Agroecology: The Scientific Basis of Alternative Agriculture (2nd Revised edition)

Agroecology: The Scientific Basis of Alternative Agriculture (2nd Revised edition)

By: Miguel A. Altieri (author)Paperback

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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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About Author

Miguel A. Altieri is associate professor and associate entomologist, Laboratory of Biological Control, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California at Berkeley. He is also general coordinator of the United Nations Development Programme s Sustainable Agriculture Networking and Extension Programme and technical advisor to the Latin American Consortium on Agroecology and Development."

Contents

The Theoretical Basis Of Agricultural Ecology * The Evolution of Agroecological Thought Susanna B. Hecht. * The Methodology and Practice of Agroecology Richard B. Norgaard and Thomas O. Sikor. * The Agroecosystem: Determinants, Resources, Processes, and Sustainability The Design Of Alternative Agricultural Systems And Technologies * Generating Sustainable Technologies Appropriate to Alternative Farming * Designing Sustainable Agroecosystems * Traditional Agriculture * Ecologically Based Agricultural Development Programs * Organic Farming Alternative Production Systems * Polyculture Cropping Systems Matt Liebman. * Cover Cropping and Mulching * Crop Rotation and Minimum Tillage * Agroforestry Systems John G. Farrell and Miguel A. Altieri. Ecological Management Of Insect Pests, Pathogens, And Weeds * Integrated Pest Management * Weed Ecology and Management * Plant Disease Ecology and Management * Pasture Management to Sustain Agriculture Bill Murphy. * Soil Quality and Management Fred Magdoff. Looking Ahead * Toward Sustainable Agriculture

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/09/1995
  • ISBN13: 9780813317182
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780813317182
  • weight: 500
  • ISBN10: 0813317185
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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