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  • Methods and Procedures for Building Sustainable Farming Systemsby Ana Alexandra Marta-Costa; Emiliana Silva

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    Showing how the method of sustainability assessment plays a key role in choosing the best agricultural productive mode, this book guides the reader through the process of selecting, from among the various approaches for building farming systems, the method of decision-making that will result in the most appropriate outcome, given the context. Case... more...

  • Sustainable Foodby Michael Mobbs

    Choice 2012; US$ 25.82

    After renovating his inner-city Sydney terrace and making it almost entirely self-sufficient in energy, water and waste disposal, Michael Mobbs realised his house was sustainable, but he wasn’t. While his house saves 100,000 litres of dam water a year, the same amount of water is used to produce ten days’ worth of food for the average Australian.... more...

  • Sustainable Agriculture Reviewsby Eric Lichtfouse

    Springer 2013; US$ 189.00

    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...

  • Benchmarking in Food and Farmingby Lisa Jack

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; 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...

  • Challenging Post-conflict Environmentsby Alpaslan Özerdem; Rebecca Roberts

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95

    By adopting a holistic multi-disciplinary approach which identifies key themes and case studies, this book sets the scene for the debate surrounding sustainable agriculture in post-conflict environments. Seeing 'fixing' agriculture as more than merely a technical matter, the volume focuses on this critical post-conflict challenge with social,... more...

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; 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...

  • Sustainable Rural Systemsby Guy Robinson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; 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...

  • Cultivating an Ecological Conscienceby Frederick L. Kirschenmann; Constance L. Falk

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 40.00

    Theologian, academic, and third-generation organic farmer Frederick L. Kirschenmann is a celebrated agricultural thinker. In the last thirty years he has tirelessly promoted the principles of sustainability and has become a legend in his own right. Cultivating an Ecological Conscience: Essays from a Farmer Philosopher documents Kirschenmann's evolution... more...

  • Soil Organic Matter in Sustainable Agricultureby Fred Magdoff; Ray R. Weil

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 125.95

    Recognition of the importance of soil organic matter (SOM) in soil health and quality is a major part of fostering a holistic, preventive approach to agricultural management. Students in agronomy, horticulture, and soil science need a textbook that emphasizes strategies for using SOM management  in the prevention of chemical, biological, and physical... more...

  • Agroecosystem Sustainabilityby Stephen R. Gliessman

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 125.95

    Agroecologists from around the world share their experiences in the analysis and development of indicators of agricultural sustainability in Agroecosystem Sustainability: Developing Practical Strategies. The authors build on the resource-conserving aspects of traditional, local, and small-scale agriculture while at the same time drawing on modern ecological... more...