Описание: With the inclusion of research theory and examples using the principles of cropping system design, this title offers students an understanding of the technical, biological, ecological, economic and sociological aspects of farming systems science for rural livelihoods.
Описание: Offering step-by-step guidance for structured investigation, this book facilitates hands-on, experiential learning that involves close observation, creative interpretation, and constant questioning of findings. It includes investigations that represent a broad geographical area, with more temperate and less tropical examples.
Автор: Perfecto Название: Coffee Agroecology ISBN: 0415826810 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415826815 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 4179 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Based on principles of the conservation and optimization of biodiversity and of equity and sustainability, this book focuses on the ecology of the coffee agroecosystem as a model for a sustainable agricultural ecosystem.It draws on the authors' own research conducted over the lasttwenty years as well as incorporating the vast literature that has been generated on coffee agroecosystems from around the world. The book uses an integratedapproach that weaves together various lines of research to understand the ecology of a very diverse tropical agroforestry system. Key concepts explored include biodiversity patterns, metapopulation dynamics and ecological networks. These are all set in a socioeconomic and political framework which relates them to the realities of farmers' livelihoods. The authors provide a novel synthesis that will generate new understanding and can be applied to other examples of sustainable agriculture and food production.This synthesis also explains the ecosystem services provided by the approach, including the economic, fair tradeand political aspects surrounding this all-important global commodity.
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