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- CABI 2001; US$ 190.00
This book follows on from a previous volume "Biological Control Programmes against Insects and Weeds in Canada, 1969-1980" published in 1994. It includes chapters written by well known scientists involved in work on biological control between 1981 and 2000. more...
- CABI 2008; US$ 145.00
Examining the relationship between sustainability and farmland management in differing temporal, spatial and production contexts, this book considers farmland multifunctionality, systems and systemic thinking, debate over information and knowledge, and ethical aspects. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95
Low external-input technology (or LEIT) is an increasingly prominent subject in discussions of sustainable agriculture. There are growing calls for self-sufficient agriculture in an era experiencing diminishing returns from reliance upon expensive synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. There are many reasons to support strategies for low external input... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 134.95
Illustrated by a range of case studies from across Europe, this volume examines the interface of agricultural development and the social and economic feasibility of traditional modes of production and consumption. It provides an overview of the various strategies and policies concerning sustainable agriculture and provides a critical review of the... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95
Drawing on a wide range of topical case studies from across the UK and Canada, this volume provides an in-depth analysis of the progress made so far towards sustainability within rural systems. Focussing specifically upon sustainable agriculture and sustainable rural communities, the studies also suggest positive directions for future policy practice. more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 188.00
The increase in the world population and changes in welfare have led to an enormously expanding demand for food. In the industrialized world, food surpluses rather than shortages are a problem together with adverse environmental impacts from the overuse of chemicals and excessive exploitation of agricultural land. In the developing world, food production... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 134.95
At a time in which farmers and their advisors are keen to make greater use of performance information for survival and growth, Lisa Jack's book provides an overview of benchmarking practices within and without the agricultural industry and evaluates the potential of these practices to create sustainable innovation in food and farming. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 161.00
Maximize productivity while minimizing environmental impact Develop sustainable products, energy sources, and processes using the concepts and methods contained in this interdisciplinary resource. Biosystems Engineering discusses how to effectively merge solid design techniques with biology and the applied sciences. Featuring chapters by experts... 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 90.00
Agriculture and food production have a large footprint on the landscape globally and compete for space with land for nature conservation. This book explores the competition between the food needs of a growing human population and the conservation of biodiversity as intensified by the emerging use of crops for energy production. As concern about the... more...