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v, 268 p. ; 21 cm.
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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
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xi, 139 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
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x, 528 p. ; 26 cm.
  • Foreword. Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Agriculture and Economic Development: Basic Considerations. 2. Strategies and the Agricultural Policy Framework. 3. Broad Issues of Agricultural Policy. 4. Policies that Influence Producer Incentives. 5. Land Tenure Policies. 6. Water Management Policies in Agriculture. 7. Policies for Agricultural and Rural Finance. 8. Policies for Agricultural Technology. 9. Agricultural Development Strategies: Process and Structure. Annex: National Economic Policies and Irrigation in Yemen. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470857793 20160528
Prepared under the aegis of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), this text presents a fresh and comprehensive look at agricultural development policy. It provides a clear, systematic review of important classes of policy issues in developing countries and discusses the emerging international consensus on viable approaches to the issues. The text is unique in its coverage and depth and it: Summarises hundreds of references on agricultural development policies Cites policy experiences and applied studies in more than 70 countries Provides guidance for policy makers giving examples of successes and failures Reviews issues related to the formulation of strategies and the requirements for making them successful Develops the conceptual foundations and illustrates policies that have worked, and some that have not, with explanations Topics covered include agriculture's role in economic development, the objectives and strategies of agricultural policy, linkages between macroeconomic and agricultural policy, policies for the agricultural financial system and agricultural technology development. Upper level undergraduates taking courses in Economic Development and International Development and graduates taking courses in Agricultural Development, International and Economic Development, Natural Resource Management and specialised topics in agriculture will find this text of great interest. It also serves as a reference for professionals and researchers in the field of International Development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470857793 20160528
Green Library
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1 online resource (392 pages) : illustrations
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v, 70 p. : col. ill., map ; 25 cm.
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viii, 113 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
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xii, 260 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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31 p. : col. port. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
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xiii, 266 p. ; 23 cm.
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15 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
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4 leaves ; 28 cm.
Green Library
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xi, 360 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Preface Part I: Concept and Policy Design Part II: Country and Regional Case Studies of Multifunctionality Part III: Emerging Perspectives on Multifunctionality Part IV: Outlook Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781843762560 20160527
Apart from food and raw materials, agriculture can also provide ancillary benefits such as landscapes, biodiversity, cultural heritage and thriving rural communities. This book offers a state-of-the-art overview of strategies for sustainable management practices and their implementation through the adoption of suitable instruments. Such practices aim to sustain and support the multiple functions provided by agriculture and natural resources in the rural countryside. The authors explore the value of alternative governance structures and examine the design of policy models and institutional mechanisms for a range of different countries and agricultural methods. The empirical results allow them to identify successful examples as well as recognize practices which have failed. They can then transfer positive policies to geographical areas or production systems where effective and efficient strategies for the sustainable management of natural resources are urgently needed. In doing so, the authors hope to improve the design, identification and implementation of appropriate policy instruments to help sustain the rural economy in the future. They also aim to strengthen the establishment of markets for nature which overcome institutional constraints. This timely new book explores emerging perspectives on multifunctionality in agriculture and the rural environment. It will be widely read by academics, researchers and policymakers with an interest in agricultural and resource economics, environmental governance and sustainable development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781843762560 20160527
Green Library
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74 p. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
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195 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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xvi, 236 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • Cuban agriculture: historical background and key concepts
  • The nature and organization of Cuban urban agriculture
  • Foundations in education, research, and development
  • Restructuring worker training, preparatory education, and material inputs for urban agriculture
  • Creating material and moral incentives to motivate workers
  • Technological innovation in urban agriculture: examples from protected and semiprotected cultivation
  • Case studies of urban agriculture
  • Evaluating the success of Cuban urban agriculture
  • Looking to the future of urban and sustainable agriculture: Cuba and worldwide.
Sinan Koont has spent the last several years researching urban agriculture in Cuba, including field work at many sustainable farms on the island. He tells the story of why and how Cuba was able to turn to urban food production on a large scale with minimal use of chemicals, petroleum, and machinery, and of the successes it achieved--along with the continuing difficulties it still faces in reducing its need for food imports-- Source other than Libray of Congress.
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338 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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xiv, 206 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Issues including climate variability, water scarcity, animal welfare and declining biodiversity have led to increasing demands on farmers to conduct and communicate their farming practices so as to protect their 'social licence to farm'. Farmers are increasingly expected to demonstrate their social and environmental responsibility as a pre-condition to being allowed to carry out their preferred farming and commercial practices. Current examples include the live animal export trade, battles over protection of aquifers from mining, and contests over rural carbon emissions. In Defending the Social Licence of Farming, authors from Australia, the USA, Europe and Iceland document the diverse issues associated with the 'social licence to farm'. They provide examples of different sectors' strategies and experiences, and give specific indications of what is involved in coping successfully with this political and legal dimension of farming. As resources become scarce and society's expectations more diverse and demanding, farming can expect that social licence issues will become both more difficult and more important. The book suggests that the old models of response, largely focused on defensive positions, will often be insufficient to protect the interests of both farmers and the community. This book will provide a useful stimulus for innovation and proactive policies to defend the social licence of the farm sector.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780643101593 20160608
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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
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