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Intercropping and the Scientific Basis of Traditional Agriculture

Series: IT Studies in Indigenous Knowledge and Development

By: Donald Q Innis

179 pages, Figs, tabs

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Jan 1997 | #64813 | ISBN: 1853393282
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Intercropping is a widespread practice in developing countries which has many benefits: it usually results in greater yields, better conservation of soil, more effective use of natural resources, and keeps pests down. This pioneering book, based on extensive field studies in Jamaica, Nepal and India over many years, presents a comparative analysis of the practice of intercropping, where independent studies have recently indicated its worth and is finally becoming more widely recognised.


The nature of intercropping; intercropping in the Christiana area of Jamaica; intercropping in Nepal; intercropping in India; the Earth's soil and its future; social and economic implications of agricultural practices. Appendices: land equivalent ratios; plant names.

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