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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 fairway Revolution of the final century is wasting momentum. charges of progress in nutrients creation are actually declining, with land and water assets turning into scarcer, whereas global inhabitants maintains to develop. we have to proceed to spot and proportion the information that may help profitable and sustainable agriculture structures. those rely crucially on soil.

Gaining foreign consciousness, Dr. Uphoff’s efforts to advertise and advance sustainable agriculture was once lately featured within the N.Y. Times

Led by way of Norman Uphoff, across the world popular for his proactive method of global starvation, this quantity brings jointly 102 specialists representing 28 international locations and a number of disciplines to file on achievements in sustainable soil-system administration. whereas accepting a few carrying on with position for chemical and different exterior inputs, this ebook provides ways that vegetation should be produced affordably in higher abundance with lessened dependence at the exogenous assets that experience pushed the growth of agriculture long ago.

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

·         Explores soil structures in numerous weather stipulations

·         Discusses the significance of symbiotic relationships among vegetation and soil organisms, plants as necessary and interdependent contributors in ecosystems

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

·         Examines comparable concerns comparable to pest and sickness regulate, weather swap, fertility recovery, and makes use of of tracking and modeling

With 50 self-contained chapters, this paintings offers researchers, practitioners, and coverage makers with a finished realizing 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 via Uphoff and others, visit http://ciifad.cornell.edu/sri/

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