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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Resilient Agricultureby Laura Lengnick

    New Society Publishers 2015; US$ 19.95

    Creating agile, resilient foodsheds to feed a warming world more...

  • Food from your Forest Gardenby Martin Crawford; Caroline Aitken

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2014; US$ 21.86

    How do you cook heartnuts, hawthorn fruits or hostas? What?s the best way to preserve autumn olives or to dry chestnuts? Forest gardening – a novel way of growing edible crops in different vertical layers – is attracting increasing interest, for gardens large or small. But when it comes to harvest time, how do you make the most of the produce? From... more...

  • Tropical Homegardensby B.M. Kumar; P.K.R. Nair

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 319.00

    ?Homegardens? are integrated tree ? crop ? animal production systems, often in small parcels of land surrounding homesteads, and primarily found in tropical environments. These agroforestry systems, developed and nurtured by farmers through generations of innovation and experiment, are often cited as the epitome of sustainability, yet have been long... more...

  • Remaking the North American Food Systemby C. Clare Hinrichs

    University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 45.00

    Examines the resurgence of interest in rebuilding the links between agricultural production and food consumption. With examples from Puerto Rico to Oregon to Quebec, this work offers a North American perspective attuned to trends toward globalization at the level of markets and governance and shows how globalization affects specific localities. more...

  • Perspectives for Agroecosystem Managementby Peter Schroder; J. Pfadenhauer; J. Munch

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 92.95

    Sustainable agriculture is a key concept for scientists, researchers, and agricultural engineers alike. This book focuses on the FAM- project (FAM Munich Research Network on Agroecosystems) of the 1990s as a means to assessing, forecasting, and evaluating changes in the agroecosystems that are necessary for agricultural sustainability. The management... more...

  • Food and Water Securityby U. Aswathanarayana

    CRC Press 2007; US$ 172.95

    This book deals with ways and means of managing food and water security in various agroclimatic environments through the integration of R & D, training, people participation, agronomic practices, economic instruments, and administrative policies. It includes contributions by global experts in the field, who elaborate on the governance of food security,... more...

  • Sustainable Protein Production and Consumption: Pigs or Peas?by Harry Aiking; Joop de Boer; Johan Vereijken

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 209.00

    Sustainable Protein Production and Consumption: Pigs or Peas? is a book that presents and explores the PROFETAS programme for development of a more sustainable food system by studying the feasibility of substituting meat with plant based alternatives. The emphasis is on improving the food system by reducing the use of energy, land, and freshwater,... more...