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Agricultural Systems Agroecology And Rural Innovation For Development

Author : Sieglinde Snapp
ISBN : 0080919774
Genre : Business & Economics
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Agricultural Systems: Agroecology and Rural Innovation for Development is a comprehensive source for developing sustainable farming systems. With the inclusion of research theory and examples using the principles of cropping system design, students will gain a unique understanding of the technical, biological, ecological, economic, and sociological aspects of farming systems science for rural livelihoods. Editors Snapp and Pound provide a much-needed synthetic overview of the emerging area of agroecology applications to transforming farming systems and supporting rural innovation. A companion website for training and teaching features learning modules, student exercises, case studies, illustrative power point presentations, and reference links. The wide range of subjects, integrated references, and companion website, make this core reading for courses in international agricultural systems and management, sustainable agricultural management, and cropping systems. * Coverage provides students with an enhanced understanding of how research can be harnessed for sustainable agriculture * Incorporates social, biological, chemical, and geographical aspects important to agroecology * Addresses social and development issues related to farming systems * Companion Website for training and teaching: learning modules, student exercises, case studies, illustrative power point presentations, and reference links

Agricultural Systems Agroecology And Rural Innovation For Development

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781478459439
Genre : Education
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Agricultural Systems, Agroecology and Rural Innovation for Development. In this book, you will learn topics such as Agroecology: Principles and Practice, Designing for the Long Term: Sustainable Agriculture, Agricultural Change and Low-Input Technology, and Ecologically Based Nutrient Management plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Farming Systems Research Into The 21st Century The New Dynamic

Author : Ika Darnhofer
ISBN : 9789400745032
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Farming Systems Research has three core characteristics: it builds on systems thinking, it depends on the close collaboration between social and biophysical sciences, and it relies on participation to build co-learning processes. Farming Systems Research posits that to contribute towards sustainable rural development, both interdisciplinary collaborations and local actor engagement are needed. Together, they allow for changes in understanding and changes in practices. This book gives an overview of the insights generated in 20 years of Farming Systems Research. It retraces the emergence and development of Farming Systems Research in Europe, summarises the state-of-the-art for key areas, and provides an outlook on new explorations, especially those tackling the dynamic nature of farming systems and their interaction with the natural environment and the context of action.

Environment Knowledge And Gender

Author : Sarah Jewitt
ISBN : 0754616541
Genre : Social Science
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Extrait de la couverture : "Tracing global shifts in development thinking through to national level policy-making in India and its local scale implications, Sarah Jewitt investigates the practical value of radical populist and eco-feminist alternatives to more mainstream forms of development. Using detailes empirical data on forests and agriculture from two adivasi (tribal) villages in India, she takes a micro-political ecology approach to examine inter- and intra-community (especially gender) variations in environmental knowledge, resource management strategies and development aspirations. Critiquing the adoption of romanticized eco-feminist discourse in policy-making, Jewitt studies the Jharkhand region of Bihar, India, to determine women's contribution to environmental degradation and how the implementation of environmentally-oriented development initiatives affects their daily lives. She also examines the populist concern about the displacement of traditional agro-ecological practices by modern techniques and illustrates the need to understand local people's socio-cultural beliefs and aspirations as well as their technical knowlerdge when seeking to promotw more appropriate development."

Dynamics Of Rural Innovation

Author : Rhiannon Pyburn
ISBN : 9460221599
Genre : Social Science
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Feeding the world in a sustainable and fair way is the challenge that a new generation of agricultural professionals must face. This will demand not just technological solutions but a whole package of social, economic, market and political innovations. Central to the challenge is enabling people and organizations with different perspectives and different interests to work creatively together. All this demands new ways of thinking and new sets of competencies. This book offers young professionals and students insight into the theory and practice of innovation systems. It covers important background and concepts, the "how to" of facilitating innovation, and the role of the broader context. The book is about the dynamics of rural innovation--how to work with the changing nature of both the context and people involved in rural innovation processes and how to facilitate networks of stakeholders to stimulate innovation. The aim is to support agricultural and rural development professionals, especially young ones, as enablers and facilitators of stakeholder-led innovation. Inspirational stories illustrate how different people--from farmers to extension officers, business leaders, traders, NGO staff, and policy makers--have collaborated to make new and successful things happen. KIT and CDI bring more than 30 years of experience working with partners in developing countries on agricultural innovation processes and social learning. This book capitalizes on these experiences and brings together both conceptual thinkers and practitioners in the writing process to articulate lessons. The book is targeted towards undergraduate- and masters-level students in Africa as well as development practitioners aspiring to use innovation systems thinking in their work.

Official Meeting Program

Author : Ecological Society of America. Meeting
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132965562
Genre : Ecology
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Searching For Sustainable Land Use Practices In Honduras

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ISBN : 0850034868
Genre : Agricultural extension work
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