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Intensive agriculture and sustainability : a farming systems analysis

Author: Glen C Filson
Publisher: Vancouver : University of British Columbia, 2005.
Series: Sustainability and the environment.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Outlines the advantages of farming systems analysis for understanding intensive agriculture and for evaluating its sustainability. This collection focuses on the trade-offs between profitability and environmental sustainability. It is useful to field practitioners, agricultural and environmental policy analysts, geographers, and more.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glen C Filson
ISBN: 0774811048 9780774811040 0774811056 9780774811057
OCLC Number: 475565300
Notes: As globalization restructures agriculture and rural communities, the impacts of industrialized farming have captured public attention. Concerns are mounting about food quality, manure runoff, greenhouse gases, extra-label use of antibiotics, pesticide use, and rural conflict. This collection outlines the advantages of farming systems analysis for understanding intensive agriculture and for evaluating its sustainability. Contributors look at the major environmental and social problems connected with intensive farming. They outline trade-offs between profitability and environmental sustainability, and provide case studies that analyze farming systems. The book concludes that rural conflict and government regulation are likely to continue unless the public joins with farmers to help fund stewardship practices and stabilize farm incomes. The magnitude and complexity of the problems posed by intensive agriculture make interdisciplinary analyses of the linkages among the social, environmental, and economic aspects of farming ever more vital.
This book will appeal to field practitioners, agricultural and environmental policy analysts, geographers, and those scholars and students weary of the pervasive production-oriented disciplinary focus that typifies most agricultural research.
Description: 227 p. : 23 tables, 14 figures ; 229 x 152 mm.
Contents: Figures and TablesForeword / Murray H. MillerPreface AcknowledgmentsAbbreviations Part 1: Issues and Book Overview1. Introduction / Glen C. Filson2. Environmental Problems Associated with Intensive Agriculture /Glen C. Filson3. Social Implications of Intensive Agriculture / Glen C.Filson Part 2: Framework and Linkages4. FSR Concepts and Methods for Addressing Social and EnvironmentalProblems / John Smithers, Ellen Wall, and Clarence Swanton5. Developing Predictive and Summative Indicators to Model FarmingSystems / Mike J. Goss, John R. Ogilvie, Glen C. Filson, Dean A.Barry, and Santiago Olmos6. Modeling Farming System Linkages / Alfons Weersink, ScottJeffrey, and David Pannell Part 3: Applications of the Framework and Linkages forSolving Sustainability-Related Problems of IntensiveAgriculture7. A Whole-Farm Systems Approach to Modelling Sustainable ManureManagement on Intensive Swine Finishing Farms / D.P. Stonehouse,G.W. de Vos, and A. Weersink8. Balancing Environmental and Economic Concerns in ManureManagement by Use of an On-Farm Computerized Decision Support Program,MCLONE4 / John R. Ogilvie, Dean A. Barry, Mike J. Goss, and D.P.Stonehouse9. Challenges Awaiting the Dairy Industry as the Result of itsManagement Decision Environment / Wayne C. Pfeiffer and Glen C.Filson10. Water Quality Initiatives in the Crowfoot Creek Watershed,Alberta / Georgina Knitel and Alfons Weersink11. The Ontario Environmental Farm Plan: A Whole-Farm SystemApproach to Participatory Environmental Management for Agriculture /John FitzGibbon, Ryan Plummer, and Robert Summers Part 4: Lessons Learned12. Integrating Farming Systems Analysis of Intensive Farming /Glen C. Filson and Chris Duke GlossaryReferencesContributorsIndex
Series Title: Sustainability and the environment.
Responsibility: edited by Glen C. Filson.

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An analysis of intensive agriculture and sustainable farming examining food quality, manure runoff, greenhouse gases, extra-label use of antibiotics, pesticide use, and rural conflict.  Read more...

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