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The conversion to sustainable agriculture : principles, processes, and practices

Author: Stephen R Gliessman; Martha Rosemeyer
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2010.
Series: Advances in Agroecology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A comprehensive reference for agricultural practitioners, this book provides an analysis of the transition process for making farms more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. It explores the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Gliessman; Martha Rosemeyer
ISBN: 9780849319174 084931917X
OCLC Number: 751050028
Description: x, 370 s. : il. ; 25 cm.
Contents: BASIC PRINCIPLESThe Framework for ConversionStephen R. GliessmanWhat Do We Know about the Conversion Process? Yields, Economics, Ecological Processes, and Social IssuesMartha E. RosemeyerThe History of Organic AgricultureRachael J. Jamison and John H. PerkinsGLOBAL PERSPECTIVESNorthern Midwest (U.S.): Farmers' Views of the Conversion ProcessPaul Porter, Lori Scott, and Steve SimmonsPacific Northwest (U.S.): Diverse Movements toward Sustainability Amid a Variety of ChallengesCarol Miles, David Granatstein, David Huggins, Steve Jones, and James MyersCalifornia (U.S.): The Conversion of Strawberry ProductionStephen R. Gliessman and Joji MuramotoOntario, Canada: Lessons in Sustainability from Organic FarmersE. Ann Clark and Jennifer SumnerMexico: Perspectives on Organic ProductionMaria del Rocio Romero LimaMexico: Traditional Agriculture as a Foundation for SustainabilityAlba Gonzalez JacomeCuba: A National-Level Experiment in ConversionFernando R. Funes-MonzoteThe European Union: Key Roles for Institutional Support and Economic FactorsGloria I. Guzman and Antonio M. AlonsoJapan: Finding Opportunities in the Current CrisisJoji Muramoto, Kazumasa Hidaka, and Takuya MinetaThe Middle East: Adapting Food Production to Local Biophysical RealitiesAlireza KoochekiAustralia: Farmers Responding to the Need for ConversionDavid Dumaresq and Saan EckerTHE WAY FORWARDTransforming the Global Food SystemStephen R. Gliessman
Series Title: Advances in Agroecology.
Responsibility: ed. by Stephen R. Gliessman, Martha Rosemeyer.


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Framed by an awareness of the long-term destructiveness of established food system trends, it remains a hopeful book, with a focus on emerging alternatives. Twenty-five contributors present broad Read more...

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