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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 14 April 2017
  • ISBN : 9780128093061
  • Page : 480 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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In a world increasingly challenged by the need to integrate and understand highly specialized knowledge in a multidisciplinary way, this book is innovative and perhaps unique in addressing this challenge. It focuses on ideas, strategies, techniques and practices spanning many disciplines at the interface of agriculture with: forestry, horticulture, plant physiology, genetics, ecology, soil science, food science, economics, and the social and environmental sciences as delivered by intensified and enriched agroforestry. Multifunctional Agriculture addresses this complexity, using case studies and insights from the needs of African farmers whose livelihoods are constrained by complex interactions between social, environmental and economic factors and problems underlying agricultural sustainability in Africa. This book, therefore, provides an important resource for those trying to understand the role of agriculture in the achievement of the new Sustainable Development Goals by providing easily implementable, practical and effective methodologies and practices. Provides a single-source, comprehensive insight into agroforestry/ multifunctional agriculture, it's potential, challenges, and progress Helps readers understand and assess potential opportunity through implementation Includes case studies and real-world insights that address common situations and the practical application of best practices Explores the role of multi-functional agriculture in mitigating climate change impacts, providing value-story beyond crop production

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Multifunctional Agriculture

Multifunctional Agriculture
  • Author : Roger Leakey
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-14
  • ISBN : 9780128093061
GET THIS BOOKMultifunctional Agriculture

In a world increasingly challenged by the need to integrate and understand highly specialized knowledge in a multidisciplinary way, this book is innovative and perhaps unique in addressing this challenge. It focuses on ideas, strategies, techniques and practices spanning many disciplines at the interface of agriculture with: forestry, horticulture, plant physiology, genetics, ecology, soil science, food science, economics, and the social and environmental sciences as delivered by intensified and enriched agroforestry. Multifunctional Agriculture addresses this complexity, using case studies and

Multifunctional Agriculture

Multifunctional Agriculture
  • Author : G. A. Wilson
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release Date : 2007
  • ISBN : 9781845932572
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In a time of great agricultural and rural change, the notion of 'multifunctionality' has remained under-theorized and poorly linked to the debates in the social sciences. This book analyses the extent to which the proposed transition towards post-productivist agriculture holds up to scientific scrutiny, and proposes a new transition theory.

Multifunctional Land Use

Multifunctional Land Use
  • Author : Ülo Mander,Hubert Wiggering,Katharina Helming
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-05-11
  • ISBN : 9783540367635
GET THIS BOOKMultifunctional Land Use

This book is a major contribution to the debate on future land development strategies, as well as helping to supporting land use decision making at all levels. Scientists from across Europe installed the Landscape Tomorrow network to prepare for upcoming challenges in research on sustainable land development. The book’s interdisciplinary perspective analyses, among other things, the general principles of land use multifunctionality and reports on a variety of success stories.

Multifunctionality and Impacts of Organic and Conventional Agriculture

Multifunctionality and Impacts of Organic and Conventional Agriculture
  • Author : Jan Moudrý,Jaroslav Bernas,Kassio Ferreira Mendes,Rodrigo Nogueira de Sousa,Rafael Da Silva Teixeira
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2020-07-22
  • ISBN : 9781789859317
GET THIS BOOKMultifunctionality and Impacts of Organic and Conventional Agriculture

Organic farming aims to produce a number of crops, without the use of synthetic chemicals (pesticides) or fertilizers, while enhancing soil composition and promoting biodiversity. This is a traditional, more permanent type of farming that relies on ecosystem services to maintain the integrity of the landscape while still producing sufficient yields. In addition, conventional farming uses pesticides and fertilizers to maximize the yield of a particular crop or set of crops, which are typically genetically modified. This book covers several

Multifunctional Land Uses in Africa (Open Access)

Multifunctional Land Uses in Africa (Open Access)
  • Author : Elisabeth Simelton,Madelene Ostwald
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-07-29
  • ISBN : 9781000448863
GET THIS BOOKMultifunctional Land Uses in Africa (Open Access)

This book presents contemporary case studies of land use, management practices, and innovation in Africa with a view to exploring how multifunctional land uses can alleviate food insecurity and poverty. Food security and livelihoods in Africa face multiple challenges in the form of feeding a growing population on declining land areas under the impacts of climate change. The overall question is what kind of farming systems can provide resilient livelihoods? This volume presents a selection of existing farming systems that

Multifunctional Rural Land Management

Multifunctional Rural Land Management
  • Author : Floor Brouwer
  • Publisher : Earthscan
  • Release Date : 2012
  • ISBN : 9781849772020
GET THIS BOOKMultifunctional Rural Land Management

The increasing demand for rural land and its natural resources is creating competition and conflicts. Many interested parties, including farmers, nature conservationists, rural residents and tourists, compete for the same space. Especially in densely populated areas, agriculture, recreation, urban and suburban growth and infrastructure development exert a constant pressure on rural areas. Because land is a finite resource, spatial policies which are formulated and implemented to increase the area allocated to one use imply a decrease in land available for

Multifunctional Agriculture

Multifunctional Agriculture
  • Author : Geoffrey Alan Wilson
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release Date : 2007
  • ISBN : 9781845932565
GET THIS BOOKMultifunctional Agriculture

In a time of great agricultural and rural change, the notion of 'multifunctionality' has remained under-theorized and poorly linked to wider debates in the social sciences. This book analyses the extent to which the proposed transition towards post-productivist agriculture holds up to scientific scrutiny, and proposes a modified productivist/non-productivist model that better encapsulates the complexity of agricultural and rural change. By combining existing notions and concepts, this book (re)conceptualizes agricultural change, creating a new transition theory, and a

Multifunctional Agriculture

Multifunctional Agriculture
  • Author : Genya R. Erling
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • ISBN : WISC:89089003693
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Three Decades of Transformation in the East-Central European Countryside

Three Decades of Transformation in the East-Central European Countryside
  • Author : Jerzy Bański
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-06-26
  • ISBN : 9783030212377
GET THIS BOOKThree Decades of Transformation in the East-Central European Countryside

This book identifies, diagnoses and evaluates social and economic processes taking place in the rural areas of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) states in the last 25 years and affecting the immediate future, with a particular focus on their spatial diversity. It addresses questions related to the rationality of the current development policy and possible results in the future. Contemporary processes of socio-economic development are typified by the fact that spatial and regional disparities are tending to increase. This unfavourable phenomenon

Long Term Socio-Ecological Research

Long Term Socio-Ecological Research
  • Author : Simron Jit Singh,Helmut Haberl,Marian Chertow,Michael Mirtl,Martin Schmid
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-11-13
  • ISBN : 9789400711778
GET THIS BOOKLong Term Socio-Ecological Research

The authors in this volume make a case for LTSER’s potential in providing insights, knowledge and experience necessary for a sustainability transition. This expertly edited selection of contributions from Europe and North America reviews the development of LTSER since its inception and assesses its current state, which has evolved to recognize the value of formulating solutions to the host of ecological threats we face. Through many case studies, this book gives the reader a greater sense of where we

Rooftop Urban Agriculture

Rooftop Urban Agriculture
  • Author : Francesco Orsini,Marielle Dubbeling,Henk de Zeeuw,Giorgio Gianquinto
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-11-16
  • ISBN : 9783319577203
GET THIS BOOKRooftop Urban Agriculture

This book guides architects, landscape designers, urban planners, agronomists and society on the implementation of sustainable rooftop farming projects. The interdisciplinary team of authors involved stresses the different approaches and the multi-faceted forms that rooftop farming may assume in any context. While rooftop farming experiences are sprouting all over the world the need for scientific evidence on the most suitable growing solutions, policies and potential benefits emerges. This volume brings together existing experiences as well as suggestions for planning future

Multifunctional Agriculture

Multifunctional Agriculture
  • Author : Guido Van Huylenbroeck
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • ISBN : 1315197553
GET THIS BOOKMultifunctional Agriculture

"This title was first published in 2003. Reading the European Commission's statement on the future of agriculture indicates the importance of multifunctionality to European Agriculture as a matter of principle. This title investigates what such a reorientation would mean in practical terms."--Provided by publisher.

Farming for Health

Farming for Health
  • Author : Jan Hassink,Majken van Dijk
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-03
  • ISBN : 1402045417
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If not pure therapy, such activities may have therapeutic value according to extensive experience.

Landscape Amenities

Landscape Amenities
  • Author : Isabel Vanslembrouck,Guido Van Huylenbroeck
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-01-17
  • ISBN : 9781402031724
GET THIS BOOKLandscape Amenities

This book maps points of common understanding and cooperation in the interpretation of landscapes. These interfaces appear between cultures, between natural and human sciences, lay people and experts, time and space, preservation and use, ecology and semiosis. The book compares how different cultures interpret landscapes, examines how cultural values are assessed, explores new tools for assessment, traces the discussion about landscape authenticity, and finally draws perspectives for further research.

Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agri-food and Ecosystems

Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agri-food and Ecosystems
  • Author : Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-04-14
  • ISBN : 9780128213544
GET THIS BOOKMultifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agri-food and Ecosystems

Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agrifood and Ecosystems shows how hybrid nanomaterials (HNMs) are being used to enhance agriculture, food and environmental science. The book discusses the synthesis and characterization of HNMs before exploring agrifoods and environmental functions. It shows how novel HNMs are being used for the detection and separation of heavy metal ions, for destroying and sensing of insecticides, in managed release fertilizer and pesticide formulations, plant protection, plant promotions, purification, detection, and to control mycotoxins. Further, the