This book explores the resource and environmental constraints on sustainable growth in agricultural production into the middle of the twenty-first century. It presents contemporary concerns with the implications of natural resource availability and environmental change.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Concerns About Resources and the Environment -- Global Climate Change -- Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change -- Climate Change Models -- Global Climate Change and Agricultural Production -- Forest Response to Climate Changes -- Stipulations, Conventional Wisdom, and Real Issues -- Agricultural Impacts on Climate Change -- Food Systems Approach -- Modeling the Social and Economics Effects -- Local and Regional Resources and Environmental Changes -- Environmental Change in Eastern Europe -- Temperate Region Soil Erosion -- Tropical Region Soils Management -- Soil Fertility -- Information Systems for Soil Management -- Pests and Pathogens -- Responses to Climate Change -- Nature Myths and Policy Design -- Research Resource Allocation -- Sustainable Agriculture and the Future -- Issues and Priorities for the Twenty-first Century
Vernon W. Ruttan