Perspectives for Agroecosystem Management

Perspectives for Agroecosystem Management
Author: Peter Schroder,J. Pfadenhauer,J. Munch
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2011-08-19
ISBN: 9780080556390
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives for Agroecosystem Management Book Excerpt:

Sustainable agriculture is a key concept for scientists, researchers, and agricultural engineers alike. This book focuses on the FAM- project (FAM Munich Research Network on Agroecosystems) of the 1990s as a means to assessing, forecasting, and evaluating changes in the agroecosystems that are necessary for agricultural sustainability. The management of two separate management systems: an organic and an integrated farming system are described to provide an interdisciplinary approach Changes of matter fluxes in soils, changes of trace gas fluxes from soils, precision farming in a small scale heterogen landscape, influence of management changes on flora and fauna, as well as the development of agroecosystem models, the assessment of soil variability and the changes in nutrient status are important aspects of this book. * Contains detailed results and insight of a long-time project on agricultural sustainability * Provides an interdisciplinary approach for comprehensive understanding by scientists and researchers of soil, plants, agriculture, and environment * Includes an international perspective

Sustainable Intensification for Agroecosystem Services and Management

Sustainable Intensification for Agroecosystem Services and Management
Author: Manoj Kumar Jhariya
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9811632073
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable Agroecosystem Management

Sustainable Agroecosystem Management
Author: Patrick J. Bohlen,Gar House
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2009-03-24
ISBN: 1420052152
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Agroecosystem Management Book Excerpt:

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

Introduction to Agroecology

Introduction to Agroecology
Author: C.D. Caldwell,Songliang Wang
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2021-01-19
ISBN: 9811588368
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Agroecology Book Excerpt:

This textbook applies basic concepts of ecology to address critical issues regarding food and agricultural systems. The intended audience is first year undergraduate students; it may also benefit higher-level undergraduates with an interest in agriculture and ecology. The level of science and general knowledge reflects this target group. The text is divided into five sections with 22 chapters in all. Each chapter has its own student learning objectives. The first two sections, “Context of Agroecology” and “Basics of Agroecosystems,” provide a sound basis for the further study of agriculture from an ecological standpoint. Section 3, “Digging Deeper into Agroecosystems,” explores the related issues of hunger, wastes, climate change, and biodiversity. It is suggested that students study these three sections before proceeding to section 4 or 5. Section 4, “Application of Agroecosystem Concepts,” introduces students to agricultural production and challenges them to use the concepts and ideas from the first three sections to critically evaluate such production systems. Section 5, “Agroecosystem Management,” brings the coverage full circle by examining global solutions and opportunities from both a scientific and social economic standpoint. Particularly these last four chapters offer both food for thought and inspiration for further work. The book’s goal is not to provide a comprehensive literature review; rather, it offers extensive data on and a stimulating analysis of the topic.

Agroecological Footprints Management for Sustainable Food System

Agroecological Footprints Management for Sustainable Food System
Author: Arnab Banerjee,Ram Swaroop Meena,Manoj Kumar Jhariya,Dhiraj Kumar Yadav
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2020-12-16
ISBN: 9811594961
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agroecological Footprints Management for Sustainable Food System Book Excerpt:

Agroecological footprints are a unique and popular concept for sustainable food system. Measuring and keeping a tab on the agroecological footprints of various human activities has gained remarkable interest in the past decade. From a range of human activities, food production and agriculture are most essential as well as extremely dependent on the agroecosystems. It is therefore crucial to understand the interaction of agroecosystem constituents with the extensive agricultural practices. The environmental impact measured in terms of agroecological footprints for a healthy for the sustainable food system. The editors critically examine the status of agroecological footprints and how it can be maintained within sustainable limits. Drawing upon research and examples from around the world, the book is offering an up-to-date account, and insight into how agroecology can be implemented as a solution in the form of eco-friendly practices that would boost up the production, curbs the environmental impacts, improves the bio-capacity, and reduces the agroecological footprints. It further discusses the changing status of the agroecological footprints and the growth of other footprint tools and types, such as land, water, carbon, nitrogen, etc. This book will be of interest to teachers, researchers, government planners, climate change scientists, capacity builders, and policymakers. Also, the book serves as additional reading material for undergraduate and graduate students of agriculture, agroforestry, agroecology, soil science, and environmental sciences. National and international agricultural scientists, policymakers will also find this to be useful to achieve the ‘Sustainable Development Goals’.

A History of Farming Systems Research

A History of Farming Systems Research
Author: Michael P. Collinson
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9789251043110
Category: Agricultural systems
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Farming Systems Research Book Excerpt:

This book provides a detailed history of farming systems research (FSR). While it includes the application of FSR to developed country agriculture, its main focus is on FSR in its original role, with small scale, resource-poor farmers in less developed countries. There are some 40 contributions from nearly 50 contributors from 20 countries, illustrating both the diversity and yet the coherence of FSR. The five parts of the book cover: (1) FSR - understanding farmers and their farming (FSR origins and perspectives; understanding farming systems); (2) the applications of farming systems research (FSR in technology choice and development; FSR in extension and policy formulation); (3) institutional commitment to FSR (FSR: some institutional experiences in national agricultural research; dimensions of the organization of FSR; training for FSR); (4) FSR: the professional dimension (regional and international associations; FSR and the professional disciplines); and (5) cutting edge methods, abiding issues and the future for FSR.

Sustainable Agroecosystem Management

Sustainable Agroecosystem Management
Author: Patrick J Bohlen,Gar House
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2019-08-30
ISBN: 9780367385866
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Agroecosystem Management Book Excerpt:

Emphasizes Centrality of the Ecosystem Perspective Sustainable 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 is a massive undertaking. Avoiding simple prescriptions for the application of ecological principles to agriculture, Sustainable Agroecosystem Management: Integrating Ecology, Economics, and Society emphasizes the continued centrality of the ecosystem perspective, and the need to integrate ecological, economic, and social considerations in agroecosystem science and management. Truly Interdisciplinary in Scope With contributions from distinguished leaders in the field of sustainable agriculture, this authoritative book first delineates the present and future challenges agroecosystems face. It then reviews the important contributions made by Dr. Ben Stinner, a pioneer in the field of agroecosystem ecology. Providing historical background of attempts to connect the ecological and agricultural sciences, this standard-setting resource highlights recent efforts to integrate natural and social science perspectives. It also examines the challenges for developing integrated approaches to agroecosystem management. Through a variety of case studies with global applications, the text makes it abundantly clear that purely technological approaches are insufficient for solving the food systems problems of the future. It explores practical innovative strategies, policies, and research needs necessary to develop management approaches that emphasize whole system productivity, diversify agricultural operations, and sustain multiple functions, including ecological integrity.

Integrated Assessment of Health and Sustainability of Agroecosystems

Integrated Assessment of Health and Sustainability of Agroecosystems
Author: Thomas Gitau,Margaret W. Gitau,David Waltner-Toews
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-06-10
ISBN: 9781420072785
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Assessment of Health and Sustainability of Agroecosystems Book Excerpt:

Exploring the implementation of participatory, multistakeholder, and transdisciplinary ecosystem health research, Integrated Assessment of Health and Sustainability of Agroecosystems combines the latest theories in complexity and management with practical tools and approaches for sustainable rural development research. Although the text focuses on smallholder farming communities in the central highlands of Kenya, the material discussed can be—and has been—effectively applied to agroecosystems in many other parts of the world. After showing how the agroecosystem health framework was successfully adapted in a smallholder-dominated agroecosystem, the book integrates participatory methods, systems analyses, pulse process models, and soft systems methods in an open-ended, adaptive R&D process. It then looks at how to use correspondence analysis to refine a research-based suite of indicators and analyze data obtained using indicators. Incorporating the authors’ pioneering work in the ecosystem health field, this book demonstrates the potential of the agroecosystem health paradigm as a framework in the decision-making processes of agricultural communities in a tropical highlands area.

Landscape Ecology in Agroecosystems Management

Landscape Ecology in Agroecosystems Management
Author: Lech Ryszkowski
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2001-12-27
ISBN: 1420041371
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landscape Ecology in Agroecosystems Management Book Excerpt:

Successful management of agricultural landscapes depends on the recognition of the relationships between the processes and the structures that maintain the system. The rapidly growing science of Landscape Ecology quantifies the ways these ecosystems interact and establishes a link between the activities in one region and repercussions in another. A

Encyclopedia of Environmental Change

Encyclopedia of Environmental Change
Author: John A Matthews
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 1496
Release: 2013-12-13
ISBN: 1446264882
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Environmental Change Book Excerpt:

Accessibly written by a team of international authors, the Encyclopedia of Environmental Change provides a gateway to the complex facts, concepts, techniques, methodology and philosophy of environmental change. This three-volume set illustrates and examines topics within this dynamic and rapidly changing interdisciplinary field. The encyclopedia includes all of the following aspects of environmental change: Diverse evidence of environmental change, including climate change and changes on land and in the oceans Underlying natural and anthropogenic causes and mechanisms Wide-ranging local, regional and global impacts from the polar regions to the tropics Responses of geo-ecosystems and human-environmental systems in the face of past, present and future environmental change Approaches, methodologies and techniques used for reconstructing, dating, monitoring, modelling, projecting and predicting change Social, economic and political dimensions of environmental issues, environmental conservation and management and environmental policy Over 4,000 entries explore the following key themes and more: Conservation Demographic change Environmental management Environmental policy Environmental security Food security Glaciation Green Revolution Human impact on environment Industrialization Landuse change Military impacts on environment Mining and mining impacts Nuclear energy Pollution Renewable resources Solar energy Sustainability Tourism Trade Water resources Water security Wildlife conservation The comprehensive coverage of terminology includes layers of entries ranging from one-line definitions to short essays, making this an invaluable companion for any student of physical geography, environmental geography or environmental sciences.

Principles of Sustainable Soil Management in Agroecosystems

Principles of Sustainable Soil Management in Agroecosystems
Author: Rattan Lal,B.A. Stewart
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2013-06-10
ISBN: 1466513470
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Sustainable Soil Management in Agroecosystems Book Excerpt:

With the use of high-level soil management technology, Africa could feed several billion people, yet food production has generally stagnated since the 1960s. No matter how powerful the seed technology, the seedling emerging from it can flourish only in a healthy soil. Accordingly, crop yields in Africa, South Asia, and the Caribbean could be double

Crop Protection

Crop Protection
Author: Jean-Philippe Deguine,Pierre Ferron,Derek Russell
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2009-01-09
ISBN: 1578086523
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crop Protection Book Excerpt:

This book is a synthesis and a celebration of a large body of agro-ecological research carried out on the management of the pests of cotton, one of the worlds major crops and one which has historically been a very heavy consumer of inputs of pesticides. It demonstrates how agro-ecological approaches to pest management are at last approaching the mainstream, with an increasing recognition that farmland delivers a wide range of ecosystem services (natures goods and services), including but certainly not solely comprising the production of food.

Socio Metabolic Perspectives on the Sustainability of Local Food Systems

Socio Metabolic Perspectives on the Sustainability of Local Food Systems
Author: Eva Fraňková,Willi Haas,Simron J. Singh
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2018-01-09
ISBN: 3319692364
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Socio Metabolic Perspectives on the Sustainability of Local Food Systems Book Excerpt:

This book delves into diverse local food systems and critically assesses their ecological and societal benefits and trade-offs, their limits and opportunities for improving sustainability of food production, and framework conditions which either hinder or promote their development. More and more people with gradually meat heavier diets will demand growth in food production, whilst our increasingly industrialized and globalized agri-food system has already caused serious sustainability problems in the past. This calls for a change in the way we produce, distribute and consume food. A re-emerging debate on food security and food sovereignty seems to support this quest. But what are the promising alternatives to mainstream developments? Such a discussion regarding sustainability of local food systems requires a sound systemic understanding and thus invites a socio-metabolic reading of local cases by analyzing the nexus between material and energy flows as well as land and time use. This approach is needed to complement the so far mostly qualitatively-based local food studies. Applying socio-metabolic approaches to local food systems fosters a better understanding of promises and pitfalls for sustainable pathways in the future.

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
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2017-06-19
ISBN: 178634307X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

Agroecology

Agroecology
Author: Stephen R. Gliessman
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 146123252X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agroecology Book Excerpt:

***e FACHGEBIET*** Agriculture, Agronomy, Forestry, Horticulture, Soil Science, Environmental Science (esp. Plant Ecology), Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural Economics, Natural Resource Economics, Sociology, and Anthropology ***INTERESSENTENGRUPPE*** Of interest to researchers, students, and professionals in the above fields.- Level: Technical Book, Monograph ***URHEBER*** S.R. Gliessman, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA (Ed.) ***TITEL*** Agroecology ***UNTERTITEL*** Researching the Ecological Basis for Sustainable Agriculture ***BIBLIOGRAPHISCHE-ANGABEN*** 1990. XIV, 380 pp. 87 figs. (Ecological Studies. Eds.: W.D. Billings, F. Golley, O.L. Lange, J.S. Olson, H. Remmert. Vol. 78) Hardcover DM 198,- ISBN 3-540-97028-2 ***CONTENTS*** Contents: Part I: Basic Ecological Concepts in Agroecosystems.- Part II: Agroecosystem Design and Management.- Index. ***LANGTEXT*** This book provides an introduction to research approaches in the emerging interdisciplinary field of agroecology. It demonstrates in a series of international case studies how to combine the more production-oriented focus of the agronomist with the more systems-oriented viewpoint of the ecologist. Different methodologies for quantifying and evaluating agroecosystem sustainability are presented and analyzed. Leading researchers in the field provide examples of the diversity and complexity of agroecological research, ranging from archeology to insect ecology, and examine design and management of agroecosystems that span from the humid tropics to temperate regions. This timely overview will be of great value to ecologists, agronomists, geographers, foresters, anthropologists, and others involved in developing a sustainable basis for land use, management, and conservation worldwide. ***RS-ENDE*** RS 11/89 PREX ***RS-NOTIZEN*** NY/Dr. Czeschlik

Urban Agroecology

Urban Agroecology
Author: Monika Egerer,Hamutahl Cohen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-12-16
ISBN: 1000259447
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Agroecology Book Excerpt:

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.

Vector borne Disease Control in Humans Through Rice Agroecosystem Management

Vector borne Disease Control in Humans Through Rice Agroecosystem Management
Author: W. H. Smith
Publsiher: Int. Rice Res. Inst.
Total Pages: 237
Release: 1988
ISBN: 9711042037
Category: Environmental engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Technological Innovations in Integrated Pest Management Biorational and Ecological Perspective

Technological Innovations in Integrated Pest Management Biorational and Ecological Perspective
Author: D.P. Abrol
Publsiher: Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2017-04-01
ISBN: 9387869938
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technological Innovations in Integrated Pest Management Biorational and Ecological Perspective Book Excerpt:

Human population is growing rapidly, disproportionate to food supply, which necessitate production of more volume of food in the near future. The reliance on insecticides for quick and dramatic results was not totally free from adverse effects. This book intends to fill the gap by providing a critical analysis of different management strategies that have a bearing on agriculture, sustainability, and environmental protection. This book emphasizes the management strategies with evaluation of each strategy in the bigger picture of ecologically driven pest management. This book includes 24 chapters, which cover ecological and biorational basis of pest management, integrated pest and disease management, crop breeding for resistance, use of entomopathogenic nematodes and other agents, remote sensing, biosecurity issues, risk to biodiversity by exotic species, new and emerging pests of horticultural crops, saffron and stored grains, the role of extension technologies in dissemination of IPM and, future challenges and strategies. The book is aimed to serve as reference book for teachers, researchers, extension officers, and policy makers associated with IPM. This book can also be used as supplementary reading material in undergraduate and postgraduate courses. This book provides a multidisciplinary IPM perspective to entomologists, plant pathologists, extension educationists, anthropologist and economists.

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies
Author: Martin Abraham
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 2262
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN: 0128047925
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies Book Excerpt:

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies provides an authoritative assessment of the sustainable technologies that are currently available or in development. Sustainable technology includes the scientific understanding, development and application of a wide range of technologies and processes and their environmental implications. Systems and lifecycle analyses of energy systems, environmental management, agriculture, manufacturing and digital technologies provide a comprehensive method for understanding the full sustainability of processes. In addition, the development of clean processes through green chemistry and engineering techniques are also described. The book is the first multi-volume reference work to employ both Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Triple Bottom Line (TBL) approaches to assessing the wide range of technologies available and their impact upon the world. Both approaches are long established and widely recognized, playing a key role in the organizing principles of this valuable work. Provides readers with a one-stop guide to the most current research in the field Presents a grounding of the fundamentals of the field of sustainable technologies Written by international leaders in the field, offering comprehensive coverage of the field and a consistent, high-quality scientific standard Includes the Life Cycle Analysis and Triple Bottom Line approaches to help users understand and assess sustainable technologies

Interactions Between Agroecosystems and Rural Communities

Interactions Between Agroecosystems and Rural Communities
Author: Cornelia Flora
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2001-02-05
ISBN: 1439870683
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interactions Between Agroecosystems and Rural Communities Book Excerpt:

There is an increasing realization among biophysical scientists that human behavior drastically impacts the degree to which sound agroecosystems are implemented. Written by an international team of experts assembled by a leading rural sociologist, Interactions Between Agroecosystems and Rural Communities shows how human behavior impacts agroecosyst