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xv, 423 p. : ill. (some col.).
Book
285 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
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116 p. ; 24 cm.
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116 p. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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46 p. : tab. ; 30 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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vii, 462 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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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
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xix, 301 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.
  • 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781420052145 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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245 p.
  • Sustainability and agricultural industrialization - issues and implications, Tesfa Gebremedhin and Ralph Christy-- sustainability and size - are small farms more sustainable?, Gerard D'Souza et al-- sustainability - the role of markets versus the government, Luther Tweeten and William Amponsah-- sustainability and production technology - measuring sustainability for agricultural production systems, Susan Capalbo and John Antle-- family, community and sustainability in agriculture, Sonya Salamon et al-- gender and sustainable development, Cornelia Butler Flora and Margaret Kroma-- population and sustainability - understanding population, environment and development linkages, Daniel Clay and Thomas Reardon-- sustainability and economics, Erik Lichtenberg-- sustainability and public policy, Neill Schaller-- sustainability and land use, Winfried Blum-- sustainability and information, David Zilberman and Leslie Lipper-- sustainability - challenges of cross-disciplinary research, Mary Ahearn and Gerald Whittaker.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781855219779 20160527
In a world where growth and development often come at the expense of resource degradation, it is important to understand the nature of this degradation and explore possible solutions. The preferred approach to development is one that is sustainable. However, the path to sustainable development is neither obvious nor simple; for one thing, sustainability has many interrelated components. This book examines the links between sustainability and various other topics, in the process exploring and integrating many of the components. Thus, the purpose is to provide a broad but in-depth discussion of the issues, concepts, methods of analysis and empirical results related to the sustainable development of agriculture and rural communities. The book is comprised of 12 chapters contributed by authors from a variety of disciplines, with sustainability as the common link. The perspective is either national (the USA), or international, but global implications can be drawn. Each chapter addresses one or more of the following components of sustainability: economic; social or demographic; community; environmental; and human health. Specific chapters explore the links between sustainability and related topics such as industrialization, farm size, role of markets versus government regulation, production technology, community, gender, population growth, economics, public policy, land use and information. The final chapter is devoted to synthesizing some of the issues in the context of identifying areas for, and challenges of future research in the area. The approach of the book is to present the evidence, (using a combination of case studies, examples, sample and literature surveys and observation) and then interpret it in the light of individual understanding and experience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781855219779 20160527
Green Library
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v, 268 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
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315 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xx, 307 p. : ill. (some col.), 1 map ; 23 cm.
* From 1989 to 1992, Cuba faced an economic crisis three times more severe than the Great Depression. This was a result of the fall of the Soviet Union and an end to the imports it provided. * Cuba is world's first national experiment in sustainable agriculture. * National Food Program declared food, and freedom from hunger, basic human rights. This is a story of resistance against all odds, of Cubas remarkable recovery from a food crisis brought on by the collapse of trade relations with the former socialist bloc and the tightening of the U.S. embargo. Unable to import either food or the farm chemicals and machines needed to grow it via conventional agriculture, Cuba turned inward toward self-reliance. Sustainable agriculture, organic farming, urban gardens, smaller farms, animal traction and biological pest control are part of the successful paradigm shift underway in the Cuban countryside. In this book Cuban authors offer details for the first time in Englishof these remarkable achievements, which may serve as guideposts toward healthier, more environmentally friendly and self-reliant farming in countries both North and South.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780935028874 20160527
Green Library
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xvi, 460 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
Contributed papers presented at two international conferences jointly organized by United Nations University, Tokyo, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and National Institute of Rural Development's North-East Regional Centre at Guwahati, India, in October 2005 and September 2006; with reference to India and Southeast Asia.
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1 online resource (477 p.) : ill.
Changes in market organisation, climatic conditions and societal demands on food quality, animal welfare and environmental quality have created new conditions for farming families as well as for researchers and policy makers. New social, technical and economic solutions are needed for farming and rural areas. This book presents new perspectives for farms, farm products and rural areas, many of which were collectively developed by coalitions of farmers, farmer representatives, researchers, civilians and/or policy makers. Contributions are made from those involved in crop and animal production worldwide offering sections on natural resources management, development of sustainable rural systems, future perspectives for farming families, knowledge systems in transition and learning processes in multi-stakeholder processes. This unique collection of contributions, presenting insights from bio-physical as well as social sciences, shows where practice meets analysis and reflection and offers new perspectives for rural areas throughout the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789086860029 20160618
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490 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Se reporta seis años de investigación multidisciplinaria acerca del manejo de recursos naturales en Cotacachi, así como las interacciones hombre-ambiente con relación a la biodiversidad, suelo y agua del lugar. Se narra cómo los indígenas, a lo largo del tiempo, han utilizado los recursos que encuentran a su alcance y han formado el paisaje andino contemporáneo.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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128 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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xii, 303 p. ; 23 cm.
This work presents an account of the performance of Asian agriculture over the last two decades in the light of the green revolution: a package of technology comprising high yielding varieties, fertilizers, chemically orientated crop protection, and quality water control. The green revolution is now experiencing second-generation problems, including symptoms of unsustainability, increased pest resistance, and health problems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195924503 20160528
Green Library
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vii, 232 p. : map ; 23 cm.
  • 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781840149241 20160527
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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34 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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150 p. ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

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