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World Agriculture and the Environment: A Commodity-by-Commodity Guide to Impacts and Practices / Edition 1
     

World Agriculture and the Environment: A Commodity-by-Commodity Guide to Impacts and Practices / Edition 1

by Jason Clay
 

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ISBN-10: 1559633700

ISBN-13: 9781559633703

Pub. Date: 04/14/2003

Publisher: Island Press

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

Overview

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 references
With maps of major commodity production areas worldwide, the book represents the first truly global portrait of agricultural production patterns and environmental impacts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559633703
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
04/14/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
570
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
 
PART I. Introduction
Chapter 1. Agricultural Trends and Realities
Chapter 2. Agriculture and the Environment
 
PART II. Commodities
Chapter 3. Coffee
Chapter 4. Tea
Chapter 5. Cocoa
Chapter 6. Orange Juice
Chapter 7. Sugarcane
Chapter 8. Soybeans
Chapter 9. Palm Oil
Chapter 10. Bananas
Chapter 11. Cashews
Chapter 12. Cotton
Chapter 13. Wood Pulp
Chapter 14. Rubber
Chapter 15. Tobacco
Chapter 16. Wheat
Chapter 17. Rice
Chapter 18. Corn (Maize)
Chapter 19. Sorghum
Chapter 20. Cassava
Chapter 21. Beef
Chapter 22. Shrimp
Chapter 23. Salmon
 
Conclusion
About the Author
Index

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