About this title Agroecology is a science, a productive practice, and part of a social movement that is at the forefront of transforming food systems to sustainability. Building upon the ecological foundation of the agroecosystem, Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Third Edition provides the essential foundation for understanding sustainability in all of its components: agricultural, ecological, economic, social, cultural, and even political. It presents a case for food system change and why the current industrial model of food production and distribution is not sustainable. New in the Third Edition: Chapters on animal production and social change in food systems Updated case studies, references, websites, and new research Emphasis on how climate change impacts agriculture Greater focus on health issues related to food The book begins with a focus on the key ecological factors and resources that impact agricultural plants and animals as individual organisms. It then examines all of the components of agroecosystem complexity, from genetics to landscapes and explores the transition process for achieving sustainability and indicators of progress. The book then delves into power and control of food systems by agribusiness, and the need to develop a new paradigm that moves beyond production and explores issues of food justice, equity, food security and sovereignty.
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Moogurn In fact, these solutions are now part of the problem. Please enter your name. Using a combined theoretical and practical approach, this collection of work from pioneers in the subject along with the latest generation of acknowledged leaders engages social actors on different geo-political scales to transform the global agrifood system. By using selected regional examinations of agroecological efforts in China as examples, this book provides models of how to conduct research on a broad range of agroecosystems found worldwide.
This is a valuable manual, and vital for all concerned with learning and teaching in agricultural courses. Praise for the Second Edition: Chapters on animal production and social change in food systems Updated case studies, references, websites, and new research Emphasis on how climate change impacts agriculture Greater focus on health issues related to food The book begins with a focus on the key ecological factors and resources that impact agricultural plants and animals as individual organisms.
The Conversion to Sustainable Agriculture: Exclusive web offer for individuals. Add to Wish List. Offline Computer — Download Bookshelf software to your desktop so you can view your eBooks with or without Agroecologoa access. Your rating has been recorded. Request an e-inspection copy. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. It describes concepts and applications of transdisciplinary research and participatory action research PAR.
You will be prompted to fill out a registration form which will be verified by one of our sales reps. It reviews decades of agricultural change to provide an integrated analysis of the progress of research and development in agroecological farming practices. Stephen R. Gliessman: Alfred E. Heller Professor of Agroecology, UC Santa Cruz University Library The book concludes with a call to action so that research and education can link together for transformative change in our food systems.
It is becoming quite clear that the only way to keep the food crisis from escalating is shephen promote the conversion processes that will move agriculture to sustainability. Toggle navigation Additional Book Information. Your list has reached the maximum number of items. Science, Practice, and Sustainable Management represents the work of experts and leaders who have taught, researched, and expanded Chinese agroecology and eco-agriculture for more than 30 years. What are VitalSource eBooks?
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It then examines all of the components of agroecosystem complexity, from genetics to landscapes and explores the transition process for achieving sustainability and indicators of progress. An explicit and critical discussion of diverse perspectives in the growing field of agroecology, this book covers the conceptual and empirical material of an agroecological approach that aspires to be more transdisciplinary, participatory, and action-oriented.
Project Page Feedback Known Problems. The ecological basis for the application of traditional agricultural technology in the management of tropical agroecosystems by Stephen R Gliessman Book 1 edition published in in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.
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Completely revised, updated, and reworked, the second edition contains new data, new readings, new issues and case studies, and new options. It includes two completely new chapters, one on the role of livestock animals in agroecosystems and one on the cultural and community aspects of sustainable food systems. The author clearly delineates the importance of using an ecosystem framework for determining if a particular agricultural practice, input, or management decision contributes or detracts from sustainability. He explains how the framework provides the ecological basis for the functioning of the chosen management strategy over the long-term. He also examines system level interactions, stressing the need for understanding the emergent qualities of populations, communities, and ecosystems and their roles in sustainable agriculture. Using examples of farming systems in a broad array of ecological conditions, the book demonstrates how to use an ecosystem approach to design and manage agroecosystems for sustainability.
Stephen R. Gliessman
Already read this title? Stephen R. Gliessman: Alfred E. Heller Professor of Agroecology, UC Santa Cruz Groundbreaking in its first edition, stephej in its second edition, this third edition of this standard textbook has evolved along with the field. Stephen R Gliessman Find more information about: Agroecology is defined as the application of ecological concepts and principles to the design and management of sustainable food systems. It reviews decades of agricultural change to provide an integrated analysis of the progress of research and development in agroecological farming practices. Topics include increasing sustainability in Mediterranean cropping systems with self-reseeding annual legumes, manipulating plant biodiversity to enhance biological control of insect pests, nematode communities as ecological indicators of agroecosystem health, and a policy oriented analysis of socioenvironmental dynamics with special reference to forest margins in North Lampung, Indonesia.
Stephen R. Gliessman
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