculture: Overview of Current and Future Agronomic Best Practices. Ravi P. Sripada, Pradip K. Das, Emilio S. Oyarzabal, Laura Grapes, Doug Griffith, Jennifer Luchte and David D. Songstad 9) Sustainable Agriculture and Soybean Breeding: Contribution of Soybean Yield Increase to Sustainable Agriculture. Duska Stojsin, Kevin W. Matson, Richard A. Leitz 10) Impact of Herbicide Tolerant Crops on Soil Health and Sustainable Agriculture Crop Production. S.H. Lee, D.E. Clay and S.A. Clay Part V-International Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security 11) The Role of Biotechnology in Sustainable Agriculture of the 21st Century: The Commercial Introduction of Bollgard II in Burkina Faso. Jeff Vitale and John Greenplate 12) The Borlaug Institute and Its Contributions to World Food and Economic Security Julie Borlaug, Josesph N. King, Linda Cleboski, Johanna Roman, Ma'ad Mohammed, Michael McWorter and Virginia M. Peschke 13) Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA): An Example of a Public Private Partnership Sylvester Oikeh, Dianah Ngonyamo-Majee, Stephen I.N. Mugo, Kingstone Mashingaidze, Vanessa Cook and Michael Stephens Part VI-Chemicals 14) The Importance of Herbicides for Natural Resource Conservation in the U.S. Leonard Gianessi and Ashley Williams 15) The 4R-BMP Concept: Enhanced Nutrient Management for Agricultural Sustainability and Food and Energy Security Harold Reetz.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642552618 20160618
This volume examines the interrelated fields of food security, energy security and sustainable agriculture as the key to a stable global agricultural platform and is arranged in six parts. The first part is focused on policy considerations relating to food and energy security and sustainable agriculture. The authors from this part include Former Under Secretary of Agriculture Gale Buchanan, Former Under Secretary of Energy Raymond Orbach (Chapter 1), Stephen Hughes, Bryan Moser and William Gibbons (Chapter 2) and Thomas Redick (Chapter 3). Part II addresses soil and water, which are two of the key components in secure and sustainable food production. Authors from this part are Jerry Hatfield (Chapter 4) and Mahbub Alam, Sharon Megdal et al. (Chapter 5). The third part covers sustainable and secure food production specifically addressing genetically modified traits in Chapter 6 (James McWilliams) and omega-3 fatty acids in Chapter 7 (Jay Whelan et al.). Agronomic implications relative to food security and sustainable agriculture are described in Part IV. Authors include Ravi Sripada, Pradip Das et al. (Chapter 8), Duska Stojsin, Kevin Matson and Richard Leitz (Chapter 9) and S.H. Lee, David Clay and Sharon Clay (Chapter 10). International sustainable agriculture and food security is addressed in Part V with authors Jeff Vitale and John Greenplate (Chapter 11), Julie Borlaug et al. (Chapter 12) and Sylvester Oikeh et al. (Chapter 13). The final part covers the use of chemicals in sustainable agriculture and food/energy security with Leonard Gianessi and Ashley Williams communicating the role of herbicides and Harold Reetz emphasizing the importance of fertilizers both in maximizing crop yields to maintain a sustainable secure source for food production.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642552618 20160618
x, 66 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
This publication aims to create awareness and prompt action amongst policy-makers and practitioners to address the impact of climate change (notably changes in temperature and rainfall) to the country's food security. It serves as a good example of how the ongoing FAO and Government of Lesotho project activities environment, are complementing identified by the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) on climate change. The publication will be a useful resource to policy-makers, development partners and field practitioners on documenting and identifying viable community-based response and practices in climate change adaptation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789251068731 20160618
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
32 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)

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