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- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 164.95
Due to increasing problems occurring from massive applications of pesticides, such as insect resistance to pesticides, the use of biotechnological tools to minimize losses from insect pests has become inevitable. Presenting alternative strategies for alleviating biotic stresses, Biotechnological Approaches for Pest Management and Ecological Sustainability... 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...
- Springer 2009; US$ 209.00
Focuses on the institutional perspective on the management of natural resources in the light of the interdisciplinary debate on sustainability. This book reflects the trends in combining institutions and sustainability, and summarises conceptual developments in environmental economics. 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 2008; US$ 119.95
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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95
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...
- Springer 2009; US$ 89.99
Conceptually, adaptive management is simply learning from past management actions to improve future planning and management. However, adaptive management has proved difficult to achieve in practice. This book presents lessons learned from case studies, to provide managers with access to relevant information. 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 2009; US$ 124.95
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...
- 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...