Agricultural Systems: Agroecology and Rural Innovation for Development / Edition 1

Agricultural Systems: Agroecology and Rural Innovation for Development / Edition 1

by Sieglinde Snapp
     
 
With the inclusion of research theory and examples using the principles of cropping system design, students will gain a unique understanding of the technical, biological, ecological, economic and sociological aspects of farming systems science for rural livelihoods. Editors Snapp and Pound provide a much-needed synthetic overview of the emerging area of agroecology

Overview

With the inclusion of research theory and examples using the principles of cropping system design, students will gain a unique understanding of the technical, biological, ecological, economic and sociological aspects of farming systems science for rural livelihoods. Editors Snapp and Pound provide a much-needed synthetic overview of the emerging area of agroecology applications to transforming farming systems and supporting rural innovation. The wide range of subjects, integrated references, and companion website, make this core reading for courses in international agricultural systems and management, sustainable agricultural management, and cropping systems.

* Coverage provides students with an enhanced understanding of how research can be harnessed for sustainable agriculture
* Incorporates social, biological, chemical, and geographical aspects important to agroecology
* Addresses social and development issues related to farming systems
* Companion Website for training and teaching: learning modules, student exercises, case studies, illustrative power point presentations, and reference links

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From the Publisher
"Valuable in its practical approach to development and its focus on the role of farmers, especially women, in the process.
- Charles Francis, University of Nebraska—Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780080919775
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
09/02/2011
Pages:
400

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