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- CRC Press 2008; US$ 125.95
Exploring the implementation of participatory, multistakeholder, and transdisciplinary ecosystem health research, Integrated Assessment of Health and Sustainability of Agroecosystems combines the latest theories in complexity and management with practical tools and approaches for sustainable rural development research. Although the text focuses... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 38.95
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...
- Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 239.00
Agroecology not only encompasses aspects of ecology, but the ecology of sustainable food production systems, and related societal and cultural values. To provide effective communication regarding status and advances in this field, connections must be established with many disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, environmental sciences, ethics,... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 89.99
This book explores the different methodologies and data used to understand climate?s effect on food security. It explains the nature of the climate threat, ways that crops and farmers might respond, and the potential role for public and private investment. more...