The Biological Farmer

Author: Gary F. Zimmer
Publisher: Acres USA
ISBN: WISC:89072003957
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Biological farmers learn proper fertilizer uses to correct mineral and nutrient imbalances to feed plants and soil life. This is the farming consultant's bible and Gary Zimmer knows how to make responsible, sustainable farming work.

The Organic Farming Manual

Author: Ann Larkin Hansen
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603422505
Release Date: 2010-02-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Providing expert tips on tending the land, caring for animals, and necessary equipment, Ann Larkin Hansen also covers the intricate process of acquiring organic certification and other business considerations important to a profitable operation. Discover the rewarding satisfaction of running a successful and sustainable organic farm.

New Vistas Of Organic Farming 2 Nd Ed

Author: Joshi, M.
Publisher: Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 9789386102140
Release Date: 2016-06-01
Genre: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING

Many books are written on the subject of organic farming, covering different aspects. This book covers history of organic farming and global scenario of organic farming, besides all fundamental aspects like principles, potentials, prospects, organic practices and problems in adoption of organic farming. This book is expected to be used by all students, research workers, voluntary organisations, policy makers and all those who are concerned to promote organic farming as a comprehensive dossier to cover most aspects of organic farming.

Food Full of Life

Author: Gill Bacchus
Publisher: Floris Books
ISBN: 9780863159404
Release Date: 2012-08-30
Genre: Social Science

Is organic and biodynamic food worth the higher price consumers often pay? Which aspects of us are nourished by the food we eat? How can different methods of growing and cooking food best preserve the life energies in our food? In recent years there has been a growing awareness of the quality of the food we eat, allied to a mistrust of many aspects of large-scale 'agri-industry'. In response to these concerns, many consumers turned towards buying organic or biodynamic produce. Our current financial climate makes those buying decisions difficult for many people. Organic food is often more expensive, and tests by conventional scientists claim to show that is has no extra nutritional value. This book questions whether these claims have any basis. Gill Bacchus concludes that modern scientific methods simply cannot reveal or measure the true life processes that give quality to our food. Exploring ideas from organics and Rudolf Steiner's biodynamics, the author discusses how the Earth's formative energies, especially sunlight, are essential to the healthy life of plants and animals. The living energy in our food is either enhanced or destroyed by our chosen methods of farming, processing and cooking. She argues that the health not only of our bodies, but also of our consciousness, thinking and emotions, depends on nourishing ourselves wisely, and gives advice on how we can learn to find and choose food that is 'full of life and light'.

Using the Agricultural Environmental and Food Literature

Author: Barbara S. Hutchinson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824743765
Release Date: 2002-07-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This text discusses a wide range of print and electronic media to locate hard-to-find documents, navigate poorly indexed subjects and investigate specific research topics and subcategories. It includes a chapter on grey and extension literature covering technical reports and international issues.

Educational and Training Opportunities in Sustainable Agriculture

Author: Jane Potter Gates
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788120404
Release Date: 1994-07-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Provides information about institutions and organizations compiled from a number of sources. Criteria for selection were an institution's involvement in organic, alternative, or sustainable agriculture, and its focus on education, training, or provision of information. Scope of coverage is limited to the United States and Canada.

Changing European Farming Systems for a Better Future

Author: Hans Langeveld
Publisher: Wageningen Academic Pub
ISBN: 9789086860029
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

Changes in market organisation, climatic conditions and societal demands on food quality, animal welfare and environmental quality have created new conditions for farming families as well as for researchers and policy makers. New social, technical and economic solutions are needed for farming and rural areas. This book presents new perspectives for farms, farm products and rural areas, many of which were collectively developed by coalitions of farmers, farmer representatives, researchers, civilians and/or policy makers. Contributions are made from those involved in crop and animal production worldwide offering sections on natural resources management, development of sustainable rural systems, future perspectives for farming families, knowledge systems in transition and learning processes in multi-stakeholder processes. This unique collection of contributions, presenting insights from bio-physical as well as social sciences, shows where practice meets analysis and reflection and offers new perspectives for rural areas throughout the world.

The Common Agricultural Policy and Organic Farming

Author: Kennet Lynggaard
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9781845931148
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The Common Agricultural Policy and Organic Farming covers how ideational change came about to enhance the understanding of change within the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and to plan and implement change in European agriculture policy. The contents cover institutional change within the CAP and focus on the institutional construction policy concerned with organic farming.

Modelling Nutrient Digestion and Utilisation in Farm Animals

Author: D. Sauvant
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789086867127
Release Date: 2011-05-02
Genre: Science

For more than 30 years, modelling has been an important method for integrating, in a flexible, comprehensive and widely applicable way, basic knowledge and biological concepts on digestion and metabolism in farm animals. The purpose of this book is to present the 'state of art' in this area. The chapters are written by leading teams and researchers in this field of study, mainly from Europe, North America and Australasia. Considerable progress has been made in topics dealing with: modelling methods, feeding behaviour, digestion and metabolic processes in ruminants and monogastric animals. This progress is clearly illustrated by the emergence of a new paradigm in animal nutrition, which has moved from the aim to cover the requirements of the animal to explaining and predicting the responses of the animals to diets (e.g., productivity and efficiency, impact on quality of products, environmental aspects, health and well-being). In this book several chapters illustrate that through empirical models, meta-analysis is an efficient tool to synthesize information gathered over recent decades. In addition, compared with other books on modelling farm animal nutrition, two new aspects received particular attention: expanding knowledge of the individual animal to understanding the functioning and management of herds, and the consideration of the environmental impact of animal production. This book is a valuable source of information for researchers, nutritionists, advisors, and graduate students who want to have up-to-date and concise information on mathematical modelling applied to farm animals.

The Sustainability of Rural Systems

Author: Ian Bowler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401734714
Release Date: 2013-06-29
Genre: Science

This book examines the interaction of the dimensions of economy, society, and environment in the context of rural systems. It embraces a wide range of topics, including globalization and reregulation in sustainable food production, conservation and sustainability, the development of sustainable rural communities, and sustainable rural-urban interaction. It is relevant to advanced-level students, teachers, researchers, policymakers and agency workers.

A Communion of Subjects

Author: Paul Waldau
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231509978
Release Date: 2006-12-18
Genre: Religion

A Communion of Subjects is the first comparative and interdisciplinary study of the conceptualization of animals in world religions. Scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including Thomas Berry (cultural history), Wendy Doniger (study of myth), Elizabeth Lawrence (veterinary medicine, ritual studies), Marc Bekoff (cognitive ethology), Marc Hauser (behavioral science), Steven Wise (animals and law), Peter Singer (animals and ethics), and Jane Goodall (primatology) consider how major religious traditions have incorporated animals into their belief systems, myths, rituals, and art. Their findings offer profound insights into humans' relationships with animals and a deeper understanding of the social and ecological web in which we all live. Contributors examine Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Daoism, Confucianism, African religions, traditions from ancient Egypt and early China, and Native American, indigenous Tibetan, and Australian Aboriginal traditions, among others. They explore issues such as animal consciousness, suffering, sacrifice, and stewardship in innovative methodological ways. They also address contemporary challenges relating to law, biotechnology, social justice, and the environment. By grappling with the nature and ideological features of various religious views, the contributors cast religious teachings and practices in a new light. They reveal how we either intentionally or inadvertently marginalize "others," whether they are human or otherwise, reflecting on the ways in which we assign value to living beings. Though it is an ancient concern, the topic of "Religion and Animals" has yet to be systematically studied by modern scholars. This groundbreaking collection takes the first steps toward a meaningful analysis.