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Sustainable agriculture

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  • Benchmarking in Food and Farmingby Lisa Jack

    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...

  • Agriculture, Biodiversity and Marketsby Stewart Lockie; David Carpenter

    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...

  • Plant Resources for Food, Fuel and Conservationby Robert James Henry

    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...

  • Organic Farming, Pest Control and Remediation of Soil Pollutantsby Eric Lichtfouse

    Springer 2009; US$ 319.00

    Sustainable agriculture as a central science to solve global society issues. This book discusses such topics as Transgenic cotton for sustainable pest management, Conservation Agriculture, a different approach for crop production through sustainable soil and water management, and Recurrent mass selection for routine improvement of common wheat. more...

  • Sustainable Agricultureby Eric Lichtfouse

    Springer 2009; US$ 329.00

    Sustainable agriculture is an alternative for solving fundamental and applied issues related to food production in an ecological way. This book is suitable for scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians who wish to build a safe agriculture, energy and food system for future generations. more...

  • The Conversion to Sustainable Agricultureby Stephen R. Gliessman; Martha Rosemeyer

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 93.95

    With all of the environmental and social problems confronting our food systems today, it is apparent that none of the strategies we have relied on in the past?higher-yielding varieties, increased irrigation, inorganic fertilizers, pest damage reduction?can be counted on to come to the rescue. In fact, these solutions are now part of the problem.... more...

  • Incentives and Instruments for Sustainable Irrigationby H Bjornlund

    WIT Press 2010; US$ 170.00

    This book looks at Sustainable Irrigation in a holistic way, considering the multidisciplinary objectives of sustainable agriculture, sustainable water management, sustainable water infrastructure, sustainable irrigation communities and a sustainable environment, the need to reallocate water between competing users, and the need for water and food... more...

  • The Meat Crisisby John Webster; Joyce D'Silva

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    Meat and dairy production and consumption are in crisis. Globally 60 billion farm animals are used for food production every year. It is well accepted that methane emissions from cattle and other livestock are major contributors to greenhouse gas levels and to climate change. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) predicts... more...

  • Genetic Engineering, Biofertilisation, Soil Quality and Organic Farmingby Eric Lichtfouse

    Springer 2010; US$ 319.00

    Sustainable agriculture is a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. Sustainable agriculture is a discipline that addresses current issues such as climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, poor-nation starvation, rich-nation obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility... more...

  • Biodiversity, Biofuels, Agroforestry and Conservation Agricultureby Eric Lichtfouse

    Springer 2010; US$ 279.00

    Sustainable agriculture is a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for our children. This discipline addresses current issues such as climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, starvation, obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control and biodiversity depletion. Novel solutions are... more...