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Sustainable agriculture

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Agri-Cultureby Jules Pretty

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    'Refreshingly fluent narrative, brimming full of stories and metaphors' Tim O'Riordan, University of East Anglia, UK 'A great balance between storytelling and analysis which points to the critical need for gaining control over resources' Jacqueline Ashby, CIAT, Colombia 'Full of supporting evidence and clear arguments' Norman Uphoff, Cornell University,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Analyse statistique des risques agro-environnementauxby David Makowski; Herve Monod

    Springer 2012; US$ 29.95

    Cet ouvrage constitue un manuel pratique qui s'adresse aux ing nieurs, scientifiques et tudiants travaillant sur les risques agro-environnementaux. Il constitue une bonne introduction aux principaux types de mod le et aux principales m thodes statistiques utiles pour l analyse de ces risques. L utilisation de chaque m thode est illustr e par une ou... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Biosystems Engineeringby Ahindra Nag

    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 155.00

    Maximize productivity while minimizing environmental impact Develop sustainable products, energy sources, and processes using the concepts and methods contained in this interdisciplinary resource. Biosystems Engineering discusses how to effectively merge solid design techniques with biology and the applied sciences.  Featuring chapters by... more...