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  1. Food Sovereignty in International Context

    Discourse, politics and practice of place

    Edited by Amy Trauger

    Series: Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

    Food sovereignty is an emerging discourse of empowerment and autonomy in the food system with the development of associated practices in rural and some urban spaces. While literature on food sovereignty has proliferated since the first usage of the term in 1996 at the Rome Food Summit, most has...

    Published January 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Biopesticides Handbook

    Edited by Leo M.L. Nollet, Hamir Singh Rathore

    The need to feed an ever-growing global population combined with increasing demand for sustainable agricultural practices has generated a significant rise in demand for biopesticides. By responding concurrently to the interests of farming, forestry, and industrial sectors, biopesticides offer a...

    Published January 22nd 2015 by CRC Press

  3. Coasts for People

    Interdisciplinary Approaches to Coastal and Marine Resource Management

    By Fikret Berkes

    Issues of sustainability and increased competition over coastal resources are changing practices of resource management. Societal concerns about environmental degradation and loss of coastal resources have steadily increased, while other issues like food security, biodiversity, and climate change,...

    Published January 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Coffee Agroecology

    A New Approach to Understanding Agricultural Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Development

    By Ivette Perfecto, John Vandermeer

    Based on principles of the conservation and optimization of biodiversity and of equity and sustainability, this book focuses on the ecology of the coffee agroecosystem as a model for a sustainable agricultural ecosystem. It draws on the authors' own research conducted over the last twenty...

    Published January 19th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Food Utopias

    Reimagining citizenship, ethics and community

    Edited by Paul V. Stock, Michael Carolan, Christopher Rosin

    Series: Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

    Food is a contentious and emotive issue, subject to critiques from multiple perspectives. Alternative food movements – including the different articulations of local, food miles, seasonality, food justice, food knowledge and food sovereignty – consistently invoke themes around autonomy, sufficiency...

    Published January 15th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Human Rights and the Food Sovereignty Movement

    Reclaiming control

    By Priscilla Claeys

    Series: Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

    Our global food system is undergoing rapid change. Since the global food crisis of 2007-2008, a range of new issues have come to public attention, such as land grabbing, food prices volatility, agrofuels and climate change. Peasant social movements are trying to respond to these challenges by...

    Published January 8th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Shifting Cultivation and Environmental Change

    Indigenous People, Agriculture and Forest Conservation

    Edited by Malcolm F. Cairns

    Shifting cultivation is one of the oldest forms of subsistence agriculture and is still practised by millions of poor people in the tropics. Typically it involves clearing land (often forest) for the growing of crops for a few years, and then moving on to new sites, leaving the earlier ground...

    Published December 24th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Designing Renewable Energy Systems

    A Life Cycle Assessment Approach

    By Leda Gerber

    The book discusses a multi-objective optimization approach in LCA that allows the flexible construction of comprehensive Pareto fronts to help understand the weightings and relative importance of its elements. The methodology is applied to the pertinent topics of thermochemical wood conversion,...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by EPFL Press

  9. Field and Laboratory Investigations in Agroecology, Third Edition

    Agroecology is defined as the application of ecological concepts and principles to the design and management of sustainable food systems. Hence, learning can best be achieved through an experiential approach to the topic. Designed to accompany Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems,...

    Published December 19th 2014 by CRC Press

  10. Transgenic Herbicide Resistance in Plants

    By V. S. Rao

    This book provides a comprehensive and in-depth discussion on the development of herbicide resistance during the past 50 years, emphasizing the biochemical pathways of herbicide resistance in weeds. It discusses the principles of plant genetics, different methods of genetic engineering, makingof...

    Published December 19th 2014 by CRC Press