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  • 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...

  • Crisis and Opportunityby John E. Ikerd

    University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 18.95

    In Crisis and Opportunity, John E. Ikerd outlines the consequences of agricultural industrialization, then details the methods that can restore economic viability, ecological soundness, and social responsibility to our agricultural system and thus ensure sustainable agriculture as the foundation of a sustainable food system and a sustainable society. more...

  • Biological Control Programmes in Canada, 1981-2000by P.G. Mason; J.T. Huber

    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...

  • Biotechnological Approaches for Pest Management and Ecological Sustainabilityby Hari C Sharma

    CRC Press 2008; US$ 172.95

    Pest Management and the Environment Pest Management Components Integrated Pest Management Is Genetic Engineering of Plants and Biocontrol Agents an Answer? Applications of Biotechnology in Agriculture: The Prospects The Genomics Revolution Genetic Transformation Genetic Improvement of Entomopathogenic Microorganisms Genetic Improvement... more...

  • Sustainable Farmland Managementby R. Fish; S. Seymour; M. Steven

    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...

  • Self-Sufficient Agricultureby Robert Tripp

    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...

  • Sustainable Rural Systemsby Guy Robinson

    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...

  • Traditional Food Production and Rural Sustainable Developmentby Jean-Louis Rastoin; Professor Peter Nijkamp; Professor Teresa de Noronha Vaz

    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...

  • Crop Protection and Sustainable Agricultureby CIBA Foundation Symposium

    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...

  • Benchmarking in Food and Farmingby Dr Lisa Jack

    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...