World Agriculture and the Environment: A Commodity-By-Commodity Guide To Impacts And Practices
|Rating||:||4.66 (876 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||570 Pages|
"an essential reference."
World Agriculture and the Environment presents a unique assessment of agricultural commodity production and the environmental problems it causes, along with prescriptions for increasing efficiency and reducing damage to natural systems. Drawing on his extensive travel and research in agricultural regions around the world, and employing statistics from a range of authoritative sources including the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the author examines twenty of the world’s major crops, including beef, coffee, corn, rice, rubber, shrimp, sorghum, tea, and tobacco. For each crop, he offers comparative information including: • a “fast facts” overview section that summarizes key data for the crop• main producing and consuming countries• main types of production• market trend information and market chain analyses• major environmental impacts• management strategies and best practices• key contacts and referencesWith maps of major commodity production areas worldwide, the book repre
Superb reference This is a superb and unique reference. It provides an incredible amount of detail on crops that enter world trade, and their impact on the environment. The very best thing about this book is that it is not strident and does not blatantly advocate a particular political agenda. It is written in a scientific, objective tone that makes it far more convincing than the rhetor