Exploring Agrodiversity

Kobo ebook | August 14, 2012

byHarold Brookfield

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-- Bioscience

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-- Bioscience

Harold Brookfield is professor emeritus at the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies of the Australian National University. He has written several books, including Land Degradation and Society.

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:August 14, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231501129

ISBN - 13:9780231501125

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Table of Contents

Part I. Presenting Agrodiversity
1. Presenting Diversity by Example: Mintima and Bayninan
2. Diversity, Stress, and Opportunity
Part II. Diversity Within Rotational Land Systems
3. Defining, Describing, and Writing About Agrodiversity
Part III. Paths of Transformation
4. Learning About the History of Agrodiversity
Part IV. The Future of Agrodiversity
5. Understanding Soils and Soil--Plant Dynamics
6. Analyzing Shifting Cultivation
7. Alternative Ways to Farm Parsimonious Soils
8. Managing Plants in the Fallow and the Forest
9. Coping with Problems: Degraded Land, Slope Dynamics, and Flood
10. Who Has Driven Agricultural Change?
11. Farmer-Driven Transformation in Modern Times
12. The Green Revolution
13. Recent Trends in Agriculture
14. Science, Farmers, and Politics
Epilogue: Looking at the Future

Editorial Reviews

[T]his is an interesting book and would be a worthwhile addition to any personal or academic library just for a range of case studies alone.... There is a fascinating range of examples of variations on the themes of human adaptability and landscape change.