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Agroecology: The Science Of Sustainable Agriculture

Imagine the first rays of dawn breaking over a lush, verdant field, a symphony of nature awakening in the background.

This is the world that Miguel Altieri, a luminary in sustainable agriculture, invites us into with his seminal work, “Agroecology.”

Since the 1980s, this field has been a burgeoning fountain of innovation, and Altieri is our masterful guide through its rich and evolving landscape.

In “Agroecology,” Altieri debunks longstanding myths and uncovers the core principles that anchor truly sustainable farming practices.

His narrative is not just about theories; it’s a tapestry of real-world success stories.

From the terraced fields of Asia to the rolling plains of Africa, Altieri showcases a range of effective management systems that are not merely functional but revolutionary, reshaping rural landscapes and livelihoods across the globe.

Each chapter of this updated edition brims with cutting-edge research, bringing fresh perspectives on crucial topics such as ecological economics, policy changes for sustainable agriculture, and the critical role of biodiversity in farming systems.

Altieri’s passion for his subject is palpable as he delves into advanced research methodologies, offering a treasure trove of knowledge for both novices and seasoned practitioners of sustainable agriculture.

But “Agroecology” is more than a compilation of data and facts.

It’s a compelling narrative of hope, resilience, and the untapped potential of our lands and communities.

Altieri urges readers to consider the socioeconomic and environmental impacts of various agricultural approaches, advocating for a paradigm shift towards greener, more prosperous futures.

Are you ready to embark on this transformative journey? “Agroecology” isn’t just a book; it’s an invitation to join a global movement towards sustainable, food-secure futures.

The revolution in sustainable agriculture has begun, and it beckons you to be a part of it.

Author: Miguel A. Altieri

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 9780813317182  

Pages: 450  

Country: UK  

Language: English  

Dimension: 20.3 x 25.4 x 4.7