Agricultural Systems Agroecology and Rural Innovation for Development

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

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  • Author : Sieglinde Snapp
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 558 pages
  • ISBN : 0128020954
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Sustainable Agricultural Systems
  • Author : Clive A. Edwards
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 25 November 2020
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A unique look at how the adoption of sustainable farming methods is being pursued throughout the world. This comprehensive book provides clear insight into research and education needs and the many points of view that come to bear on the issue of sustainability. Essential for agricultural leaders in research, education, conservation, policy making, and anyone else interested in creating an economically and environmentally sustainable agriculture worldwide.

Agricultural Systems: Agroecology and Rural Innovation for Development

Agricultural Systems: Agroecology and Rural Innovation for Development
  • Author : Sieglinde Snapp,Barry Pound
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 17 February 2017
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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

Agricultural Systems Management

Agricultural Systems Management
  • Author : Robert M. Peart,W. David Shoup
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 28 January 2004
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Running a productive agriculture system has always been about having the right tools and the know-how to pursue optimization and efficiency. In the 21st century, the case can be made that the agriculturist's most important tool is not the cultivator, but the computer. While you still need to know how to adapt to the day-to-day challenges of land an

Agricultural Systems Modeling and Simulation

Agricultural Systems Modeling and Simulation
  • Author : Robert M. Peart,W. David Shoup
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 03 October 2018
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Offers a treatment of modern applications of modelling and simulation in crop, livestock, forage/livestock systems, and field operations. The book discusses methodologies from linear programming and neutral networks, to expert or decision support systems, as well as featuring models, such as SOYGRO, CROPGRO and GOSSYM/COMAX. It includes coverage on evaporation and evapotranspiration, the theory of simulation based on biological processes, and deficit irrigation scheduling.

Agroforestry in Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Agroforestry in Sustainable Agricultural Systems
  • Author : Louise E. Buck,James P. Lassoie,Erick C.M. Fernandes
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 28 December 1998
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Agroforestry in Sustainable Agricultural Systems examines the environmental and social conditions that affect the roles and performance of trees in field- and forest-based agricultural production systems. Various types of ecological settings for agroforestry are analyzed within temperate and tropical regions. The roles of soil, water, light, nutrient and pest management in mixed, annual, woody perennial and livestock systems are discussed. Important new case studies from around the world offer innovative strategies that have been used successfully in raising forests and

Organic Agricultural Practices

Organic Agricultural Practices
  • Author : Kimberly Etingoff
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 06 September 2014
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This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Organic practices are quickly redefining how agriculture is done around the world, as we come to realize how detrimental conventional agriculture is to local and global environments and economies. This book serves as an overview of some of the important topics in organic agriculture. The volume is broken into several sections which explore the effects of organic practices on crop productivity, the use of biofertilizers, plant cultivars, and compare the environmental

Sustainable Intensification

Sustainable Intensification
  • Author : Jules N. Pretty,Stella Williams,Camilla Toulmin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 25 June 2012
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Continued population growth, rapidly changing consumption patterns and the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation are driving limited resources of food, energy, water and materials towards critical thresholds worldwide. These pressures are likely to be substantial across Africa, where countries will have to find innovative ways to boost crop and livestock production to avoid becoming more reliant on imports and food aid. Sustainable agricultural intensification - producing more output from the same area of land while reducing the negative

Microbial Probiotics for Agricultural Systems

Microbial Probiotics for Agricultural Systems
  • Author : Doris Zúñiga-Dávila,Fernando González-Andrés,Ernesto Ormeño-Orrillo
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 16 July 2019
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The book is a comprehensive compilation of the most recent advances in the practical approach of the use of microbial probiotics for agriculture. Unlike the rest of the publications about biofertilizers, this book bridges the gap between the lab studies (molecular, physiological, omics, etc.) and the agronomic application.

An Introduction to Agricultural Systems

An Introduction to Agricultural Systems
  • Author : C. Spedding
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
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It would have been very easy to expand on all the sections of the first edition but I decided to try to retain the relatively short, introductory nature of the book. Some new material has been added, particularly where it has been possible to update data, and there has been some change of emphasis in places, in order to reflect changing world conditions. The book retains its original purpose, however, of introducing systems thinking as applied to agriculture. I am

Creating Urban Agricultural Systems

Creating Urban Agricultural Systems
  • Author : Gundula Proksch
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 03 November 2016
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Creating Urban Agriculture Systems provides you with background, expertise, and inspiration for designing with urban agriculture. It shows you how to grow food in buildings and cities, operate growing systems, and integrate them with natural cycles and existing infrastructures. It teaches you the essential environmental inputs and operational strategies of urban farms, and inspires community and design tools for innovative operations and sustainable urban environments that produce fresh, local food. Over 70 projects and 16 in-depth case studies of productive, integrated systems,