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    DescriptionDue to many challenges (i.e. climate change, energy, water and land shortage, high demands on food, land grabbing, etc.), agriculture production potential is expected to be seriously affected; thus, increasing food insecurity and hunger in many already affected regions (especially in Africa). In this context, sustainable agriculture is highly recommended as an eco-system approach where soil, water, plants, environment and living organisms live in harmony. Innovative technologies and research should be developed to ensure sustainable agriculture and productivity using modern irrigation systems, improved varieties, improved soil quality, etc. In the meantime, the preservation of natural environment should be based on resource conservation technologies and best management practices. "Sustainable Agricultural Development", not only raises the serious ethical and social issues underlying these huge environmental problems, but also aims at presenting successful experiences from all over the world in relation with sustainable farming, sustainable management of water and land resources, and innovative processes in livestock production. It also aims at providing inputs to decision making processes and encouraging the transfer of relevant know-how, technologies and expertise to different countries where similar agro-climatic conditions may exist; thus saving precious resources and promoting sustainable agricultural development as a relevant approach to tackle the food security challenge. Finally, this book focuses on the paradigmatic and policy dimensions and call for an innovative approach by analyzing the key themes in a complex and interrelated manner.


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    Title
    Sustainable Agricultural Development
    Subtitle
    Recent Approaches in Resources Management and Environmentally-balanced Production Enhancement
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Mohamed Behnassi, Edited by Shabbir A. Shahid, Edited by Joyce D'Silva
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 318
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 637 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789400705180
    ISBN 10: 9400705182
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.4
    B&T Book Type: NF
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TEC003000, TEC010000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: RNF
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: SF
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    BIC subject category V2: RBGB
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 630
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17650
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: NAT011000, BUS072000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 338.1
    BISAC V2.8: SCI020000
    BIC subject category V2: TVF
    LC classification: QH541.5.S6
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: GE300-350, QH301-705, QH540-549.5, S622-627, GE196, GE195-199, S1-S972
    Thema V1.0: RNK, RNU, KCM, RNF, TVF, RBGB
    Edition statement
    2011.
    Illustrations note
    20 colour illustrations, 23 black & white tables, biography
    Publisher
    Springer
    Imprint name
    Springer
    Publication date
    01 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Dordrecht
    Back cover copy
    Due to many challenges (i.e. climate change, energy, water and land shortage, high demands on food, land grabbing, etc.), agriculture production potential is expected to be seriously affected; thus, increasing food insecurity and hunger in many already affected regions (especially in Africa). In this context, sustainable agriculture is highly recommended as an eco-system approach where soil, water, plants, environment and living organisms live in harmony. Innovative technologies and research should be developed to ensure sustainable agriculture and productivity using modern irrigation systems, improved varieties, improved soil quality, etc. In the meantime, the preservation of natural environment should be based on resource conservation technologies and best management practices. "Sustainable Agricultural Development," not only raises the serious ethical and social issues underlying these huge environmental problems, but also aims at presenting successful experiences from all over the world in relation with sustainable farming, sustainable management of water and land resources, and innovative processes in livestock production. It also aims at providing inputs to decision making processes and encouraging the transfer of relevant know-how, technologies and expertise to different countries where similar agro-climatic conditions may exist; thus saving precious resources and promoting sustainable agricultural development as a relevant approach to tackle the food security challenge. Finally, this book focuses on the paradigmatic and policy dimensions and call for an innovative approach by analyzing the key themes in a complex and interrelated manner."
    Table of contents
    List of acronyms and abbreviation List of figures List of table Preface Acknowledgments Part I Sustainable use of land resources as a potential for sustainable agricultural development Chapter 1: Land resource governance from a sustainability and rural development perspective Chapter 4: Development of new technological approach to mitigate salinization Chapter 2: Land-grabbing and potential implications for world food security Chapter 3: Turning adversity into advantage for food security through improving soil quality and providing production systems for marginal saline lands: ICBA perspectives and approach Chapter 5: Reforestation - Quality improvement of contaminated mining soil Chapter 6: A policy framework for sustainable utilisation of farmland for Waterberg District Municipality in South Africa Chapter 7: The zooecological remediation of technogen faulted soil in industrial region of Ukraine Steppe Zone Chapter 8: Transcultural gardens - A proposal for exploitation of urban voids as intensively productive land and as a method of urbanization of minorities. Case studies demonstrating design tools and managing methodology Part II Sustainable management of water resources as a prerequisite for sustainable agriculture development Chapter 9: Sustainable rural development and participatory approach by on-farm water management techniques Chapter 10: Sustainable water management for irrigated rice production Chapter 11: Reduction of water losses by use of alternative irrigation techniques in the Aral Sea Drainage Basin Part III Recent innovative processes in agricultural production Chapter 12: Use of surface modified inorganic nano materials as slow release nitrogen fertilizer Chapter 13: Organic fertilizer use in Northeastern Thailand: An analysis of some factors affecting farmers' attitudes Chapter 14: Imitating nature to enrich waste with new values and use it as a new resource Part IV Recent innovative processes in livestock production Chapter 15: Farm animal breeding: The implications of existing and new technologies Chapter 16: Animal husbandry in focus of sustainability Chapter 17: Effect of urea treated sorghum stover supplemented with local protein sources on the performance of sheep Chapter 18: Evaluation of spineless cactus (opuntia ficus-indicus) as an alternative feed and water source for animals during dry season in Eritrea Chapter 19: Comparative feeding value of halophyte as alternative animal feed for small ruminants in Eritrea Chapter 20: The Effect of feeding ensilages of poultry litter with left over bread on the body weight of barka cattle Postface Notes on contributors Author index Subject index Chapter 4: Development of new technological approach to mitigate salinization Chapter 5: Reforestation - Quality improvement of contaminated mining soil Chapter 6: A policy framework for sustainable utilisation of farmland for Waterberg District Municipality in South Africa Chapter 7: The zooecological remediation of technogen faulted soil in industrial region of Ukraine Steppe Zone Chapter 8: Transcultural gardens - A proposal for exploitation of urban voids as intensively productive land and as a method of urbanization of minorities. Case studies demonstrating design tools and managing methodology Part II Sustainable management of water resources as a prerequisite for sustainable agriculture development Chapter 9: Sustainable rural development and participatory approach by on-farm water management techniques Chapter 10: Sustainable water management for irrigated rice production Chapter 11: Reduction of water losses by use of alternative irrigation techniques in the Aral Sea Drainage Basin Part III Recent innovative processes in agricultural production Chapter 12: Use of surface modified inorganic nano materials as slow release nitrogen fertilizer Chapter 13: Organic fertilizer use in Northeastern Thailand: An analysis of some factors affecting farmers' attitudes Chapter 14: Imitating nature to enrich waste with new values and use it as a new resource Part IV Recent innovative processes in livestock productionChapter 15: Farm animal breeding: The implications of existing and new technologies Chapter 16: Animal husbandry in focus of sustainability Chapter 17: Effect of urea treated sorghum stover supplemented with local protein sources on the performance of sheep Chapter 18: Evaluation of spineless cactus (opuntia ficus-indicus) as an alternative feed and water source for animals during dry season in Eritrea Chapter 19: Comparative feeding value of halophyte as alternative animal feed for small ruminants in Eritrea Chapter 20: The Effect of feeding ensilages of poultry litter with left over bread on the body weight of barka cattle Postface Notes on contributors Author index Subject index