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

By: Jason Clay

582 pages, Maps, figs, tabs

Island Press

Paperback | Mar 2004 | #138186 | ISBN: 1559633700
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NHBS Price: £35.00 $42/€39 approx

About this book

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. Examines 20 of the world's major crops, including beef, coffee, corn, rice, rubber, shrimp, sorghum, tea, and tobacco. Includes statistics from a range of sources including the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Information for each crop includes: main producing and consuming countries; main types of production; market trend information and market chain analyses; major environmental impacts; and management strategies and best practices.

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