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

    Springer 2007; US$ 319.00

    Homegardens' are integrated tree - crop - animal production systems and primarily found in tropical environments. This work summarizes the state of knowledge on homegarden systems, with a view to using this knowledge as a basis for improving both homegardens and other similar multistrata agroforestry systems. more...

  • Food and Water Securityby U. Aswathanarayana

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 164.95

    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... more...

  • The Pesticide Detoxby Jules Pretty

    Earthscan 2004; US$ 48.95

    Since the 1960s the world's population has more than doubled and agricultural production per person has increased by a third. Yet this growth in production has masked enormous hidden costs arising from widespread pesticide use - massive ecological damage and high incidences of farmer poisoning and chronic health effects. Whereas once the risks... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sustainable Protein Production and Consumptionby Harry Aiking; Joop de Boer; Johan Vereijken

    Springer 2006; US$ 209.00

    Explores the PROFETAS programme for development of a more sustainable food system by studying the feasibility of substituting meat with plant based alternatives. This book places emphasis on improving the food system by reducing the use of energy, land, and freshwater, at the same time limiting the impacts on health and animal welfare. more...

  • Sustainable Agriculture: Volume 2by Eric Lichtfouse; Marjolaine Hamelin; Mireille Navarrete; Philippe Debaeke

    Springer 2011; US$ 329.00

    This book gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then propose alternative solutions. It will therefore help all scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians who wish to build a safe agriculture, energy and food system for future generations. 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...

  • 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...