318 pages, 17 figs, 8 tabs
Examines the implications of adopting more ecologically sound agricultural practices, both at the level of individual farmers and at the level of larger-scale agro-ecosystems such as water catchments. The emphasis of the book is on human and social aspects, rather than on agronomic or economic considerations, focusing on the learning processes necessary for change to be implemented and, in turn, on the facilitation of that learning through participatory approaches and appropriate institutional support and policy structure.
' ... provides a valuable insight into what can be done to make agriculture more sustainable, for the benefit of current and future generations.' Journal of Agricultural Science 'The various chapters ... together add up to a formidable collection ... one finishes reading the book convinced that here we have a work that makes a valuable contribution to the general debate on sustainable resource use ... deserves to be read ... by all those interested in rural change and development.' N. Long, The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension '... will serve as a useful addition to policy-makers' bookshelves.' L. Gudgeon, Journal of Applied Ecology
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