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By Antonio A.R Ioris

This ebook bargains with prior legacies and rising demanding situations linked to agriculture construction, water and environmental administration, and native and nationwide improvement. It deals a serious interpretation of the tensions linked to the mess ups of mainstream regulatory regimes and the affects of world agri-food chains. a number of the chapters comprise conceptual and empirical fabric from study performed in Brazil, India and Europe. The overview takes under consideration the dilemmas confronted by way of farmers, businesses, policy-makers and the foreign group on the topic of growing to be nutrition call for, water shortage and environmental degradation. The publication additionally questions so much executive reactions to these difficulties that have a tendency to breed outdated, productivist methods and are typically less than the strong effect of worldwide enterprises, mega-supermarkets and funding money. Its total message is that the trajectory of agriculture, rural improvement and environmental administration are critical components of the wider look for justice and novel socio-ecological thinking.

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The debate between the ‘welfare theory’ (after Pigou) and the ‘free market theory’ (after Coase) resulted in the establishment of environmental economics, a subdivision of microeconomics applied to the use and conservation of natural resources. The underlying principle behind environmental economics was the maintenance, via economic instruments, of sufficient habitat features and the observation of a ‘safe minimum standard of conservation’ (Ciriacy-Wantrup 1952). For example, economists can develop mathematical approaches to determine potential economic benefits and relate these to the acceptable level of impacts caused by a new hydroelectric dam (Bishop 1978).

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And I. Bowler. 1998. From Agricultural Productivism to Postproductivism. In The Geography of Rural Change, ed. B. Ilbery, 57–84. Harlow: Pearson. IMEA (Mato Grosso Institute of Agriculture Economics). 2014. Conjuntura Econômica, No. 004, 29 September 2014. R. 2009. Water Reforms in Brazil: Opportunities and Constraints. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 52(6): 813–832. ——— 2011. Values, Meanings and Positionalities: The Controversial Valuation of Water in Rio de Janeiro. Environment and Planning C 29(5): 872–888.

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