Skip to main content

Agricultural Systems: Agroecology and Rural Innovation for Development

Agroecology and Rural Innovation for Development

  • 2nd Edition - February 17, 2017
  • Editors: Sieglinde Snapp, Barry Pound
  • Language: English
  • Hardback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 0 2 0 7 0 - 8
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 0 2 0 9 5 - 1

Agricultural Systems, Second Edition, is a comprehensive text for developing sustainable farming systems. It presents a synthetic overview of the emerging area of agroecolo… Read more

Agricultural Systems: Agroecology and Rural Innovation for Development

Purchase options

Limited Offer

Save 50% on book bundles

Immediately download your ebook while waiting for your print delivery. No promo code needed.

Book bundle cover eBook and print

Institutional subscription on ScienceDirect

Request a sales quote

Agricultural Systems, Second Edition, is a comprehensive text for developing sustainable farming systems. It presents a synthetic overview of the emerging area of agroecology applications to transforming farming systems and supporting rural innovation, with particular emphasis on how research can be harnessed for sustainable agriculture. The inclusion of research theory and examples using the principles of cropping system design allows students to gain a unique understanding of the technical, biological, ecological, economic and sociological aspects of farming systems science for rural livelihoods.

This book explores topics such as: re-inventing farming systems; principles and practice of agroecology; agricultural change and low-input technology; ecologically-based nutrient management; participatory breeding for developing improved and relevant crops; participatory livestock research for development; gender and agrarian inequality at the local scale; the nature of agricultural innovation; and outreach to support rural innovation. The extensive coverage of subjects is complemented with integrated references and a companion website, making this book essential reading for courses in international agricultural systems and management, sustainable agricultural management, and cropping systems.

This book will be a valuable resource for students of agricultural science, environmental engineering, and rural planning; researchers and scientists in agricultural development agencies; and practitioners of agricultural development in government extension programs, development agencies, and NGOs.