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Social learning for sustainable agriculture

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 03-98.
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A unique examination of the implications of adopting more ecologically sound agricultural practices. Human and social aspects are emphasised, focusing on the learning processes necessary for change  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 0521581745 9780521581745
OCLC Number: 68358902
Description: p. cm. ; x cm.
Contents: Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. A new practice: facilitating sustainable agriculture N. Roeling and A. Wagemakers; 2. Supportive policies and practices for scaling up sustainable agriculture J. Pretty; 3. The second wing of the eagles: the human dimension in learning our way to more sustainable futures J. Woodhill and N. Roeling; Part II. Environmental Policies and Farmers' Reactions: 4. Developing standards for sustainable farming in the Swiss Alps M. Roux and A. Blum; 5. Extension functions and farmers' attitudes in Greece A. Koutsouris and D. Papadopoulos; 6. Integrated arable farming in the Netherlands W. van Weperen, M. Proost and N. Roeling; Part III. Farmer Learning, Its Facilitation and Supportive Institutions: 7. Learning about sustainable agriculture: the case of Dutch arable farmers; 8. The diffusion of eco-farming in Germany A. Gerber and V. Hoffmann; 9. Transforming extension for sustainable agriculture: the case of integrated pest management in rice in Indonesia N. Roeling and E. van de Fliert; 10. Co-learning tools: powerful instruments of change in southern Queensland, Australia G. Hamilton; 11. A social harvest reaped from a promise of springtime. User-responsive, participatory agricultural research in Asia G. T. Castillo; Part IV. Platforms For Agricultural Resources Use Negotiation: 12. Integrated farming systems: a sustainable agriculture learning community in the USAJ. Fisk, O. Hesterman, and T. Thorburn; 13. Fomenting energy: experiences with facilitating landcare in Australia A. Campbell; 14. The implementation of nature policy in the Netherlands: platforms designed to fail M. Wagemans and J. Boerma; 15. The communication between farmers and government over nature: a new approach to policy development C. van Woerkum and M. Aarts; Part V. Synthesis: 16. The ecological knowledge system; About the authors; List of figures; Tables; Boxes; List of abbreviations and acronyms; Index.
Responsibility: [edited by] N.G. Röling and M.A.E. Wagemakers.


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' ... provides a valuable insight into what can be done to make agriculture more sustainable, for the benefit of current and future generations.' Journal of Agricultural Science 'The various chapters Read more...

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