Rural Studies Products

  • Farming Systems and Food Security in Africa

    Priorities for science and policy under global change, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Dixon, Dennis P. Garrity, Jean-Marc Boffa, Timothy O. Williams, Tilahun Amede, Christopher Auricht, Rosemary Lott, George Mburathi

    An improved knowledge of Africa’s complex farming systems, set in their socio-economic and environmental context, is an essential ingredient to developing effective strategies for improving food and nutrition security. This book systematically and comprehensively describes the characteristics,…

    Hardback – 2019-03-31 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Contemporary Rural Development

    Improving sustainable livelihoods in developing countries, 1st Edition

    By Oliver Springate-Baginski, John McDonagh

    This textbook summarises the main issues in contemporary rural development theory and practice to intermediate and advanced student level. It reviews key debates and issues, and explores the specific challenges for particular agricultural production systems. The main focus is on Asia and Africa,…

    Paperback – 2019-03-31 
    Routledge

  • The Criminology of Food and Agriculture

    1st Edition

    By Joseph F. Donnermeyer

    While scholarship in rural criminology has grown over the past twenty years, extensive studies related to the criminological dimensions of food and agriculture remain scattered. This book offers a much needed synthesis of a wide literature on the criminology of food and agriculture, drawing on…

    Hardback – 2019-02-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Rural Criminology

  • Agricultural Landscapes

    Seeing Rural Through Design, 1st Edition

    By Dewey Thorbeck

    Agricultural Landscapes: Seeing Rural through Design follows on from the author’s previous books, Rural Design and Architecture and Agriculture, to encourage using design thinking to provide greater meaning and understanding of places where humans live and work with the rural landscape. Rural areas…

    Paperback – 2019-02-12 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Rural Planning

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Scott, Nick Gallent, Menelaos Gkartzios

    The Routledge Companion to Rural Planning provides a critical account and state of the art review of rural planning in the early years of the twenty-first century. Looking across different international experiences – from Europe, North America and Australasia, to the transition and emerging…

    Hardback – 2019-01-28 
    Routledge

  • Rural Enterprise

    Shifting Perspectives on Small-scale Production, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sarah Whatmore, Terry Marsden, Philip Lowe

    Originally published in 1991.  The focus of the contributions in this book concentrate on the relationships between rurality and small-scale production.  The contributors explore the diversity and significance of rural small-scale production in different countries and the regional…

    Paperback – 2019-01-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban and Regional Economics

  • Rural Resource Development

    An Economic Approach, 1st Edition

    By M. C. Whitby, K. G. Willis

    Originally published in 1978. The question of how best to use our various resources has become one of crucial importance as we face today's many economic problems. In this second edition, the authors are concerned with decisions on rural issues in a climate of financial cut-backs, which emphasise…

    Paperback – 2019-01-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban and Regional Economics

  • The Environmental Impact of Sieben Linden Ecovillage

    1st Edition

    By Andrea Bocco, Martina Gerace, Susanna Pollini

    Environmental impact assessment is widely taught and researched, but rarely covers both lifestyle and building construction in a town or neighbourhood. This book provides a broad assessment of the environmental impact of the ecovillage Sieben Linden in Germany. The ecovillage was founded in 1997…

    Hardback – 2019-01-10 
    Routledge

  • Mitigating Land Degradation and Improving Livelihoods

    An Integrated Watershed Approach, 1st Edition

    Edited by Feras Ziadat

    The research presented in this book demonstrates how an integrated ‘systems’ approach to farming in the watershed context increases the effectiveness of a production system and improves people’s livelihoods. It takes an integrated approach, using one watershed in Ethiopia as a ‘laboratory…

    Paperback – 2019-01-08 
    Routledge

  • Climate Change Adaptation and Social Resilience in the Sundarbans

    1st Edition

    Edited by Anna O'Donnell, Quentin Wodon

    Household vulnerability to weather shocks and changing climatic conditions has become a major concern in developing countries. Yet the empirical evidence remains limited on the impact that changing environmental conditions have on households. This book explores climate change adaptation using a…

    Paperback – 2019-01-08 
    Routledge

  • Gender Research in Natural Resource Management

    Building Capacities in the Middle East and North Africa, 1st Edition

    Edited by Malika Abdelali-Martini, Aden Aw-Hassan

    The aim of this book is to highlight the role that gender research can play in understanding natural resource management and rural development issues in the Middle East and North Africa region and how hands-on training and mentoring can be used as a capacity enhancement approach…

    Paperback – 2019-01-08 
    Routledge

  • Tropical Fruit Tree Diversity

    Good practices for in situ and on-farm conservation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bhuwon Sthapit, Hugo Lamers, Ramanatha Rao, Arwen Bailey

    Farmers have developed a range of agricultural practices to sustainably use and maintain a wide diversity of crop species in many parts of the world. This book documents good practices innovated by farmers and collects key reviews on good practices from global experts, not only from the case…

    Paperback – 2019-01-05 
    Routledge

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