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  • Tools for Prevention - Participatory Monitoringby International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2005; US$ 5.00

    Consists of three parts including a theoretical framework for participatory monitoring, a kit with eight different tools to be used to collect data as well as annexes with tips on how to run training wokshops and analyse baseline data. more...

  • Sustaining the Soilby Chris Reij; Ian Scoones; Calmilla Toulmin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Indigenous soil and water conservation practices are rarely acknowledged in the design of conventional development projects. Instead, the history of soil and water conservation in Africa has been one of imposing external solutions without regard for local practice. There is a remarkably diverse range of locally developed and adapted technologies for... more...

  • India's Organic Farming Revolutionby Sapna E. Thottathil

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 19.00

    Should you buy organic food? Is it just a status symbol, or is it really better for us? Is it really better for the environment? What about organic produce grown thousands of miles from our kitchens, or on massive corporately owned farms? Is ?local? or ?small-scale? better, even if it?s not organic? A lot of consumers who would like to do the right... more...

  • Erosion and Environmentby Milo? Holư; Asit K. Biswas; Margaret R. Biswas

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Erosion and Environment focuses on the disturbance of the natural soil cover that exposes the soil surface to the action of erosion agents such as the destructive effects of water and wind. The topics discussed in this book include the effects of erosion on the national economy; classification of erosion; mechanism of erosion processes; theory of... more...

  • Slope Stabilization and Erosion Control: A Bioengineering Approachby Roy P.C. Morgan; R.J. Rickson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This book is an up-to-date review of research and practice on the use of vegetation for slope stabilization and control of surface erosion caused by water and wind. From a basic understanding of the principles and practices of vegetation growth and establishment, it describes how vegetation can be treated as an engineering material and used to solve... more...

  • Soil Erosion and Carbon Dynamicsby Eric J. Roose; Rattan Lal; Christian Feller; Bernard Barthes; Bobby A. Stewart

    CRC Press 2005; US$ 209.95

    The most complete, nonpartisan source of information available today on this hot agronomic topic, this book brings together a diverse group of papers and data to resolve the debate between sedimentologists, soil scientists, and agronomists over whether the effects of soil erosion on carbon and atmospheric CO2 is beneficial or destructive. Divided into... more...

  • Organic Agricultureby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 126.00

    Organic agriculture is expanding in all OECD countries, and is one of the most rapidly developing market segments. It is no longer limited to farmers selling their produce at the farm-gate or through specialised stores, but has extended into the mainstream of the agri-food chain. more...

  • Landscape Agroecologyby Paul Wojtkowski

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 121.95

    Learn how the principles and practices of landscape agroecology can help to overcome drought, flooding, poor soil, damaging winds, plant diseases, plant-eating insects, and more! Examining the concepts, conventions, and components that underlie the ecology of human-managed landscapes, this is the first book to address landscape agroecology. Incorporating... more...

  • Soil Erosion in Europeby John Boardman; Jean Poesen

    Wiley 2007; US$ 377.00

    Provides a unique and comprehensive assessment of soil erosion throughout Europe, an important aspect to control and manage if landscapes are to be sustained for the future. Written in two parts, Soil Erosion in Europe primarily focuses on current issues, area specific soil erosion rates, on and off-site impacts, government responses, soil conservation... more...

  • 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...