Book
vii, 462 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Green Library
Book
518 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
82 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
Book
xix, 189 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Narratives of Change in African Agriculture Part 1: Uncertainty from Above and Below 2. Constructing Uncertainty 'from Above': Knowledge and narratives of climate change adaptation 3. Constructing Uncertainty from Below: Continual adaptation in Kenyan smallholder farming Part 2: Technologies of Agricultural Change 4. Breeding for an Uncertain Future: The case of 'drought tolerant' and 'water efficient' maize for Africa 5. Ciritcal Perspectives on Conservation Agriculture in Zambia and Malawi 6. What is Climate 'Smartness'? A review of case studies of 'climate-smart agriculture' 7. Governing Adaptation in Africa's Agricultural Future.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138849334 20160619
Future climatic and agro-ecological changes in Africa are uncertain and associated with high degrees of spatial and temporal variability and this change is differently simulated within divergent climate-crop models and in controlled crop breeding stations. Furthermore, uncertainty emerges in local contexts, not just in response to climatic systems, but to social, economic, and political systems, and often with implications for the appropriateness and adoption of technologies or the success of alternative cropping systems. This book examines the challenges of adaptation in smallholder farming in Africa, analysing the social, economic, political and climatic uncertainties that impact on agriculture in the region and the range of solutions proposed. Drawing on case studies of genetically modified crops, conservation agriculture, and other 'climate smart' solutions in eastern and southern Africa, the book identifies how uncertainties are framed 'from above' as well experienced 'from below', by farmers themselves. It provides a compelling insight into why ideas about adaptation emerge, from whom, and with what implications. This book offers a unique perspective and will be highly relevant to students of climate change adaptation, food security and poverty alleviation, as well as policy-makers and field practitioners in international development and agronomy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138849334 20160619
Green Library
Book
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781840141603 20160527
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xi, 323 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Sustainability and environmental philosophy
  • The philosophy of farming in America
  • Political values and the future of U.S. agriculture
  • The moral significance of land: a lesson from the Grapes of wrath
  • Farming as a focal practice
  • Food and community
  • Why philosophy matters for agricultural policy; why agricultural policy matters for sustainability
  • Sustainability and the social goals of agriculture
  • The road to sustainability
  • Sustainability as a norm
  • Sustainability: what it is and what it is not
  • Sustainability, social movements, and hope.
As industry and technology proliferate in modern society, sustainability has jumped to the forefront of contemporary political and environmental discussions. The balance between progress and the earth's ability to provide for its inhabitants grows increasingly precarious as we attempt to achieve sustainable development. In The Agrarian Vision: Sustainability and Environmental Ethics, Paul B. Thompson articulates a new agrarian philosophy, emphasizing the vital role of agrarianism in modern agricultural practices. Thompson, a highly regarded voice in environmental philosophy, unites concepts of agrarian philosophy, political theory, and environmental ethics to illustrate the importance of creating and maintaining environmentally conscious communities. Thompson describes the evolution of agrarian values in America, following the path blazed by Thomas Jefferson, John Steinbeck, and Wendell Berry. Providing a pragmatic approach to ecological responsibility and commitment, The Agrarian Vision is a significant, compelling argument for the practice of a reconfigured and expanded agrarianism in our efforts to support modern industrialized culture while also preserving the natural world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813125879 20160604
Green Library
Book
139 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
191 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Book
172 p. : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
viii, 58 p. : b ill. ; 25 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
143 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
  • Conferencias. La ecología y la agricultura ecológica : algunas consideraciones / Juan Torres G. Bases y principios de la agricultura ecológica / Enrique Kolmans. La revolución verde y el desequilibrio de los agroecosistemas / Luis Gomero O. Composición del suelo manejado con agricultura química y con agricultura ecológica / Carmen Felipe M. Evolución histórica de la agricultura en el Perú : "Ecodesarrollo andino" / entrevista, John Earl. Economía campesina y agricultura orgánica / Alfredo Paredes B.
  • Presentacion de experiencias. La experiencia de agricultura orgánica en San Marcos / Ramírez Morales. Experiencia de agricultura ecológica en Huánuco / Arturo Chuquillanqui. Experiencia de agricultura ecológica en costa : el caso de Santa María / Enrique Rabanal Aliaga, Rodolfo Barrientos Garay.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
111 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
183 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
176 pages ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
517 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
285 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Green Library
Book
116 p. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
116 p. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xx, 52 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Information and communication technologies (ICT) play an increasingly important role in the socio-economic environment of rural areas, and e-governance can empower citizens by facilitating their access to information and participatory decision-making. Agricultural and Environmental Informatics, Governance and Management: Emerging Research Applications is a state-of-the-art reference book which explores how rural policymakers and stakeholders can use information and communication technologies to sustainably manage agricultural and natural resources. The book explores how ICT can support public governance and rural decision- making, how supply chain and agricultural informatics tools and methods can improve agricultural management, and how ICT is especially useful for environmental, resource, and ecosystems management and for geospatial landscape planning. The book integrates cross-disciplinary knowledge about agricultural and environmental applications of informatics, connecting science and policy on a subject critical to the present and future quality of life in rural areas.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781609606213 20160606
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xxiii, 224 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
  • Foreword (M. S. Swaminathan) Preface Sustainability of Agriculture: Issues, Observations, and Outlook (C. Jerry Nelson) Agroforestry for Sustainability of Lower-Input Land-Use Systems (P. K. Ramachandran Nair) Managing Soils for Food Security and Climate Change (R. Lal) Whole-System Integration and Modeling Essential to Agricultural Science and Technology for the 21st Century (L. R. Ahuja, A. A. Andales, L. Ma, and S. A. Saseendran) Sustainability Considerations in Wheat Improvement and Production (S. Rajaram, K. D. Sayre, J. Diekmann, R. Gupta, and W. Erskine) Sustainability of the Rice-Wheat Cropping System: Issues, Constraints, and Remedial Options (J. K. Ladha, H. Pathak, and R. K. Gupta) Tailoring Conservation Agriculture to the Needs of Small Farmers in Developing Countries: An Analysis of Issues (Patrick C. Wall) Improved Cowpea-Cereals-Based Cropping Systems for Household Food Security and Poverty Reduction in West Africa (B. B. Singh and H. Ajeigbe) Bacterial Wilt and Drought Stresses in Banana Production and Their Impact on Economic Welfare in Uganda: Implications for Banana Research in East African Highlands (S. Abele and M. Pillay) Greening of Agriculture: Is It All a Greenwash of the Globalized Economy (Charles Francis, Roger Elmore, John Ikerd, and Mike Duffy) Index Reference Notes Included.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781560221715 20160528
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