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Sustainable Dryland Farming: Combining Farmer Innovation and Medic Pasture in a Mediterranean Climate

By: Lynne Chatterton and Brian Chatterton

355 pages, 3 tabs, 6 illus, 11 line diags

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Feb 1996 | #47145 | ISBN: 0521331412
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Explains how this sustainable farming method was developed in Australia, and how other farmers in other dryland zones can also benefit.

'... a deeply informed study ... a book which should be on the shelves of all libraries in institutions world-wide concerned with agricultural science, all aspects of developmental studies and relayed specialisations, as well as international agencies and NGOs'. MEWREW 'I enjoyed reading this text, partly because the enthusiasm of the authors comes through in their writing. It is well presented with good quality black and white photographs, text figures and tables.' Stephen Nortcliff, Annals of Botany


Preface; Part I. Medic and Other Systems: 1. Why use medic?; 2. Farming in South Australia before medic; 3. Medics and sub-clover on the farms; Part II. The Projects: 4. A demonstration medic farm in Libya; 5. The grazing phase and farmer training; 6. A medic project in Algeria, 7. A medic project in Jordan; 8. Two medic projects in Iraq; Part III. Institutions, Agencies, Local Farmers and Technicians: 9. Institutions, agencies and medic 1950--1980; 10. Institutions, agencies and medic 1980--1993; 11. On the farms in Tunisia; 12. On the farms in Morocco; 14. The future of medic; Bibliography; Index.

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