Science, Policy and Politics of Modern Agricultural System

Global Context to Local Dynamics of Sustainable Agriculture

Editors: Behnassi, Mohamed, Shahid, Shabbir A., Habib-Mintz, Nazia (Eds.)

  • Fully explores linkages between sustainable agricultural development and environmental, socio-economic dynamics
  • Shows how soil degradation affects agricultural productivity and sustainability
  • Includes case studies on the function of modern agricultural systems
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About this book

This book arises from a 2011 international conference entitled Climate Change, Agri-Food, Fisheries and Ecosystems: Reinventing Research, Innovation, and Policy Agendas for an Environmentally and Socially-Balanced Growth (ICCAFFE2011), organized by the North-South Center for Social Sciences (NRCS) in collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany and the Institute for Research and Development (IRD), France. Coverage focuses on the agricultural sector and helps improve understanding of the relationships between agriculture and the environment and between human communities and nature, so as to sustainably manage agricultural development. The contributors analyze the interdependence between sustainable agricultural development and environmental, economic and social dynamics; assess the impacts of soil degradation on agricultural productivity; present ways to enhance livestock production and recommend mechanisms for managing links between agro-biodiversity, climate change and livelihoods. Part I examines sustainable agriculture development and environmental, economic and social dynamics, addressing topics such as global climate change, agriculture and challenges including socio-economic factors, adaptation, poverty reduction and water management. Part II covers the impacts of soil degradation on agricultural productivity and discusses the use of expert systems to assess and manage degraded lands, agricultural productivity, land suitability and rehabilitation. Part III focuses on livestock production enhancements, such as feed resources and supplemental feeds for animals and capacity building for women in dairy management. Part IV shares the outcomes of research in agro-biodiversity, climate change and livelihoods, addressing topics such as co-management of forests, carbon consumption models, biodiversity conservation and carbon sequestration and scarce mangrove forests. Current environmental and agro-ecological research focuses on understanding the cause-consequence relationships between specific agricultural practices and land use and the responses at different levels of ecosystems. This book is intended to contribute to this discussion.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Agricultural and Food System—Global Change Nexus: Dynamics and Policy Implications

    Behnassi, Mohamed (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • Challenges Facing the Macroeconomic Policy for Sustainable Development in Agriculture—Based on the Model of Organic Agriculture in Bulgaria

    Ivanova, Vania (et al.)

    Pages 15-28

  • Environmentally Sound and Commercially Sustainable Agricultural Development in Nigeria

    Haruna, Usman (et al.)

    Pages 29-45

  • Some Socio-Economic Factors Affecting Farmers’ Participation of Agricultural Extension Education Efforts: A Case Study in Northeastern Thailand

    Chouichom, Seksak

    Pages 47-60

  • Factors Influencing the Choice of Inorganic contrasting to Organic Practices in Irish Potato Production and Viable Actions to Reverse the Trend: A Case Study of Kisoro District, South-Western Uganda

    Bongyereire, Joy Samantha

    Pages 61-81

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-7956-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0301-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Science, Policy and Politics of Modern Agricultural System
Book Subtitle
Global Context to Local Dynamics of Sustainable Agriculture
Editors
  • Mohamed Behnassi
  • Shabbir A. Shahid
  • Nazia Habib-Mintz
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7957-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7957-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7956-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0301-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 380
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 66 illustrations in colour
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