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Agricultural Sustainability : Strategies for Assessment - Gary W. VanLoon

Agricultural Sustainability

Strategies for Assessment

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For all those working in the areas of agricultural development and food security, this book offers ways to carry out a comprehensive assessment of agricultural sustainability in a micro-region.

The authors believe there are six categories of assessment necessary for an holistic evaluation - productivity, stability, efficiency, durability, compatibility and equity. They emphasize the need to make a selection of the most appropriate indicators and develop new ones. Finally, they review a variety of strategies used in different settings around the world and highlight the common features in all the assessments.

Agricultural Sustainability
Sustainable Development
Agricultural Sustainability
Levels of Sustainability
Studying, Measuring, Assessing Agricultural Sustainability
Ecosystems
Sustainability Indicators
Purpose and Properties of Indicators
Steps in Developing Indicators
Desirable Properties of Individual Indicators
Quantification and Scaling of Indicators
Indicators for Assessing Agricultural Sustainability
Productivity
Stability
Efficiency
Durability
Compatibility
Equity
Evaluation of an Agricultural Sustainability Assessment Protocol
Studies of Sustainable Agriculture
A Study of Sustainability and Peasant Farming Systems in Zimbabwe
A Malaysian Study of Farmer Sustainability
Sustainable Land Management in Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand
An Integrated Crop Management Approach to Sustainable Agriculture
Indicators for Comparing Performance of Irrigated Agricultural Systems
Developing Indicators
Lessons Learned from Central America
Sustainability in the Tungabhadra Project Area of South India
Assessments of Sustainability over Broad Regions
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ISBN: 9780761933403
ISBN-10: 0761933409
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 281
Published: 1st April 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43