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Agroecology : the science of sustainable agriculture

Author: Miguel A Altieri; John G Farrell
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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This new edition builds on the explosion of research on sustainable agriculture since the late 1980s. By separating myth from reality, Miguel Altieri extracts the key principles of sustainable agriculture and expounds on management systems that "really work." Providing case studies of sustainable rural development in developing countries, he goes beyond a mere description of practices to include data that reveal the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Miguel A Altieri; John G Farrell
ISBN: 9780429495465 0429495463 9780429964015 0429964013 9780429975097 0429975090 9780429986178 0429986173
OCLC Number: 1023861468
Notes: Originally published 1995 by Westview Press.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Chapter 1 The Evolution of Agroecological Thought --
chapter 2 The Methodology and Practice of Agroecology --
chapter 3 The Agroecosystem: Determinants, Resources, Processes, and Sustainability --
part PART TWO: The Design of Alternative Agricultural Systems and Technologies --
chapter 4 Generating Sustainable Technologies Appropriate to Alternative Farming --
chapter 5 Designing Sustainable Agroecosystems --
chapter 6 Traditional Agriculture --
chapter 7 Ecologically Based Agricultural Development Programs --
chapter 8 Organic Farming --
part PART THREE: Alternative Production Systems --
chapter 9 Polyculture Cropping Systems --
chapter 10 Cover Cropping and Mulching --
chapter 11 Crop Rotation and Minimum Tillage --
chapter 12 Agroforestry Systems --
part PART FOUR: Ecological Management of Insect Pests, Pathogens, and Weeds --
chapter 13 Integrated Pest Management --
chapter 14 Weed Ecology and Management --
chapter 15 Plant Disease Ecology and Management --
chapter 16 Pasture Management to Sustain Agriculture --
chapter 17 Soil Quality and Management --
part PART FIVE: Looking Ahead --
chapter 18 Toward Sustainable Agriculture.
Responsibility: Miguel A. Altieri ; with contributions by John G. Farrell [and 6 others].

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This new edition builds on the explosion of research on sustainable agriculture since the late 1980s. By separating myth from reality, Miguel Altieri extracts the key principles of sustainable agriculture and expounds on management systems that "really work." Providing case studies of sustainable rural development in developing countries, he goes beyond a mere description of practices to include data that reveal the socioeconomic and environmental impacts of alternative projects. Each chapter of Agroecology has been enriched and updated with the latest research results from around the world. New emphasis has been placed on such issues as the ecological economics of agriculture, policy changes needed for promoting sustainable agriculture, rural development in the Third World, the role of biodiversity in agriculture, and new research methodologies.

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