4 edition of Agricultural degradation found in the catalog.
|LC Classifications||HN747.5 .H82|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xix, 236 p. :|
|Number of Pages||236|
|ISBN 10||0819119784, 0819119792|
|LC Control Number||81040590|
and land degradation are also occurring. The condition of the soil is one of the best indicators of land degradation. The soil integrates a variety of important processes involving vegetation growth, overland flow of water, infiltration, land use and land management. Soil degradation is, in itself, an indicator of land degradation. But, in the File Size: KB. This book views soil as a fundamental resource that must urgently be protected, preserved and restored, in order to secure food for the ever-increasing human population and to maintain the health and quality of the Earth’s ecosystems. It emphasizes the immediate and long-lasting impacts of soil degradation on agricultural productivity (crops, livestock, and fisheries), air and water quality.
The environmental impact of agriculture is the effect that different farming practices have on the ecosystems around them, and how those effects can be traced back to those practices. The environmental impact of agriculture varies based on the wide variety of agricultural practices employed around the world. Ultimately, the environmental impact depends on the production practices of the . Microbial Degradation of Azo Dyes: The Role of Azoreductase to Initiate Degradation: /ch Azo dyes are considered as xenobiotic compounds, which are often recalcitrant to be biodegraded. Many dyes are relevant for staining in industries, especiallyAuthor: Dirk Tischler, Jingxian Qi, Anna Christina R. Ngo, Michael Schlömann.
This book offers four specific strategies that can serve as the basis for a national policy to protect soil and water quality while maintaining U.S. agricultural productivity and competitiveness. Timely and comprehensive, the volume has important implications for the Clean Air Act and the farm bill. This book focuses on the microbial degradation of endosulfan, lindane, chlorophenols, organochlorine, aldrin, dieldrin, isoproturon and atrazine, etc. which are commonly used in crop fields to kill the pests. Further, it illustrates the role of degradative enzymes, metabolic pathways of.
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Agriculture is the science and art of cultivating plants and livestock. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that enabled people to live in cities. The history of agriculture began thousands of years ago.
After gathering wild grains beginning at leastyears ago, nascent farmers (—) European Union: Land degradation is a global challenge that affects everybody through food insecurity and higher food prices, through climate change and environmental hazards, and through the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Although there is a link between land degradation and conflict, we should be careful not to blame the victims. Based on over twenty years of first-hand research, this book explores the nature of the interrelationships among agricultural growth, rural poverty, environmental Cited Agricultural degradation book This book considers soil security as an integral part of meeting the ongoing challenge to maintain human health and secure our planet's sustainability.
Land Degradation in the agricultural. that land degradation is overestimated and, in any event, relatively unimportantto global food supplies (Crosson ).
Many others worry aboutthe effects ofland degradation on Agricultural degradation book livelihoods ofrural dwell ers, particularly in the more marginal agricultural areas (lFAD ).
Further expansion and intensifiFile Size: 2MB. The main purpose of the book is to provide a glimpse of what is possible and encourage practitioners in the engineering and agricultural industries to explore how radio-frequency and microwave systems might further enhance the agricultural industry.
( views) Economics of Land Degradation and Improvement. Crosson, P. and Anderson, J. b, Degradation of resources as a threat to global agriculture, unpublished paper, Resources for the Future and The World Bank.
de Haen, H. and Saigal, R.'Agricultural growth and the environment: trade-offs and complementarities'. Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture 31(4), Land degradation caused by agriculture takes many forms and has many causes.
Some of the most important types of land degradation (and those that we will focus on) include: (1) Degradation related to overgrazing by livestock (2) Degradation related to soil erosion.
The combination of climate change and environmental degradation results in less food and more people living in poverty. (IRIN) UN Food Agency Issued Warning on China Drought (February 8, ) China's major agricultural regions are affected by the worst drought in 60 years, threatening crop production and drinking water supplies.
understanding of th e link is between land degradation and agricultural productivity and food security (Wiebe K. For most a rid and se mi arid c ountries those suffering land degradation. Based on over twenty years of first-hand research, this book explores the nature of the interrelationships among agricultural growth, rural poverty, environmental degradation, and participatory rural institutions in India.
C.H. Rao looks at the spread of agricultural growth to less developed regions, and the subsequent decline of real poverty; the decline of real public investment in. Browse book content. About the book. Search in this book. Search in this book. Browse content Select Land degradation and sustainability of agricultural growth: some economic concepts and evidence from selected developing countries.
resource conservation methods in their agricultural activities due to low income generation. The unsustainable agricultural practices found in most rural areas in the developing countries at most illustrate a better picture of the relationship between environmental degradation and poverty.
For instance, in Nigeria, the rural populationFile Size: 70KB. This book provides useful information about Urban Agriculture, which includes the production of crops in small to large lots, vertical production on walls, windows, rooftops, urban gardens, farmer's markets, economic models of urban gardening, peri-urban agricultural systems, and spatial planning and evolution of.
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(shelved 3 times as agricultural-history) avg rating — 4, ratings — published The impact of land degradation on agricultural productivity represents an on-site cost. However, soil erosion from agricultural fields has also serious external or off-site effects, which indirectly affect the rest of society.
The external effects of soil erosion are caused by sedimentation of hydroelectric dams, pollution of municipal water Cited by: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Huang, Shu-min. Agricultural degradation. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, © (OCoLC) Soil degradation is a widespread problem in Africa resulting in decreased agricultural productivity while demand for food continues to increase.
Degradation is caused by accelerated erosion, acidification, contamination, depletion of soil organic matter and plant nutrients, and salinization. The maj. Collaboratively written by top international experts and established scientists in various fields of agricultural research, this book focuses on the state of food production and sustainability; the problems with degradation of valuable sources of land, water, and air and their effects on food crops; the increasing demand of food resources; and the challenges of food security worldwide.
This book focuses on addressing the issues of using groundwater in agriculture for irrigation in the developing world, this book discusses the problems associated with the degradation and overexploitation of using it.
It explores the practiced and potential methods for its management in the context of agricultural development. Read more.Category: Agricultural. Economics of Land Degradation and Improvement Agricultural, Science | 0 | This volume deals with land degradation, which is occurring in almost all terrestrial biomes and agro-ecologies, in both low and high income countries and is stretching to about 30% of the total global land area.
ebooks, reading and writing.Extensively revised to reflect the new directions in development thought and policy, this new edition of a classic text examines what has been learned theoretically and empirically about agricultural and rural economic development since the s.
With 24 of the 35 chapters completely new, the book takes into account recent developments in international agricultural development, especially as Reviews: 3.