By Luo Shiming,Stephen R. Gliessman

During the previous 30 years, industrialization has essentially replaced conventional rural lifestyles and agricultural practices in China. whereas the earning of farmers have elevated, critical matters were raised in regards to the surroundings, source depletion, and nutrition protection. In reaction, the chinese language executive and chinese language scientists inspired eco-agriculture, the perform of agroecology rules and philosophy, with a view to lessen the unfavorable results of large-scale industrialized platforms of farming.

Agroecology in China: technological know-how, perform, and Sustainable Management represents the paintings of specialists and leaders who've taught, researched, and improved chinese language agroecology and eco-agriculture for greater than 30 years. It stories a long time of agricultural swap to supply an built-in research of the growth of analysis and improvement in agroecological farming practices.

The publication includes study on conventional and newly constructed agricultural structures in China, together with intercropping structures, rainfall harvest platforms, and rice–duck, rice–fish, and rice–frog co-culture platforms. It covers present eco-agriculture practices within the significant areas of China in response to weather stipulations. The booklet closes with a dialogue of the most important technical techniques, useful coverage help, and attainable significant improvement levels that needs to ensue to permit broader agroecological implementations towards the sustainability of destiny foodstuff structures in China.

Presenting eco-agriculture structures which are a little distinct compared to these of the U.S., Latin the USA, and Europe, Agroecology in China supplies perception on how chinese language agroecologists, less than the political and cultural platforms particular to China, have created a powerful starting place for ecologically sound agroecosystem layout and administration that may be utilized and tailored to foodstuff structures somewhere else on the earth. through the use of chosen nearby examinations of agroecological efforts in China as examples, this e-book presents types of ways to behavior examine on a extensive diversity of agroecosystems came upon worldwide.

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