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Conventionally tilled and permanent raised beds with different crop residue management: Effects on soil C and N dynamics
This article compares levels of soil carbon and soil nitrogen in conventionally tilled and conservation agriculture production systems in Mexico. It is found that conservation agriculture systems have much higher carbon ...
Sustainable development: Mapping different approaches
This paper presents the historical policies and thought processes in sustainable development. The objective is to increase understanding, clarify trends, attitudes to change, policies and political frameworks. From post-war ...
Agri-environmental policies in the EU and United States: A comparison
This article compares the Agri-environmental policies (AEPs) of the United States and the European Union. AEPs are a form of payments for environmental services (PES) that target externalities created in agricultural production.
The mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol: Joint implementation, the clean development mechanism and emissions trading
(United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), 2006)
The Kyoto Protocol broke new ground by defining three innovative 'flexibility mechanisms' to lower the overall costs of achieving its emissions targets. These mechanisms enable Parties to access cost-effective opportunities ...
Sustainable agricultural attitudes and behaviors: a gender analysis of Iranian farmers
(Springer Science + Business Media, 2008)
This article presents the findings of a study that compares the perspectives of male and female rice farmers in Kazeroon, Iran concerning environmental sustainability. The study site was selected because the region is a ...
La Sécheresse: The social and institutional construction of a development problem in the Malian (Soudanese) Sahel, 1900-82
This article offers a historical analysis of how problematizations of the Soudanese (Malian) Sahel changed during the twentieth century. It traces the trajectory of a set of ideas about drought and desertification that ...
Access and control of resources: Lessons from the SANREM CRSP
(Gainesville, Fla.: Humanities and Agriculture Program, Center for Applied Philosophy and Ethics in the Professions, University of Florida, 2001)
Developing sustainability in an agricultural ecosystem requires that attention be given to inequities within communities. The experiences of SANREM CRSP revealed that gender inequality was a significant factor in the access ...
El trabajo de campo y lost metodos cualitativos. Necesidad de nuevas reflexiones desde las geografias latinoamericanas
(Barcelona, Spain: Scripta Nova, Universidad de Barcelona, 2000)
This paper critically examines recent concepts and developments in fieldwork and qualitative methodology within the discipline of human geography. Specifically, the author focuses on the contributions and constraints of ...
SANREM CRSP: A brief update
Presentation includes Harper's index of data relating to the SANREM project, the list of tasks that will continued within the project and the benefits that will be attained by the areas served.
IPM Farmer Field Schools to enhance farmers crop production skills and income
(New York, NY: UNDP and Rome, Italy, FAO, 2002)
Empowerment of small-scale farmers through Farmer Field Schools (FFS) on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for rice and vegetables. Farmers will acquire the skills to make sounder crop management decisions by themselves ...