The Role of Ecosystem Services in Sustainable Food Systems

The Role of Ecosystem Services in Sustainable Food Systems reveals, in simple terms, the operational definition, concepts and applications of ecosystem services with a focus on sustainable food systems. The book presents case studies on both geographical and production system-wide considerations. Initial chapters discuss concepts, methodologies and the tools needed to understand ecosystem services in the broader food system. Middle and later chapters present different perspectives from case studies of ecosystem services derived from some of the key sustainable food production systems used by farmers, along with discussions on the challenges of deriving full benefits and how they can be overcome. Researchers, students, scientists, development practitioners and policymakers will welcome this reference as they continue their work related to sustainable food systems. Introduces the concept of ecosystem services in simple terms for a wide readership Provides an explanation of sustainable food systems Contains the tools to identify and quantify ecosystem services in sustainable food systems Identifies ecosystem services in specific systems utilized for sustainable food systems Categorizes the challenges of deriving maximum benefits of ecosystem services

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  • Author : Leonard Rusinamhodzi
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 302 pages
  • ISBN : 0128175095
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The Role of Ecosystem Services in Sustainable Food Systems

The Role of Ecosystem Services in Sustainable Food Systems
  • Author : Leonard Rusinamhodzi
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 12 November 2019
GET THIS BOOKThe Role of Ecosystem Services in Sustainable Food Systems

The Role of Ecosystem Services in Sustainable Food Systems reveals, in simple terms, the operational definition, concepts and applications of ecosystem services with a focus on sustainable food systems. The book presents case studies on both geographical and production system-wide considerations. Initial chapters discuss concepts, methodologies and the tools needed to understand ecosystem services in the broader food system. Middle and later chapters present different perspectives from case studies of ecosystem services derived from some of the key sustainable food

Ecosystem Services and Global Ecology

Ecosystem Services and Global Ecology
  • Author : Levente Hufnagel
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 19 September 2018
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The aim of Ecosystem Services and Global Ecology is to give an overview and report from the frontiers of research of this important and interesting multidisciplinary area. Ecosystem services as a concept plays a key role in solving global environmental and human ecological crises and associated other problems, especially today when the sixth major extinction event of the history of the biosphere is in progress, and humanity can easily become a victim of it. Human activity is rapidly transforming the

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Optimizing the Delivery of Multiple Ecosystem Goods and Services in Agricultural Systems
  • Author : Maria A. Tsiafouli,Evangelia G. Drakou,Alberto Orgiazzi,Katarina Hedlund,Karl Ritz
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release : 18 October 2017
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Agricultural land is subjected to a variety of societal pressures, as demands for food, animal feed, and biomass production increase, with an added requirement to simultaneously maintain natural areas and mitigate climatic and environmental impacts. The biotic elements of agricultural systems interact with the abiotic environment to generate a number of ecosystem functions that offer services benefiting humans across many scales of time and space. The intensification of agriculture generally reduces biodiversity including that within soil, and impacts negatively upon

An Ecosystem Services Approach to Assessing the Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

An Ecosystem Services Approach to Assessing the Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Ocean Studies Board,Committee on the Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Mississippi Canyon-252 Oil Spill on Ecosystem Services in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 20 December 2013
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As the Gulf of Mexico recovers from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, natural resource managers face the challenge of understanding the impacts of the spill and setting priorities for restoration work. The full value of losses resulting from the spill cannot be captured, however, without consideration of changes in ecosystem services--the benefits delivered to society through natural processes. An Ecosystem Services Approach to Assessing the Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico discusses the benefits

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  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 30 March 2021
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Biofertilizers, Volume One: Advances in Bio-inoculants provides state-of-the-art descriptions of various approaches, techniques and basic fundamentals of BI used in crop fertilization practices. The book presents research within a relevant theoretical framework to improve our understanding of core issues as applied to natural resource management. Authored by renowned scientists actively working on bio-inoculant, biofertilizer and bio-stimulant sciences, the book addresses the scope of inexpensive and energy neutral bio-inoculant technologies and the impact regulation has on biofertilizer utilization. This book is

Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services

Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services
  • Author : Marion Potschin,Roy Haines-Young,Robert Fish,R. Kerry Turner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 22 January 2016
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The idea that nature provides services to people is one of the most powerful concepts to have emerged over the last two decades. It is shaping our understanding of the role that biodiverse ecosystems play in the environment and their benefits for humankind. As a result, there is a growing interest in operational and methodological issues surrounding ecosystem services amongst environmental managers, and many institutions are now developing teaching programmes to equip the next generation with the skills needed to

Agricultural transformation in Africa: The role of natural resources

Agricultural transformation in Africa: The role of natural resources
  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release : 13 July 2018
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The present edition of Nature & Faune journal emphasizes the role of natural renewable resources within the framework of Africa’s agricultural transformation. Central to the transformation agenda is achieving greater prosperity which can improve peoples' lives and livelihoods. These improvements of lives and livelihoods cover their economic well-being; their environment; socio‐cultural and political sphere of influence. The conditions for modernizing Africa’s agriculture entail transforming not only production processes but also the products. This issue of the Journal highlights

Plant Growth-Promoting Microbes for Sustainable Biotic and Abiotic Stress Management

Plant Growth-Promoting Microbes for Sustainable Biotic and Abiotic Stress Management
  • Author : Heba I. Mohamed,Hossam El-Din Saad El-Beltagi,Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 02 May 2021
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Abiotic and biotic stress factors, including drought, salinity, waterlog, temperature extremes, mineral nutrients, heavy metals, plant diseases, nematodes, viruses, and diseases, adversely affect growth as well as yield of crop plants worldwide. Plant growth-promoting microorganisms (PGPM) are receiving increasing attention from agronomists and environmentalists as candidates to develop an effective, eco-friendly, and sustainable alternative to conventional agricultural (e.g., chemical fertilizers and pesticide) and remediation (e.g., chelators-enhanced phytoremediation) methods employed to deal with climate change-induced stresses. Recent studies have

Environmental Impact of Agro-Food Industry and Food Consumption

Environmental Impact of Agro-Food Industry and Food Consumption
  • Author : Charis M. Galanakis
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 01 December 2020
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Environmental Impact of Agro-Food Industry and Food Consumption covers trends associated with the impact of food production on the environment using lifecycle analysis and the standard methods used to estimate the food industry’s environmental impact. The book discusses city-scale actions to estimate the environmental impact of food systems, including the meat chain, feeding crops to farmed fish, the confectionary industry, agriculture, tea processing, cheese production, the dairy industry, cold chain, and ice cream production. Food waste and consumption in

The Food-Energy-Water Nexus

The Food-Energy-Water Nexus
  • Author : Peter Saundry,Benjamin L. Ruddell
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 06 April 2020
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This will be the first textbook on the integration of food, energy and water systems (FEWS). In recent years, the world has seen a dramatic rise in interdisciplinary energy and environmental courses and degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In the US for instance, the number and variety of such programs has increased significantly over the past decade, Simultaneously, national and international initiatives that integrate food, energy and water systems have been launched. This textbook provides a substantive introduction

The Role of Biotechnology in a Sustainable Food Supply

The Role of Biotechnology in a Sustainable Food Supply
  • Author : Jennie S. Popp,Marty D. Matlock,Molly M. Jahn,Nathan P. Kemper
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 31 January 2012
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"This publication addresses the role of biotechnology in a sustainable food supply in the 21st century. What sets this book apart is the thread that connects the broad subject matters and diverse author group. The chapters focus on the challenges, opportunities, success stories, barriers and risks associated with biotechnology. Authors are experts from around the world with broad backgrounds, experiences, and points of view. They include experts in the international aid and development, leaders in the developments and use of

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Package Price Agroecology
  • Author : Stephen R. Gliessman
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 25 February 2021
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Stephen Gliessman's complementary volumes, Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Third Edition and Field and Laboratory Investigations in Agroecology, Third Edition are now available together for one low price. Completely revised, updated, and reworked, the third edition of Agroecology presents new data, material, case studies, and options, as well as more emphasis on topics such as the values, beliefs, and ethics of sustainable food systems. The new edition of Field and Laboratory Investigations in Agroecology facilitates hands-on, experimental learning

It's a jungle out there - the strange animals of economic organization in agri-food value chains

It's a jungle out there - the strange animals of economic organization in agri-food value chains
  • Author : Gaetano Martino,Konstantinos Karantininis,Stefano Pascucci,Liesbeth Dries,Jean Marie Codron
  • Publisher : Wageningen Academic Publishers
  • Release : 15 December 2017
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This book aims to explore the variety in organizational forms that exists in the European agri-food sector, and to identify an appropriate theoretical framework that includes a set of conceptual instruments to analyse this variety. Moreover, this framework should be helpful in the exploration of the relationship between organizations and the regulatory domain. The book focuses on organizational forms under two perspectives. First, it underlines the variety in organizational forms and their internal complexity. Second, it includes a series of

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Developing Sustainable Food Systems, Policies, and Securities
  • Author : Obayelu, Abiodun Elijah,Obayelu, Oluwakemi Adeola
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 17 April 2020
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A food system is sustainable if it delivers food and nutrition security for all without compromising the economic, social, and environmental bases to generate food security and nutrition for future generations. Sustainable food systems are vital in ensuring global health and ending malnutrition in all its forms. Assessing important dimensions of the food system such as nutrition, sustainable agriculture, food loss and waste can provide stakeholders with necessary information to evaluate the strength of their country’s food systems and