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- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 34.95
Landscapes are frequently seen as fragments of natural habitat surrounded by a 'sea' of agriculture. But recent ecological theory shows that the nature of these fragments is not nearly as important for conservation as is the nature of the matrix of agriculture that surrounds them. Local extinctions from conservation fragments are inevitable and must... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 112.00
These conference proceedings present a series of evaluations of agri-environmental policies in OECD countries. They examine how effective the policies have been in achieving objectives and what policy makers have learned about the design and implementation of their policies. . These proceedings show that different methods of policy evaluation... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 65.00
This study takes an in-depth look at the arable crops sector in OECD countries and draws some conclusions about the impacts of agricultural support policies, trade liberalisation, agri-environmental payments, and agri-ennvironmental regulations. It contains economic and structural data, agri-environmental indicators for the arable crops sector,... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 121.00
Overall the environmental performance of agriculture in OECD countries over the last 10 to 15 years has been mixed. According to the indicators examined in this book pollution levels from nitrogen and pesticide loadings in water remain relatively high, for certain regions within OECD countries. Environmental risks persist, such as soil erosion and... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010; US$ 42.00
Improving the environmental performance of agriculture is a high priority in OECD and many non-OECD countries. This will be of increasing concern in the future given the pressure to feed a growing world population with scarce land and water resources. Policy has an important role to play where markets for many of the environmental outcomes from agriculture... more...
- Watershed Media 2012; US$ 16.95
Farming and the Fate of Wild Nature addresses an urgent and complex issue facing communities and cultures throughout the world: the need for heightened land stewardship and conservation in an era of diminishing natural resources. Agricultural lands in rural areas are being purchased for development. Water scarcities are pitting urban and development... more...
- Elsevier Science 1993; US$ 270.00
Until the 1980s, global increases in food production exceeded the concomitant growth of human populations. However, progressively agriculture is becoming unable to meet the world-wide per capita needs for food. Unless there is major international cooperation in addressing the problems associated with population control, it is predicted that the global... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1994; US$ 51.95
The Spirit of the Soil challenges environmentalists to think more deeply and creatively about agriculture. Paul B. Thompson identifies four `worldviews' which tackle agricultural ethics according to different philosophical priorities; productionism, stewardship, economics and holism. He examines current issues such as the use of pesticides and biotechnology... more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2005; US$ 189.00
Vulnerability associated with the hazards of natural disasters can be controlled to some extent by timely prediction and by taking counter-measures to reduce their impacts on agriculture. This book based on an expert meeting held in Beijing, China is of interest to the organizations involved in disasters reduction and mitigation of extreme events. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1994; US$ 90.00
Offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the implications of changes in institutional design and policy reform now underway at the global level. Particular attention is given to the institutions that conduct research and implement changes in technology and practice in the fields of agriculture and health, as well as those that monitor the changes... more...