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Performance and stability of performance of spring wheat variety mixtures in organic and conventional management systems in western CanadaDownload
Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) variety mixtures represent a relatively unexplored avenue for maintaining and stabilizing yield for both organic and conventional producers. The present study examined the responses of three Canadian western red spring wheat varieties in sole crop and in variety...
A Summary of Land Resource and Groundwater Resource Issues Related to Plains Coal Mine Reclamation in AlbertaDownload
Development and extraction of coal resources in Alberta disrupts the landscape and alters two other important resources, land and groundwater. In order to support coal resource development that was economically and environmentally responsible, the Reclamation Research Technical Advisory Committee...
The objective of this literature review was to evaluate the available information on the effects of stripping versus not stripping topsoil during pipeline construction in potentially arable Luvisolic soils in forested areas. A profile description representative of an undisturbed Luvisol under...
Physical and Hydrological Characteristics of Ponds in Reclaimed Upland Landscape Settings and Their Impact on Agriculture CapabilityDownload
In 1985, a one hectare pond developed in the upland reclaimed landscape at Vesta Mine in an area where extensive ponding had not previously been observed. Because of the thickness of the spoil, about 20 to 25 m, and the proximity to the active pit, a few hundred metres, it was inferred that the...
Many accounts of Alternative Food Networks (AFNs) describe them as cohesive social movements that adequately address the social and environmental externalities of food and agricultural production. Yet others question whether initiatives that focus on localized consumer driven change can provide...
From Farm Crisis to Food Crisis: Neoliberal Reform in Canadian Agriculture and the Future of Agri-Food PolicyDownload
This dissertation begins by providing an overview of Canadian agriculture policy during the first half of the twentieth century. It examines the origins of railway transportation subsidies, farm income subsidies, and the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB), policy instruments that became structural...
Reimaging Resource Constraints and Affordances: Smallholder, Environment and State Dynamics in Wello, EthiopiaDownload
In this dissertation, I explore and analyze smallholders’ perceptual and cultural understandings of environmental opportunities and constraints regarding land, soil, rain and trees in mixed-crop-livestock agriculture among rural communities of Wärräbabbo in Wello, northeast Ethiopia. Also, I...
In the early 2000s, Canadian governments began to adopt new programming tools aimed at improving farmers’ land stewardship practices. This dissertation focuses on the Blanshard Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) pilot project. The Manitoba project recognized agriculture’s multifunctional roles...
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Since European settlement of the Canadian Prairies there has been substantial loss of wetlands. This loss occurs in large part due to drainage by private agricultural operators seeking to boost the productivity of their land. Policy makers now seek not only to conserve wetlands and prevent...