Farming for Us All

Author: Michael Mayerfeld Bell
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271046325
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Making Local Food Work

Author: Brandi Janssen
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 9781609384920
Release Date: 2017-04-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Making Local Food Work is an ideal introduction to what local food means today and what it might be tomorrow. By listening to and working alongside people trying to build a local food system in Iowa, Brandi Janssen uncovers the complex realities of making it work. She asks how Iowa's small farmers and CSA owners deal with farmers' market regulations, neighbors who spray pesticides on crops or lawns, and sanitary regulations on meat processing and milk production. How can they meet the needs of large buyers like school districts? Is local food production benefitting rural communities as much as advocates claim? In answering these questions, Janssen displays the pragmatism and level-headedness one would expect of the heartland, much like the farmers and processors profiled here. It's doable, she states, but we're going to have to do more than shop at our local farmers' market to make it happen.

An Invitation to Environmental Sociology

Author: Michael Bell
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 9781412956550
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Science

ôI love your book, it is one of the most fascinating I have ever read (certainly the most riveting textbook). The ideas you present are so on keyà I just wanted to let you know how incredible you book is. Thank you for writing it.ö û Student at U. Mass, BostonMichael Bell covers the broad range of topics in environmental sociology with a personal passion rarely seen in sociology texts. An Invitation to Environmental Sociology, 3/eáchallenges readers with the complexity of environmental puzzles. After reading this book, students will be informed and enabled to make their own private and public choices; and inspired to care about the social footprints on the planet.

Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309157498
Release Date: 2010-06-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

In the last 20 years, there has been a remarkable emergence of innovations and technological advances that are generating promising changes and opportunities for sustainable agriculture, yet at the same time the agricultural sector worldwide faces numerous daunting challenges. Not only is the agricultural sector expected to produce adequate food, fiber, and feed, and contribute to biofuels to meet the needs of a rising global population, it is expected to do so under increasingly scarce natural resources and climate change. Growing awareness of the unintended impacts associated with some agricultural production practices has led to heightened societal expectations for improved environmental, community, labor, and animal welfare standards in agriculture. Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century assesses the scientific evidence for the strengths and weaknesses of different production, marketing, and policy approaches for improving and reducing the costs and unintended consequences of agricultural production. It discusses the principles underlying farming systems and practices that could improve the sustainability. It also explores how those lessons learned could be applied to agriculture in different regional and international settings, with an emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. By focusing on a systems approach to improving the sustainability of U.S. agriculture, this book can have a profound impact on the development and implementation of sustainable farming systems. Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century serves as a valuable resource for policy makers, farmers, experts in food production and agribusiness, and federal regulatory agencies.

Rethinking Agricultural Policy Regimes

Author: Reider Almas
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781780523491
Release Date: 2012-03-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Through international case studies, this book evaluates how various policy challenges are having an impact on specific agricultural policy regimes, and what future lessons might be learnt from key policy experiments around neoliberalism and multifunctionality.

Country Boys

Author: Hugh Campbell
Publisher: Penn State University Press
ISBN: 0271028742
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Social Science

Rural masculinity is hardly a typical topic for a book. There is something unexpected, faintly disturbing, even humorous about investigating that which has long been seen and yet so often overlooked. But the ways in which we think about and socially organize masculinity are of great significance in the lives of both men and women. In Country Boys we also see that masculinity is no less significant in rural life than in urban life. The essays in this volume offer much-needed insight into the myths and stereotypes as well as the reality of the lives of rural men. Interdisciplinary in scope, the contributions investigate what it means to be a farming man, a logging man, or a boy growing up in a country town and how this impacts both men and women in city and country. Chapters cover not only the United States but also Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, giving the book an unusually broad scope.

The Nation

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132680039
Release Date: 2009
Genre: United States

Pigs Profits and Rural Communities

Author: Kendall M. Thu
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791438872
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Social Science

Focuses on swine production to illuminate the processes of agricultural industrialization as a whole and its consequences for the social, economic, human, environmental, and political health of the rural US. Politicians, farmers, a veterinarian, a medical psychologist, an agricultural economist, a biological ecologist, a farm organization president, and anthropologists contribute their perspectives within the framework of Walter Goldschmidt's research on food production. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Invertebrate Biodiversity as Bioindicators of Sustainable Landscapes

Author: Maurizio G. Paoletti
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780444599681
Release Date: 2012-12-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Reducing environmental hazard and human impact on different ecosystems, with special emphasis on rural landscapes is the main topic of different environmental policies designed in developed countries and needed in most developing countries. This book covers the bioindication approach of rural landscapes and man managed ecosystems including both urbanised and industrialised ones. The main techniques and taxa used for bioindication are considered in detail. Remediation and contamination is faced with diversity, abundance and dominance of biota, mostly invertebrates. Invertebrate Biodiversity as Bioindicators of Sustainable Landscapes provides a basic tool for students and scientists involved in landscape ecology and planning, environmental sciences, landscape remediation and pollution.

Books in Print

ISBN: UOM:39015062097707
Release Date: 2005
Genre: American literature

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Farming for the Future

Author: Coen Reijntjes
Publisher: MacMillan Education, Limited
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110097248
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Agricultural innovation

Part I: low-external-input and sustainable agriculture (leisa): an emerging option; Agriculture and sustainability; Sustainability and farmers: making decisions at the farm level; Technology development by farmers; Part II: Priciples and possibilities of leisa; Low-external-input farming and agroecology; Basic ecological principles of leisa; Development of leisa systems; Part III: Linking farmers and scientists in developing leisa technologies; Actors and actitities in developing leisa technologies; Participatory technology development in practice: process and methods; Appendices; Appendix A some promising leisa techniques and practices; Appendix B glossary of key terms; Appendix C useful contacts and sources of further information; References; Index.

Climate Change Intercropping Pest Control and Beneficial Microorganisms

Author: Eric Lichtfouse
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9048127165
Release Date: 2009-09-23
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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 loss, pest control, and biodiversity depletion. Novel, environmentally-friendly solutions are proposed based on integrated knowledge from sciences as diverse as agronomy, soil science, molecular biology, chemistry, toxicology, ecology, economy, and social sciences. Indeed, sustainable agriculture decipher mechanisms of processes that occur from the molecular level to the farming system to the global level at time scales ranging from seconds to centuries. For that, scientists use the system approach that involves studying components and interactions of a whole system to address scientific, economic and social issues. In that respect, sustainable agriculture is not a classical, narrow science. Instead of solving problems using the classical painkiller approach that treats only negative impacts, sustainable agriculture treats problem sources. Because most actual society issues are now intertwined, global, and fast-developing, sustainable agriculture will bring solutions to build a safer world. This book series gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then propose alternative solutions. It will therefore help all scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians who wish to build a safe agriculture, energy and food system for future generations.

The New Farm

ISBN: UCSC:32106011964993
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Agriculture

Sustainable agriculture

Author: Sustainable Agriculture Network
ISBN: WISC:89055832380
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Technology & Engineering