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On this page you'll find recommended links to environmental resources, with a focus on agriculture. None of these lists are exhaustive; rather, they provide a sample of what's available through the Yale Library and the Internet. Feel free to contact me with any research questions related to the environment!
Agriculture and Environment for Developing Countries by B. H. Z. MoyoThis book is about indigenous ways of farming in Northern Malawi in the face of modernization and globalization pressures. It also impacts modernization and globalization in relation to agriculture and environment in the developing countries laying bare their impacts on smallholder farmers, agriculture in general, industry and the environment.
Publication Date: 2014-05-07
Agriculture and the Environment by Terry L. Anderson (Editor); Bruce Yandle (Editor)U.S. agriculture is the envy of the world. Although output from U.S. farms is high, there is a growing gap between what is being produced and what could be produced, partly because innovation and production are constrained by a growing maze of environmental regulations. The chapters, authored by leading experts in their fields, focus on the major environmental constraints that limit U.S. food production without necessarily improving environmental quality. Each paper documents a specific issue, discusses the regulatory response, and offers ideas for reform. *U.S. farmland Are we really running out of prime farmland? Or is this another example of Chicken Little? *Sensitive habitat How can environmentally sensitive land be preserved? Does it make sense to set aside habitat forever? How can the market process be strengthened? *Urban sprawl and agricultural land Can controls on agricultural land use prevent urban sprawl? Are there market alternatives to command and control? *Chemicals and agriculture The use of agricultural chemicals accounts for much of the high growth of output from U.S. farms. Are chemicals that contribute to agricultural productivity harmful to the environment? Have regulations made things better or worse? Can we return to natural farming? At what cost? *Genetically engineered food products Are genetically modified crops dangerous to human health? Do they harm the environment or do they improve it by reducing pesticide and chemical use? Will more regulations on genetic engineering actually harm the environment? *Taxation How do taxes affect land use? Are they an effective tool for encouraging prosperity? *Water What is the role for water markets in agriculture? Can they balance water use with in-stream environmental demands? Why are farmers concerned about water markets? *Endangered species protection How has the Endangered Species Act affected U.S. farmers and ranchers? Has it worked? How can species-protecting market incentives be introduced?
Publication Date: 2001-04-27
Agriculture and the Environment by Ernst Lutz (Editor)Agriculture in developing countries has been remarkably productive during the last few decades; however, the production levels were achieved at the cost of placing more stress on natural resources and the environment. This volume brings together state-of-the-art applied, practical research related to agriculture, development, and the environment in the developing world. It attempts to distill current knowledge and to summarize it in readable form for development practitioners. Where possible, authors use specific examples to indicate which approaches have worked and which have not, under which conditions, and why.
Publication Date: 1998-11-01
Energy in Agriculture Under Climate Change by Nader Noureldeen MohamedThis book discusses the role of energy in agriculture which reaches 30%, and the role of agriculture in energy where the water shred by 17% in total electricity generation in addition to the role of bioenergy as a source of liquid energy. Climate change and global heating will increase the temperature and that will affect plant growth, water availability and the share of electricity in agriculture and other energy phases in agriculture. Global heating means more water pumping, more uses of fertilizers and pesticides in which intensive power consumption in addition to need of more electricity for air-condition inside the greenhouses, the manufacturing of hormone and plant growth organizers will also consume more energy. Finally, the book explains why the water, energy and food become one nexus and the interaction and interference between them. This book will have valuable information for both students and faculties of engineering and agriculture in addition to research centers, water institutions and climate change specialists.
Publication Date: 2020
Nanotechnology for Food, Agriculture, and Environment by Devarajan Thangadurai, Jeyabalan Sangeetha, Ram PrasadNanotechnology progresses its concerts and suitability by improving its effectiveness, security and also reducing the impact and risk. Various chapters in this book are written by eminent scientists and prominent researchers in the field of nanotechnology across the world. This book is focused to put emerging techniques forward using nanoparticles for safe and nutritional food production, protecting crops from pests, increasing nutritional value and providing solutions for various environmental issues. The outcome of this book creates a path for wide usage of nanoparticles in food, agriculture and the environment fields. This book has clear and simple illustrations, tables and case studies to understand the content even by non-experts. This book especially deals with the nanotechnology for controlling plant pathogens, food packaging and preservation, agricultural productivity, waste water treatment and bioenergy production. Hence, this book can be adopted and used by many researchers and academicians in the fields of food, agriculture, environment and nanotechnology for catering the needs of sustainable future. The salient features of this book are • Describes nanotechnology as an interdisciplinary and emerging field in life sciences • Useful for researchers in the cutting edge life science related fields of nanoscience, nanobiology and nanotechnology • Deal with various problems in food, agriculture and environmental sector for sustainable solutions through the application of nanotechnology • Supported with illustrations in color, tables and case studies (wherever applicable), and • Contributed and well written by nanotechnology experts from across various disciplines.
Publication Date: 2020
Nutrition, Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change in Africa Issues and Innovative Strategies by Gbadebo OdularuIn Sub-Saharan Africa, the rapidly evolving COVID-19, increasing population growth, and exponential expansion in demand for agricultural commodities are putting pressure on available resources, thereby posing immense challenges to the region’s capacity to achieve nutritional security related to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Although Sub-Saharan Africa boasts vast, fertile and uncultivated arable lands, its capacity to contribute to feeding its current and future population is being seriously undermined by factors such as poor adoption and utilization of innovations and digital tools, climate change impact, environmental degradation, weak political will, limited interest in farming, lack of government support, and more. In spite of these constraints, sustainable agriculture, food security and nutrition security in Sub-Saharan Africa can be achieved by adopting a multi-pronged approach, which includes improved agricultural mechanization, adoption of high yielding crop varieties, use of information technology, public investments in improved technologies, and rural infrastructure funding. This edited volume provides innovative policy tools for enhancing Sub-Saharan Africa's capacity to achieve sustainable agriculture, food security and nutrition security in the digital age and in the face of climate variability. Furthermore, this book presents smart strategies for increased agricultural production, reduced food waste, and enhanced nutritional outcomes by harnessing the latest discoveries in agricultural research, education and advisory services. Gbadebo Odularu teaches Economics at Bay Atlantic University, Washington DC. He is the Trade and Digitization Research and Practice Leader at Socio-Economic Research Applications & Projects (SERAP LLC), Washington, DC. In addition to being a Non-Resident Fellow (NRF) at the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA), Nigeria, Gbadebo Odularu is affiliated with the Center for Research on Political Economy (CREPOL), Senegal, Old Dominion University, Virginia, as well as the American Heritage University of Southern California (AHUSC). He works closely with national, continental and international partners to provide evidence-based policy tools for fostering sustainable agriculture and digital economy towards realizing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) 2030.
NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association which represents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries, and directors of the departments of agriculture in all fifty states and four U.S. territories.