The Resource Toward sustainable agricultural systems in the 21st century, Committee on Twenty-First Century Systems Agriculture, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Sciences

Toward sustainable agricultural systems in the 21st century, Committee on Twenty-First Century Systems Agriculture, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Sciences

Label
Toward sustainable agricultural systems in the 21st century
Title
Toward sustainable agricultural systems in the 21st century
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Twenty-First Century Systems Agriculture, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Sciences
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the last 20 years, there has been a remarkable emergence of innovations and technological advances that are generating promising changes and opportunities for sustainable agriculture, yet at the same time the agricultural sector worldwide faces numerous daunting challenges. Not only is the agricultural sector expected to produce adequate food, fiber, and feed, and contribute to biofuels to meet the needs of a rising global population, it is expected to do so under increasingly scarce natural resources and climate change. Growing awareness of the unintended impacts associated with some agricultural production practices has led to heightened societal expectations for improved environmental, community, labor, and animal welfare standards in agriculture. Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century assesses the scientific evidence for the strengths and weaknesses of different production, marketing, and policy approaches for improving and reducing the costs and unintended consequences of agricultural production. It discusses the principles underlying farming systems and practices that could improve the sustainability. It also explores how those lessons learned could be applied to agriculture in different regional and international settings, with an emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. By focusing on a systems approach to improving the sustainability of U.S. agriculture, this book can have a profound impact on the development and implementation of sustainable farming systems. Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century serves as a valuable resource for policy makers, farmers, experts in food production and agribusiness, and federal regulatory agencies."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
630.973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
S441
LC item number
.T68 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Toward sustainable agricultural systems in the 21st century, Committee on Twenty-First Century Systems Agriculture, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Sciences
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Understanding agricultural sustainability -- A pivotal time in agriculture -- Improving productivity and environmental sustainability in U.S. farming systems -- Economic and social dimensions of the sustainability of farming practices and approaches -- Examples of farming system types for improving sustainability -- Drivers and constraints affecting the transition to sustainable farming practices -- Illustrative case studies -- Sustainable agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa: "lessons learned" from the United States -- Conclusions and recommendations
Control code
ocn680065108
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 570 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309148979
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36038490
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)680065108
  • pebcs0309148979

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