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Provisioning and regulatory ecosystem service values in agriculture

Erik Nelson, Stanley Wood, Jawoo Koo, and Stephen Polasky

in Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199588992
eISBN:
9780191774638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588992.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

This chapter, which describes methods for creating maps of agricultural yield and annual net revenues using publically available data, shows how to derive the marginal production value of changes in ... More


Introduction

Jenny Leigh Smith

in Works in Progress: Plans and Realities on Soviet Farms, 1930-1963

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300200690
eISBN:
9780300210316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300200690.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Looking at attempts of the Soviet Union in the mid-20th century to install changes in its agricultural system illustrates discrepancies that existed at that time between plans and reality. Although ... More


Manor and Hide: The Manorial Roots of European Social Structures

in Why Europe: The Medieval Origins of Its Special Path

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226532530
eISBN:
9780226532387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532387.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the emergence of the manorial and hide systems in the same time and at the same place as the agrarian revolution of the early Middle Ages. The “classic form of the manorial ... More


Functional diversity in agriculture: grasslands and crop weeds as case studies

Eric Garnier, Marie-Laure Navas, and Karl Grigulis

in Plant Functional Diversity: Organism traits, community structure, and ecosystem properties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757368
eISBN:
9780191817281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757368.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

The agroecology transition from intensive agriculture to more sustainable systems has prompted a vigorous debate on the role of biodiversity in agricultural systems. The functional approach to ... More


Struggling Toward a New Deal Land Policy: The Agrarian Action Programs and Beyond, 1933–1938

Jess Gilbert and Richard S. Kirkendall

in Planning Democracy: Agrarian Intellectuals and the Intended New Deal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207316
eISBN:
9780300213393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207316.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses some direct-action or economic-action programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) “action agencies” from 1933 to 1938, before the New Deal. In 1933, the USDA's ... More


Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability: A Political Economy Analysis

Per Pinstrup-Andersen (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198718574
eISBN:
9780191788017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718574.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Food price volatility is one of the major challenges facing the global agricultural system today. This was most vividly illustrated during the global food crisis of 2007–9 when price spikes occurred ... More


The Creation of the Federal Land Banks

Gail Radford

in The Rise of the Public Authority: Statebuilding and Economic Development in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226037691
eISBN:
9780226037868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037868.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes the origins of the Federal Land Banks, established by Congress in 1916 to provide a national agricultural credit system. The land banks pioneered, at the federal level, an ... More


Human Capacity

Calestous Juma

in The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190237233
eISBN:
9780190237264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190237233.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, International Relations and Politics

African leaders have the unique opportunity to use the agricultural system as a driver for their economies and a source of pride and sustainability for their populations. If the percentage of the ... More


Works in Progress: Plans and Realities on Soviet Farms, 1930-1963

Jenny Leigh Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300200690
eISBN:
9780300210316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300200690.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book investigates the gap between the plans and the reality of the Soviet Union's mid-20th-century project to industrialize and modernize its agricultural system. Historians agree that the ... More


Agricultural R&D and extension

Jikun Huang and Scott Rozelle

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199678204
eISBN:
9780191788635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678204.003.0051
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

China’s ability to feed a population growing in both size and income has been impressive. This chapter examines China’s agricultural Research and Development (R∓D) and agricultural extension system. ... More


Stable Carbon Isotope Evidence of Ancient Maize Cultivation on the Soils of Motul de San José

Elizabeth A. Webb and Henry P. Schwarcz

in Motul de San José: Politics, History, and Economy in a Classic Maya Polity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041902
eISBN:
9780813043425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041902.003.0014
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The ancient Maya of Motul de San José were supported by the development of an agricultural system that produced maize in addition to other fruits and vegetables. Agricultural residues from the maize ... More


Ant-Plant Interactions in Agriculture

Victor Rico-Gray and Paulo S. Oliveira

in The Ecology and Evolution of Ant-Plant Interactions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226713472
eISBN:
9780226713540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226713540.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Data obtained from studies of various topics in ant–plant interactions could potentially be applied in insect pest management programs of agricultural systems. Ants possess many characteristics that ... More


In Search of Markets and Fields: Soil Chemical Investigations at Motul de San José

Daniel A. Bair and Richard E. Terry

in Motul de San José: Politics, History, and Economy in a Classic Maya Polity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041902
eISBN:
9780813043425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041902.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

New methods in geochemical soil analyses have been applied to archaeology and have successfully been used to provide evidence on activity areas and agricultural use of the land. This chapter by ... More


Serengeti III: Human Impacts on Ecosystem Dynamics

A. R. E. Sinclair, Craig Packer, and Simon A. R. Mduma (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226760339
eISBN:
9780226760353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226760353.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Serengeti National Park is one of the world's most diverse ecosystems, a natural laboratory for ecology, evolution, and conservation, with a history that dates back at least four million years to the ... More


Fire, Ice, and Flavor

Thomas O. Höllmann

in The Land of the Five Flavors: A Cultural History of Chinese Cuisine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161862
eISBN:
9780231536547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161862.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the various ways in which food is prepared, sold, and served in ancient China. The agricultural system—which included soil cultivation, animal husbandry, the production of ... More


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