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  1. The Governance of Rangelands

    Collective Action for Sustainable Pastoralism

    Edited by Pedro M. Herrera, Jonathan Davies, Pablo Manzano Baena

    Rangelands are large natural landscapes that can include grasslands, shrublands, savannahs and woodlands. They are greatly influenced by, and often dependent on, the action of herbivores. In the majority of rangelands the dominant herbivores are found in domestic herds that are managed by mobile...

    Published October 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Food Safety and Informal Markets

    Animal Products in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Edited by Kristina Roesel, Delia Grace

    Animal products are vital components of the diets and livelihoods of people across sub-Saharan Africa. They are frequently traded in local, unregulated markets and this can pose significant health risks. This volume presents an accessible overview of these issues in the context of food safety,...

    Published October 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. From the Forest to the Sea – Public Lands Management and Marine Spatial Planning

    By Morgan Gopnik

    The management of common pool resources and publicly-owned areas is fraught with difficulty. This book explores the long, complex, and frequently contentious history of public lands management in the United States in order to draw lessons for the emerging field of marine spatial planning (MSP).&...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Forests and Globalization

    Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development

    Edited by William Nikolakis, John Innes

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    The overarching contribution of this book is a review and assessment of the current and future impacts of globalization on the world’s forests. The work has been developed by the "Resources for the Future" Task Force for the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO).&...

    Published September 29th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Solar, Wind and Land

    Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development

    By Troy A. Rule

    The global demand for clean, renewable energy has rapidly expanded in recent years and will likely continue to escalate in the decades to come. Wind and solar energy systems often require large quantities of land and airspace, so their growing presence is generating a diverse array of new and...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Rural Politics in Contemporary China

    Edited by Emily T. Yeh, Kevin J. O'Brien, Jingzhong Ye

    Series: Critical Agrarian Studies

    This collection provides an overview of China’s rural politics, bringing scholarship on agrarian politics from various social science disciplines together in one place. The twelve contributions, spanning history, anthropology, sociology, environmental studies, political science, and geography,...

    Published August 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Water Scarcity, Livelihoods and Food Security

    Research and Innovation for Development

    Edited by Larry W. Harrington, Myles J. Fisher

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

    This volume reviews the evolution of ten years’ learning and discovery about water scarcity, livelihoods, and food security within the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food. It draws on the experiences of over 100 projects conducted in ten river basins in the developing world. ...

    Published August 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Contemporary Rural Geographies

    Land, property and resources in Britain: Essays in honour of Richard Munton

    Edited by Hugh Clout

    This book provides a cohesive set of research statements on critical related issues in British rural geography, as well as echoing the priorities identified by an influential figure in British rural geography, Richard Munton. This book demonstrates that the rural world needs to be seen in a far...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  9. European Wood-pastures in Transition

    A Social-ecological Approach

    Edited by Tibor Hartel, Tobias Plieninger

    Wood-pastures are important elements of European cultural identity and have an exceptional ecological value, yet they are in decline all over Europe. The structure of wood-pastures is strongly influenced by grazing and multiple other land uses and by local and regional environmental conditions....

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Global Food-Price Shocks and Poor People

    Themes and Case Studies

    Edited by Marc J. Cohen, Melinda Smale

    Series: Development in Practice Books

    This book examines the effects of high and volatile food prices during 2007-08 on low-income farmers and consumers in developing, transition, and industrialized countries. Previous studies of this crisis have mostly used models to estimate the likely impacts. This volume includes actual evidence...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge