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Agroecological Innovations: Increasing Food Production with Participatory Development


Edited By: Norman Uphoff

306 pages, Figs


Paperback | Dec 2002 | #127275 | ISBN: 1853838578
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Hardback | Dec 2002 | #142961 | ISBN: 185383856X
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About this book

Presents a groundbreaking collection of innovative, successful and diverse approaches to agricultural development. Documented in 12 case studies, these approaches draw upon greater knowledge, skill and labour input, rather than on larger, unsustainable capital expenditure, and are shown to increase yield substantially, sometimes doubling or tripling output.


Issues for analysis and evaluation: agricultural development challenges; rethinking agriculture; agroecological principles for sustainable farming systems; social and human capital. Experiences from Africa, Latin America and Asia: evolution of agroecological methods; benefits from agroforestry; integrated aquaculture; organic inputs; spread of no-till agriculture; diversifying rice-based farming systems; integrated pest and crop management. Advancing agroecological agriculture with participatory practices: human dimensions; institutional changes and policy reforms; a more productive synthesis for agriculture.

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Norman Uphoff is director of the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development (CIIFAD) and professor of government and international agriculture at Cornell University.

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