By Parviz Koohafkan,Miguel A. Altieri
Contemporary agriculture is frequently criticized for its commercial scale, hostile results on meals, rural employment and the surroundings, and its disconnectedness from nature and tradition. but there are lots of examples of conventional smaller scale platforms that experience survived the try out of time and supply extra sustainable recommendations whereas nonetheless preserving meals safeguard in an period of weather switch. This ebook offers a distinct compilation of this forgotten agricultural background and relies on target clinical evaluate and proof of the worth of those structures for current and destiny generations.
The authors check with a lot of those platforms as Globally very important Agricultural background structures (GIAHS) and exhibit how they're regarding the thoughts of history and the area background conference. They display how GIAHS in response to kinfolk farms, conventional indigenous wisdom and agroecological ideas can give a contribution to nutrition and foodstuff protection and the upkeep of agro-biodiversity and environmental resilience, in addition to maintain neighborhood cultures, economies and societies.
Two sizeable chapters are dedicated to descriptions and tests of a few 50 examples of specific and power GIAHS from all over the world, together with rice-fish tradition in China, mountain terrace platforms in Asia, espresso agroforestry in Latin the US, irrigation platforms and land and water administration in Iran and India, pastoralism in East Africa, and the dehesa agrosilvopastoral method of Spain and Portugal. The e-book concludes via supplying coverage and technical suggestions for sustainable agriculture and rural improvement during the enhancement of those platforms.
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Forgotten Agricultural Heritage: Reconnecting food systems and sustainable development (Earthscan Food and Agriculture) by Parviz Koohafkan,Miguel A. Altieri