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  • Foreword / Tom Bliss
  • Sustainable urban food provisioning: challenges for scientists, policymakers, planners and designers / Johannes S.C. Wiskerke and André Viljoen
  • Sitopia
  • harnessing the power of food / Carolyn Steel
  • The integration of food and agriculture into urban planning and design practices / Joe L. Nasr and June D. Komisar.
  • Part 1. Urban food governance. Food and the city: the challenge of urban food governance / Petra Derkzen and Kevin Morgan ; Food Policy Councils: recovering the local level in food policy / Philipp Stierand ; How food travels to the public agenda / Simone Plantinga and Petra Derkzen ; Food system planning in small, buzz-less cities: challenges and opportunities / Melanie Bedore ; Planning for urban agriculture: problem recognition, policy formation, and politics / Nevin Cohen ; Urban food procurement governance: a new playground for farm development networks in the peri-urban area of greater Paris region? / Ségolène Darly ; Sustainable food planning: evolving theory and practice ; The role of municipal markets in urban food strategies: a case study / Georgia Machell and Martin Caraher ; Traditional food markets: re-assessing their role in food provisioning / Julie Smith ; Marking the boundaries: position taking in the field of 'alternative' food consumption / Jessica Paddock ; Resilient urban community gardening programmes in the United States and municipal-third sector 'adaptive co-governance' / Henry Barmeier and Xenia K. Morin.
  • Part 2. Integrating health, environment and society. Integrating health, environment and society
  • introducing a new arena / Bettina B. Bock and Martin Caraher ; Policy for sustainable development and food for the city of Malmö / Gunilla Andersson and Helen Nilsson ; Meat moderation as a challenge for government and civil society: the Thursday Veggie Day campaign in Ghent, Belgium / Tobias Leenaert ; The perilous road from community activism to public policy: fifteen years of community agriculture in Sandwell / Laura Davis and John Middleton ; Making local food sustainable in Manchester / Les Levidow and Katerina Psarikidou ; Defining food co-ops / Martin Caraher and Georgia Machell ; Appetite for change: an exploration of attitudes towards dietary change in support of a sustainable food future / Anna Hawkins ; Sustainable food planning: evolving theory and practice.
  • Part 3. Urban agriculture. Urban agriculture in developed economies / Jan Willem van der Schans and Johannes S.C. Wiskerke ; The purpose of urban food production in developed countries / Silvio Caputo ; Farming in Motown: competing narratives for urban development and urban agriculture in Detroit / Erica Giorda ; Why is there agriculture in Tokyo? From the origin of agriculture in the city to the strategies to stay in the city / Nelly Niwa ; Recommended practices for climate-smart urban and peri-urban agriculture / Tara L. Moreau, Tegan Adams, Kent Mullinix, Arthur Fallick and Patrick M. Condon ; The impact of local food production on food miles, fossil energy use and greenhouse gas emission: the case of the Dutch city of Almere / Jan-Eelco Jansma, Wijnand Sukkel, Eveline S.C. Stilma, Alex C. van Oost and Andries J. Visser ; Urban agriculture and seasonal food footprints: an LCA study of tomato production and consumption in the UK / Gillean M. Denny ; Growing alone, growing together, growing apart? Reflections on the social organisation of voluntary urban food production in Britain / Richard Wiltshire and Louise Geoghegan ; Public space, urban agriculture and the grassroots creation of new commons: lessons and challenges for policy makers / Chiara Tornaghi ; Urbaniahoeve: expanded urban agriculture / Debra Solomon.
  • Part 4. Planning and design. Planning and designing food systems, moving to the physical / André Viljoen and Katrin Bohn ; Planning and the quest for sustainable food systems: explorations of unknown territory in planning research / Sanne M. Broekhof and Arnold J.J. van der Valk ; Nested scales and design activism: an integrated approach to food growing in inner city Leeds / Emma Oldroyd and Alma Anne Clavin ; Architecture et al.: food gardening as spatial co-authorship on London housing estates / Mikey Tomkins ; Food, homes and gardens: public community gardens potential for contributing to a more sustainable city / Carolin Mees and Edie Stone ; How food secure can British cities become? / Howard C. Lee ; Food seams: planning strategies for urban borders in New Orleans / Brittney Everett ; The CPUL City Toolkit: planning productive urban landscapes for European cities / Katrin Bohn and André Viljoen ; Designing multifunctional spatial systems through urban agriculture: the Casablanca case study / Christoph Kasper, Undine Giseke and Silvia Martin Han ; Good planning for good food: mechanisms within the English planning system to support sustainable food and farming / Harriet White and Suzanne Natelson ; The Food Urbanism Initiative / Craig Verzone ; Room for urban agriculture in Rotterdam: defining the spatial opportunities for urban agriculture within the industrialised city / Paul. A. de Graaf ; Progress through process: preparing the food systems report for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning GoTo2040 Plan / Lynn Peemoeller ; Slow briefs: slow food ... slow architecture / Joanna Crotch ; GreenEngines, a pedagogic tool on sustainable design and productive landscapes / Ana M. Moya Pellitero and Josué da Silva Eliziário.
With over half the world's population now deemed to be urbanised, cities are assuming a larger role in political debates about the security and sustainability of the global food system. Hence, planning for sustainable food production and consumption is becoming an increasingly important issue for planners, policymakers, designers, farmers, suppliers, activists, business and scientists alike. The rapid growth of the food planning movement owes much to the fact that food, because of its unique, multi-functional character, helps to bring people together from all walks of life. In the wider contexts of global climate change, resource depletion, a burgeoning world population, competing food production systems and diet-related public health concerns, new paradigms for urban and regional planning capable of supporting sustainable and equitable food systems are urgently needed. This book addresses this urgent need. By working at a range of scales and with a variety of practical and theoretical models, this book reviews and elaborates definitions of sustainable food systems, and begins to define ways of achieving them. To this end 4 different themes have been defined as entry-points into the discussion of 'sustainable food planning'. These are (1) urban agriculture, (2) integrating health, environment and society, (3) food in urban design and planning and (4) urban food governance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789086861873 20170321
xv, 325 p., [2] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword, A T Males, Municiplo del Canton Cotacachi, Ecuador-- Acknowledgements-- PART 1: INTRODUCTION-- Linking Sustainability Science, Community and Culture: A Research Partnership in Cotacachi, Ecuador, R E Rhoades-- PART 2: TIME AND LANDSCAPE IN COTACACHI-- Shaping an Andean Landscape: Processes Affecting Topography. Soils, and Hydrology in Cotacachi, F Zehetner and W P Miller, University of Georgia, USA-- Incursion, Fragmentation and Tradition: Historical Ecology of Andean Cotacachi, A Shilah Moates and B C Campbell, University of Georgia, USA-- Four Decades of Land Use Change in the Cotacachi Andes: 1963-2000, X Zapata Rios, SANREM-Andes Project, Ecuador, R E Rhoades, M C Segovia, SEK International University, Ecuador and F Zehetner-- Climate Change in Cotacachi, R E Rhoades, X Zapata Rios and J Aragundy, SANREM-Andes Project, Ecuador-- Traversing a Landscape of Memory, V D Nazarea, R Guitarra, UNORCAC, Cotacachi, Ecuador and R E Rhoades-- PART 3: BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND USE-- Biological Diversity in Cotacachi's Andean Forests, M Penafiel, Alianza Jatun Sacha/CDC-Ecuador, Ecuador, M Tipan, Direccion Nacional de Recursos Naturales, Ecuador, L Nolivos and K Vasquez, Universidad Central del Ecuador, Ecuador-- Trees and Trade-Offs: Perceptions of Eucalyptus and Native Trees in Ecuadorian Highland Communities, A D Carse, University of North Carolina, USA-- Living, Dwindling, Losing, Finding: Status and Changes in Agrobiodiversity of Cotacachi, K Skarbo, Bygda, Stranda, Norway-- Women and Homegardens of Cotacachi, M Piniero, CATIE/NORAD, Guatemaia-- Good to Eat, Good to Think: Food, Culture, and Biodiversity in Cotacachi, J Camacho, University of Georgia, USA. PART 4: SOILS, WATER, AND SUSTAINABILITY-- Toward Sustainable Crop Production in Cotacachi: An Assessment of the Soils' Nutrient Status, F Zehetner and W P Miller-- Plant-Water Relations in an Andean Landscape: Modelling the Effect of Irrigation on Upland Crop Production, F Zehetner, W P Miller and X Zapata Rios-- Water Quality and Human Needs in Cotacachi: the Pichavi Watershed, J Aragundy and X Zapata Rios-- Local Resolution of Watershed Management Trade-Offs: The Case of Cotacachi, F Rodriguez with D Southgate, The Ohio State University, USA-- Community-Based Water Monitoring in Cotacachi, S S Ruiz-Cordova, B L Duncan, W Deutsch and N Gomez, Auburn University, USA-- PART 5: NEGOTIATING "DEVELOPMENT WITH IDENTITY"-- Why is the Earth Tired? A Comparative Analysis of Agricultural Change and Intervention in Northern Ecuador, B C Campbell-- Circular Migration and Community Identity: Their Relationship to the Land, G Flora, American Friends Service Committee, USA-- Social Capital and Advocacy Coalitions: Examples of Environment Issues from Ecuador, J L Flora, C B Flora, lowa State University, USA, F Campana, M Garcia Bravo, Heifer Project-Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador and E Fernandez-Baza, Peru and lowa State University, USA-- Future Visioning for the Andes: Scientific Models and Local Perspectives on Landuse Change, R E Rhoades and X Zapata Rios-- Sustainability Science in Indigenous Communities: Reconciling and Global Agendas, R E Rhoades.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851999494 20160528
Throughout Latin America, indigenous peoples are demanding that development must address local priorities, including ethnic identity. Simultaneously, sustainability scientists need to conduct place-based research on the interaction between environment and society that will have global relevance. This book reports on a 6 year interdisciplinary research project on natural resource management in Cotacachi, Ecuador, where scientists and indigenous groups learnt to seek common ground. The book discusses how local people and the environment have engaged each other over time to create contemporary Andean landscapes. It also explores human-environment interaction in relation to biodiversity, soils and water, and equitable development. This book will be of significant interest to sociologists, anthropologists, economists and sustainability scientists researching environment and agriculture in rural communities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851999494 20160528
Green Library
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.
Green Library
v, 65 p. : ill., maps, charts ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Land-Use Intensification: The Cost To The Environment: The Drive For Productivity Habitats And Wildlife Overuse And Neglect Pollution Soil Erosion The Loss Of Farm Biodiversity Impact Of Land-Use Intensification On Forest Biodiversity Landscape Effects Of Intensive Forestry And Farming Cultural Effects Concluding Thoughts 3. Biological Conservation : Gaps, Overlaps And Contradictions: Complexity And Simplicity In Ecological Interactions Attempts To Deal With The Ecological Effects Of Land-Use Intensification 4. Traditional Land Use Systems-- Sustainability, Efficiency And Biodiversity: Sustainable Land-Uses The Character Of Extensive Land-Uses Farming Efficiency And Ecological Complexity Habitat Scale Effects Of Optimising Production Within Extensive Systems The Marsh Fritillary Butterfly The Red-Billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax Pyrrhocorax) Landscape Scale Effects Of Optimising Production With Extensive Systems Concluding Thoughts 5. Land-Use Reform: A New Harmony Between Human Activity, Economic Forces And The Land: Agricultural Support Mechanisms Attempts To Control The Adverse Environmental Effects Of Subsidies The Need For An Integrated Approach To Conservation And Land Management Reduction Of Support For Intensive Production Environmentally Neutral Support For Agriculture 6. Abbreviations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780632056521 20160528
Mature ecological criticism of agricultural policies is not easy: targets agreed in Biodiversity Action Plans must be achieved within a framework of agricultural and economic policies. Developing a balanced solution is the essence of sustainability. Until recently the hidden costs of high-production systems on biodiversity has been ignored. This booklet identifies some of the hidden costs of unsustainable production, and also considers examples where conservation management has failed. The authors argue that sustainable land management is possible, and that conservation and production interests can be satisfied. They go on to show how a sustainable approach can be applied throughout Europe. The approach adopted is the one that has underpinned the development of the European Union Biodiversity strategy and is becoming a compelling force for change in Europe's decision-making processes. Land managers and planners, ecologists, agriculturalists will, in particular, find this booklet an invaluable resource but it will also appeal to those with a more general interest in the issues of land management.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780632056521 20160528
dx.doi.org Wiley Online Library
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xviii, 198 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • From the contents Acknowledgements.- Preface.- 1. Introduction.- 2. The Physical Environment.- 3. People and the Economy.- 4. Agriculture and Sustainability.- 5. The Wildcard of Climate Change.- 6. A Role for the Plains in Combating Climate Change.- 7. Outlook.- Section containing coloured figures.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402056000 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xvi, 376 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • From the contents: Economic Policy Reforms and Sustainable Land Use in Developing Countries.- Soil Degradation and Agricultural Production.- Technical Options for Agricultural Development in the Ethiopian Highlands.- Land Degradation as a Transformation Process in an Intertemporal Welfare Optimisation Framework.- Population Pressure and Land Degradation in the Ethiopian Highlands.- Imperfect Food Markets and Household Adoption of Soil Conservation Practices in the Dominican Republic Highlands.- Soil Conservation and Imperfect Labour Markets in El Salvador.- Assessing the Effects of Policy Measures on Household Welfare and Agro-Ecological Sustainability.- Agricultural Prices and Land Degradation in Koutiala, Mali.- Integrating Site-Specific Biophysical and Economic Models to Assess Trade-offs in Sustainable Land Use and Soil Quality.- Effects of Land Degradation in a Diversified Economy with Local Staple and Labour Markets.- Agricultural Production and Erosion in a Small Watershed in Honduras.The complete table of contents can be found on the Internet: http://www.springer.de.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783790813517 20160528
The book provides an overview of quantitative approaches to analyse the effects of economic policy reforms on sustainable land use in developing countries. It illustrates recent advances in modelling approaches at the plot, household, regional and national level. Special attention is paid to the influence of market failures and other aspects of the institutional environment on the policy-response of households in developing countries, and to problems of linking biophysical and economic models. Four key issues in quantifying relationships between economic policy and agricultural land use are used to compare the different modelling approaches. The book concludes with suggestions for future research aiming at increasing our understanding of the impact of policy instruments on soil quality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783790813517 20160528
Green Library
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Integrated Land Use Planning for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development-- M. V. Rao, V. Suresh Babu, K. Suman Chandra, and G. Ravindra CharrySoil and Land Use Survey for State Level Perspective Land Use Planning and Pragmatic Farm Level Planning-- M. Velayutham Part 1: Soil and Land Resource Information and Land Degradation AssessmentNeed for Cadastral Level Land Resource Information for Sustainable Development: A Case Study in Chikkarsinakere Hobli, Mandya District, Karnataka-- A. Natarajan et.al.Delineation of Prime Agricultural Lands for Land Use Planning: A Case Study of Mysore District, Karnataka-- Ramamurthy V, K. M. Nair, L. G. K. Naidu , and Dipak SarkarSoil and Crop History in Dominant Agro-Ecosystems of the Indo-Gangetic Plains, India-- T. Bhattacharyya, P. Chandran, S. K. Ray, P. Tiwary, C. Mandal, Dipak Sarkar, and D. K. Pal Recent Advances in the Assessment of Degraded Lands for Their Management-- Rajeev Srivastava, Dipak Sarkar, and G. P. Obi Reddy Part 2: Theme II: Application of Geo-informatics and GIS in Land Use PlanningGeospatial Technologies for Land Use Planning, Sustainable Land Resource Management and Food Security-- G. P. Obi Reddy and Dipak SarkarKnowledge Management Initiative Through Agriculture Sector Through Agro Climatic Planning and Information Bank (APIB) for Land Resources Development-- V. Madhava Rao, T. Phanidra Kumar, R. R. Hermon, P. Kesava Rao, Ravi Shankar S. S., and N. S. R. PrasadDevelopment of a Web GIS Based Decision Support System for Agriculture Crop Monitoring System-- D. B. Suresh Babu, T. Phanindra Kumar, V. Madhava Rao, and I. V. MuralikrishnaSite Suitability Anlysis for Water Harvesting Structures in Watershed Using Geo-Informatics-- N. S. R. Prasad, P. Keseva Rao, R. R. Hermon, and V. Madhavarao and I. V. MuralikrishnaGeneration of Sustainable Land Use Plans Using Geoinformatics Technology-- Phanindra Kumar, V. Madhav rao, P. Kesavarao, and R. R. HermonGeomatics for Studying the Temporal Changes in Land Use Land Cover: A Case Study of Sindhuvallipura Watershed, Nanjangud Taluk, Mysore District, Karnataka-- N. S. R. Prasad, V. Madhavarao, R. R. Hermon, and P. Kesava Rao Part 3: Planning for Sustainable Agriculture: Land Use in Different Agroecosystems Rainfed Agro-Economic Zones: An Approach to Integrated Land Use Planning for Sustainable Rainfed Agriculture and Rural Development-- G. Ravindra CharyAssessment and Evaluation of Land Resources for Agricultural Land Use Planning: A Case Study in Nadia District, West Bengal Under Irrigated Agroecosystem-- A. K. Sahoo, Dipak Sarkar, and S. K. SinghMicro Level Planning for Sustainable Resource Management in Agriculture: A Kerala Perspective-- A. Prema and Jiju P. AlexCashew Based Cropping Systems: An Effective Approach for Integrated Land Use Planning in Hard Lateritic Areas of Northern Kerala-- Meera Manjusha A. V., Ambili S. Nair, and P. K. RetheeshRural and Agricultural Development Through Soil and Water Conservation: Hariyali Project of Varakkad Watershed of Nileshwar Block, Kasaragod District, Kerala State-- M. J. Mercykutty Part 4: Integrated Land Use Planning and Institutional Arrangements Integrated Land Use Planning: A Knowledge and Decision Support System for Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development at Block Level-- M. Moni Climate Change and Planning for Risks Management in Agriculture-- V. U. M. RaoLand Use Synergy and Land Use Planning: An Approach for Sustainable Rural Development-- Arun Chaturvedi, Nitin Patil, and Trilok HajareLand Use Policy for Sustainable Development: Special Reference to Uttar Pradesh-- Mridula SinghRecommendations for Direction and Research.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498720014 20171218
Land represents an important resource for the economic life of a majority of people in the world. The way people handle and use land resources impacts their social and economic well-being as well as the sustained quality of land resources. Land use planning is also integral to water resources development and management for agriculture, industry, drinking water, and power generation. This valuable work brings to the forefront the state of practice of land use planning in India, highlighting governmental programs and research with wide-ranging chapters on important topics. Covering various agro-ecosystem, including irrigated, rainfed, coastal, semi-arid, arid (drylands), and hill and mountain (temperate) regions, this volume discusses a variety of issues related to sustainable agriculture and rural development. Chapters address the following questions: *What are the sources, scales, and quality of land resources and land use data for efficient planning * Which are the agroecological systems hot spots that are have been degraded? How can these areas be rejuvenated in terms of quality? * What should be the unit of planning for a holistic approach for the conservation and efficient use of natural resources at different administrative levels and domains? * What are the roles of state land use boards and district planning committees? * How can various programs be integrated and implemented by central and state agencies? * What are the technologies, new policies, and support systems required to address sustainable land use? * What are the legal issues? * What should be the role of communities in planning for poverty alleviation and integrated planning for sustainable agriculture based livelihoods? * What is the role GIS in sustainable agriculture and rural development? With high population growth, endemic poverty, and weak existing institutional capacity for land management, India (and other regions of the world) require strong scientific and strategically important land use policies and methods for sustainable development. This book helps to show the way. This volume is being published in association with the Centre for Agrarian Studies and Disaster Mitigation of the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD and PR).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498720014 20171218
xiv, 178 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
"The Sustainable Land Management Sourcebook" is a resource of good practice information on land and natural resource management issues that will be of operational relevance to practitioners in the tropics and sub-tropics. The Sourcebook covers a comprehensive range of topics on the technical issues of land and natural resource management and is presented in a way that will facilitate use by both experts and lay readers. The text is well-illustrated with graphs and photos and for the more specialized reader, key references and web links to institutional reference databases are provided.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821374320 20160528
Green Library
vii, 83 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Green Library
vi, 36 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 25 cm.
Green Library
vii, 381 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Preface. 1: Environmental Consequences of Climate Change.- Desertification of mid-latitude Northern Asia and global change periodicity in the Quaternary-- N. Dobretsov, V. Zykin.- Regional climate and environmental change in Central Asia-- N. Kharlamova, V. Revyakin.- The reasons and consequences of climate changes--V. Loginov.- Climate change consequences in steppe-forest transition zone in Moravia-- M. Klimanek.- 2: Sustainable Land Use and Regional Development.- Assessment of sustainability of ecological-economic systems by indicators of sustainable development-- E. Rodina.- Overview of NATO CCMS Pilot Study on environmental decision-making for sustainable development in Central Asia-- M. Khankasayev et al.- Experiences in the study of land cover transformation on Mediterranean islands caused by change in land tenure-- B. Cyffka.- Study of soils modified with structure forming agents-- P. Pipeva.- Problems of instability in agrarian nature management and food safety in large countries of Central Asia-- B. Krasnoyarova, I. Orlova.- Sustainable land use as a basis for a healthy nutrition and a corner stone for regional development-- A. Meier -- Ploeger.- 3: Sustainable Development in Mountain and Steppe Regions.- Problems of sustainable development of mountain regions of Tajikistan-- H. Mukhabbatov, H. Umarov.-Implication of environmental law for mountain protection in China-- Jiebin Zhang.- Actual ecological situation in the territory of mountain regions and biodiversity problems -- the case of the Republic of Georgia-- Z. Tatashidze et al.- New ways and new forms of limited and controlled nature management in the steppe region of northern Eurasia-- A. Chibilyov.- 4: Beyond Boarders: Transboundary Biosphere Reserve "Altai" as an Approach for Regional Development.- Sustainable land use convergence in border area in Central Europe-- J. Kolejka, D. Marek.- Sustainable development beyond administrative boundaries -- Case study: Rhon Biosphere Reserve, Germany-- D. Pokorny.- The links between poverty and environment: the rationale for environmentally sustainable resource use, with application to land management in the Altai region-- D. Smith.- Conditions and trends in natural systems of the Altai-Sayan ecoregion-- A. Mandych.- Transboundary Biosphere Territory "Altai": Expert evaluation for the establishment--Y. Vinokurov et al.- 5: Landscape Planning as an Integrative Tool for Sustainable Development.- Landscape planning as a tool for sustainable development of the territory-- D. Gruehn.- The Russian school of landscape planning-- A. Antipov, M.Semenov.- 6: Challenges and Threats for Environmental Stability in Central Asia.- Historical experience and estimations of modern land tenure of the Inner Asia-- A. Tulokhonov.- No Man's Land -- Environmental influences in Central Asian security-- P. Liotta.-Physical-geographical characteristics of the Altai region-- D. Enkhtaivan.- New challenges of the modern civilization and global economy in the north of Western Siberia-- G. Grebenyuk, F. Rjansky.- Summary of other Workshop Lectures-- N. Dobretsov.- List of Workshop Participants.-.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402044922 20160528
Climate change, non-sustainable land management and the insufficient participation of the local population leads to land degradation problems in parts of the Altai Region, which includes the territory of China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and the Russian Federation. This territory is characterized by mountain and steppe landscapes, high biological diversity and a high dependency on natural resources. An environmentally sustainable use of natural resources remains a fundamental foundation for sustainable economic and social development. The achievement of ecologically sound land management practices, especially in vulnerable regions, was identified as a particular important goal for the economic significance of agricultural production and a predominantly rural population. So far, in some parts of the region, land use has been unsustainable over the long term. This book presents important aspects of environmental security and sustainable land use in general and in particular for Central Asia, i.e.: the environmental consequences of climate change; sustainable land use and regional development; sustainable development in mountain and steppe regions; beyond borders: Transboundary Biosphere Reserve "Altai" as an approach for regional development; landscape planning as an integrative tool for sustainable development; challenges and threats for environmental stability in Central Asia. A final recommendation in the area of sustainable development and land use as well as the proceeding efforts towards the establishment of the Transboundary Biosphere Reserve "Altai" and the implementation of landscape planning were set in the book as some of the main results of the meeting.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402044922 20160528
Green Library
408 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
x, 496 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Compositions and aspects of the structures of humic substances-- interactions of humic substances-- environmental impacts of humic substances and organic matter-- composts, peats and sludges.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780854046997 20160527
The European Directives preventing disposal of sludges at sea after 1998 and the land fill taxes in the UK have reawakened interest in composting and the utilization of sewage sludges on land. Because modern agriculture is based on the intensive uses of inorganic fertilizers and on efficient industrial type practices, which often have little consideration for the future, there will need to be incentives or legislation to convince producers of the benefits of supplying some of the needs of crops with organic manures. Humic Substances, Peats and Sludges takes account of the ways in which humic substances, which are present in all soils and waters, peats (which are a big carbon sink) and sludges affect the environment and health of plants and animals. The book is divided into five sections. The first two serve to put the subject matter in a scientific perspective, dealing with the compositions, structures and interactions of humic substances, whilst the third section considers how humic substances and peats influence aspects of the environment. Section four considers the health damaging effects caused by the chlorination of waters rich in humic substances, balanced with the health promoting effects of humic substances per se. The final section deals with the influences which sludge amendments have on soils, plants and waters. Throughout, a wide range of experimental methods and instrumentation are covered. This book will provide a useful resource for academics who wish to focus on the compositions, structures and interaction aspects of humic substances. It will be of particular interest to those in the water industry, in regards to discussion of the risks of chlorinating water rich in humics, as well as the transformation of sludges in soils and the fate of heavy metals released from sludges.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780854046997 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
vii, 85 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiii, 208 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • Contents Contributors Preface Acknowledgements 1. Agricultural Production in East Africa: Stagnation, Investment and Poverty Part I: Determinants of Sustainable Land Management Investments 2. Stimulating Smallholder Investments in Sustainable Land Management: Overcoming Market, Policy and Institutional Challenges 3. The Role of Social Capital in Sustainable Development: An Analysis of Soil Conservation in Rural Kenya 4. Tenure Security and Incentives for Sustainable Land Management: A Case Study from Kenya Jane Kabubo-Mariara and Vincent Linderhof Part II: The Effect of Risk on Investments 5. Risk Preferences and Technology Adoption: Case Studies from Ethiopian Highlands 6. Fertilizer Use by Smallholder Households in Northern Ethiopia: Does Risk Aversion Matter? 7. Crop Biodiversity and the Management of Production Risk on Degraded Lands: Some Evidence from the Highlands of Ethiopia Part III: Returns to Sustainable Land Management Investments 8. Where does investment on Sustainable Land Management Technology Work? Empirical Evidence from the Ethiopian Highlands 9. Soil Conservation and Small Scale Food Production in Highland Ethiopia: A Stochastic Metafrontier Approach Part IV: Public Policies and Sustainable Land Management Investments 10. Policy Instruments to Reduce Downstream Externalities of Soil Erosion and Surface Run-Off 11. Incentives for Sustainable Land Management in East African Countries 12. Conclusions and Key Lessons.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781617260919 20160607
Agricultural Investment and Productivity provides a deep and systematic look at the opportunities for and constraints to investments in sustainable agriculture in East Africa, offering important insights into what works and how to analyze agricultural investments in one of the poorest regions of the world. The book critically examines the reasons behind East Africa's stagnant agricultural productivity over the past forty-five years, using the primary lens of investments in fertilizers, seeds, and sustainable land management technologies. These investments have a tremendous impact on production volume, ultimately affecting the income of millions of families throughout the region.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781617260919 20160607
Green Library
xv, 263 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xviii, 249 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
  • Preface.- Acknowledgements .- List of Tables and Figures.- 1. Introduction: Setting the Stage.- 1.1. Introducing Society, Nature and Transitions.- 1.2. Introducing the MEFA Framework.- 1.3. Fieldwork among the Tsimane'.- 1.4. What the Book says. -- References. -- 2. Sustainability Transitions and the MEFA Toolkit: Concepts and Methods.- 2.1. Sociometabolic Sustainability Transitions.- 2.2.The MEFA Framework Toolkit.- References. -- 3. Exploring an Indigenous World in the Bolivian Amazon: The Case of the Tsimane'.- 3.1. The Tsimane' Habitat.- 3.2. Landscape and Cosmos: Bridging the Natural and the Cultural.- 3.3. Tsimane' History of Contact.- 3.4. Settlement and Community Life.- References.- 4. Stocks, Flows and Land Use: The Metabolic Profile of Campo Bello. - 4.1. The Community Setting.- 4.2. The Sociometabolic Profile of Campo Bello. -- References.- 5. Work, Time and Other Functions.- 5.1. Introducing and Embedding the Use of Time.- 5.2. The Collection, Coding and Classification Process.- 5.3. The Qualitative Order.- 5.4. The Quantitative Order.- 5.5. Conclusion: Discussing Opportunities and Time Squeeze.- References.- 6. Comparing Local Transitions Acroos the Developing World.- 6.1. Introducing SangSaeng, Nalang and Trinket.- 6.2. Agricultural Intensification and Sociometabolic Regime Transitions.- 6.3. Biophysical Indicators of Intensification.- 6.4. Driving Forces for Change.- 6.5. Conclusion: Lessons from Contemporary Transitions.- References.- 7. Local Visions for a Global Future.- 7.1. What have we learnt?.- References.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789048134861 20160528
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
Green Library
xviii, 265 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 24 cm
  • Preface Acknowledgments Author Chapter 1 Introduction Agricultural transition phases A paradigm shift A wicked problem Sustainability science The wicked features of agriculture sustainability Ecological-economic disconnections Conflicting governance styles Disparate stakeholder values Variable natural capital Putting sustainability science to practice An environmental market signal Spatially based trading platform Path to agricultural landscape sustainability Assessing wicked problems Devising wicked solutions Recognizing the glocal commons Global perspectives Glocal and regional perspectives The grand economic challenge Section I: An enduring wicked problem Chapter 2 An enduring wicked problem A wicked problem Sources of wicked (landscape sustainability) problems Varied scope and scale of natural capital outputs and outcome Growing number of disparate stakeholder values Conflicting governance styles The complex agriculture landscape system The simple and complicated The complex The system as it is Natural capital System stakeholders Production group Organizational governance styles Transdisciplinary challenge Disciplinary evolution Application challenges A wicked resilient problem Chapter 3 Natural capital outputs and outcomes A natural economic capital Not a new idea The landscape as a living factory floor An automobile factory A drinking water factory The conditionally renewable earth factory Biomes Ecosystems Processes Functions Structures Outputs and outcomes Varied ecosystem service definitions Categorize goods and services as same Categorize goods and services as different Identify ecosystem services as SPUs Ecosystem services as FEGS and BRIs Compatible definitions? Chapter 4 Disparate stakeholder strategies and values Agriculture's four phases Stakeholder shift and expansion Incompatible strategies Public utility sector Seattle public utilities and the GASB Des Moines Water Works and county drainage boards Government agency sector USDA federal farm policy EPA's Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration Order Agriculture Water Quality Certainty Program Agriculture industry sector United Suppliers' SUSTAIN NGOs and the corporate sector The Sustainability Consortium Field to Market EPRI water quality trading Following Carlson's Law? Top-down [dis]orderly Bottom-up chaos Disparity rooted in culture and governance Chapter 5 Conflicting governance styles Organizations Organizational evolution Conformist hierarchy Incentivized hierarchy Pluralistic hierarchy Network structure Organizational structure-governance styles connections Governance Governance cultures Governance styles Hierarchy governance Market governance Network governance Governance conflicts Governance trilemma Governance conflicts in the system as it is Section II: Devising a wicked solution Chapter 6 Devising a wicked solution A transdisciplinary approach Acquiring system knowledge Imagination as a wicked solution strategy Identifying wicked solution sources Six pilot project case studies MMPA's EQA Minnesota Project's conservation innovation Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's conservation bridge Minnesota department of agriculture's EQA EPA-USDA-MN Ag water quality certainty program Chicago SWCD's AgEQATM A [Compiled] transdisciplinary approach Retelling the transdisciplinary story Transformational knowledge The system as it ought to be Identifying the wicked problem and solution partners Wicked solution sources Shared governance platform Enabling communities of practice Chapter 7 A landscape language Index-based language form Landscape data Data collection Smart assessments Index calculations Creating language content Landscape intelligence Simple and compound indices Natural capital asset portfolio Purposeful uses Another market marvel? Useful applications Defining eco-services Natural capital units Mapping earth's factory floor Natural capital values and GDP Agricultural NCC values Disruption toward harmonization Global environmental mechanism Global environmental asset portfolio Harmonizing natural capital valuation Imagining a common landscape language Chapter 8 Aligning sustainability activities Governance actors Shifting actor roles Governance shifts Meta-governance Meta-governors Governance frameworks Case study analysis Case assessment strategy Governance actors Governance styles, frameworks, and footprints Group I case studies-USDA conservation delivery system Soil Conservation Service CDS Project components Assessment and discussion Natural Resources Conservation Service CDS Project components Assessment and discussion Group I discussion Group II case studies-Minnesota EQAs Minnesota Milk Producers Association EQA Project components Assessment and discussion Minnesota Department of Agriculture's LEQA Project components Assessment and discussion Chicago SWCD's AgEQA Project components Assessment and discussion Group II discussion Group III case studies-emerging strategies MDA's Ag Water Quality Certainty Program Project components Assessment and discussion Chesapeake Bay Program BMP Verification Project components Assessment and discussion EPRI's Ohio River Basin water quality trading Program components Assessment and discussion The Sustainability Consortium Project components Assessment and discussion Field to Market Project components Assessment and discussion United supplier's SUSTAIN Project components Assessment and discussion Group III discussion Overall case study findings Governance of project components Development Delivery Oversight Valuation Governance footprints Aligning governance actors and styles Chapter 9 A shared governance platform Shared governance Shared governance principles Multisided platforms Network community Technology infrastructure Database and content Multisided shared governance platform Creating a new supply Nonexcludable goods Excludable goods "Converting" nonexcludable goods to excludable goods New user behaviors Enabling new transactions Identify transaction costs Reduce transaction costs Shared transaction costs and values MSSG platform transactions Sustainability 1.0 Sustainability 1.5 Sustainability 2.0 Symbiotic demand versus conflicting governance Disparate stakeholder governance Symbiotic demand Section III: Designing a glocal business ecosystem Chapter 10 Governance of the glocal commons Glocalization phenomenon Social effect Sustainability supply chain effect Local + global = glocal commons Glocal governance pathways Bottom-up sustainability governance Top-down sustainability governance Private sector sustainability governance Public-private partnerships Solely private sector Adaptive pathway Glocal common governance Local commons Glocal commons Chapter 11 Designing a business ecosystem Evolving ecosystems Business ecosystems e-Commerce ecosystems An eco-commerce ecosystem concept Interface of ecoservice value Ecosystem design layers Participant layers Leaders' layer Users layer Contributor layer Risk management assessment Strategies for an eco-commerce ecosystem User magnet Technology toolbox Cryptocurrency Matchmaking, incentives, and trust Ecosystem emergence considerations Chapter 12 Enabling an eco-commerce ecosystem Three phases of transformation Preparing the system Adaptive comanagement Minimal viable platform A first platform interaction The next platform interaction A prepared system Window of opportunity Case study windows Too many "little" windows? Too big of a window? Opening a WQ trading window Entering a WQ trading window Navigating the transition Navigating the first WQ transaction Transforming water quality trading Enabling symbiotic transactions Glocal sustainability portfolios Antithesis of the tragedy of the commons Building resiliency Compelling visions Chapter 13 Conclusion Wicked principles Sustainability science A DNA solution Platform biomimicry Stable core Variable complementary component Interface A generic wicked solution platform A resolutionary path Chapter 14 Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498718004 20171218
Sustaining our agricultural landscapes is no longer just a technical, scientific or even political problem, but it has evolved into a socially complex, so-called wicked problem of conflicting social governance and economics. This creates an extreme economic obstacle where the value of ecosystem services remains low and diffuse and the transactions costs remain high and multiple.Using Uber-like business platform technology and a shared governance model, a symbiotic demand for environmental benefits is created. Enabling multi-sector transactions for environmental benefits, this platform innovation would remedy the "tragedy of the commons"; the economic nemesis to achieving landscape sustainability. In a nutshell, to sustain our agricultural landscapes a transdisciplinary approach supported by a shared governance model housed within a multi-sided platform in needed. This book introduces an assessment framework identifying governance actors, styles and ratios for socio-ecological systems. The assessment uses a new governance compass to identify the types of actors completing which tasks and identifies the styles of governance used to complete the tasks. It is aimed to anyone involved in sustainability science, agricultural policy planning, or integrated landscape design.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498718004 20171218
xxv, 282 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • World agriculture-- feeding the world-- helping developing countries-- the role of plants-- the role of animals-- agriculture as a system-- energy and water in agriculture-- the concept of efficiency-- agriculture and the environment-- sustainability-- animal welfare-- agriculture and human health-- the concerned citizen-- education of the citizen-- the need for research-- the future. Appendix: the proverbs.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780412715204 20160528
The purpose of this work is to enable the citizen to form a view on the major issues of public concern, especially about how to feed an increasing world population without unacceptable pollution, about food and water safety, about food surpluses and starvation, use of resources such as land, agrochemicals, energy and water, and about sustainability. It should appeal to all concerned with such issues, whether within agriculture or beyond.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780412715204 20160528
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