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Authors: Glen Filson (University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada) 
Book Description:
This book attempts to undertake critical, social scientific scrutiny of contradictions between the evolving forms of agricultural production and ecosystem health within Ontario’s southern agricultural watersheds in the light of prevailing environmental management systems and policies. It's purpose takes a critical look at the environmental and social implications of Ontario’s increasingly intensive and industrialized agriculture.

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Table of Contents:
Chapter One: Food Regimes, Sustainability and Ontario Agriculture: Issues and Overview
Introduction
The International Context
Sustainable Development and Ontario Agriculture
Agrarian Political Economy
Dialectical Systems Methodology
Farm Class Structures
Assessing Agro-Environmental Behaviors and Policies by Studying Watersheds
Book Overview

Chapter Two: Multifunctionality, Environmental Security and Strong Sustainability
Introduction
Environmental Security, Complexity and Transforming Agro-ecosystems
Landscapes and Mindscapes
Multifunctional Agriculture
Poly-ocular Advocacy for Strong Sustainability
Agro-Environmental Policy
Summary

Chapter Three: Ontario Water Quality Legislation, Programming and Alternatives
Introduction
Environmental Legislation
Current Agri-Environmental Programs in Ontario
How other Jurisdiction deal with Agro-Environmental Concerns
Europe
United States
Conclusion

Chapter Four: Factors affecting Farmers' Adoption of Best Management Practices in Ontario’s Grand River Watershed
Introduction
Factors Motivating Farmers to Introduce BMPs
The Study Areas
Research Methods
More Findings
Follow-up Interviews and Surveys in the Canagagigue Creek (CC) Area
Discussion
Conclusion

Chapter Five: Factors affecting Agro-environmental Practice in Ontario’s Ausable Bayfield Watersheds
Introduction
Relevant Literature
Research Hypotheses…
Method
Agricultural Census Community Profiles
Population Characteristics
Farm Characteristics
Background Information about the Sample Population
Hobbs-McKenzie
Usborne
Findings
Program Adoption
Government Regulation
Perceived Quality of Life
Focus Groups
Discussion
Conclusion

Chapter Six: Changing Farm Practices in Southern Ontario Watersheds
Purpose and Perspective
Research Methods
Data Analysis
Social Profile of Farmers in the Watersheds being Studied
Lake Simcoe Watershed
Ausable Bayfield Watershed
Grand River Watershed
Respondents’ Farm and Demographic Characteristics
Farmers’ Perceptions of Environmental Program
Adoption Rate (ARI) Logistic Regression Model
Gross Farm Sales (GFS) Model
Results of T Tests
Limitations of this Analysis
Conclusions

Chapter Seven: Towards a More Environmentally Secure Agriculture
Introduction
Towards an Agrarian Political Economy of Ontario Agriculture
Lessons Learned from Watershed Studies
Desirable Policies for Sustainable Agricultural Production
Concluding Remarks

Tables
Glossary
Index

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      Agriculture Issues and Policies
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 6 x 9
   ISBN: 978-1-61668-372-6
   Status: AV
  
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