Agricultural Systems  Agroecology and Rural Innovation for Development
  • Release Date : 17 February 2017
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Categories : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 558 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780128020951
  • ISBN 10 : 0128020954
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Synopsis : Agricultural Systems Agroecology and Rural Innovation for Development written by Sieglinde Snapp, published by Academic Press which was released on 17 February 2017. Download Agricultural Systems Agroecology and Rural Innovation for Development Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Agricultural Systems, Second Edition, is a comprehensive text for developing sustainable farming systems. It presents a synthetic overview of the emerging area of agroecology applications to transforming farming systems and supporting rural innovation, with particular emphasis on how research can be harnessed for sustainable agriculture. The inclusion of research theory and examples using the principles of cropping system design allows students to gain a unique understanding of the technical, biological, ecological, economic and sociological aspects of farming systems science for rural livelihoods. This book explores topics such as: re-inventing farming systems; principles and practice of agroecology; agricultural change and low-input technology; ecologically-based nutrient management; participatory breeding for developing improved and relevant crops; participatory livestock research for development; gender and agrarian inequality at the local scale; the nature of agricultural innovation; and outreach to support rural innovation. The extensive coverage of subjects is complemented with integrated references and a companion website, making this book essential reading for courses in international agricultural systems and management, sustainable agricultural management, and cropping systems. This book will be a valuable resource for students of agricultural science, environmental engineering, and rural planning; researchers and scientists in agricultural development agencies; and practitioners of agricultural development in government extension programs, development agencies, and NGOs. Provides students with an enhanced understanding of how research can be harnessed for sustainable agriculture Incorporates social, biological, chemical, and geographical aspects important to agroecology Addresses social and development issues related to farming systems