Agroecological Innovations: Increasing Food Production with Participatory Development by Norman Uphoff | 9781853838576 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Agroecological Innovations: Increasing Food Production with Participatory Development

Agroecological Innovations: Increasing Food Production with Participatory Development

by Norman Uphoff
     
 

ISBN-10: 1853838578

ISBN-13: 9781853838576

Pub. Date: 05/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The world's food supply needs to rise significantly, yet both arable and water supplies per capita are decreasing. Not only are modern agricultural methods beyond the reach of those suffering the greatest food insecurity but they are also ecologically damaging, relying upon fossil energy and chemical inputs. This volume offers a collection of innovative and diverse

Overview

The world's food supply needs to rise significantly, yet both arable and water supplies per capita are decreasing. Not only are modern agricultural methods beyond the reach of those suffering the greatest food insecurity but they are also ecologically damaging, relying upon fossil energy and chemical inputs. This volume offers a collection of innovative and diverse approaches to agricultural development. Documented in 12 case studies, these approaches are reliant upon greater knowledge, skill and labour input, rather than larger capital expenditure. They are shown to increase yield substantially, sometimes doubling or tripling output. This volume presents the concepts and operational means for reorienting agricultural efforts towards these more environmentally friendly and socially desirable approaches in the developed as well as developing world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853838576
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.95(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
• Part 1 Issues For Analysis and Evaluation
• Part 2 Experiences from Africa, Latin America and Asia: Africa
• Latin America
• Asia
• Part 3 Advancing Agroecological Agriculture with Participatory Practices
• References
• Index

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