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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Agroecology: The Science Of Sustainable Agriculture, Second Edition.pdf | Language: English
    Miguel A Altieri(Author)

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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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  • PDF | 448 pages
  • Miguel A Altieri(Author)
  • CRC Press; 2 edition (October 10, 1995)
  • English
  • 6
  • Politics & Social Sciences

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  • By Lisa on August 4, 2010

    Some parts are a little dry, but there are some great sections - the relationship of weeds to crop production, for example, was fascinating and enlightening. The book has strong points about approaches to agriculture and the mistakes of conventional ag esp for poor sustenance farmers, but manages to avoid a sense of bias in reporting data.

  • By Rui Jie on March 6, 2011

    Agroecology is getting more and more attention as the most promising way to end world hunger. This is a vitally important topic, and this book is its bible, more or less. It's very dense and not at all an easy or relaxing read, but the reader WILL come away with an in depth understanding of agroecology and tons and tons of examples of where and how it is used and what can be achieved with it. Highly recommended.

  • By Laura Foor on September 30, 2007

    I am currently taking a class with M. Altieri and impressed with his writings and passion for the subject.


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