1. 1995-10-10 This new edition builds on the explosion of research on sustainable agriculture since the late 1980s. By separating myth from reality, Miguel Altieri extracts the key principles of sustainable agriculture and expounds on management systems that "really work." Providing case studies of sustainable...
  2. 1981-01-01 The essays inThe Gift of Good Landare as true today as when they were first published in 1981; the problems addressed here are still true and the solutions no nearer to hand. The insistent theme of this book is the interdependence, the wholeness, the oneness of people, land, weather, animals, and...
  3. This short concept paper explores in a preliminary fashion some of the linkages between biodiversity and agriculture. The main conclusion is that biodiversity conservation and agricultural development are co-dependent. Biodiversity is an essential resource to improve agriculture, and little...
  4. A collection of essays examines agricultural techniques designed to meet the needs of the people without depleting the land.
  5. Key Resource 1981-01-19 Many new pasture plants have entered farming practice in the tropics and sub—tropics in the past two decades. This book attempts to define the principles of plant behavior which decide the ecological success or failure of these plants in the diverse environmental conditions of the tropical world....
  6. Key Resource 2013-06-03 With Practical Information on Landshaping, Water Security, Perennial Crops, Soil Fertility, Nutrient-dense food, and more The Resilient Farm and Homestead is a manual for developing durable, beautiful, and highly functional human habitat systems fit to handle an age of rapid transition. Ben Falk...
  7. 2005-01-01 While every farming system is unique, the principles of ecological pest management apply universally. Manage Insects on Your Farm highlights ecological strategies that improve your farm's natural defenses and encourage beneficial insects to attack your worst pests. Learn about the principles of...
  8. Although agricultural systems in which two or more useful plants are grown simultaneously on the same area have been receiving increasing attention in recent years, the practice has long been recognized as a way in which farmers in the tropics and subtropics with limited land resources can...