Agroecological Economics Book
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Agroecological Economics


  • Author : Paul Wojtkowski
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-07-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0080557821

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Agroecological Economics Book Description :

Agroecology is the science of applying ecological concepts and principles to the design, development, and management of sustainable agricultural systems. Agroecological economics, a subsection of agricultural economics, evaluates the ecological consequences of agricultural methods on the economic scale. Agroecological economics considers green engineering as a means of measurement. As the environmental movement unfolds, the importance of biodiversity and long-term sustainability are indisputable. Progress depends on determining the economic viability of terrestrial agroecosystems. What is lacking is the analysis needed to bring biodiverse and sustainable systems to fruition. Agroecological Economics analyzes the current topics that must be addressed in order to provide sustainable agricultural systems. It explains the economics of land-use ecology with emphasis on changing over from a conventional model of agriculture to environmentally- and ecologically-friendly models and the financial incentives that are important to these practices. * Analyzes agricultural solutions with economic testing * Includes a complete analysis of recent biodiversity-based research with valuable new economic methodologies * Provides various applications to mitigate the problems which have economic and ecological effects on agroecosystems * Offers applications of ecologically-sound land-use practices in production and manufacturing

Agroecological Transitions  From Theory to Practice in Local Participatory Design Book

Agroecological Transitions From Theory to Practice in Local Participatory Design


  • Author : Jacques-Eric Bergez
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-02-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030019532

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Agroecological Transitions From Theory to Practice in Local Participatory Design Book Description :

This Open Access book presents feedback from the ‘Territorial Agroecological Transition in Action’- TATA-BOX research project, which was devoted to these specific issues. The multidisciplinary and multi-organisation research team steered a four-year action-research process in two territories of France. It also presents: i) the key dimensions to be considered when dealing with agroecological transition: diversity of agriculture models, management of uncertainties, polycentric governance, autonomies, and role of actors’ networks; ii) an operational and original participatory process and associated boundary tools to support local stakeholders in shifting from a shared diagnosis to a shared action plan for transition, and in so doing developing mutual understanding and involvement; iii) an analysis of the main effects of the methodology on research organisation and on stakeholders’ development and application; iv) critical analysis and foresights on the main outcomes of TATA-BOX, provided by external researchers.

Sustainable Agroecosystem Management Book

Sustainable Agroecosystem Management


  • Author : Patrick J. Bohlen
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2009-03-24
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420052152

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Sustainable Agroecosystem Management Book Description :

Emphasizes Centrality of the Ecosystem PerspectiveSustainable management of agroecosystems in the 21st century faces unprecedented challenges. Protecting the environment while feeding a burgeoning population that could reach nine billion by mid-century, preserving the world's biodiversity, and sustaining agriculture in an increasingly urban world i

Global Economic and Environmental Aspects of Biofuels Book

Global Economic and Environmental Aspects of Biofuels


  • Author : David Pimentel
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2012-04-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 453
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439834633

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Global Economic and Environmental Aspects of Biofuels Book Description :

Biofuels and food are dependent on the same resources for production: land, water, and energy. The conjuncture of food, energy, and climate crises demands a new direction in how to harness agriculture to the joint tasks of energy-saving, emissions reduction, and food security. Global Economic and Environmental Aspects of Biofuels focuses on the all-important question of the efficacy of biofuels as a solution to the global energy problem. Written by a distinguished team from five countries and multiple disciplines including agronomy, petroleum engineering, ecology, and meteorology, the book addresses the use of biofuels produced from crops and various organic materials as alternatives or supplements to petroleum. Key Features Discusses biofuels within the context of the world population problem, food, malnutrition, resource depletion, and climate change Asks the critical question whether the production of ethanol from corn, sugar cane, crop residues, and other organic materials has proven too costly in both economic and environmental terms Analyzes the uses and interdependencies among land, water, and fossil energy resources in food versus biofuel production Includes case studies on the economic and environmental impacts of biofuel production and use from the United States, Europe, Brazil, and tropical environments Explores the future production of biodiesel and ethanol from salt-water algae and tropical palms, while recognizing the technological problems that must be resolved in processing these materials This book examines key environmental and economic issues associated with the production of ethanol as a fuel, from corn, sugar cane, crop residues, and other organic materials. It brings together the opinions of a number of U.S. scientists and experts from Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Brazil, and highlights the remarkable agreement among the contributors on the pros and cons of biofuels as an answer to future petroleum shortages. This mix of contributors a

Law and Agroecology Book

Law and Agroecology


  • Author : Massimo Monteduro
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-05-06
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 494
  • ISBN 10 : 9783662466179

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Law and Agroecology Book Description :

This book represents a first attempt to investigate the relations between Law and Agroecology. There is a need to adopt a transdisciplinary approach to multifunctional agriculture in order to integrate the agroecological paradigm in legal regulation. This does not require a super-law that hierarchically purports to incorporate and supplant the existing legal fields; rather, it calls for the creation of a trans-law that progressively works to coordinate interlegalities between different legal fields, respecting their autonomy but emphasizing their common historical roots in rus in the process. Rus, the rural phenomenon as a whole, reflects the plurality and interdependence of different complex systems based jointly on the land as a central point of reference. “Rural” is more than “agricultural”: if agriculture is understood traditionally as an activity aimed at exploiting the land for the production of material goods for use, consumption and private exchange, rurality marks the reintegration of agriculture into a broader sphere, one that is not only economic, but also social and cultural; not only material, but also ideal, relational, historical, and symbolic; and not only private, but also public. In approaching rus, the natural and social sciences first became specialized, multiplied, and compartmentalized in a plurality of first-order disciplines; later, they began a process of integration into Agroecology as a second-order, multi-perspective and shared research platform. Today, Agroecology is a transdiscipline that integrates other fields of knowledge into the concept of agroecosystems viewed as socio-ecological systems. However, the law seems to still be stuck in the first stage. Following a reductionist approach, law has deconstructed and shattered the universe of rus into countless, disjointed legal elementary particles, multiplying the planes of analysis and, in particular, keeping Agricultural Law and Environmental Law two separate fields.

Urban Agroecology Book

Urban Agroecology


  • Author : Monika Egerer
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000259445

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Urban Agroecology Book Description :

Today, 20 percent of the global food supply relies on urban agriculture: social-ecological systems shaped by both human and non-human interactions. This book shows how urban agroecologists measure flora and fauna that underpin the ecological dynamics of these systems, and how people manage and benefit from these systems. It explains how the sociopolitical landscape in which these systems are embedded can in turn shape the social, ecological, political, and economic dynamics within them. Synthesizing interdisciplinary approaches in urban agroecology in the natural and social sciences, the book explores methodologies and new directions in research that can be adopted by scholars and practitioners alike. With contributions from researchers utilizing both social and natural science approaches, Urban Agroecology describes the current social-environmental understandings of the science, the movement and the practices in urban agroecology. By investigating the role of agroecology in cities, the book calls for the creation of spaces for food to be sustainably grown in urban spaces: an Urban Agriculture (UA) movement. Essential reading for graduate students, practitioners, policy makers and researchers, this book charts the course for accelerating this movement.

Sustainable Agroecosystem Management Book

Sustainable Agroecosystem Management


  • Author : Patrick J. Bohlen
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2009-03-24
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420052152

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Sustainable Agroecosystem Management Book Description :

Emphasizes Centrality of the Ecosystem PerspectiveSustainable management of agroecosystems in the 21st century faces unprecedented challenges. Protecting the environment while feeding a burgeoning population that could reach nine billion by mid-century, preserving the world's biodiversity, and sustaining agriculture in an increasingly urban world i

Issues in Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics  2011 Edition Book

Issues in Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics 2011 Edition


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  • Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
  • Release Date : 2012-01-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9781464967207

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Issues in Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics 2011 Edition Book Description :

Issues in Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics. The editors have built Issues in Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Cultivating an Ecological Conscience Book
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Cultivating an Ecological Conscience


  • Author : Frederick L. Kirschenmann
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 2010-11-30
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813139586

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Cultivating an Ecological Conscience Book Description :

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 and his lifelong contributions to the new agrarianism in a collection of his greatest writings on farming, philosophy, and sustainability. Working closely with agricultural economist and editor Constance L. Falk, Kirschenmann recounts his intellectual and spiritual journey. In a unique blend of personal history, philosophical discourse, spiritual ruminations, and practical advice, Kirschenmann interweaves his insights with discussion of contemporary agrarian topics. This collection serves as an invaluable resource to agrarian scholars and introduces readers to an agricultural pioneer whose work has profoundly influenced modern thinking about food.

Agroecological Practices For Sustainable Agriculture  Principles  Applications  And Making The Transition Book

Agroecological Practices For Sustainable Agriculture Principles Applications And Making The Transition


  • Author : Wezel Alexander
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2017-06-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786343079

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Agroecological Practices For Sustainable Agriculture Principles Applications And Making The Transition Book Description :

Good agroecological practices are indispensable for the development of sustainable agriculture. In this book, principles, diversity and applications of agroecological practices for a range of systems are presented, transforming scientific research and participatory knowledge of production into practical application. It illustrates a broad range of research and teaching being used within the farming community to demonstrate best practice and current state-of-play within the field. Agroecological methods used in crop farming, grass-based livestock farming, fish production, and other complex farming systems are discussed. Conclusions are drawn from studies to provide an outlook on future trends of agroecological practices and on policies supporting implementation. Due to emphasis on real-life application, it is relevant not only to students of the agricultural sciences and public policy, but also to researchers, stakeholders and policy makers involved in the development of sustainable agriculture.

Economic Policy and Sustainable Land Use Book

Economic Policy and Sustainable Land Use


  • Author : Nico Heerink
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 3790813516

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Economic Policy and Sustainable Land Use Book Description :

This book provides an overview of quantitative approaches to analyse the effects of economic policy reforms on sustainable land use in less developed countries (LDCs). Its purpose is to assess recent advances in modelling approaches, to identify key issues in quantifying the relationships, and to formulate recommendations on future research directions that may add to further improve our understanding of the potential effects of economic policy instruments on soil quality changes in LDCs. Special attention is paid to modelling the responses of farm households to policy incentives.

Agroecological Innovations Book

Agroecological Innovations


  • Author : Norman Uphoff
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-06-17
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136571985

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Agroecological Innovations Book Description :

The world's food supply needs to rise significantly, yet both arable and water supplies per capita are decreasing. Not only are modern agricultural methods beyond the reach of those suffering the greatest food insecurity but they are also ecologically damaging, relying upon fossil energy and chemical inputs. This volume offers a collection of innovative and diverse approaches to agricultural development. Documented in 12 case studies, these approaches are reliant upon greater knowledge, skill and labour input, rather than larger capital expenditure. They are shown to increase yield substantially, sometimes doubling or tripling output. This volume presents the concepts and operational means for reorienting agricultural efforts towards these more environmentally friendly and socially desirable approaches in the developed as well as developing world.