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Agroecology, Ecosystems, and Sustainability – 1st Edition

Noureddine Benkeblia, 2014, CRC Press, 393 p., 78.99 pounds, ISBN 9781482233018

Agroecology, Ecosystems, and Sustainability explores a modern vision of ecology and agricultural systems, so that crop production can be sustainably developed without further environmental degradation.

With contributions from experts from more than 20 countries, the book describes how to make the transition to modern agroecology to help the environment. It examines the global availability of natural resources and how agroecology could allow the world population to reach the goal of global sustainable ecological, agricultural, and food production systems. The book discusses important principles that regulate agroecological systems, including crop production, soil management, and environment preservation.

Making the link between theory and practices, the book includes examples of agroecology such as an interdisciplinary framework for the management of integrated production and conservation landscapes and the use of mechanized rain-fed farming and its ecological impact on drylands. An examination of how ecology and agriculture can be allied to ensure food production and security without threatening our environment, the text shows you how natural resources can be used in a manner to create a “symbiosis” to preserve ecological systems and develop agriculture.

Agroecology – A Transdisciplinary, Participatory and Action-oriented Approach, 1st Edition

Edited by V. Ernesto Méndez, Christopher M. Bacon, Roseann Cohen, Stephen R. Gliessman (Eds.), 2019, CRC Press, 284 p., £43.99, ISBN: 9780367436018

Agroecology: A Transdisciplinary, Participatory and Action-oriented Approach is the first book to focus on agroecology as a transdisciplinary, participatory, and action-oriented process. Using a combined theoretical and practical approach, this collection of work from pioneers in the subject along with the latest generation of acknowledged leaders engages social actors on different geo-political scales to transform the global agrifood system.

An explicit and critical discussion of diverse perspectives in the growing field of agroecology, this book covers the conceptual and empirical material of an agroecological approach that aspires to be more transdisciplinary, participatory, and action-oriented. In addition to illustrating systems of agroecology that will improve food systems around the world, it lays the groundwork for further innovations to create better sustainability for all people, ecologies, and landscapes.

Agroecology – Simplified and Explained

Wojtkowski, Paul, 2019, Springer International Publishing, 437 p., 107,09 €, ISBN: 978-3-319-93209-5

This book presents the core elements that underwrite agroecology. Expressed across twelve chapters, the universality of the core is the essence of agroecology. This alone would be of interest to researchers, students, and academics.

The book begins by comparing agroecology against conventional, monoculturally-based agriculture. The book goes on to discuss the underlying technologies, the various manifestations of biodiversity, and the risk countermeasures associated with agroecology. The book concludes by summarizing the key findings, and assessing the macro-challenges facing agroecology.