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This book presents International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium commissioned papers. The papers systematically explore the conceptual and empirical dimensions of the new trade theory and try to determine the potential application to agricultural trade and trade policy analysis.
This book is an outcome of the conference on the linkages between macroeconomics and agricultural trade in 1986. It establishes some of the fundamental influences on the exchange rate. The book develops linkages between the macroeconomy and agriculture using traditional models.
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.
Drawing on the Homeric epics, this multidisciplinary work focuses on the cultural transformations which need to take place in order to transition from today's a modern extractive agriculture to a sustainable natural-systems agriculture. In order to provide an imaginative foundation on which to build such a cultural transformation, the author draws on the oldest and most pervasive pair of literary works in the Western canon: the Iliad and the Odyssey. He uses themes from those foundational literary works to critique the concept of state sovereignty and to explain how innovative federalism structures around the world already show momentum building toward changes in global environmental governance. The book proposes a dramatic expansion on those innovations, to create eco-states responsible for agroecological management. Drawing from many years of experience in international institutions, the author proposes a system of coordination by which an international agroecology-focused organization would simultaneously (i) avoid the shortcomings of the world's current family of powerful global institutions and (ii) help create and implement a reformed system of local landscape-based agriculture wholly consistent with ecological principles. Acknowledging the difficulty of achieving reforms such as these, the author suggests that a new cultural-conceptual narrative can be constructed drawing on values set forth 2,700 years ago in the Homeric epics. He explains how these values can be reimagined to drive forward our efforts in addressing today's the climate and agricultural crises in ways that reflect, not reject, the natural processes and relationships that make the Earth a living planet. This book will be of great interest to students, advocates, and policymakers addressing issues of agrarian values, environmental law and restoration, agroecology, global institutional reform, intergenerational and inter-species ethics, cultural history, and international relations.
The major issues relating to environmental sustainability such as a heavy dependency on fossil fuels, increased greenhouse gas emissions, pollution, global warming and climate change have drawn much attention around the globe to seek alternative energy sources that have negligible environmental impacts and societal benefits. There is an immense interest in biofuels research around the world due to their massive potentials in addressing the above-mentioned environmental concerns. Biofuels have the potential to supplement the current and future energy demands by being blended with fossil fuels or replacing them completely as drop-in fuels in automobiles as well as heat and power industries. Waste biomass, primarily lignocellulosic biomass (e.g. agricultural crop residues, forestry biomass and energy crops) and microalgae can act as some inexpensive renewable bioresources for the production of biofuels and biochemicals. The prime focus of this book is to shed light on the bioprocessing of biofuels, especially through microbial conversion technologies to recover and transform the inedible polysaccharides into hydrocarbons biofuels and bioenergy. The book offers introductory coverage of the most crucial topics as follows: A systematic overview of the state-of-the-art in the production and utilization of biofuels Categorical bioprospecting of bioresources for biofuel production Biomass pretreatment and enzymatic saccharification Bioconversion of waste biomass and algae to liquid and gaseous biofuels New developments in microbial fuel cell technologies This book is a unification of topics relating to the cutting-edge applications of bioresources and green technologies to reinvigorate the biorefineries in positioning them within a competitive energy market. Persistently fabricated to be instantly applicable, this volume serves as a reference book for undergraduate and graduate students, scientific investigators and research scholars across the globe working in the areas relating to energy and fuels.
This study of rural development in six North African nations addresses the issues surrounding poverty and landlessness. Providing an Islamic perspective on policy-making, the author describes the influence of Islam on development in these countries, and stresses the Islamic religious and moral revival as a major factor in policy-making toward reduc
This book discusses pesticide production, distribution, and use; the problems caused by pests and pesticides; and the role of integrated pest management in minimizing these problems. It addresses the relationship of the farmers' practices and attitudes to the development of pest management systems.
This book is based on an informal conference, Diversity in the Genus Apis, which took place in 1989 at the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America. It serves as an introduction to various aspects of honey bee biology and as a guide for future research especially on Asian honey bees.
This book elaborates a perspective that can be used to democratize, decentralize, and privatize irrigation organizations. It uses case examples to illustrate the interrelationships between project performance, irrigation organization, and farmer participation.
This book provides important insights into a form of economic development that utilizes existing natural resources to increase productivity of the land, and thereby improves incomes for the large number of people who own and manage coconut groves.
This book analyzes growth and structural change in Indian agriculture and presents an empirical approach to the underlying economic data and a multi-disciplinary approach to the ramifications of agricultural growth. It focuses on efforts to develop the Indian agricultural sector. .
This book focuses on the complex and often contradictory relationships between agricultural production and markets. It examines the micro-macro linkages between farm production, farm labor issues, and the degree of autonomy or dependency vis-a-vis markets.