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  • Agriculture and climate beyond 2015by Floor Brouwer; Bruce A. McCarl

    Springer 2006; US$ 209.00

    Explores key interactions between changes in agriculture, patterns of land use and efforts to reduce greenhouse emissions from agriculture. This volume is based on inter-disciplinary science and policy interactions, exploring the way land use may aid in addressing or be affected by the onset of climate change and alterations in food demand. 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...

  • Integrated Assessment of Health and Sustainability of Agroecosystemsby Thomas Gitau; Margaret W. Gitau; David Waltner-Toews

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 119.95

    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...

  • The Agri-Environmentby John Warren; Clare Lawson; Kenneth Belcher

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 51.00

    An academic textbook and practical guide to farm conservation, based on the authors' extensive teaching experience. more...

  • Nature's Matrixby Ivette Perfecto; John Vandermeer; Angus Wright

    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...

  • Evaluating Agri-Environmental Policiesby OECD Publishing

    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...

  • Agriculture, Trade and the Environment The Arable Crops Sectorby OECD Publishing

    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...

  • Environmental Indicators for Agriculture, 3by OECD Publishing

    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...

  • Guidelines for Cost-effective Agri-environmental Policy Measuresby OECD Publishing

    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...

  • Farming and the Fate of Wild Natureby Daniel Imhoff; Jo Ann Baumgartner

    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...