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Methods and Procedures for Building Sustainable Farming Systems

Application in the European Context

Editors: Marta-Costa, Ana Alexandra, L. D. G. Soares da Silva, Emiliana (Eds.)

  • Contributions from 60 authors in 12 countries covering both assessment of sustainability and ways of building sustainable farming systems
  • Includes many real-life examples of the application of sustainability assessment methodologies
  • Identifies a range of key methods for supporting decision making on suitable sustainable agricultural projects
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Showing how the method of sustainability assessment plays a key role in choosing the best agricultural productive mode, this book guides the reader through the process of selecting, from among the various approaches for building farming systems, the method of decision-making that will result in the most appropriate outcome, given the context. Case studies hail from polities as diverse as Portugal and Canada, Argentina and Lebanon. The work thus offers a valuable critical survey of the assessment methods that account for sustainability and economics, and which have developed considerably in the last two decades. The heterogeneous approaches covered here make this volume appropriate for consultation in a wide variety of social, political and geographical contexts.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • The Needs for Building Sustainable Farming Systems: Issues and Scope

    Silva, Emiliana (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Agricultural and Environmental Policies in the European Union

    Silva, Emiliana (et al.)

    Pages 9-19

  • Approaches for Sustainable Farming Systems Assessment

    Marta-Costa, Ana Alexandra (et al.)

    Pages 21-29

  • Normative, Systemic and Procedural Aspects: A Review of Indicator-Based Sustainability Assessments in Agriculture

    Binder, Claudia R. (et al.)

    Pages 33-46

  • Assessing the Sustainability of Activity Systems to Support Households’ Farming Projects

    Terrier, Médulline (et al.)

    Pages 47-61

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eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5003-6
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5002-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9661-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Methods and Procedures for Building Sustainable Farming Systems
Book Subtitle
Application in the European Context
Editors
  • Ana Alexandra Marta-Costa
  • Emiliana L. D. G. Soares da Silva
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5003-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5003-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5002-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9661-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 280
Additional Information
Kind permission was given by Elsevier Limited, Oxford, UK for the use of chapters 4 and 6
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