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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. 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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  3. Jon Hellin This book is a timely contribution towards the debate on the most effective way to bring about sustainable farming in marginal areas. It offers a detailed analysis of the social, economic, and agro-ecological characteristic of both Soil and Water Conservation (SWC) and Better Land Husbandry (BLH)...
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  4. 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...
  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Catherine Bukowski (Author), John Munsell (Author), LaManda Joy (Foreword) Community food forests are rapidly emerging across the United States as part of local movements promoting food literacy and community building. Fueled by the popularity of permaculture and agro-ecology, these food forests are capturing the imagination of people in neighborhoods, towns, and cities...
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  8. P K R Nair This book consolidates the descriptive results of a pantropical project called Agroforestry Systems Inventory (AFSI), undertaken by the International Council for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) from 1982 to 1987. Since agroforestry was a relatively new term when the project was initiated, the...
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  9. Dick Muys et al Pigs and pig keeping in one form or another can be found almost anywhere in the world. Especially of course in country areas it is common for communities to have pigs rooting and roaming freely around the dwellings, to be brought in one day as household needs require. Pig keeping enterprises are...
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  10. Koen Van Keer, Francis Turkelboom, Somchai Ongprasert, Apichai Thirathon Highland agriculture in northern Thailand is undergoing rapid changes, some for better, some for worse. These changes affect the livelihood of highland minority peoples as well as the livelihood of large rural and urban lowland Thai communities. They also affect the ecological balance of the rich...