eBook Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems, 1st Edition

  • Neal K. Van Alfen
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  • ISBN-10: 0080931391
  • ISBN-13: 9780080931395
  • DDC: 630.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 2848 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Overview

Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems, Second Edition addresses important issues by examining topics of global agriculture and food systems that are key to understanding the challenges we face. Questions it addresses include: Will we be able to produce enough food to meet the increasing dietary needs and wants of the additional two billion people expected to inhabit our planet by 2050? Will we be able to meet the need for so much more food while simultaneously reducing adverse environmental effects of today’s agriculture practices? Will we be able to produce the additional food using less land and water than we use now?

These are among the most important challenges that face our planet in the coming decades. The broad themes of food systems and people, agriculture and the environment, the science of agriculture, agricultural products, and agricultural production systems are covered in more than 200 separate chapters of this work. The book provides information that serves as the foundation for discussion of the food and environment challenges of the world. An international group of highly respected authors addresses these issues from a global perspective and provides the background, references, and linkages for further exploration of each of topics of this comprehensive work.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.

Half Title Page.

Title Page.

Copyright Page.

Editorial Board.

Contributors to Volume 1.

Guide to Using the Encyclopedia.

Subject Classification.

Preface.

Contents of All Volumes.

1: Advances in Animal Biotechnology.

2: Advances in Pesticide Risk Reduction.

3: Agbiotechnology: Costs and Benefits of Genetically Modified Papaya.

4: Agribusiness Organization and Management.

5: Agricultural Cooperatives.

6: Agricultural Ethics and Social Justice.

7: Agricultural Finance.

8: Agricultural Labor: Demand for Labor.

9: Agricultural Labor: Gender Issues.

10: Agricultural Labor: Labor Market Operation.

11: Agricultural Labor: Supply of Labor.

12: Agricultural Law.

13: Agricultural Mechanization.

14: Agricultural Policy: A Global View.

15: Agroforestry: Complex Multistrata Agriculture.

16: Agroforestry: Conservation Trees and Erosion Prevention.

17: Agroforestry: Fertilizer Trees.

18: Agroforestry: Fodder Trees.

19: Agroforestry: Hydrological Impacts.

20: Agroforestry: Participatory Domestication of Trees.

21: Agroforestry: Practices and Systems.

22: Air: Confined Animal Facilities and Air Quality Issues.

23: Air: Greenhouse Gases from Agriculture.

24: Analyses of Total Phenolics, Total Flavonoids, and Total Antioxidant Activities in Foods and Dietary Supplements.

25: Animal Health: Ectoparasites.

26: Animal Health: Foot-and-Mouth Disease.

27: Animal Health: Global Antibiotic Issues.

28: Animal Health: Mycotoxins.

29: Animal Health: Tuberculosis.

30: Animal Welfare: Stress, Global Issues, and Perspectives.

31: Asian Aquaculture.

Half Title Page.

Title Page.

Contributors to Volume 2.

Contents to Volume 2.

1: Beef Cattle.

2: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Agroecosystems.

3: Biodiversity: Conserving Biodiversity in Agroecosystems.

4: Biosecurity and Equine Infectious Diseases.

5: Biotechnology Crop Adoption: Potential and Challenges of Genetically Improved Crops.

6: Biotechnology: Herbicide-Resistant Crops.

7: Biotechnology: Pharming.

8: Biotechnology: Plant Protection.

9: Biotechnology: Regulatory Issues.

10: Breeding: Animals.

11: Breeding: Plants, Modern.

12: Changing Structure and Organization of US Agriculture.

13: Climate Change: Agricultural Mitigation.

14: Climate Change and Plant Disease.

15: Climate Change: Animal Systems.

16: Climate Change: Cropping System Changes and Adaptations.

17: Climate Change: Horticulture.

18: Climate Change: New Breeding Pressures and Goals.

19: Climate Change, Society, and Agriculture: An Economic and Policy Perspective.

20: Cloning Animals by Somatic Cell Nuclear Transplantation.

21: Cloning: Plants – Micropropagation/Tissue Culture.

22: Computer Modeling: Applications to Environment and Food Security.

23: Computer Modeling: Policy Analysis and Simulation.

24: Consumer-Oriented New Product Development.

25: Critical Tracking Events Approach to Food Traceability.

26: Crop Insurance.

27: Crop Pollination.

28: Dairy Animals.

29: Detection and Causes of Bovine Mastitis with Emphasis on Staphylococcus Aureus.

30: Determining Functional Properties and Sources of Recently Identified Bioactive Food Components: Oligosaccharides, Glycolipids, Glycoproteins, and Peptides.

31: Domestication of Animals.

32: Domestication of Plants.

33: Dust Pollution from Agriculture.

Half Title Page.

Title Page.

Contributors to Volume 3.

Contents to Volume 3.

1: Ecoagriculture: Integrated Landscape Management for People, Food, and Nature.

2: Economics of Natural Resources and Environment in Agriculture.

3: Edaphic Soil Science, Introduction To.

4: Emerging Plant Diseases.

5: Emerging Zoonoses in Domesticated Livestock of Southeast Asia.

6: Energy and Greenhouse Gases Footprint of Food Processing.

7: Farm Management.

8: Fermentation: Food Products.

9: Fermented Beverages.

10: Food Chain: Farm to Market.

11: Food Engineering.

12: Food Labeling.

13: Food Law.

14: Food Marketing.

15: Food Microbiology.

16: Food Packaging.

17: Food Safety: Emerging Pathogens.

18: Food Safety: Food Analysis Technologies/Techniques.

19: Food Safety: Shelf Life Extension Technologies.

20: Food Security: Development Strategies.

21: Food Security: Food Defense and Biosecurity.

22: Food Security, Market Processes, and the Role of Government Policy.

23: Food Security: Postharvest Losses.

24: Food Security: Yield Gap.

25: Food Toxicology.

26: Forage Crops.

27: From Foraging to Agriculture.

28: Genebanks: Past, Present, and Optimistic Future.

29: Genomics of Food Animals.

30: Genomics: Plant Genetic Improvement.

31: Global Agriculture: Industrial Feedstocks for Energy and Materials.

32: Global Food Supply Chains.

33: Government Agricultural Policy, United States.

34: Green Revolution: Past, Present, and Future.

35: Heterosis in Plants.

36: Human Nutrition: Malnutrition and Diet.

Half Title Page.

Title Page.

Contributors to Volume 4.

Contents to Volume 4.

1: Industrialized Farming and Its Relationship to Community Well-Being.

2: Integrated Pest Management in Tree Fruit Crops.

3: Intellectual Property in Agriculture.

4: International and Regional Institutions and Instruments for Agricultural Policy, Research, and Development.

5: International Trade.

6: Invasive Aquatic Animals.

7: Invasive Species: Plants.

8: Investments in and the Economic Returns to Agricultural and Food R&d Worldwide.

9: Land Use: Catchment Management.

10: Land Use, Land Cover, and Food-Energy-Environment Trade-Off: Key Issues and Insights for Millennium Development Goals.

11: Land Use: Management for Biodiversity and Conservation.

12: Land Use: Restoration and Rehabilitation.

13: Linkages of the Agricultural Sector: Models and Precautions.

14: Marek's Disease and Differential Diagnosis with Other Tumor Viral Diseases of Poultry.

15: Market-Based Incentives for the Conservation of Ecosystem Services in Agricultural Landscapes: Examples from Coffee Cultivation in Latin America.

16: Markets and Prices.

17: Mathematical Models to Elaborate Plans for Adaptation of Rural Communities to Climate Change.

18: Medicinal Crops.

19: Mineral Nutrition and Suppression of Plant Disease.

20: Natural Capital, Ecological Infrastructure, and Ecosystem Services in Agroecosystems.

21: Organic Agricultural Production: Plants.

22: Organic Livestock Production.

23: Pathogen-Tested Planting Material.

24: Plant Abiotic Stress: Salt.

25: Plant Abiotic Stress: Temperature Extremes.

26: Plant Abiotic Stress: Water.

27: Plant Biotic Stress: Weeds.

28: Plant Cloning: Macropropagation.

29: Plant Disease and Resistance.

30: Plant Health Management: Biological Control of Insect Pests.

31: Plant Health Management: Biological Control of Plant Pathogens.

32: Plant Health Management: Crop Protection with Nematicides.

33: Plant Health Management: Fungicides and Antibiotics.

34: Plant Health Management: Herbicides.

35: Plant Health Management: Pathogen Suppressive Soils.

36: Plant Health Management: Soil Fumigation.

37: Plant Health Management: Soil Solarization.

38: Plant Virus Control by Post-Transcriptional Gene Silencing.

39: Policy Frameworks for International Agricultural and Rural Development.

40: Poultry and Avian Diseases.

41: Precision Agriculture: Irrigation.

42: Production Economics.

43: Public–Private Partnerships in Agroforestry.

Half Title Page.

Title Page.

Contributors to Volume 5.

Contents to Volume 5.

1: Quantitative Methods in Agricultural Economics.

2: Quarantine and Biosecurity.

3: Regulatory Challenges to Commercializing the Products of Ag Biotech.

4: Regulatory Conventions and Institutions that Govern Global Agricultural Trade.

5: Root and Tuber Crops.

6: Rural Sociology.

7: Safety of Street Food: Indonesia's Experience.

8: Sensory Science.

9: Simulation Modeling: Applications in Cropping Systems.

10: Slum Livestock Agriculture.

11: Small Ruminants in Smallholder Integrated Production Systems.

12: Social Justice: Preservation of Cultures in Traditional Agriculture.

13: Soil: Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Systems.

14: Soil: Conservation Practices.

15: Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition.

16: Soil Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Their Mitigation.

17: Soil: Nutrient Cycling.

18: Spices and Aromatics.

19: Stem Cells.

20: Sugar Crops.

21: Swine Diseases and Disorders.

22: Terroir: The Application of an Old Concept in Modern Viticulture.

23: Transgenic Methodologies – Plants.

24: Tree Fruits and Nuts.

25: Vaccines and Vaccination Practices: Key to Sustainable Animal Production.

26: Virtual Water and Water Footprint of Food Production and Processing.

27: Vitamins and Food-Derived Biofactors.

28: Water: Advanced Irrigation Technologies.

29: Water Use: Recycling and Desalination for Agriculture.

30: Water: Water Quality and Challenges from Agriculture.

31: Weather Forecasting Applications in Agriculture.

32: World Water Supply and Use: Challenges for the Future.

33: Zoonotic Helminths of Livestock.

Index.

Front Cover.

Half Title Page.

Title Page.

Copyright Page.

Editorial Board.

Contributors to Volume 1.

Guide to Using the Encyclopedia.

Subject Classification.

Preface.

Contents of All Volumes.

1: Advances in Animal Biotechnology.

2: Advances in Pesticide Risk Reduction.

3: Agbiotechnology: Costs and Benefits of Genetically Modified Papaya.

4: Agribusiness Organization and Management.

5: Agricultural Cooperatives.

6: Agricultural Ethics and Social Justice.

7: Agricultural Finance.

8: Agricultural Labor: Demand for Labor.

9: Agricultural Labor: Gender Issues.

10: Agricultural Labor: Labor Market Operation.

11: Agricultural Labor: Supply of Labor.

12: Agricultural Law.

13: Agricultural Mechanization.

14: Agricultural Policy: A Global View.

15: Agroforestry: Complex Multistrata Agriculture.

16: Agroforestry: Conservation Trees and Erosion Prevention.

17: Agroforestry: Fertilizer Trees.

18: Agroforestry: Fodder Trees.

19: Agroforestry: Hydrological Impacts.

20: Agroforestry: Participatory Domestication of Trees.

21: Agroforestry: Practices and Systems.

22: Air: Confined Animal Facilities and Air Quality Issues.

23: Air: Greenhouse Gases from Agriculture.

24: Analyses of Total Phenolics, Total Flavonoids, and Total Antioxidant Activities in Foods and Dietary Supplements.

25: Animal Health: Ectoparasites.

26: Animal Health: Foot-and-Mouth Disease.

27: Animal Health: Global Antibiotic Issues.

28: Animal Health: Mycotoxins.

29: Animal Health: Tuberculosis.

30: Animal Welfare: Stress, Global Issues, and Perspectives.

31: Asian Aquaculture.

Half Title Page.

Title Page.

Contributors to Volume 2.

Contents to Volume 2.

1: Beef Cattle.

2: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Agroecosystems.

3: Biodiversity: Conserving Biodiversity in Agroecosystems.

4: Biosecurity and Equine Infectious Diseases.

5: Biotechnology Crop Adoption: Potential and Challenges of Genetically Improved Crops.