By Stephen R. Gliessman
Delivering the theoretical and conceptual framework for this turning out to be box, 'Agroecology' develops the certainty of environmental components and complexities affecting agricultural plants and animals. --Provided through publisher.
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Funes-Monzote, F. R. 2008. Farming Like We’re Here to Stay: The Mixed Farming Alternative for Cuba. Wageningen University: Wageningen, the Netherlands. A motivational account of the remarkable effort to develop food self-sufficiency as a response to economic crisis in Cuba, and the grounding of this response in the concepts of agroecology. Gliessman, S. R. and M. E. Rosemeyer. 2010. The Conversion to Sustainable Agriculture: Principles, Processes, and Practices. Advances in Agroecology Series. CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group: Boca Raton, FL.
2001). Of the 538,000 acres of agricultural land in California urbanized since the Gold Rush, one-sixth has been lost to farming in the few decades since 1990 (Thompson 2009). At present, agricultural land is lost to urbanization at the rate of more than 40,000 acres annually (American Farmland Trust 2007). In less-developed countries, the growth of large-scale export agriculture has an even more ominous effect. Elites in these countries have, for a long time, gained control of land through various and often illegal means to increase production of export crops.
An engaging analysis of the current crisis in farm and food systems, accompanied by a convincing argument for reconnecting what we eat with how and where food is grown. International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development. 2009. Agriculture at a crossroads. Global report by the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD). Island Press: Washington, DC. The final report of a broad consortium of international agencies and experts that presents an alternative and promising approach for resolving the interrelated global problems of hunger, rural poverty, and sustainable development.
Agroecology: the ecology of sustainable food systems by Stephen R. Gliessman