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Agroecological Economics

Agroecological Economics
  • Author : Paul Wojtkowski
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 28 July 2010
  • ISBN : 9780080557823
  • Pages : 320 pages
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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 Economics

Agroecological Economics
  • Author : Paul Wojtkowski
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 28 July 2010
GET THIS BOOKAgroecological Economics

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


Resourcing an Agroecological Urbanism

Resourcing an Agroecological Urbanism
  • Author : Chiara Tornaghi,Michiel Dehaene
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 08 March 2021
GET THIS BOOKResourcing an Agroecological Urbanism

Foregrounding an innovative and radical perspective on food planning, this book makes the case for an agroecological urbanism in which food is a key component in the reinvention of new and just social arrangements and ecological practices. Building on state-of-the-art and participatory research on farming, urbanism, food policy and advocacy in the field of food system transformation, this book changes the way food planning has been conceptualised to date and invites the reader to fully embrace the transformative potential of


Sustainable Agroecosystem Management

Sustainable Agroecosystem Management
  • Author : Patrick J. Bohlen,Gar House
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 24 March 2009
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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


Law and Agroecology

Law and Agroecology
  • Author : Massimo Monteduro,Pierangelo Buongiorno,Saverio Di Benedetto,Alessandro Isoni
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 06 May 2015
GET THIS BOOKLaw and Agroecology

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


Agroecological Transitions: From Theory to Practice in Local Participatory Design

Agroecological Transitions: From Theory to Practice in Local Participatory Design
  • Author : Jacques-Eric Bergez,Elise Audouin,Olivier Therond
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 28 February 2019
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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





International Law and Agroecological Husbandry

International Law and Agroecological Husbandry
  • Author : John W. Head
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 25 November 2016
GET THIS BOOKInternational Law and Agroecological Husbandry

Remarkable advances are being made in life science and agricultural research to reform the methods of food production, particularly with regard to staple grain and legume crops, in ways that will better reflect ecological realities. However, advances in science may be insufficient to ensure that these possibilities for agricultural reform are realized in practice and in a sustainable way. This book shows how these can only be achieved through changes in legal norms and institutions at the global level. Interdisciplinary



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

Agroecological Practices For Sustainable Agriculture: Principles, Applications, And Making The Transition
  • Author : Wezel Alexander
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release : 19 June 2017
GET THIS BOOKAgroecological Practices For Sustainable Agriculture: Principles, Applications, And Making The Transition

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



Coffee Agroecology

Coffee Agroecology
  • Author : Ivette Perfecto,John Vandermeer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 11 February 2015
GET THIS BOOKCoffee Agroecology

Based on principles of the conservation and optimization of biodiversity and of equity and sustainability, this book focuses on the ecology of the coffee agroecosystem as a model for a sustainable agricultural ecosystem. It draws on the authors' own research conducted over the last twenty years as well as incorporating the vast literature that has been generated on coffee agroecosystems from around the world. The book uses an integrated approach that weaves together various lines of research to understand the


Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Agroecosystems

Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Agroecosystems
  • Author : Mario Giampietro
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 24 November 2003
GET THIS BOOKMulti-Scale Integrated Analysis of Agroecosystems

Ecologists, agronomists, and others who may question the validity of current models for determining sustainable growth of agroecosystems, need a new set of analytical tools that more effectively address the complex nature of related processes. Those who challenge traditional assumptions of optimization and static factors in agricultural modeling demand new methods beyond differential equations and traditional statistical tests. Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Agroecosystems explores alternative ways to study agricultural sustainability, presenting new approaches to organizing data and applying complex systems