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Agroecological innovations : increasing food production with participatory development, edited by Norman Uphoff, (electronic resource)

Label
Agroecological innovations : increasing food production with participatory development
Title
Agroecological innovations
Title remainder
increasing food production with participatory development
Statement of responsibility
edited by Norman Uphoff
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The world's food supply needs to rise significantly, yet both arable and water supplies per capita are decreasing. Not only are modern agricultural methods beyond the reach of those suffering the greatest food insecurity but they are also ecologically damaging, relying upon fossil energy and chemical inputs. This volume offers a collection of innovative and diverse approaches to agricultural development.; Documented in 12 case studies, these approaches are reliant upon greater knowledge, skill and labour input, rather than larger capital expenditure. They are shown to increase yield substantially, sometimes doubling or tripling output. This volume presents the concepts and operational means for reorienting agricultural efforts towards these more environmentally friendly and socially desirable approaches in the developed as well as developing world
Dewey number
338.1/6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Uphoff, Norman Thomas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Agricultural innovations
  • Agricultural ecology
  • Agricultural productivity
Label
Agroecological innovations : increasing food production with participatory development, edited by Norman Uphoff, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-294) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- List of Tables -- List of Figures -- List of Contributors -- Acronyms and Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Part 1: Issues for Analysis and Evaluation -- Chapter 1: The Agricultural Development Challenges We Face -- THE SITUATION -- THE CHALLENGE AND OPPORTUNITY -- AGROECOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO Agricultural Innovation -- EXPANDED ROLES FOR FARMERS -- CONSIDERATIONS THAT SHAPE THE FUTURE -- NOTES -- Chapter 2: Rethinking Agriculture for New Opportunities -- AGRICULTURE AS FIELD-CULTURE: AN ETYMOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE -- ASSUMPTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH FIELD-CENTRED AGRICULTURE -- FOUR EQUATIONS IN NEED OF REVISION -- UTILIZING THESE PRODUCTIVE OPPORTUNITIES -- NOTES -- Chapter 3: Agroecological Principles for Sustainable Agriculture -- PRINCIPLES OF AGROECOLOGY -- ADVANTAGES OF BIODIVERSIFICATION IN AGROECOSYSTEMS -- AGROECOLOGY AND THE DESIGN OF SUSTAINABLE AGROECOSYSTEMS -- APPLYING AGROECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES -- Chapter 4: Social and Human Capital for Sustainable Agriculture -- THE VALUE OF SOCIAL CAPITAL -- MAKING IMPROVEMENTS SUSTAINABLE -- ELEMENTS OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE -- OLD DANGERS, NEW WORDS -- SOCIAL PROCESSES FOR SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION -- LEARNING RATHER THAN TEACHING -- NOTES -- Chapter 5: Economic Conditions for Sustainable Agricultural Intensification -- SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL INTENSIFICATION AS OBJECTIVE AND CRITERION -- BASIC PRINCIPLES -- APPRAISAL METHODS -- CONDITIONS FOR IMPLEMENTING SAI -- NOTES -- Chapter 6: Can a More Agroecological Agriculture Feed a Growing World Population? -- DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS SHAPING ECONOMIES AND SOCIETIES -- SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE MUST BE A CHANGING AGRICULTURE -- THE ROLE OF AGROECOLOGICAL METHODS IN RAISING FOOD PRODUCTION -- CAN THESE TECHNOLOGIES BE INTRODUCED WIDELY AND AT LOW COST? -- CAN A MORE ECOLOGICAL AGRICULTURE FEED A BURGEONING POPULATION? -- HOW WELL CAN HIGH-INPUT TECHNOLOGIES MEET THE FUTURE WORLD FOOD NEEDS? -- LOOKING AHEAD -- NOTES -- Part 2: Experiences from Africa, Latin America and Asia -- Chapter 7: The Evolution of Agroecological Methods and the Influence of Markets: Case Studies from Kenya and Nigeria -- THE MACHAKOS EXPERIENCE IN KENYA -- EXPERIENCE IN GOMBE, NIGERIA -- THE IMPORTANCE OF MARKETS AND EDUCATION -- NOTES -- Chapter 8: Benefits from Agroforestry in Africa, with Examples from Kenya and Zambia -- REDRESSING SOIL FERTILITY PROBLEMS -- OPPORTUNITIES -- NOTE -- Chapter 9: Realizing the Potential of Integrated Aquaculture: Evidence from Malawi -- PARTICIPATORY TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AND DIFFUSION -- IMPROVEMENTS IN PRODUCTIVITY -- ECONOMIC GROWTH -- ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY -- NOTES -- Chapter 10: Management of Organic Inputs to Increase Food Production in Senegal -- MODELLING PROCESSES OF SOIL DEGRADATION AND REGENERATION -- FROM MODEL TO FIELD: FARMER PARTICIPATION -- SOIL REGENERATION IN THE PEANUT BASIN OF SENEGAL -- EXPERIENCE FROM NDIAMSIL -- COMPOSTING -- PROSPECTS -- NOTE -- Chapter 11: Combining Traditional and New Knowledge to Improve Food Security in the Sahelian Zone of Mali -- CONDITIONS IN DOUENTZA DISTRICT -- RESULTS TO DATE -- CONCLUSIONS -- NOTES -- ti
Control code
ocn228140706
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 306 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280476419
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)228140706
Label
Agroecological innovations : increasing food production with participatory development, edited by Norman Uphoff, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-294) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- List of Tables -- List of Figures -- List of Contributors -- Acronyms and Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Part 1: Issues for Analysis and Evaluation -- Chapter 1: The Agricultural Development Challenges We Face -- THE SITUATION -- THE CHALLENGE AND OPPORTUNITY -- AGROECOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO Agricultural Innovation -- EXPANDED ROLES FOR FARMERS -- CONSIDERATIONS THAT SHAPE THE FUTURE -- NOTES -- Chapter 2: Rethinking Agriculture for New Opportunities -- AGRICULTURE AS FIELD-CULTURE: AN ETYMOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE -- ASSUMPTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH FIELD-CENTRED AGRICULTURE -- FOUR EQUATIONS IN NEED OF REVISION -- UTILIZING THESE PRODUCTIVE OPPORTUNITIES -- NOTES -- Chapter 3: Agroecological Principles for Sustainable Agriculture -- PRINCIPLES OF AGROECOLOGY -- ADVANTAGES OF BIODIVERSIFICATION IN AGROECOSYSTEMS -- AGROECOLOGY AND THE DESIGN OF SUSTAINABLE AGROECOSYSTEMS -- APPLYING AGROECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES -- Chapter 4: Social and Human Capital for Sustainable Agriculture -- THE VALUE OF SOCIAL CAPITAL -- MAKING IMPROVEMENTS SUSTAINABLE -- ELEMENTS OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE -- OLD DANGERS, NEW WORDS -- SOCIAL PROCESSES FOR SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION -- LEARNING RATHER THAN TEACHING -- NOTES -- Chapter 5: Economic Conditions for Sustainable Agricultural Intensification -- SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL INTENSIFICATION AS OBJECTIVE AND CRITERION -- BASIC PRINCIPLES -- APPRAISAL METHODS -- CONDITIONS FOR IMPLEMENTING SAI -- NOTES -- Chapter 6: Can a More Agroecological Agriculture Feed a Growing World Population? -- DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS SHAPING ECONOMIES AND SOCIETIES -- SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE MUST BE A CHANGING AGRICULTURE -- THE ROLE OF AGROECOLOGICAL METHODS IN RAISING FOOD PRODUCTION -- CAN THESE TECHNOLOGIES BE INTRODUCED WIDELY AND AT LOW COST? -- CAN A MORE ECOLOGICAL AGRICULTURE FEED A BURGEONING POPULATION? -- HOW WELL CAN HIGH-INPUT TECHNOLOGIES MEET THE FUTURE WORLD FOOD NEEDS? -- LOOKING AHEAD -- NOTES -- Part 2: Experiences from Africa, Latin America and Asia -- Chapter 7: The Evolution of Agroecological Methods and the Influence of Markets: Case Studies from Kenya and Nigeria -- THE MACHAKOS EXPERIENCE IN KENYA -- EXPERIENCE IN GOMBE, NIGERIA -- THE IMPORTANCE OF MARKETS AND EDUCATION -- NOTES -- Chapter 8: Benefits from Agroforestry in Africa, with Examples from Kenya and Zambia -- REDRESSING SOIL FERTILITY PROBLEMS -- OPPORTUNITIES -- NOTE -- Chapter 9: Realizing the Potential of Integrated Aquaculture: Evidence from Malawi -- PARTICIPATORY TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AND DIFFUSION -- IMPROVEMENTS IN PRODUCTIVITY -- ECONOMIC GROWTH -- ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY -- NOTES -- Chapter 10: Management of Organic Inputs to Increase Food Production in Senegal -- MODELLING PROCESSES OF SOIL DEGRADATION AND REGENERATION -- FROM MODEL TO FIELD: FARMER PARTICIPATION -- SOIL REGENERATION IN THE PEANUT BASIN OF SENEGAL -- EXPERIENCE FROM NDIAMSIL -- COMPOSTING -- PROSPECTS -- NOTE -- Chapter 11: Combining Traditional and New Knowledge to Improve Food Security in the Sahelian Zone of Mali -- CONDITIONS IN DOUENTZA DISTRICT -- RESULTS TO DATE -- CONCLUSIONS -- NOTES -- ti
Control code
ocn228140706
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 306 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280476419
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)228140706

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