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  • CAP Regimes and the European Countrysideby F. Brouwer; P. Lowe

    CABI 2000; US$ 130.00

    The objectives of this title are to review assessments made on the environmental effects of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and to judge the contribution of agricultural policy to environmental quality in the European Union. more...

  • Environment, Water Resources and Agricultural Policiesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 70.00

    China?s leaders face the daunting challenge of feeding the world?s largest population with limited resources. China?s per capita endowment of arable land is low and water scarcity is of particular concern. Not only is China?s endowment of water resources extremely low, but it is also badly distributed, with the North China Plain having one of the lowest... more...

  • Evaluation of Agri-Environmental Policiesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2012; US$ 96.00

    Governments are increasingly aware of the importance of monitoring and evaluating their policies − including agri-environmental policies − and are devoting efforts to strengthening their monitoring and evaluation systems and capacities. They aim to improve their performance by establishing evidence-based policy-making, evidence-based management... more...

  • Environmental Impacts of Modern Agricultureby R. M. Harrison; R. E. Hester; Joe Morris

    Royal Society of Chemistry 2012; US$ 104.00

    Modern agriculture must seek to feed the world's growing population with little or no cost to the Environment. Modern agriculture is capable of producing greater yields than ever before, but intensification of agriculture does come at a price. This comprehensive volume examines the environmental impact made by agriculture in the 21st Century, looking... more...

  • Providing Agri-environmental Public Goods through Collective Actionby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2013; US$ 126.00

    This study analyses the promotion of collective action for agri-environmental public goods and addresses externalities by reviewing the experience of various OECD member countries. Twenty-five cases from. 13 countries (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden and the United... more...

  • Ecological Consequences of Increasing Crop Productivityby Anatoly I. Opalko; Larissa I. Weisfeld; Sarra A. Bekuzarova; Nina A. Bome; Gennady E. Zaikov

    Apple Academic Press 2014; US$ 109.95

    With contributions from leading scientists in agricultural biology and young researchers, this book examines the ecological consequences that sometimes arise with various methods of increasing crop productivity. It also presents agroecological approaches to crop improvement and productivity from several perspectives, examines alternative energy sources,... more...

  • Agriculture and the Environmentby Terry L. Anderson; Bruce Yandle

    Hoover Institution Press 2001; US$ 17.99

    The authors focus on the major environmental constraints that limit U.S. food production without necessarily improving environmental quality. Each chapter documents a specific issue, discusses the regulatory response, and offers ideas for reform. more...

  • Against The Grainby Bill Hampel

    Rosenberg Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    14 Farmers tell how they are adapting to climate change. Can we humans simply ignore the fires, floods and increased deaths climate change is bringing? Fourteen farmers - those bearing the brunt of climate change - who accept the science, tell how they have observed or recorded the unpredictable weather events, the reduction in rainfall and its shift... more...

  • Tropical Agroecosystemsby John H. Vandermeer

    CRC Press 2002; US$ 172.95

    Tropical areas present ecological, cultural and political problems that demand analysis that is distinct from general ecological analysis. The tropical environment is special in many ways, from the lack of a biological down season (winter), to generally poor soil conditions, to a reliance on traditional methods of agriculture in an undeveloped society.... more...

  • Natural Resource Management in Agricultureby B. Shiferaw; H.A. Freeman; S.M. Swinton

    CABI 2004; US$ 120.00

    Discusses the features and methodological difficulties of NRM impact assessment. This book examines the strengths and weaknesses of various impact assessment approaches, including econometric, bio-economic, and more direct methods. It also assesses and identifies data requirements for developing impact indicators. more...