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The Conversion to Sustainable Agriculture: Principles Processes

The Conversion to Sustainable Agriculture: Principles Processes

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The Conversion to Sustainable Agriculture: Principles, Processes, and Practices

Stephen R. Gliessman, Martha Rosemeyer

December 21, 2009 by CRC Press 
Reference - 380 Pages - 33 B/W Illustrations 
ISBN 9780849319174 - CAT# 1917

Features

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the theory and practice of transforming agricultural sites into more environmentally sound operations
  • Details the steps involved in the conversion process
  • Explains the process of monitoring the change toward sustainable agriculture
  • Presents case studies of successful agroecosystem conversions from across the globe
  • Integrates social and economic analysis within the scientific practices

Summary

With all of the environmental and social problems confronting our food systems today, it is apparent that none of the strategies we have relied on in the past?higher-yielding varieties, increased irrigation, inorganic fertilizers, pest damage reduction?can be counted on to come to the rescue. In fact, these solutions are now part of the problem. It is becoming quite clear that the only way to keep the food crisis from escalating is to promote the conversion processes that will move agriculture to sustainability.

 

Under the editorial guidance of agroecology experts Martha Rosemeyer and the internationally renowned Dr. Stephen R. Gliessman, The Conversion to Sustainable Agriculture: Principles, Processes, and Practices establishes a framework for how this conversion can be accomplished and presents case studies from around the world that illustrate how the process is already underway. The book provides a four-stage transition process for achieving sustainability and an in-depth analysis of the global efforts to make farms more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.

 

 

An international team of chapter contributors explores ways to lessen dependency on fossil fuels and pesticides, and examines each step in the conversion process. They also describe the process of monitoring change toward sustainable agriculture while integrating social and economic analysis within scientific practices. Serving as both a core textbook for students and a comprehensive reference for agricultural practitioners, this volume is a valuable resource for the change that is needed in our food system now and in the future.

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The Conversion to Sustainable Agriculture: Principles, Processes, and Practices

Stephen R. Gliessman, Martha Rosemeyer

December 21, 2009 by CRC Press 
Reference - 380 Pages - 33 B/W Illustrations 
ISBN 9780849319174 - CAT# 1917

Features

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the theory and practice of transforming agricultural sites into more environmentally sound operations
  • Details the steps involved in the conversion process
  • Explains the process of monitoring the change toward sustainable agriculture
  • Presents case studies of successful agroecosystem conversions from across the globe
  • Integrates social and economic analysis within the scientific practices

Summary

With all of the environmental and social problems confronting our food systems today, it is apparent that none of the strategies we have relied on in the past?higher-yielding varieties, increased irrigation, inorganic fertilizers, pest damage reduction?can be counted on to come to the rescue. In fact, these solutions are now part of the problem. It is becoming quite clear that the only way to keep the food crisis from escalating is to promote the conversion processes that will move agriculture to sustainability.

 

Under the editorial guidance of agroecology experts Martha Rosemeyer and the internationally renowned Dr. Stephen R. Gliessman, The Conversion to Sustainable Agriculture: Principles, Processes, and Practices establishes a framework for how this conversion can be accomplished and presents case studies from around the world that illustrate how the process is already underway. The book provides a four-stage transition process for achieving sustainability and an in-depth analysis of the global efforts to make farms more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.

 

 

An international team of chapter contributors explores ways to lessen dependency on fossil fuels and pesticides, and examines each step in the conversion process. They also describe the process of monitoring change toward sustainable agriculture while integrating social and economic analysis within scientific practices. Serving as both a core textbook for students and a comprehensive reference for agricultural practitioners, this volume is a valuable resource for the change that is needed in our food system now and in the future.

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