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- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 49.99
Small farmers are often viewed as engaging in wasteful practices that wreak ecological havoc. Exploring Agrodiversity sets the record straight: Small farmers are in fact ingenious and inventive and engage in a diverse range of land-management strategies, many of them resourcefully geared toward conserving resources, especially soil. They have shown... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 129.00
- CABI 2011; US$ 145.00
Agrobiodiversity provides most of our food through our interaction with crops and domestic animals. Future global food security is firmly anchored in sound, science-based management of agrobiodiversity. This book presents key concepts of agrobiodiversity management, critically reviewing important current and emerging issues including agricultural development,... more...
- CABI 2011; US$ 180.00
Based on the 2010 conference 'Towards the establishment of genetic reserves for crop wild relatives and landraces in Europe', this book is the cutting-edge discussion of agrobiodiversity conservation. By considering the benefits of understanding and preserving crop wild relatives and landraces, it encompasses issues as wide-ranging and topical... more...
- Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 57.95
What are the goals of agricultural science? What should the goals of agricultural science be? How do and how should the practitioners of agriculture address complex ethical questions? These questions are explored in this monumental book so that those in agriculture will begin an open dialoge on the ethics of agriculture. Discussion of foundational... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95
Debate about how best to ensure the preservation of agricultural biodiversity is caught in a counter-productive polemic between proponents and critics of market-based instruments and agricultural modernisation. This book argues that neither position does justice to the range of strategies that farmers use to manage agrobiodiversity and other livelihood... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 154.95
Plant genetic diversity is crucial to the breeding of food crops and is therefore a central precondition for food security. This important book contributes to our understanding of how international regimes affect the management of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture in developing countries. more...
- Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 35.99
Managing Biodiversity in Agricultural Ecosystems takes a look at how farmers manage, maintain, and benefit from biodiversity in agricultural production systems. The volume includes the most recent research and developments in the maintenance of local diversity at the genetic, species, and ecosystem levels. Chapters cover the assessment and farmer... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 184.95
While modern science has always recognized the central role that biodiversity plays in the ecological processes that maintain the Earth's equilibrium, our increasing knowledge of nature has deepened our appreciation of this principle. Consequently, those involved with implementing and maintaining sustainable agriculture systems have begun to take a... more...
- Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 229.00
Summarizes the state of knowledge in the economic literature of management of agricultural biotechnology and biodiversity in agricultural and economic development. This book identifies key issues confronting policy makers in managing biodiversity and biotechnology and provides an analysis of the linkage between the two. more...