Biological Approaches to Sustainable Soil Systems: 113 by Norman Uphoff,Andrew S. Ball,Erick Fernandes,Hans

By Norman Uphoff,Andrew S. Ball,Erick Fernandes,Hans Herren,Olivier Husson,Mark Laing,Cheryl Palm,Jules Pretty,Pedro Sanchez,Nteranya Sanginga,Janice Thies

international agriculture is now on the crossroads. the golf green Revolution of the final century is wasting momentum. charges of progress in foodstuff creation are actually declining, with land and water assets changing into scarcer, whereas global inhabitants maintains to develop. we have to proceed to spot and proportion the data that may help winning and sustainable agriculture platforms. those count crucially on soil.

Gaining overseas awareness, Dr. Uphoff’s efforts to advertise and enhance sustainable agriculture was once lately featured within the N.Y. Times

Led by means of Norman Uphoff, the world over popular for his proactive method of global starvation, this quantity brings jointly 102 specialists representing 28 countries and a number of disciplines to record on achievements in sustainable soil-system administration. whereas accepting a few carrying on with position for chemical and different exterior inputs, this e-book offers ways that vegetation may be produced affordably in higher abundance with lessened dependence at the exogenous assets that experience pushed the growth of agriculture some time past.

Including the paintings of either researchers and practitioners, this significant quantity

·         Explores soil structures in quite a few weather stipulations

·         Discusses the significance of symbiotic relationships among crops and soil organisms, taking a look at plants as vital and interdependent contributors in ecosystems

·         Seeks to lessen the space among clinical examine and technical perform

·         Examines comparable issues comparable to pest and affliction regulate, weather switch, fertility recovery, and makes use of of tracking and modeling

With 50 self-contained chapters, this paintings presents researchers, practitioners, and coverage makers with a accomplished figuring out of the technological know-how and steps had to make the most of soil platforms for the long term advantage of humankind.

For details at the SRI, method of Rice Intensification being constructed by means of Uphoff and others, visit

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