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Sustainable agriculture

  • Towards a Sustainable Asiaby The Association of Academies of Sciences in Asia (AASA)

    Springer 2012; US$ 139.00

    This series of books are the output of the research project called "Sustainable Development in Asia (SDA)", which was initiated by the Association of Academies of Sciences in Asia (AASA). They are comprised of one synthesis report, which entitled "Towards a Sustainable Asia: Green Transition and Innovation", and four thematic reports... more...

  • Adaptive Environmental Managementby Catherine Allan; George H. Stankey

    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...

  • Food and Water Securityby U. Aswathanarayana

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 164.95

    This book deals with ways and means of managing food and water security in various agroclimatic environments through the integration of R & D, training, people participation, agronomic practices, economic instruments, and administrative policies. It includes contributions by global experts in the field, who elaborate on the governance of... more...

  • Developing Sustainable Agriculture and Communityby Lionel J. "Bo" Beaulieu; Jeffrey L. Jordan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    This book illustrates the ways in which communities can strengthen the links and set the stage for long-term partnerships between sustainable agriculture and sustainable rural community development initiatives. It provides lessons learned, first, from the community development literature that can help shape sustainable agriculture strategies, and second,... more...

  • Institutions and Sustainabilityby Volker Beckmann; Martina Padmanabhan

    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...

  • 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...

  • Imagining Sustainable Food Systemsby Alison Blay-Palmer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 119.95

    In the context of the global food crisis, a growing consensus is emerging among academics, health practitioners, farmers, policy-makers, businesses and consumers about the merits of building an alternative food system. Using a wide range of case studies, this book provides a critical overview, showing how and where theory and practice can converge... 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...

  • After the Green Revolutionby Gordon R. Conway; Edward B. Barbier

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    'The Green Revolution' of the 60's and 70's produced immense gains in food cereal production in the Third World. But there are huge problems in the 'post-revolutionary' era: farmers with small or marginal holdings have benefited less than wealthier farmers; intensive mono-cropping has made production more susceptible to environmental stresses and shocks.... more...

  • Land Use Change in Tropical Watershedsby I. Coxhead; G.E. Shively

    CABI 2005; US$ 90.00

    This book studies land use change in tropical landscapes, with particular emphasis on the economic processes that influence rates of land degradation and forest clearing. Multidisciplinary contributions draw lessons from a rich, decade-long collection of economic, social, and environmental data on the Manupali upland watershed in the southern Philippines. more...