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SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
v. : ill. ; 29 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
205 pages ; 23 cm
  • La grande casse -- C'est la guerre -- La PAC, cette maladie contagieuse -- Des hauts et des bas, mais surtout des bas -- La compétitivité à tout prix? -- L'enjeu de la faim -- Qui représente quoi ? -- De multiples ennuis, sans cesse -- Quel modèle ? -- C'est le souk -- L'autre versant -- La faim justifie les moyens -- L'eau, une ressource qui s'évapore -- Conclusion. Branle-bas de combat -- Appendice. Déclaration de Rome sur la sécurité alimentaire mondiale. Sommet mondial de l'alimentation (1996).
"Voyage au coeur d'un système français : l'agro alimentaire. Un puissant système qui crée du gaspillage, de la surproduction, de la malnutrition et de la pollution. En 2017, l'agriculture française est entre les mains des lobbies (Lactalis, Bigard, Monsanto, Bayer). Conséquences : une utilisation intensive de pesticides, des pratiques choquantes dans la grande distribution, des organisations syndicales et coopératives qui enfoncent un peu plus les paysans dans la misère. L'agriculture française est prête à exploser ! Ce livre est un plaidoyer et une enquête qui dénonce et apporte des solutions."--Page 4 of cover."--Page 4 of cover."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xv, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1 Introduction 2 Evolution of agriculture development in India 3 Agricultural growth process 4 Agriculture growth and regional change 5 Regional dimensions of land and labour productivity 6 Regional convergence in agricultural productivity 7 Hierarchically nested agriculture regions of India 8 Agriculture growth models 9 Food production, consumption and insecurity 10 Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138925175 20170313
Agriculture productivity, growth and regional change in post-colonial India from a spatial perspective are yet to be rigorously examined. In particular, the impacts of economic liberalisation, globalisation and deregulation are not being empirically investigated at a small-area level using advanced statistical and spatial techniques. Understanding the process of regional formation and the rapid transitioning of agricultural landscapes in the Post-Liberalisation phase is pivotal to developing and devising regional economic development strategies. This book employs advanced methods to empirically examine the key characteristics and patterns of regional change in agricultural growth and productivity. It offers insights on changes in agricultural production and practices since the colonial period through to the Post-Liberalisation phase in India. It also incorporates the key public policy debates on the progress of India's agricultural development with the aim of formulating spatially integrated strategies to reduce rapid rise in the regional convergence and to promote equitable distribution of strategic government investment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138925175 20170313
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
1 online resource : illustrations
  • Section I: Reinventing Farming Systems 1. Introduction 2. Agroecology: Principles and Practice 3. Farming-Related Livelihoods 4. Farming Systems for Sustainable Intensification 5. Designing for the Long-term: Sustainable Agriculture Section II: Resources for Agricultural Development 6. Low-Input Technology: An Integrative View 7. Ecologically Based Nutrient Management 8. Participatory Breeding: Developing Improved and Relevant Crop Varieties With Farmers 9. Research on Livestock, Livelihoods, and Innovation Section III: Context for Sustainable Agricultural Development 10. Gender and Agrarian Inequities 11. The Innovation Systems Approach to Agricultural Research and Development 12. Outreach to Support Rural Innovation 13. Climate Change and Agricultural Systems Section IV: Tying It All Together 14. Tying It All Together: Global, Regional, and Local Integrations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128020708 20170410
Agricultural Systems, Second Edition, is a comprehensive text for developing sustainable farming systems. It presents a synthetic overview of the emerging area of agroecology applications to transforming farming systems and supporting rural innovation, with particular emphasis on how research can be harnessed for sustainable agriculture. The inclusion of research theory and examples using the principles of cropping system design allows students to gain a unique understanding of the technical, biological, ecological, economic and sociological aspects of farming systems science for rural livelihoods. This book explores topics such as: re-inventing farming systems; principles and practice of agroecology; agricultural change and low-input technology; ecologically-based nutrient management; participatory breeding for developing improved and relevant crops; participatory livestock research for development; gender and agrarian inequality at the local scale; the nature of agricultural innovation; and outreach to support rural innovation. The extensive coverage of subjects is complemented with integrated references and a companion website, making this book essential reading for courses in international agricultural systems and management, sustainable agricultural management, and cropping systems. This book will be a valuable resource for students of agricultural science, environmental engineering, and rural planning; researchers and scientists in agricultural development agencies; and practitioners of agricultural development in government extension programs, development agencies, and NGOs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128020708 20170410
1 online resource () : illustrations (some color).
  • Foreword; Preface; Contents; Contributors; Chapter 1: Microbial Signaling in Plant-Microbe Interactions and Its Role on Sustainability of Agroecosystems; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Signalling Molecules in Plant-Microbe Interactions; 1.3 Microbial Coordination of Complex Network Interaction Within Soil Food Web and Plant-Microbe Interactions; 1.4 Regulation of Microbial Signalling Compounds by Biotic and Abiotic Factors; 1.5 Signalling Pathways in Soil Food Web Improve Ecosystem Functioning and Sustainability; 1.6 Technical Advances in Identifying Signalling Pathways in Soil-Plant System
  • 1.7 Conclusions and Future PerspectivesReferences; Chapter 2: Exploiting Beneficial Traits of Plant-ƯAssociated Fluorescent Pseudomonads for Plant Health; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Rhizosphere and Plant-Microbe Interaction; 2.3 Mechanisms of Plant Growth Promotion; 2.3.1 Phosphate Solubilization; 2.3.2 Phytohormones; 2.3.3 Siderophores; 2.3.4 Antibiotics; 2.3.5 Enzymes; 2.3.6 Hydrogen Cyanide; 2.4 Induced Systemic Resistance; 2.5 Biological Control of Plant Pathogens; 2.6 Fluorescent Pseudomonads in Agriculture and Plant Health; 2.7 Conclusions; References
  • Chapter 3: N2-Fixing Cyanobacterial Systems as Biofertilizer3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Distribution of Cyanobacteria; 3.3 Free-Living Cyanobacteria; 3.4 Azolla-Anabaena Symbiotic System; 3.5 Artificial Cyanobacterial-Plant Association; 3.6 Molecular Signaling Mechanism; 3.7 Selection of Competent Biofertilizer Strains; 3.8 Conclusions; References; Chapter 4: Exploring the Role of Secondary Metabolites of Trichoderma in Tripartite Interaction with Plant and Pathogens; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Trichoderma Secondary Metabolites in Trichoderma-Pathogen Interaction
  • 4.3 Trichoderma Secondary Metabolites in Trichoderma-Plant Interactions4.4 Secondary Metabolites Mediated Induction of Defense Response in Plants; 4.5 Secondary Metabolites Mediated Growth Regulation in Plants; 4.6 Biosynthesized Secondary Metabolites-Based Bioformulation; 4.7 Constrains in Commercialization of Secondary Metabolites-Based Bioformulation; 4.8 Conclusions; References; Chapter 5: Managing Soil Fertility Through Microbes: Prospects, Challenges and Future Strategies; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Organisms in Soil; 5.3 Macroorganisms in Soil; 5.3.1 Earthworms; 5.3.2 Termites
  • 5.3.3 Plant Roots5.4 Microorganisms in Soil; 5.4.1 Bacteria; 5.4.2 Actinomycetes; 5.4.3 Fungi; 5.4.4 Algae; 5.4.5 Protozoa; 5.4.6 Nematodes; 5.4.7 Viruses; 5.5 Role of Organism in Soil Fertility Enhancement; 5.5.1 N Transformations; 5.5.2 Phosphorus Cycle; 5.5.3 Sulfur Cycle; 5.5.4 Other Mineral Elements; 5.6 Environmental Contaminants and Climate Change; 5.6.1 Potentially Toxic Element; 5.6.2 Chromium (Cr); 5.6.3 Cadmium (Cd); 5.6.4 Lead (Pb); 5.6.5 Mercury (Hg); 5.6.6 Arsenic (As); 5.6.7 Selenium (Se); 5.6.8 Radionuclides; 5.7 Pesticides/Insecticides/Fungicides; 5.8 Effluents
EBSCOhost Access limited to 1 user
1 online resource () : illustrations (some color).
  • Methanotrophs: An Emerging Bioremediation Tool Due to Unique Broad Substrate Enzyme Methane Monooxygenase.- Methanotrophs: Methane Mitigation, Bioremediation and Wastewater Treatment.- Prospects of Plant-Bacteria Interactions in Remediation of Metal Contaminated Soils.- Cyanoremediation: A Green-Clean Tool for Decontamination of Synthetic Pesticides from Agro- and Aquatic Ecosystems.- Aromatic Plant-Microbe Associations: A Sustainable Approach for Remediation of Polluted Soils.- Cyanobacteria-mediated bioremediation of heavy metals.- Biochar application in management of paddy crop production and methane mitigation.- Role of Rhizospheric Microbes in Heavy Metal Uptake in Metallophytes.- Role of Biosurfactants on Microbial Degradation of Oil Contaminated Soils.- Microbial Oxidation of Atmospheric Methane in Natural and Agricultural Upland Soils.- Microbial Mediated Lindane Bioremediation: A Cost Effective and Naturally Renewable Technology.- Wastewater Effluent Discharge: Impact on Human Health and Microbial Remediation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319497266 20170410
This two-volume work is a testament to the increasing interest in the role of microbes in sustainable agriculture and food security. Advances in microbial technologies are explored in chapters dealing with topics such as plant-microbe interactions, rhizoremediation and cyanoremediation, and bio-immobilization. Volume II is a collection of research findings that invites readers to examine the application of microbes in pollution reduction, decontamination of agro- and aquatic ecosystems, and remediation of various toxic compounds. Highly readable entries attempt to close the knowledge gap between soil microbial associations and sustainable agriculture. Traditional agricultural management techniques have relied heavily on application of chemical fertilizers and pesticides; and recent land use change practices have led to over exploitation of natural resources. Strategies outlined here simplify a complicated picture of the way microbial communities can improve the quality of environment and eliminate food scarcity in the coming generations. This work is a significant contribution to research in this increasingly important discipline of soil sciences, and will appeal to researchers in microbiology, agriculture, environmental sciences, and soil and crop sciences.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319497266 20170410
EBSCOhost Access limited to 1 user
1 online resource.
127 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxviii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • 1Conservation Agriculture in Africa: An Overview Chapter 2Weather-Proofing Agriculture with Conservation Agriculture Chapter 3Conservation Agriculture: Growing more with less - the future of sustainable intensification Chapter 4Empowering Smallholder Farmers with Profitable and Sustainable Farming using Conservation Agriculture - the Case of East Africa Chapter 5Implementing the Principles of Conservation Agriculture in Malawi: Crop Yields and Factors Affecting Adoption Chapter 6Innovation Systems and farmer perceptions regarding Conservation Agriculture in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique Chapter 7Conservation Agriculture in North Africa: Experiences, Achievements and Challenges Chapter 8How Can We Cover Millions of Hectares with Conservation Agriculture in Africa? Chapter 9Climate-Smart push-pull - A conservation agriculture technology for food security and environmental sustainability in Africa Chapter 10How to Make Conservation Agriculture Ever Green Chapter 11Mechanization of smallholder Conservation Agriculture in Africa: contributing resilience to precarious systems Chapter 12Conservation Agriculture in South Africa: Lessons from Case Studies Chapter 13Extending Conservation Agriculture benefits through Innovation Platforms Chapter 14Summing Up.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780645681 20170220
This book assesses the latest trends in the adoption of conservation agriculture. Focusing on the most recent technologies to improve agricultural resilience to climate change, as well as increase profitability and sustainability, it takes a continental and sub-regional approach to African agriculture. Covering climate-proofing, resilience, sustainable intensification, and the extension and adoption process for new techniques, this book is a vital resource for researchers of agriculture and sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780645681 20170220
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xxiv, 271 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword Jose Graziano da Silva Foreword M.S. Swaminathan 1. Past, Present and the Future of Agriculture 2. Agricultural Heritage and Sustainable Food Systems 3. A View to Protecting and Safeguarding our Heritage 4. Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems: Concept and the Initiative 5. Dynamic Conservation of GIAHS 6. Lessons Learned, Experiences and Impacts 7. GIAHS are Around Us: Sites and Systems of Interest 8. Final Reflection and Key Messages.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138204157 20170410
Contemporary agriculture is often criticized for its industrial scale, adverse effects on nutrition, rural employment and the environment, and its disconnectedness from nature and culture. Yet there are many examples of traditional smaller scale systems that have survived the test of time and provide more sustainable solutions while still maintaining food security in an era of climate change. This book provides a unique compilation of this forgotten agricultural heritage and is based on objective scientific evaluation and evidence of the value of these systems for present and future generations. The authors refer to many of these systems as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) and show how they are related to the concepts of heritage and the World Heritage Convention. They demonstrate how GIAHS based on family farms, traditional indigenous knowledge and agroecological principles can contribute to food and nutrition security and the maintenance of agro-biodiversity and environmental resilience, as well as sustain local cultures, economies and societies. Two substantial chapters are devoted to descriptions and assessments of some 50 examples of designated and potential GIAHS from around the world, including rice-fish culture in China, mountain terrace systems in Asia, coffee agroforestry in Latin America, irrigation systems and land and water management in Iran and India, pastoralism in East Africa, and the dehesa agrosilvopastoral system of Spain and Portugal. The book concludes by providing policy and technical solutions for sustainable agriculture and rural development through the enhancement of these systems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138204157 20170410
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xiv, 134 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Devon Strong was a farmer and bison rancher in the Western United States whose utterly unique approach to biodynamic agriculture and animal husbandry, stemming as it did from his profound connection with the spirituality of the (Native North American) Lakota people, was just beginning to draw worldwide interest at the time of his early and unexpected death in late 2015. Devon Strong twice led workshops and presentations at the Goetheanum in Switzerland on his merging of biodynamic practices with the traditional Lakota buffalo ceremony. This book -- which includes his unfinished manuscript Taking Life Seriously, all of his published articles, as well as reports and remembrances from both his own family and leading figures of the international biodynamic movement -- is both Devon's final word on the legacy of his singular way of relating to land and animals, and a loving tribute to his vision, inspiration, and intentions for the future of agriculture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781584209737 20170306
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
175 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Letters to a Young Farmer is an anthology of essays addressed to beginning farmers, but with resonance for anyone who dreams of a more sustainable and just food system--or who simply appreciates the extreme tastiness of food that comes to the table straight from the farm instead of from a factory. Letters to a Young Farmer showcases the voices of 36 farmers, activists, entrepreneurs, writers, chefs and others--a who's who of the sustainable food movement. The challenges of the farming life are laid out vividly and unflinchingly: the struggle of producing a bountiful harvest season after season, the labour that never feels complete, the tractor that always needs to be repaired at the most inopportune moment. But no less tangible are the satisfactions of the empty field at dawn, the poetry of the independent life lived in harmony to the earth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781616895303 20170418
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xvii, 1086 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Developed for Introduction to Soils or Soil Science courses, The Nature and Properties of Soils, Fifteenth Edition, can be used in courses such as Soil Fertility, Land Resources, Earth Science and Soil Geography. Help readers learn about soils and their connections to the ecosystem The Nature and Properties of Soils is designed to engage readers with the latest in the world of soils. This hallmark text introduces the exciting world of soils through clear writing, strong pedagogy, and an ecological approach that effectively explains the fundamentals of soil science. Worked calculations, vignettes, and current real-world applications prepare readers to understand concepts, solve problems, and think critically. Written for both majors and non-majors, this text highlights the many interactions between the soil and other components of forest, range, agricultural, wetland and constructed ecosystems. Now in full-color, the Fifteenth Edition includes hundreds of compelling photos, figures, and diagrams to bring the exciting world of soils to life. Extensively revised, new and updated content appears in every chapter. Examples include: coverage of the pedosphere concept; new insights into humus and soil carbon accumulation; subaqueous soils, soil effects on human health; principles and practice of organic farming; urban and human engineered soils; new understandings of the nitrogen cycle; water-saving irrigation techniques; hydraulic redistribution, soil food-web ecology; disease suppressive soils; soil microbial genomics; soil interactions with global climate change; digital soil maps; and many others.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780133254488 20161031
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xx, 445 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm
  • Chapter 1. Magnetism of materials occurring in the environment-Basic overview Chapter 2. Magnetism of soils with a pronounced accumulation of organic matter in the mineral topsoil: Chernozems and Phaeozems Chapter 3. Magnetism of soils with clay-enriched subsoil: Luvisols, Alisols, and Acrisols Chapter 4. The magnetism of soils distinguished by iron/aluminum chemistry: Planosols, Pozdols, Andosols, Ferralsols, and Gleysols Chapter 5. Magnetism of soils with limitations to root growth: Vertisols, Solonetz, Solonchaks, and Leptosols Chapter 6. The magnetism of soils with little or no profile differentiation: Soils from mountain areas (Cambisols, Umbrisols) and floodplains (Fluvisols) Chapter 7. Magnetism of soils from the Antarctic Peninsula Chapter 8. The discriminating power of soil magnetism for the characterization of different soil types Chapter 9. The mapping of topsoil magnetic properties: A magnetic database for Bulgaria-statistical data analysis and the significance for soil studies Chapter 10. Applications of soil magnetism Future challenges in soil magnetism studies.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128092392 20170327
Soil Magnetism: Applications in Pedology, Environmental Science and Agriculture provides a systematic, comparative, and detailed overview of the magnetic characterization of the major soil units and the observed general relationships, possibilities, and perspectives in application of rock magnetic methods in soil science, agriculture, and beyond. Part I covers detailed magnetic and geochemical characterization of major soil types according to the FAO classification system, with Part II covering the mapping of topsoil magnetic signatures on the basis of soil magnetic characteristics. The book concludes with practical examples on the application of magnetic methods in environmental science, agriculture, soil pollution, and paleoclimate.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128092392 20170327
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
1 online resource.
  • List of Contributors viii Foreword xiii Preface xvi Introductory Note: Future of agrofood sustainability xviii 1 Food Sustainability Challenges in the Developing World 1 Rajeev Bhat 2 The Role of Small-scale Farms and Food Security 33 John McDonagh, Maura Farrell and Shane Conway 3 Sustainability Challenges, Human Diet and Environmental Concerns 48 Christian J. Reynolds, Jonathan D. Buckley, Philip Weinstein and John Boland 4 Sustainable Challenges in the Agrofood Sector: The Environment Food Energy Water Nexus 78 Chanathip Pharino 5 Dynamics of Grain Security in South Asia: Promoting sustainability through self-sufficiency 103 Ghose Bishwajit, Sharmistha Ghosh and Jose Renato Peneluppi, Jr. 6 Local Food Diversification and Its (Sustainability) Challenges 119 Eni Harmayani, Lily Arsanti Lestari, Puspita Mardika Sari and Murdijati Gardjito 7 Sustainable Supply Chain Management in Agri-food Chains: A Competitive Factor for Food Exporters 150 Ulla Lehtinen 8 How Logistics Decisions Affect the Environmental Sustainability of Modern Food Supply Chains: A Case Study from an Italian large-scale retailer 175 Riccardo Accorsi, Riccardo Manzini and Chiara Pini 9 Strengthening Food Supply Chains in Asia: Challenges and Strategies 197 Sapna A. Narula and Kalpana Vishnoi 10 Revolutionizing Food Supply Chains of Asia through ICTs 212 Sapna A. Narula 11 Sustainability, Materiality and Independent External Assurance: An Exploratory Study of the UK s Leading Food Retailers 227 Peter Jones, Robin Bown, David Hillier and Daphne Comfort 12 Environmental Sustainability of Traditional Crop Varieties: Reviewing Approaches and Key Issues for a Multilevel Evaluation 255 Alessandro K. Cerutti, Dario Donno, Maria Gabriella Mellano and Gabriele L. Beccaro 13 Cradle-to-gate Life Cycle Analysis of Agricultural and Food Production in the US: A TRACI Impact Assessment 274 Yong Shin Park, Gokhan Egilmez and Murat Kucukvar 14 Ensuring Self-sufficiency and Sustainability in the Agrofood Sector: Sustainability Challenges in Agriculture and Modelling 307 Prashant Goswami and Shivnarayan Nishad 15 Sustainability Challenges Involved in Use of Nanotechnology in the Agrofood Sector 343 Gabriela Elena Viacava, Francisco Javier Vazquez, Jesus F. Ayala-Zavala and Maria R. Ansorena 16 Sustainability of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods 369 Santad Wichienchot and Wan Rosli Wan Ishak 17 Innovation and Sustainable Utilization of Seaweeds as Health Foods 390 Fook Yee Chye, Birdie Scott Padam and Seah Young Ng 18 Agrofoods for Sustainable Health Benefits and Their Economic Viability 435 Zakia Khanam and Irshad Ul Haq Bhat 19 Sustainability Challenges in Food Tourism 451 Yeoh Tow Kuang and Rajeev Bhat 20 Diversification, Innovation and Safety of Local Cuisines and Processed Food Products: Emerging Issues and the Sustainability Challenges 482 Yeoh Tow Kuang and Rajeev Bhat 21 Soil Health, Crop Productivity and Sustainability Challenges 509 Kulandaivelu Velmourougane and DeSouza Blaise 22 Analysing the Environmental, Energy and Economic Feasibility of Biomethanation of Agrifood Waste: A Case Study from Spain 532 Almudena Gonzalez Gonzalez, Francisco Cuadros Blazquez and Francisco Cuadros Salcedo 23 Agricultural Waste for Promoting Sustainable Energy 551 Thi-Thu-Huyen Do and Thi-Thu-Hang Pham 24 Membrane Technology in Fish-processing Waste Utilization: Some Insights on Sustainability 575 Wirote Youravong and Sutida Marthosa 25 Sustainability Issues, Challenges and Controversies Surrounding the Palm Oil Industry 596 Piyarat Boonsawang and Wirote Youravong 26 Sustainability Challenges in the Coffee Plantation Sector 616 Kulandaivelu Velmourougane and Rajeev Bhat 27 Food Safety Education: Training Farm Workers in the US Fresh Produce Sector 643 Angela M. Fraser and Otto D. Simmons 28 Sustainability Challenges and Educating People Involved in the Agrofood Sector 660 Caroline Opolski Medeiros Index 675.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119072768 20170403
Sustainability Challenges in the Agrofood Sector covers a wide range of agrofood-related concerns, including urban and rural agriculture and livelihoods, water-energy management, food and environmental policies, diet and human health. Significant and relevant research topics highlighting the most recent updates will be covered, with contributions from leading experts currently based in academia, government bodies and NGOs (see list of contributors below). Chapters will address the realities of sustainable agrofood, the issues and challenges at stake, and will propose and discuss novel approaches to these issues. This book will be the most up-to-date and complete work yet published on the topic, with new and hot topics covered as well as the core aspects and challenges of agrofood sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119072768 20170403
290 pages ; 24 cm.
  • List of Abbreviations Introduction. Signs of the State Chapter 1. Agrarian Futurism, Rural Degeneracy, and the Origins of 4-H Chapter 2. Financial Intimacy and Rural Manhood Chapter 3. 4-H Body Politics in the 1920s Chapter 4. Conserving Farm and Family in New Deal 4-H Chapter 5. Citizenship and Difference in Wartime 4-H Chapter 6. International 4-H in the Cold War Epilogue. Future Farmers of Afghanistan: Agrarian Futurism at the Twilight of Empire Notes Index Acknowledgments.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812247534 20160619
4-H, the iconic rural youth program run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has enrolled more than 70 million Americans over the last century. As the first comprehensive history of the organization, The 4-H Harvest tracks 4-H from its origins in turn-of-the-century agricultural modernization efforts, through its role in the administration of federal programs during the New Deal and World War II, to its status as an instrument of international development in Cold War battlegrounds like Vietnam and Latin America. In domestic and global settings, 4-H's advocates dreamed of transforming rural economies, communities, and families. Organizers believed the clubs would bypass backward patriarchs reluctant to embrace modern farming techniques. In their place, 4-H would cultivate efficient, capital-intensive farms and convince rural people to trust federal expertise. The modern 4-H farm also featured gender-appropriate divisions of labor and produced healthy, robust children. To retain the economic potential of the "best" youth, clubs insinuated state agents at the heart of rural family life. By midcentury, the vision of healthy 4-H'ers on family farms advertised the attractiveness of the emerging agribusiness economy. With rigorous archival research, Gabriel N. Rosenberg provocatively argues that public acceptance of the political economy of agribusiness hinged on federal efforts to establish a modern rural society through effective farming technology and techniques as well as through carefully managed gender roles, procreation, and sexuality. The 4-H Harvest shows how 4-H, like the countryside it often symbolizes, is the product of the modernist ambition to efficiently govern rural economies, landscapes, and populations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812247534 20160619
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xi, 504 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction to Biochar as an Agricultural and Environmental Amendment
  • Pyrogenic Carbon in Terra Preta Soils
  • Pyrogenic Organic Matter in Japanese Andosols: Occurrence, Transformation, and Function
  • Production and Characterization of Biochar from Agricultural By-Products: Overview and Use of Cotton Biomass Residues
  • Considerations in Biochar Characterization
  • Application of Biochar for Soil Physical Improvement
  • The Effects of Biochar Amendment on Soil Fertility
  • Application of Biochar for Soil Biological Improvement
  • Biochar and Soil Carbon Sequestration
  • Use and Impact of Biochar and Charcoal in Animal Production Systems
  • Interaction Mechanisms between Biochar and Organic Pollutants
  • Impacts of Biochar Amendment on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agricultural Soils
  • Application of Biochar for Soil Remediation
  • Biochar Application for Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation
  • Aqueous Contaminant Removal and Stormwater Treatment Using Biochar
  • Research and Application of Biochar in China
  • Research and Application of Biochar in Europe
  • Research and Application of Biochar in New Zealand
  • Regional Considerations for Targeted Use of Biochar in Agriculture and Remediation in Australia
  • Research and Application of Biochar in North America
  • Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers.
Discover the mechanisms and processes of biochar amendment for achieving stunning agricultural and environmental benefits. Agricultural and environmental communities are looking to biochar for enhancing soil carbon sequestration and crop productivity, but practical applications are elusive. Accomplished international researchers present a whole picture of biochar in improving soil quality, reducing soil greenhouse gas emissions, and decontaminating stormwater and mine sites. Composition and characteristics of biochar, its interactions with contaminants and soil constituents, and its transformation in the environment are addressed. Readers will appreciate the comprehensive review of the latest biochar research and applications and gain critical guidance in best biochar generation and use.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
x, 268 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction -- 1. Agriculture, Industry, and Commerce -- 2. The State and Agrarian Reform -- 3. Vectors and Agents of Knowledge Transmission -- 4. Diffusion in Practice: Emulation and Innovation -- 5. Technology in Agriculture -- 6. Agricultural Enlightenment and Agricultural Revolution -- 7. The Science of Agriculture -- 8. Nature and Environment -- Conclusion -- Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198716075 20160619
Agricultural Enlightenment explores the modernization of the rural economy in Europe through the lens of the Enlightenment. It focuses on the second half of the eighteenth century and emphasises the role of useful knowledge in the process of agrarian change and agricultural development. As such it invites economic historians to respond to the challenge issued by Joel Mokyr to look beyond quantitative data and to take seriously the argument that cultural factors, broadly understood, may have aided or hindered the evolution of agriculture in the early modern period ('what people knew and believed' had a direct bearing on their economic behaviour [Mokyr, The Enlightened Economy]). Evidence in support of the idea that a readily accessible supply of agricultural knowledge helps to explain the trajectory of the rural economy is drawn from all of the countries of Europe. The book includes two cases studies of rapid rural modernization in Scotland and Denmark where Agricultural Enlightenment was swiftly followed by full-scale Agricultural Revolution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198716075 20160619
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)