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The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture

Since its original publication in The Unsettling of America has been recognized as a classic of American letters In it Wendell Berry argues that good farming is a cultural development and spiritual discipline But today s agribusiness takes farming out of its cultural context and away from families and as a nation we are thus more estranged from the land from the intimate knowledge love and care of it Sadly as Berry notes in this edition his arguments and observations are even more relevant than ever We continue to suffer loss of community the devaluation of human work and the destruction of nature under an economics dedicated to the mechanistic pursuit of products and profits Although this book has not had the happy fate of being proved wrong Berry writes there are good people working to make something comely and enduring of our life on this earth Wendell Berry is one of those people writing and working as ever with passion eloquence and conviction


Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit

No description available


Restoration Agriculture

Around the globe most people get their calories from annual agriculture plants that grow fast for one season produce lots of seeds then die Every single human society that has relied on annual crops for staple foods has collapsed Restoration Agriculture explains how we can have all of the benefits of natural perennial ecosystems and create agricultural systems that imitate nature in form and function while still providing for our food building fuel and many other needs in your own backyard farm or ranch This book based on real world practices presents an alternative to the agriculture system of eradication and offers exciting hope for our future


Question Bank on Agriculture for Competitive Exams

A Handbook for Pre PG Ag Test JRF SRF ARS NET SET Ph D ASRB IRMA UPSC NABARD Co operative Bank PO B Ed MANAGE and Allied Agricu


Agricultural Testament

No description available


Primal Connection: Follow Your Genetic Blueprint to Health & Happiness (Sustainable Agriculture)

Are You Hyperconnected and Disconnected The frenetic pace of modern life distracts us from a painful truth we are disconnected Disconnected from our DNA recipe forged through the selection pressure of human evolution to enjoy health happiness and peace of mind Horns office chatter and whirring machines batter our ears with incessant noise Artificial light and digital stimulation overstress our nervous systems day and night Traffic jams long lines interruptions distractions and big egos pervade daily life in such a manner that we don t even realize the piece or rather the peace that s gone missing br In The Primal Connection Mark Sisson the leading voice in the Evolutionary Health movement and bestselling author of The Primal Blueprint presents innovative step by step guidelines to reconnect you with the hard wiring of the human brain trigger the release of feel good hormones and promote optimal gene expression The Primal Connection is about setting your own daily pace redefining your core values and making time for play for thrilling adventures for quiet reflection for friends and family and for optimal rest and rejuvenation while still enjoying the comfort and convenience of modern life br Time To Get Primal br Go barefoot cures foot and back pain br Play in the dirt boosts mood and immune function br Wear sunglasses at night promotes sound sleep br Family before Facebook strengthens your inner circle br Commune with nature relieves stress at the biochemical level br Power down when you should learn to single task br Cultivate an attitude of gratitude appreciate simple gifts roll with punches br Redefine wealth includes free time fun and fitness too


The Gift of Good Land: Further Essays Cultural and Agricultural

In the twenty four essays of this collection Well Berry stresses the carefully modulated harmonics of indivisibility in culture and agriculture the interdepence the wholeness the oneness of man animals the land the weather and the family To touch one he shows is to tamper with them all Here he continues issues first raised in The Unsettling of America the problems addressed there are still with us and the solutions no nearer to hand Mr Berry writes of his journeys to the highlands of Peru the deserts of southern Arizona and the Amish country to study traditional agricultural practices He writes of homesteading tools and their uses horses and tractors family work land reclamation diversified land use In the title essay Mr Berry draws parallels between the Christian notion of stewardship and the Buddhist doctrine of right livelihood He develops the compelling argument that the gift of good land has strings attached the recipient has it only as long as he practices responsible stewardship br


Against the Grain: How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization

In this provocative wide ranging book i Against the Grain i Richard Manning offers a dramatically revisionist view of recent human evolution beginning with the vast increase in brain size that set us apart from our primate relatives and brought an accompanying increase in our need for nourishment For years we managed to meet that need as hunter gatherers a state in which Manning believes we were at our most human at our smartest strongest most sensually alive But our reliance on food made a secure supply deeply attractive and eventually we embarked upon the agricultural experiment that has been the history of our past years br br The evolutionary road is littered with failed experiments however and Manning suggests that agriculture as we have practiced it runs against both our grain and nature s Drawing on the work of anthropologists biologists archaeologists and philosophers along with his own travels he argues that not only our ecological ills overpopulation erosion pollution but our social and emotional malaise are rooted in the devil s bargain we made in our not so distant past And he offers personal achievable ways we might re contour the path we have taken to resurrect what is most sustainable and sustaining in our own nature and the planet s


Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honey Bee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis

b How the disappearance of the world s honeybee population puts the food we eat at risk b br br Many people will remember that Rachel Carson predicted a silent spring but she also warned of a fruitless fall a time when there was no pollination and there would be no fruit The fruitless fall nearly became a reality last year when beekeepers watched one third of the honeybee population thirty billion bees mysteriously die The deaths have continued in Rowan Jacobsen uses the mystery of Colony Collapse Disorder to tell the bigger story of bees and their essential connection to our daily lives With their disappearance we won t just be losing honey Industrial agriculture depends on the honeybee to pollinate most fruits nuts and vegetables one third of American crops Yet this system is falling apart The number of these professional pollinators has become so inadequate that they are now trucked across the country and flown around the world pushing them ever closer to collapse By exploring the causes of CCD and the even more chilling decline of wild pollinators i Fruitless Fall i does more than just highlight this growing agricultural crisis It emphasizes the miracle of flowering plants and their pollination partners and urges readers not to take for granted the Edenic garden i Homo sapiens i has played in since birth Our world could have been utterly different and may be still


Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture, Volume 1

BACTERIA TO SCHOOL br br Tadayasu is a new fresh faced university student hiding a bizarre secret He can see germs with the naked eye Between the machinations of an eccentric professor determined to unlock the power of the microbial world and the doomed agricultural experiments of his fellow students will Tadayasu ever find the cool college atmosphere he so desires


Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution

b A global movement to take back our food is growing The future of farming is in our hands and in our cities b br br This book examines alternative food systems in cities around the globe that are shortening their food chains growing food within their city limits and taking their food security into their own hands The author an award winning food journalist sought out leaders in the urban agriculture movement and visited cities successfully dealing with food deserts What she found was not just a niche concern of activists but a global movement that cuts across the private and public spheres economic classes and cultures br br She describes a global movement happening from London and Paris to Vancouver and New York to establish alternatives to the monolithic globally integrated supermarket model A cadre of forward looking innovative people has created growing spaces in cities on rooftops backyards vacant lots along roadways and even in vertical farms Whether it s a community public orchard supplying the needs of local residents or an urban farm that has reclaimed a derelict inner city lot to grow and sell premium market veggies to restaurant chefs the urban food revolution is clearly underway and working br br This book is an exciting fascinating chronicle of a game changing movement a rebellion against the industrial food behemoth and a reclaiming of communities to grow distribute and eat locally


Tree Crops: A Permanent Agriculture

No description available


A Continuous Harmony: Essays Cultural and Agricultural

The title of this book is taken from an account by Thomas F Hornbein on his travels in the Himalayas It seemed to me Horenbein wrote that here man lived in continuous harmony with the land as much as briefly a part of it as all its other occupants Wendell Berry s second collection of essays i A Continuous Harmony i was first published in and includes the seminal Think Little which was printed in i The Last Whole Earth Catalogue i and reprinted around the globe and the splendid centerpiece Discipline and Hope an insightful and articulate essay making a case for what he calls a new middle


The Soil and Health: A Study of Organic Agriculture

During his years as a scientist working for the British government in India Sir Albert Howard conceived of and refined the principles of organic agriculture Howard s The Soil and Health became a seminal and inspirational text in the organic movement soon after its publication in The Soil and Health argues that industrial agriculture emergent in Howard s era and dominant today disrupts the delicate balance of nature and irrevocably robs the soil of its fertility Howard s classic treatise links the burgeoning health crises facing crops livestock and humanity to this radical degradation of the Earth s soil His message that we must respect and restore the health of the soil for the benefit of future generations still resonates among those who are concerned about the effects of chemically enhanced agriculture


Agriculture: Spiritual Foundations for the Renewal of Agriculture

No description available


Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy Of Industrial Agriculture

No description available


The Violence of the Green Revolution: Third World Agriculture, Ecology and Politics

As the agricultural systems of many countries are poised as a result of the recent advances in biotechnology for what may soon come to be called the Second Green Revolution this book is particularly appropriate Vandana Shiva examined the impact of the first Green Revolution on the breadbasket of India In a cogent empirical argument she shows how the quick fix promise of large gains in output pushed aside serious pursuit of an alternative agricultural strategy grounded in respect for the environmental wisdom of peasant systems and building an egalitarian needs prientated agriculture consistent with the village based endogenous political traditions of Gandhism Dr Shiva documents the destruction of genetic diversity and soil fertility that resulted and in highly original fashion shows how the Green Revolution also contributed to the acute social and political conflicts now tearing the Punjab apart br br Set in the context of a sophisticated critique of the privileged epistemological position achieved by modern science whereby it both aspires to provide technological solutions for social and political problems while at the same time disclaiming responsibility for the new problems which it creates in its wake the author looks to the future in an analysis of a new project to apply the latest Gene Revolution technology to India and warns of the further environmental and social damage which will ensue


Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible

This book examines the theology and ethics of land use especially the practices of modern industrialized agriculture in light of critical biblical exegesis Nine interrelated essays explore the biblical writers pervasive concern for the care of arable land against the background of the geography social structures and religious thought of ancient Israel This approach consistently brings out neglected aspects of texts both poetry and prose that are central to Jewish and Christian traditions Rather than seeking solutions from the past Davis creates a conversation between ancient texts and contemporary agrarian writers thus she provides a fresh perspective from which to view the destructive practices and assumptions that now dominate the global food economy The biblical exegesis is wide ranging and sophisticated the language is literate and accessible to a broad audience


Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats

In this eye opening expose acclaimed health journalist and i National Geographic i contributer Maryn McKenna documents how antibiotics transformed chicken from local delicacy to industrial commodity and human health threat uncovering the ways we can make America s favorite meat safer again br br What you eat matters for your health for the environment and for future generations In this riveting investigative narrative McKenna dives deep into the world of modern agriculture by way of chicken from the farm where it s raised directly to your dinner table Consumed more than any other meat in the United States chicken is emblematic of today s mass food processing practices and their profound influence on our lives and health Tracing its meteoric rise from scarce treat to ubiquitous global commodity McKenna reveals the astounding role of antibiotics in industrial farming documenting how and why wonder drugs revolutionized the way the world eats and not necessarily for the better Rich with scientific historical and cultural insights this spellbinding cautionary tale shines a light on one of America s favorite foods and shows us the way to safer healthier eating for ourselves and our children


Economic Analysis Of Agricultural Projects

No description available


Agricultural Involution: The Processes of Ecological Change in Indonesia

A remarkably interesting account of Indonesian agricultural history primarily covering the period of Dutch control from to Drawing on ecology sociology and economics Geertz provides an insightful and persuasive analysis i The Annals i br br If colonial geography ever succeeds in establishing itself as a discrete and integral focus of inquiry it may well date its majority to the publication of Agricultural Involution i Geographical Record i br br A brilliant and superbly written study an incisive even frightening description of the most crucial dilemma in contemporary Indonesia i Agricultural History i br br A valuable and important study in which source materials from history economics soil science geography and other fields are brilliantly marshalled and interrelated But besides being an exemplary study in the interaction of history physical environment and agricultural technology this book represents a watershed between narrowly conceived ethnographies and the flood of verbose and ill digested post war technology and social change monographs that are wont to aim high and hit wide A model of comparative analytical writing i Man i


The Modern World-System I: Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World-Economy in the Sixteenth Century

No description available


Introduction to Agricultural Economics

Known for its strong coverage of macroeconomic theory and international trade this book provides readers with a systematic introduction to the basic economic concepts and issues impacting the U S food and fiber industry Using a building block approach the authors discuss individual consumer and producer decision making market equilibrium and economic welfare conditions government intervention in agriculture macroeconomic policy and international trade This new edition provides examples not only from the farm but also throughout the entire food and fiber industry and features updated chapters on natural resources and the government s role in agriculture Someadditional new features include br Enhanced coverage of natural resource issues Revised chapter on the government s role in agriculture Expanded and Updated Testing Your Economic quotient sections This is a perfect resource for anyone interested in agriculture


Sharing the Harvest: A Citizen's Guide to Community Supported Agriculture

To an increasing number of American families the CSA community supported agriculture is the answer to the globalization of our food supply The premise is simple create a partnership between local farmers and nearby consumers who become members or subscribers in support of the farm In exchange for paying in advance at the beginning of the growing season when the farm needs financing CSA members receive the freshest healthiest produce throughout the season and keep money jobs and farms in their own community br br In this thoroughly revised and expanded edition of a Chelsea Green classic authors Henderson and Van En provide new insight into making CSA not only a viable economic model but the right choice for food lovers and farmers alike Thinking and buying local is quickly moving from a novel idea to a mainstream activity The groundbreaking first edition helped spark a movement and with this revised edition em Sharing the Harvest em is poised to lead the way toward a revitalized agriculture


The Emergence of Agriculture

In The Emergence of Agriculture well known archaeologist Bruce Smith explores the initial emergence and early expansion of agriculture and the transformations in human society that it made possible


Public Produce: The New Urban Agriculture

i Public Produce i makes a uniquely contemporary case not for central government intervention but for local government involvement In what Darrin Nordahl calls municipal agriculture elected officials municipal planners local policymakers and public space designers are turning to the abundance of land under public control parks plazas streets city squares parking lots as well as the grounds around libraries schools government offices and even jails to grow food br Public agencies at one time were at best indifferent or at worst dismissive of food production in the city Today public officials recognize that food insecurity is affecting everyone not just the inner city poor and that policies seeking to restructure the production and distribution of food to the tens of millions of people living in cities have immediate benefits to community wide health and prosperity


New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa

African agriculture is currently at a crossroads at which persistent food shortages are compounded by threats from climate change But as this book argues Africa faces three major opportunities that can transform its agriculture into a force for economic growth advances in science and technology the creation of regional markets and the emergence of a new crop of entrepreneurial leaders dedicated to the continent s economic improvement br Filled with case studies from within Africa and success stories from developing nations around the world The New Harvest outlines the policies and institutional changes necessary to promote agricultural innovation across the African continent Incorporating research from academia government civil society and private industry the book suggests multiple ways that individual African countries can work together at the regional level to develop local knowledge and resources harness technological innovation encourage entrepreneurship increase agricultural output create markets and improve infrastructure


Agroecology: The Science of Sustainable Agriculture

Based on new research results and practical findings this new revised edition of a classic text re emphasizes the importance of agroecology as the discipline that provides the basic ecological principles of how to study design and manage agroecosystems


New Roots for Agriculture (New Edition)

The plowshare may well have destroyed more options for future generations than the sword writes Wes Jackson in a review of practices that have brought U S agriculture to the edge of disaster Tillage has hastened the erosion of irreplaceable topsoil everywhere and a technology based on fossil fuels has increased yields for short term profits leaving crops ever more vulnerable to diseases pests and droughts Such says Jackson is the failure of success As high technology agriculture becomes more wasteful and expensive more farmers are being forced off the land or into bankruptcy Jackson s major solution calls for the development of plant combinations that yield food while holding the soil and re newing its nutrients without plowing or applying fossil fuel based fertilizers or pesticides His new way of raising crops by working with the soil s natural systems would keep the world s bread basket producing perpetually


The CSA Cookbook: No-Waste Recipes for Cooking Your Way Through a Community Supported Agriculture Box, Farmers' Market, or Backyard Bounty

b Make the most of your CSA membership or your garden harvest with simple yet bold inventive yet nourishing meals from acclaimed blogger Linda Ly b br br Community Supported Agriculture CSA programs have connected farms to consumers and made people more in tune with where their food comes from but still leave many stumped beyond the conventional uses for their produce How many times has a CSA share arrived with things you ve never seen before or not known what to do with br br i The CSA Cookbook i will help you cook your way through a CSA box or farmers market or backyard bounty with seasonal recipes that utilize every edible part of the plant from leaves and flowers to stems and seeds Think of it as a nose to tail approach for vegetables br br With innovative ideas for preparing the lesser known but no less delicious parts of plants tips for using the odds and ends of vegetables and easy preservation techniques Linda Ly helps you get from farm to table without a fuss Chapters include tomatoes and peppers leafy greens peas and beans bulbs and stems roots and tubers melons and gourds and flowers and herbs You ll find globally inspired vegetable focused recipes that turn a single plant into several meals take squash for instance This year round vegetable brings a variety of tastes and textures to the table b Sicilian Squash Shoot Soup b b Squash Blossom and Roasted Poblano Tacos b b Autumn Acorn Squash Stuffed with Kale Cranberries and Walnuts b and b Toasted Pumpkin Seeds b If you grow your own food at home you might be surprised to learn you can eat the leaves from your pepper plants or pickle the seed pods from your radishes br br i The CSA Cookbook i aims to inspire curiosity in the garden and creativity in the kitchen You ll look at vegetables in a whole new way and think twice before you discard your kitchen scraps


The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture

Since its original publication in The Unsettling of America has been recognized as a classic of American letters In it Wendell Berry argues that good farming is a cultural development and spiritual discipline But today s agribusiness takes farming out of its cultural context and away from families and as a nation we are thus more estranged from the land from the intimate knowledge love and care of it Sadly as Berry notes in this edition his arguments and observations are even more relevant than ever We continue to suffer loss of community the devaluation of human work and the destruction of nature under an economics dedicated to the mechanistic pursuit of products and profits Although this book has not had the happy fate of being proved wrong Berry writes there are good people working to make something comely and enduring of our life on this earth Wendell Berry is one of those people writing and working as ever with passion eloquence and conviction


Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit

No description available


Restoration Agriculture

Around the globe most people get their calories from annual agriculture plants that grow fast for one season produce lots of seeds then die Every single human society that has relied on annual crops for staple foods has collapsed Restoration Agriculture explains how we can have all of the benefits of natural perennial ecosystems and create agricultural systems that imitate nature in form and function while still providing for our food building fuel and many other needs in your own backyard farm or ranch This book based on real world practices presents an alternative to the agriculture system of eradication and offers exciting hope for our future


Question Bank on Agriculture for Competitive Exams

A Handbook for Pre PG Ag Test JRF SRF ARS NET SET Ph D ASRB IRMA UPSC NABARD Co operative Bank PO B Ed MANAGE and Allied Agricu


Agricultural Testament

No description available


Primal Connection: Follow Your Genetic Blueprint to Health & Happiness (Sustainable Agriculture)

Are You Hyperconnected and Disconnected The frenetic pace of modern life distracts us from a painful truth we are disconnected Disconnected from our DNA recipe forged through the selection pressure of human evolution to enjoy health happiness and peace of mind Horns office chatter and whirring machines batter our ears with incessant noise Artificial light and digital stimulation overstress our nervous systems day and night Traffic jams long lines interruptions distractions and big egos pervade daily life in such a manner that we don t even realize the piece or rather the peace that s gone missing br In The Primal Connection Mark Sisson the leading voice in the Evolutionary Health movement and bestselling author of The Primal Blueprint presents innovative step by step guidelines to reconnect you with the hard wiring of the human brain trigger the release of feel good hormones and promote optimal gene expression The Primal Connection is about setting your own daily pace redefining your core values and making time for play for thrilling adventures for quiet reflection for friends and family and for optimal rest and rejuvenation while still enjoying the comfort and convenience of modern life br Time To Get Primal br Go barefoot cures foot and back pain br Play in the dirt boosts mood and immune function br Wear sunglasses at night promotes sound sleep br Family before Facebook strengthens your inner circle br Commune with nature relieves stress at the biochemical level br Power down when you should learn to single task br Cultivate an attitude of gratitude appreciate simple gifts roll with punches br Redefine wealth includes free time fun and fitness too


The Gift of Good Land: Further Essays Cultural and Agricultural

In the twenty four essays of this collection Well Berry stresses the carefully modulated harmonics of indivisibility in culture and agriculture the interdepence the wholeness the oneness of man animals the land the weather and the family To touch one he shows is to tamper with them all Here he continues issues first raised in The Unsettling of America the problems addressed there are still with us and the solutions no nearer to hand Mr Berry writes of his journeys to the highlands of Peru the deserts of southern Arizona and the Amish country to study traditional agricultural practices He writes of homesteading tools and their uses horses and tractors family work land reclamation diversified land use In the title essay Mr Berry draws parallels between the Christian notion of stewardship and the Buddhist doctrine of right livelihood He develops the compelling argument that the gift of good land has strings attached the recipient has it only as long as he practices responsible stewardship br


Against the Grain: How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization

In this provocative wide ranging book i Against the Grain i Richard Manning offers a dramatically revisionist view of recent human evolution beginning with the vast increase in brain size that set us apart from our primate relatives and brought an accompanying increase in our need for nourishment For years we managed to meet that need as hunter gatherers a state in which Manning believes we were at our most human at our smartest strongest most sensually alive But our reliance on food made a secure supply deeply attractive and eventually we embarked upon the agricultural experiment that has been the history of our past years br br The evolutionary road is littered with failed experiments however and Manning suggests that agriculture as we have practiced it runs against both our grain and nature s Drawing on the work of anthropologists biologists archaeologists and philosophers along with his own travels he argues that not only our ecological ills overpopulation erosion pollution but our social and emotional malaise are rooted in the devil s bargain we made in our not so distant past And he offers personal achievable ways we might re contour the path we have taken to resurrect what is most sustainable and sustaining in our own nature and the planet s


Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honey Bee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis

b How the disappearance of the world s honeybee population puts the food we eat at risk b br br Many people will remember that Rachel Carson predicted a silent spring but she also warned of a fruitless fall a time when there was no pollination and there would be no fruit The fruitless fall nearly became a reality last year when beekeepers watched one third of the honeybee population thirty billion bees mysteriously die The deaths have continued in Rowan Jacobsen uses the mystery of Colony Collapse Disorder to tell the bigger story of bees and their essential connection to our daily lives With their disappearance we won t just be losing honey Industrial agriculture depends on the honeybee to pollinate most fruits nuts and vegetables one third of American crops Yet this system is falling apart The number of these professional pollinators has become so inadequate that they are now trucked across the country and flown around the world pushing them ever closer to collapse By exploring the causes of CCD and the even more chilling decline of wild pollinators i Fruitless Fall i does more than just highlight this growing agricultural crisis It emphasizes the miracle of flowering plants and their pollination partners and urges readers not to take for granted the Edenic garden i Homo sapiens i has played in since birth Our world could have been utterly different and may be still


Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture, Volume 1

BACTERIA TO SCHOOL br br Tadayasu is a new fresh faced university student hiding a bizarre secret He can see germs with the naked eye Between the machinations of an eccentric professor determined to unlock the power of the microbial world and the doomed agricultural experiments of his fellow students will Tadayasu ever find the cool college atmosphere he so desires


Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution

b A global movement to take back our food is growing The future of farming is in our hands and in our cities b br br This book examines alternative food systems in cities around the globe that are shortening their food chains growing food within their city limits and taking their food security into their own hands The author an award winning food journalist sought out leaders in the urban agriculture movement and visited cities successfully dealing with food deserts What she found was not just a niche concern of activists but a global movement that cuts across the private and public spheres economic classes and cultures br br She describes a global movement happening from London and Paris to Vancouver and New York to establish alternatives to the monolithic globally integrated supermarket model A cadre of forward looking innovative people has created growing spaces in cities on rooftops backyards vacant lots along roadways and even in vertical farms Whether it s a community public orchard supplying the needs of local residents or an urban farm that has reclaimed a derelict inner city lot to grow and sell premium market veggies to restaurant chefs the urban food revolution is clearly underway and working br br This book is an exciting fascinating chronicle of a game changing movement a rebellion against the industrial food behemoth and a reclaiming of communities to grow distribute and eat locally


Tree Crops: A Permanent Agriculture

No description available


A Continuous Harmony: Essays Cultural and Agricultural

The title of this book is taken from an account by Thomas F Hornbein on his travels in the Himalayas It seemed to me Horenbein wrote that here man lived in continuous harmony with the land as much as briefly a part of it as all its other occupants Wendell Berry s second collection of essays i A Continuous Harmony i was first published in and includes the seminal Think Little which was printed in i The Last Whole Earth Catalogue i and reprinted around the globe and the splendid centerpiece Discipline and Hope an insightful and articulate essay making a case for what he calls a new middle


The Soil and Health: A Study of Organic Agriculture

During his years as a scientist working for the British government in India Sir Albert Howard conceived of and refined the principles of organic agriculture Howard s The Soil and Health became a seminal and inspirational text in the organic movement soon after its publication in The Soil and Health argues that industrial agriculture emergent in Howard s era and dominant today disrupts the delicate balance of nature and irrevocably robs the soil of its fertility Howard s classic treatise links the burgeoning health crises facing crops livestock and humanity to this radical degradation of the Earth s soil His message that we must respect and restore the health of the soil for the benefit of future generations still resonates among those who are concerned about the effects of chemically enhanced agriculture


Agriculture: Spiritual Foundations for the Renewal of Agriculture

No description available


Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy Of Industrial Agriculture

No description available


The Violence of the Green Revolution: Third World Agriculture, Ecology and Politics

As the agricultural systems of many countries are poised as a result of the recent advances in biotechnology for what may soon come to be called the Second Green Revolution this book is particularly appropriate Vandana Shiva examined the impact of the first Green Revolution on the breadbasket of India In a cogent empirical argument she shows how the quick fix promise of large gains in output pushed aside serious pursuit of an alternative agricultural strategy grounded in respect for the environmental wisdom of peasant systems and building an egalitarian needs prientated agriculture consistent with the village based endogenous political traditions of Gandhism Dr Shiva documents the destruction of genetic diversity and soil fertility that resulted and in highly original fashion shows how the Green Revolution also contributed to the acute social and political conflicts now tearing the Punjab apart br br Set in the context of a sophisticated critique of the privileged epistemological position achieved by modern science whereby it both aspires to provide technological solutions for social and political problems while at the same time disclaiming responsibility for the new problems which it creates in its wake the author looks to the future in an analysis of a new project to apply the latest Gene Revolution technology to India and warns of the further environmental and social damage which will ensue


Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible

This book examines the theology and ethics of land use especially the practices of modern industrialized agriculture in light of critical biblical exegesis Nine interrelated essays explore the biblical writers pervasive concern for the care of arable land against the background of the geography social structures and religious thought of ancient Israel This approach consistently brings out neglected aspects of texts both poetry and prose that are central to Jewish and Christian traditions Rather than seeking solutions from the past Davis creates a conversation between ancient texts and contemporary agrarian writers thus she provides a fresh perspective from which to view the destructive practices and assumptions that now dominate the global food economy The biblical exegesis is wide ranging and sophisticated the language is literate and accessible to a broad audience


Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats

In this eye opening expose acclaimed health journalist and i National Geographic i contributer Maryn McKenna documents how antibiotics transformed chicken from local delicacy to industrial commodity and human health threat uncovering the ways we can make America s favorite meat safer again br br What you eat matters for your health for the environment and for future generations In this riveting investigative narrative McKenna dives deep into the world of modern agriculture by way of chicken from the farm where it s raised directly to your dinner table Consumed more than any other meat in the United States chicken is emblematic of today s mass food processing practices and their profound influence on our lives and health Tracing its meteoric rise from scarce treat to ubiquitous global commodity McKenna reveals the astounding role of antibiotics in industrial farming documenting how and why wonder drugs revolutionized the way the world eats and not necessarily for the better Rich with scientific historical and cultural insights this spellbinding cautionary tale shines a light on one of America s favorite foods and shows us the way to safer healthier eating for ourselves and our children


Economic Analysis Of Agricultural Projects

No description available


Agricultural Involution: The Processes of Ecological Change in Indonesia

A remarkably interesting account of Indonesian agricultural history primarily covering the period of Dutch control from to Drawing on ecology sociology and economics Geertz provides an insightful and persuasive analysis i The Annals i br br If colonial geography ever succeeds in establishing itself as a discrete and integral focus of inquiry it may well date its majority to the publication of Agricultural Involution i Geographical Record i br br A brilliant and superbly written study an incisive even frightening description of the most crucial dilemma in contemporary Indonesia i Agricultural History i br br A valuable and important study in which source materials from history economics soil science geography and other fields are brilliantly marshalled and interrelated But besides being an exemplary study in the interaction of history physical environment and agricultural technology this book represents a watershed between narrowly conceived ethnographies and the flood of verbose and ill digested post war technology and social change monographs that are wont to aim high and hit wide A model of comparative analytical writing i Man i


The Modern World-System I: Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World-Economy in the Sixteenth Century

No description available


Introduction to Agricultural Economics

Known for its strong coverage of macroeconomic theory and international trade this book provides readers with a systematic introduction to the basic economic concepts and issues impacting the U S food and fiber industry Using a building block approach the authors discuss individual consumer and producer decision making market equilibrium and economic welfare conditions government intervention in agriculture macroeconomic policy and international trade This new edition provides examples not only from the farm but also throughout the entire food and fiber industry and features updated chapters on natural resources and the government s role in agriculture Someadditional new features include br Enhanced coverage of natural resource issues Revised chapter on the government s role in agriculture Expanded and Updated Testing Your Economic quotient sections This is a perfect resource for anyone interested in agriculture


Sharing the Harvest: A Citizen's Guide to Community Supported Agriculture

To an increasing number of American families the CSA community supported agriculture is the answer to the globalization of our food supply The premise is simple create a partnership between local farmers and nearby consumers who become members or subscribers in support of the farm In exchange for paying in advance at the beginning of the growing season when the farm needs financing CSA members receive the freshest healthiest produce throughout the season and keep money jobs and farms in their own community br br In this thoroughly revised and expanded edition of a Chelsea Green classic authors Henderson and Van En provide new insight into making CSA not only a viable economic model but the right choice for food lovers and farmers alike Thinking and buying local is quickly moving from a novel idea to a mainstream activity The groundbreaking first edition helped spark a movement and with this revised edition em Sharing the Harvest em is poised to lead the way toward a revitalized agriculture


The Emergence of Agriculture

In The Emergence of Agriculture well known archaeologist Bruce Smith explores the initial emergence and early expansion of agriculture and the transformations in human society that it made possible


Public Produce: The New Urban Agriculture

i Public Produce i makes a uniquely contemporary case not for central government intervention but for local government involvement In what Darrin Nordahl calls municipal agriculture elected officials municipal planners local policymakers and public space designers are turning to the abundance of land under public control parks plazas streets city squares parking lots as well as the grounds around libraries schools government offices and even jails to grow food br Public agencies at one time were at best indifferent or at worst dismissive of food production in the city Today public officials recognize that food insecurity is affecting everyone not just the inner city poor and that policies seeking to restructure the production and distribution of food to the tens of millions of people living in cities have immediate benefits to community wide health and prosperity


New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa

African agriculture is currently at a crossroads at which persistent food shortages are compounded by threats from climate change But as this book argues Africa faces three major opportunities that can transform its agriculture into a force for economic growth advances in science and technology the creation of regional markets and the emergence of a new crop of entrepreneurial leaders dedicated to the continent s economic improvement br Filled with case studies from within Africa and success stories from developing nations around the world The New Harvest outlines the policies and institutional changes necessary to promote agricultural innovation across the African continent Incorporating research from academia government civil society and private industry the book suggests multiple ways that individual African countries can work together at the regional level to develop local knowledge and resources harness technological innovation encourage entrepreneurship increase agricultural output create markets and improve infrastructure


Agroecology: The Science of Sustainable Agriculture

Based on new research results and practical findings this new revised edition of a classic text re emphasizes the importance of agroecology as the discipline that provides the basic ecological principles of how to study design and manage agroecosystems


New Roots for Agriculture (New Edition)

The plowshare may well have destroyed more options for future generations than the sword writes Wes Jackson in a review of practices that have brought U S agriculture to the edge of disaster Tillage has hastened the erosion of irreplaceable topsoil everywhere and a technology based on fossil fuels has increased yields for short term profits leaving crops ever more vulnerable to diseases pests and droughts Such says Jackson is the failure of success As high technology agriculture becomes more wasteful and expensive more farmers are being forced off the land or into bankruptcy Jackson s major solution calls for the development of plant combinations that yield food while holding the soil and re newing its nutrients without plowing or applying fossil fuel based fertilizers or pesticides His new way of raising crops by working with the soil s natural systems would keep the world s bread basket producing perpetually


The CSA Cookbook: No-Waste Recipes for Cooking Your Way Through a Community Supported Agriculture Box, Farmers' Market, or Backyard Bounty

b Make the most of your CSA membership or your garden harvest with simple yet bold inventive yet nourishing meals from acclaimed blogger Linda Ly b br br Community Supported Agriculture CSA programs have connected farms to consumers and made people more in tune with where their food comes from but still leave many stumped beyond the conventional uses for their produce How many times has a CSA share arrived with things you ve never seen before or not known what to do with br br i The CSA Cookbook i will help you cook your way through a CSA box or farmers market or backyard bounty with seasonal recipes that utilize every edible part of the plant from leaves and flowers to stems and seeds Think of it as a nose to tail approach for vegetables br br With innovative ideas for preparing the lesser known but no less delicious parts of plants tips for using the odds and ends of vegetables and easy preservation techniques Linda Ly helps you get from farm to table without a fuss Chapters include tomatoes and peppers leafy greens peas and beans bulbs and stems roots and tubers melons and gourds and flowers and herbs You ll find globally inspired vegetable focused recipes that turn a single plant into several meals take squash for instance This year round vegetable brings a variety of tastes and textures to the table b Sicilian Squash Shoot Soup b b Squash Blossom and Roasted Poblano Tacos b b Autumn Acorn Squash Stuffed with Kale Cranberries and Walnuts b and b Toasted Pumpkin Seeds b If you grow your own food at home you might be surprised to learn you can eat the leaves from your pepper plants or pickle the seed pods from your radishes br br i The CSA Cookbook i aims to inspire curiosity in the garden and creativity in the kitchen You ll look at vegetables in a whole new way and think twice before you discard your kitchen scraps