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  1. Agroecology is a scientific discipline, a set of practices and a social movement. As a science, it studies how different components of the agroecosystem interact. As a set of practices, it seeks sustainable farming systems that optimize and stabilize yields. As a social movement, it pursues...  
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  3. In this book we chose to explore the ways in which agroecologists can enhance agricultural productivity to benefit rather than marginalize small producers.  
  4. This collection lists organizations, communities of practice, and partner networks working in Latin America and the Caribbean in areas relevant to ournetwork members in the region (e.g. small-scale farming, agroecology, community development, local seed systems, appropriate technology,...  
  5. 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...  
  6. The purpose of this publication is to explain how agro-ecological zones work and what questions these studies can answer.
     
  7. This study examined paired plots of farmland that were selected for their similarities in nearly every respect. They shared the same topography, angle of slope, location on the watershed, intensity of the storm, type of crops, etc. The only variation was that one was agroecologically farmed and...  
  8. 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)...  
  9. This presentation introduces and defines the concept of Multipurpose Trees and Shrubs in agroforestry. It lists the special features of them and describes ways to identify such species for specific agroforestry technologies and agro-ecological zones. One they have been identified, collected...  
  10. The main types of agroforests are described; tree homegardens, village forest gardens, "jardins de case", multipurpose woodlots, agroforestry buffer zones as well as some lesser known types of agroforests. These descriptions lead to a broad definition of agroforests. Looking at the application...