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  • Sustainability in Agricultureby R. M. Harrison; R. E. Hester; Jules Pretty

    Royal Society of Chemistry 2005; US$ 96.00

    World trade in agriculture, with its massive subsidies, restrictive barriers, international collaboration and competition, and the livelihoods of millions of farmers worldwide at stake, is an emotive subject that often provokes heated debate. So how can sustainability in agriculture be addressed whilst taking these issues into account? Sustainability... more...

  • Energy in Farm Productionby R.C. Fluck

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 385.00

    This last volume of the Energy in World Agriculture series is in many ways the series' Alpha and its Omega. It addresses the broad issues related to the use of energy in agricultural production, and also characterizes and quantifies the energy involvements of many agricultural production technologies. It is a compilation of descriptive and analytical... more...

  • Water for Food Water for Lifeby David Molden

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 83.95

    Managing water resources is one of the most pressing challenges of our times - fundamental to how we feed 2 billion more people in coming decades, eliminate poverty, and reverse ecosystem degradation. This Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, involving more than 700 leading specialists, evaluates current thinking on water and... more...

  • Forest Gardeningby Robert Hart

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 1996; US$ 13.13

    Forest gardening is a way of working with Nature which is not only productive and requires minimal maintenance, but creates great environmental benefits. As Herbert Girardet says in his Foreword,"Robert Hart was a rare person . . . For decades he waged a lonely battle for life, patiently writing books and articles and quietly planting trees on his... more...

  • After the Green Revolutionby Gordon R. Conway; Edward B. Barbier

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    'The Green Revolution' of the 60's and 70's produced immense gains in food cereal production in the Third World. But there are huge problems in the 'post-revolutionary' era: farmers with small or marginal holdings have benefited less than wealthier farmers; intensive mono-cropping has made production more susceptible to environmental stresses and shocks.... more...

  • Precision Agriculture for Sustainability and Environmental Protectionby Margaret Oliver; Thomas Bishop; Ben Marchant

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 99.95

    Precision agriculture (PA) involves the application of technologies and agronomic principles to manage spatial and temporal variation associated with all aspects of agricultural production in order to improve crop performance and environmental quality. The focus of this book is to introducea non-specialist audience to the the role of PA in food security,... more...

  • A Profile of the Farm Machinery Industryby Dawn M. Drake

    Business Expert Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    The farm machinery industry, though dominated by three large companies, is a complex sector of the global manufacturing economy that encompasses many smaller manufacturers as well. While contributing a small percentage to gross world product, it is vitally important to another key sector of the economy agriculture. Consequently, the recent rise in... more...

  • Grow a Sustainable Dietby Cindy Conner

    New Society Publishers 2014; US$ 24.95

    Row by row maximize your harvest and feed your soil by developing a customized plan for your garden more...

  • Tropical Agroforestryby Alain Atangana; Damase Khasa; Scott Chang; Ann Degrande

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 99.00

    This book offers a lucid analysis of current information on Agroforestry, a recognized sustainable land-use management tool in the tropics which provides environmental-friendly ecosystems and also provides people with their everyday need for food and cash. more...

  • Developing Sustainable Agriculture and Communityby Lionel J. "Bo" Beaulieu; Jeffrey L. Jordan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    This book illustrates the ways in which communities can strengthen the links and set the stage for long-term partnerships between sustainable agriculture and sustainable rural community development initiatives. It provides lessons learned, first, from the community development literature that can help shape sustainable agriculture strategies, and second,... more...