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Cover for The contested concept of sustainability in agriculture: an examination of the views of policymakers, scientists and farmers.

This chapter presents farmers' perceptions of the term 'sustainable agriculture' and compares their perceptions with those of scientists and policymakers. This allows highlighting similarities and differences and identifying any common ground on which further efforts of finding a common definition...

Author(s)
Baginetas, K. N.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933517)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Historical dimensions of sustainable farming.

This chapter draws on research, funded by the ESRC between 1999 and 2002, on 'Sustainability in English Agriculture, 1500-2000'. The chapter deals with the theme of farmer-government interaction by focusing on farming practice and sustainability in an historic context. Using the example of the...

Author(s)
Beckett, J. V.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933517)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Soils and sustainability: the future of the South Downs.

This chapter describes sustainable use or management with reference to the maintenance of the necessary soil functions for agricultural production, avoidance of off-farm damage, and adequate support for incomes dependent on utilization of the soil. Particular focus is given to the implications of a ...

Author(s)
Boardman, J.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933517)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The role of organics within sustainable farmland management.

This chapter brings a range of social scientific perspectives to bear on the rise of the British organic movement that are not often used in relation to land management. It considers three elements of organic farming that have made it so distinctive and the interactions between them. Organic...

Author(s)
Reed, M.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933517)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agricultural advisers and the transition to sustainable soil management in England: a focus on agronomists' understanding of soil.

This chapter focuses on the role of agronomists in providing advice for sustainable soil management. It presents a nationwide survey of agricultural advisers in England, which highlighted a range of types of adviser concerned with soil management, and indicated that agronomists are most likely to...

Author(s)
Ingram, J.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933517)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Combining scientific and lay knowledges: participatory approaches to research in organic farming.

This chapter explores the issues of different types of knowledge and how they can be used to complement each other in organic farming research. Two specific issues are addressed: (1) what types of research and informal learning are carried out by farmers, and (2) how can farmers' own research add...

Author(s)
Lyon, F.; Harris, F.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933517)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Beasts of a different burden: agricultural sustainability and farm animals.

This chapter interrogates the problematic nature of the relationship between farm animals and agricultural sustainability, principally as it is played out in a UK context. Specifically, the chapter investigates the varied assumptions about society-(farm) animal relations that lie within notions of...

Author(s)
Buller, H.; Morris, C.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933517)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Multifunctionality in practice: research and application within a farm business.

The Allerton Project is based at Loddington (Leicestershire, UK), a 333-ha mixed arable and livestock farm. The project incorporates its own farm business with a wide ranging environmental research programme and demonstration activities. This chapter describes the Allerton Project's approach to...

Author(s)
Stoate, C.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933517)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Linking environment and farming: integrated systems for sustainable farmland management.

This chapter highlights what sustainable farming systems can deliver. It focuses on the potential of one such system, integrated farm management (IFM), and the work of the UK organization LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) to deliver this potential. IFM is a cropping and livestock production...

Author(s)
Drummond, C.; Harris, C.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933517)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Environmental and profitable sustainability in agricultural production.

This chapter introduces two modelling approaches for analysing economic and environmental aspects of agricultural sustainability. The models are outlined then some results from the UK are presented and discussed. The first model, MEASURES (Multiple Environmental Outcomes from Agricultural Systems)...

Author(s)
Williams, A.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933517)
Type
Book chapter

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