2013

Methods and Procedures for Building Sustainable Farming Systems

Application in the European Context

ISBN: 978-94-007-5002-9 (Print) 978-94-007-5003-6 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii

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    Pages 1-5

    The Needs for Building Sustainable Farming Systems: Issues and Scope

  3. European context for sustainability assessment of farming systems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 7-7

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      Pages 9-19

      Agricultural and Environmental Policies in the European Union

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      Pages 21-29

      Approaches for Sustainable Farming Systems Assessment

  4. Multiple aspects to develop methodologies for sustainability assessment of farming systems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 31-31

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      Pages 33-46

      Normative, Systemic and Procedural Aspects: A Review of Indicator-Based Sustainability Assessments in Agriculture

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      Pages 47-61

      Assessing the Sustainability of Activity Systems to Support Households’ Farming Projects

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      Pages 63-88

      Multilevel and Multi-user Sustainability Assessment of Farming Systems

  5. Application of methodologies for sustainability assessment of farming systems in real contexts

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 89-89

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      Pages 91-105

      Learning and Experimentation Strategy: Outline of a Method to Develop Sustainable Livestock Production Systems

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      Pages 107-121

      Factors Affecting the Implementation of Measures for Improving Sustainability on Farms Following the RISE Sustainability Evaluation

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      Pages 123-137

      A Multi-attribute Decision Method for Assessing the Overall Sustainability of Crop Protection Strategies: A Case Study Based on Apple Production in Europe

  6. Sustainability assessment in organic and multifunctional systems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 139-139

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      Pages 141-159

      Converting Suckler Cattle Farming Systems to Organic Farming: A Method to Assess the Productive, Environmental and Economic Impacts

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      Pages 161-173

      Assessing Multifunctionality in Relation to Resource Use: A Holistic Approach to Measure Efficiency, Developed by Participatory Research

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      Pages 175-187

      Indicator-Based Method for Assessing Organic Farming Sustainability

  7. Decision support methods for sustainable farming systems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 189-189

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      Pages 191-205

      X-farm: Modelling Sustainable Farming Systems

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      Pages 207-217

      Ecological-Economic Modelling for Farming Systems of Montemuro Mountain (Portugal)

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      Pages 219-235

      Evaluating Socio-economic and Environmental Sustainability of the Sheep Farming Activity in Greece: A Whole-Farm Mathematical Programming Approach

  8. Sustainability assessment in non-European farming systems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 237-237

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      Pages 239-250

      Method for the Evaluation of Farm Sustainability in Quebec, Canada: The Social Aspect

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      Pages 251-258

      Adapting a European Sustainability Model to a Local Context in Semi-arid Areas of Lebanon

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      Pages 259-269

      Tendency of Production Decisions of the Farmers of the Southeast Pampa Region in Argentina Under Uncertainty Conditions

  9. Final considerations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 271-271

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      Pages 273-277

      Methodologies for Building Sustainable Farming Systems: The Main Critical Points and Questions