Sustainable Agriculture covers a wide range of topics: soil and water conservation, using organic matter to sustain soil fertility, pest management, cropping systems, livestock management, and many others. For agriculture to be sustainable, it must take into account not only the physical environment (soils, climate, ecosystems), but also local social and economic conditions. Efforts to promote sustainable farming often use community-based research and extension approaches.
This manual covers all these aspects of sustainable agriculture: the physical, socio-economic and organizational dimensions. Drawing on the experiences of numerous development and research agencies throughout Eastern and Southern Africa, the manual includes sections on technology development and extension, credit and marketing, land use, gender, soil and water conservation, soil fertility, cropping systems, livestock extension, and livestock technologies. Appendices list resource organizations, references and training materials where readers can find further information.
Written in clear, easy-to- understand language, the manual is illustrated with numerous line drawings. The manual will be indispensable for extension agents, non-government organizations, field technicians and all involved in designing and promoting sustainable agriculture in Eastern and Southern Africa.
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- Publisher: IIRR
- ISBN-10: 0942717910
- ISBN-13: 9780942717914
- Dewey Decimal: 630.96
- ECHO Library: 630.96 IIR