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 useful method, this selection of paintings from pioneers within the topic besides the newest new release of said leaders engages social actors on assorted geo-political scales to remodel the worldwide agrifood system.
The e-book is split into sections, with the 1st supplying conceptual bases and the second one providing case stories. It describes options and functions of transdisciplinary examine and participatory motion study (PAR). Transdisciplinary examine integrates diversified educational disciplines in addition to various types of wisdom, together with experiential, cultural, and religious. Participatory motion study offers a manner of enticing all correct actors so that it will create an equitable strategy of learn, mirrored image, and job to make wanted adjustments. Six case stories express how practitioners have grappled with making use of this integration in agroecological paintings inside assorted geographic and socio-ecological contexts.
An particular and important dialogue of numerous views within the turning out to be box of agroecology, this booklet covers the conceptual and empirical fabric of an agroecological procedure that aspires to be extra transdisciplinary, participatory, and action-oriented. as well as illustrating structures of agroecology that may enhance foodstuff structures all over the world, it lays the foundation for additional recommendations to create larger sustainability for everyone, ecologies, and landscapes.
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The primary focus became meeting crop needs through environmental modification and agricultural inputs. One of the best-known examples of agricultural ecology or crop ecology was the work of Azzi (1956). Building upon the same fields of agricultural meteorology and soil science as Bensin, Azzi proposed the field of agricultural ecology as a way to integrate all of the separate sciences that agronomy uses to understand how each affected the crop of interest. For him, agricultural ecology went beyond exploring the ecological characteristics of each species.
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Agroecology : a transdisciplinary, participatory and action-oriented approach by V. Ernesto Méndez, Christopher M. Bacon, Roseann Cohen, Stephen R. Gliessman