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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...

  • Agroforestry Systems and Practicesby Ramesh Umrani

    Oxford Book Co. 2010; US$ 50.00

    Agroforestry is an integrated approach of using the interactive benefits from combining trees and shrubs with crops and/or livestock. It combines agricultural and forestry technologies to create more diverse, productive, profitable, healthy and sustainable land-use systems. In agroforestry systems, trees or shrubs are intentionally used within agricultural... more...

  • Agroecology and Strategies for Climate Changeby Eric Lichtfouse

    Springer 2011; US$ 239.00

    Sustainable agriculture is a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for our children. This discipline addresses current issues such as climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, starvation, obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control and biodiversity depletion. Novel solutions are... more...

  • Organic Futuresby Adrian Myers

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2005; US$ 15.74

    Exploring the history, politics and practicalities of organic farming, Adrian Myers shows how the current techniques of agriculture and horticulture based on chemical fertilizers, which inevitably bring about the deterioration of soil life, cannot provide a long-term sustainable future for humankind. more...

  • A Practical Guide to Prairie Reconstructionby Carl Kurtz

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 20.00

    Thirty-five years and many acres after planting his first patch of prairie flowers, Carl Kurtz is considered one of the deans of the great tallgrass prairie revival.  The Prairie Enthusiast  called the 2001 edition of his book a ?readable and understandable introduction to prairie and the general steps in carrying out a reconstruction.?... 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...