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  1. Miguel A. Altieri et al 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...
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  2. M. A. Altieri The purpose of this book is to provide a simple synthesis of the research on novel agroecosystems and technologies and an analysis of ecologically based farms, for the purpose of establishing the scientific basis of alternative agriculture. This book is an urgent call to all students of...
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  3. Paul A. Wojtkowski The purpose of this volume is to present a detailed and in-depth look at the concepts, principles and practices that underlie agroforestry application. The focus is on how the individual parts (the theories and concepts) form the whole (the process of designing or understanding user-specific...
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  4. A compelling look at the global food crisis, with particular emphasis on global innovations that can help solve a worldwide problem. State of the World 2011 not only introduces us to the latest agro-ecological innovations and their global applicability but also gives broader insights into issues...
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  5. Fiona Hinchcliff et al Since the mid-1990’s, growing concerns about environmental degradation, declining agricultural productivity and increasing population pressures have led governments and agencies to seek new approaches to natural resource management. Fertile Ground presents the findings of the first formal study...
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  6. Nancy J. Hayden, John P. Hayden Nancy and John Hayden have spent the last quarter century transforming their livestock grazing operation into an agroecological fruit farm, nursery, and pollinator sanctuary. In Farming on the Wild Side, they discuss the philosophical and scientific principles that influenced them as they...
  7. John R. Witcombe et al Seeds of Choiceprovides an in-depth analysis of the regulatory frameworks that cover varietal testing, release and dissemination. The book analyses the varietal testing system used by the All India Co-ordinated Crop Improvement Projects. The study reveals that reforms are needed, if a greater...
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  8. Geotz Schroth et al Agroforestry -- the practice of integrating trees and other large woody perennials on farms and throughout the agricultural landscape -- is increasingly recognized as a useful and promising strategy that diversifies production for greater social, economic, and environmental benefits. Agroforestry...
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  9. Laurens Van Veldhuizen et al This Manual is written for trainers in governmental and non-governmental development organizations who are preparing their staff to work together with farmers in developing technologies appropriate to ecological agriculture and using few external inputs. The training is designed to stimulate...
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  10. Louise E. Buck, James P. Lassoie, Erick C.M. Fernanades (ed) A tool for developing and applying the science of agroforestry to problems of natural resources conservation and sustainable agricultural development, this book examines the environmental and social conditions that affect the roles and performance of trees in field- and forest-based agricultural...
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