Agroecology: A Transdisciplinary, Participatory and by V. Ernesto Méndez, Christopher M. Bacon, Roseann Cohen,

By V. Ernesto Méndez, Christopher M. Bacon, Roseann Cohen, Stephen R. Gliessman

Agroecology: A Transdisciplinary, Participatory and Action-oriented Approach is the 1st ebook to target agroecology as a transdisciplinary, participatory, and action-oriented procedure. utilizing a mixed theoretical and functional strategy, this selection of paintings from pioneers within the topic besides the newest new release of stated leaders engages social actors on varied geo-political scales to rework the worldwide agrifood system.

The booklet is split into sections, with the 1st offering conceptual bases and the second one featuring case reports. It describes strategies and purposes of transdisciplinary examine and participatory motion learn (PAR). Transdisciplinary study integrates varied educational disciplines in addition to assorted kinds of wisdom, together with experiential, cultural, and religious. Participatory motion examine offers a manner of attractive all correct actors in order to create an equitable strategy of learn, mirrored image, and task to make wanted adjustments. Six case reviews exhibit how practitioners have grappled with utilizing this integration in agroecological paintings inside of various geographic and socio-ecological contexts.

An particular and significant dialogue of numerous views within the turning out to be box of agroecology, this booklet covers the conceptual and empirical fabric of an agroecological strategy that aspires to be extra transdisciplinary, participatory, and action-oriented. as well as illustrating platforms of agroecology that would enhance foodstuff platforms worldwide, it lays the foundation for additional ideas to create higher sustainability for each person, ecologies, and landscapes.

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They embody many of the components of what we consider to demonstrate elements of sustainability. 2). 0 ha, high diversity permitted the maintenance of gardens that in many aspects were similar to the local natural forest ecosystems (Allison 1983). The gardens studied had relatively high indices of diversity for cropping systems and had leaf area indices and cover levels that approximated the much more complex natural ecosystems of the surrounding regions (Ewel et al. 1982). 3 An example of a tropical homegarden agroecosystem in the lowlands of Tabasco, Mexico.

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