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  1. In this book we chose to explore the ways in which agroecologists can enhance agricultural productivity to benefit rather than marginalize small producers.  
  2. 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...  
  3. 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...  
  4. 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)...  
  5. 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...  
  6. 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...  
  7. 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...  
  8. 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...  
  9. 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...  
  10. This study examines the relationship between organic agriculture and food security in Africa, particularly East Africa, which is where the CBTF has been implementing a project on organic agriculture since 2004. Organic agriculture is a holistic production system based on active agroecosystem...