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Organic, low-input or sustainable agriculture, June 1986--March 1989

Jayne T. MacLean

Organic, low-input or sustainable agriculture, June 1986--March 1989

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by Jayne T. MacLean

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Md .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Agricultural biotechnology -- Bibliography.,
  • Plant biotechnology -- Bibliography.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesOrganic, low input or sustainable agriculture, June 1986--March 1989.
    Statementprepared by Jayne T. Maclean.
    GenreBibliography.
    SeriesQuick bibliography series -- NAL-BIBL. QB 89-54., Quick bibliography series -- 89-54.
    ContributionsNational Agricultural Library (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination27 p. ;
    Number of Pages27
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17569850M

    Sustainable agriculture doesn't ask farmers to let their fields run wild, but to simply learn from nature's bag of tricks. For example, farmers can increase the organic matter content of their soils -- thereby improving soil texture and water-holding capacity -- by plowing in compost each fall. ‘‘low-input sustainable’’ and ‘‘alternative agriculture’’ appeared frequently and are still used by many non-American authors, particularly with reference to organic production systems. The American Journal of Alternative Agriculture was founded in the mids, and in the NRC’s report, Alternative.


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Organic, low-input or sustainable agriculture, June 1986--March 1989 by Jayne T. MacLean Download PDF EPUB FB2

The book explores the very different facets of organic and sustainable agriculture. Part I of this book delves into the ways that people have approached organic agriculture in sociological, scientific, and economic terms.

Part II looks ahead to the future of organic agriculture, presenting opportunities for. This has prompted strong interest by U.S. farmers in low-input sustainable agriculture.

The principles that underlie a low-input sustainable agricultural system are: (1) adapting the agricul- tural system to the environment of the region, including soil, water, climate and biota present at the site; (2) optimizing the use of biological and Cited by: A new but small Low-Input Sustain- able Agriculture Research and Educa- tion Program, administered by USDA, is giving the need for low-input farm- ing facts and information important visi- bility and support.

Current farm and other public poli- cies may also be potential obstacles to adoption of low-input sustainable agri- culture. From the reviews: “This work is a collection of literature reviews on a wide variety of topics pertinent to sustainable agriculture.

provides an excellent overview to many of the current trends in sustainable agriculture. the compilation of the papers in one volume is an attractive feature, especially for researchers interested in an accessible reference guide.

Brand: Springer Netherlands. In book: Research Trends In Agriculture Sciences (pp) Low External Input Sustainable Agriculture or Low Input. Student constructions of organic and sustainable agriculture.

June. The principal objections to the proposition that organic agriculture can contribute significantly to the global food supply are low yields and insufficient quantities of organically acceptable.

Ploughing, an effective tillage technique for weed control in low-input agriculture is likely to result in an increased decomposition of soil organic matter compared to zero tillage (Doran, ).

However, since plant nutrition in low-input systems is maintained primarily through the soil organic matter, soils in such systems should be rich in. Low-input farming: Is it worth the work. Factoring-in the labor cost of sustainable agriculture. by Coen Reijntjes Coen Reijntjes is a staff member of the Information Centre for Low-External-Input and Sustainable Agriculture, P.O.

AB Leusden, The Netherlands. In the Sahel, Tuareg nomads and Bella tribes-people work together to prepare land to be low-input or sustainable agriculture - FAO photo by J. Van. agricultural professional trainings offered by Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, – ; revised June 2 USDA National Organic Program.

This does not include all certified operations (i.e. handling operations). A recently published meta-analysis of 44 June 1986--March 1989 book studies shows that organic farming is not only environmentally sustainable, but also financially competitive when compared to conventional farming.

Organic sales grew percent to US$63 billion from to worldwide, but the analysis’s authors note that organic agriculture currently occupies only 1 percent of global cropland. The book explores the very different facets of organic and sustainable agriculture.

Part I of this book delves into the ways that people have approached organic agriculture in sociological, scientific, and economic terms. Part II looks ahead to the future of organic agriculture, presenting opportunities for further progress. Sustainable Agriculture in Developing Countries: Challenges and U.S.

Role by Hah Eswaran, National Leader, World Soil Resources, Soil Conservation Service, USDA, Washington, DC Organic agriculture demands new efforts in research, develop- ment, and implementation. Dedi- cated stew^ardship is the first step toward sustainable agriculture.

Sustainable agriculture is a Organic holistic approach to farming than conventional in that it relies on ecosystem services and is typically much less detrimental to the surrounding landscape.

Sustainable agriculture is a natural way to produce food and has a number of. 10 Sustainable farming methods and practices.

Sustainable farming system doesn’t have to be only organic agriculture. There are more methods that overlap in many principles that are sustainable in the long-run and may be percent organic or at least from the biggest part. Sustainable agriculture is farming in sustainable ways, which means meeting society's present food and textile needs, without compromising the ability for current or future generations to meet their needs.

It can be based on an understanding of ecosystem are many methods to increase the sustainability of agriculture. When developing agriculture within sustainable food systems. An Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture.

prepared by Ecological Agriculture Projects Macdonald College of McGill University June, Introduction. Sustainable agriculture is both a philosophy and a system of farming. It has its roots in a set of values that reflects an awareness of. Agriculture often places significant pressure on natural resources and the environment.

Sustainable agricultural practices are intended to protect the environment, expand the Earth’s natural resource base, and maintain and improve soil fertility. Based on a multi-pronged goal, sustainable agriculture seeks to:Increase profitable farm incomePromote environmental.

Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Sustainable or Alternative Agriculture January - September   According to the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), the demand for organic products is constantly on the rise, which makes this way of farming economically interesting for farmers; India is in the lead when it comes to the number of organic producers, while Australia has the largest proportion of organically farmed land (over million hectares) worldwide [1].

Various organic technologies have been utilized for about 6, years to make agriculture sustainable while at the same time conserving soil, water, energy and biological resources.

Benefits of. Other agricultural terms include regenerative, low-input, ecological, biological, environmentally sound, resource-efficient, and the long-used term organic. This last term is generally used to define production systems which either do not use synthetic pesticides and fertilizers or which seek to.

Due to the lack of conformity among current organic regulatory organizations and the difficulty many have in distinguishing the terms “organic,” “alternative agriculture,” “regenerative agriculture,” and “LISA” (low-input sustainable agriculture), in the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association organized a task force to.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to sustainable agriculture. Sustainable agriculture – applied science that integrates three main goals, environmental health, economic profitability, and social and economic goals have been defined by a variety of philosophies, policies and practices, from the vision of farmers and consumers.

Alternative Farming Systems-Economic Aspects March - June Quick Bibliography Series no. QB (part II, Citations ) To: QB Part I (Introduction, Indices, Citations ) Updates QB Citations from the AGRICOLA Database. Office of Pesticide Programs, and National Agricultural Library (U.S.) (page images at HathiTrust) The evolution and development of biotechnology: a revolutionary force in American agriculture / (Washington, DC: U.S.

Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Agriculture and Rural Economy Division, []), by Joel Schor and United. In contrast to the intensive agriculture of the North, non-organic farming in the South is typically low-input and low yielding.

Here, the introduction of organic agricultural techniques can produce dramatic increases in yield, without financial outlay on new crop varieties, chemical fertilizers, or pesticides.

In other words, organic agriculture with 4% humus is able to retain l/m2 and sequester CO2 t/ha compared to l/m2 and CO2 t/ha for conventional agriculture. Sustainable Agriculture Books Showing of How to Grow More Vegetables: And Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops Than You Ever Thought Possible.

organic fertilizer in upland crop production etc. The book provides you with comprehensive information on organic farming and related methods of farming. The book aims to provide you with many other profitable information about the method of obtaining sustainable agricultural and organic farming.

Contents NIIR Project Consultancy Services (NPCS. In Junethe World Bank large-scale systems to smaller, low-input organic systems.

This conversion was instrumental in helping Cuba overcome its food crisis during the Special Period following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

their effectiveness at developing sustainable agriculture at the local level has kept its promoters. Sustainable agriculture helps the environment, but there are concerns about its efficiency. Learn what threatens global food supply and the planet's ecosystems, and what you can do to help. Asset 5.

An organizer, consultant, and educator in the alternative agriculture movement, Grace Gershuny has been active in the field since the s when she worked for the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), developing its first organic certification program. As a leader in the movement, Gershuny helped to establish both the Organic Trade Association and the Organic Farmer: The Digest of.

Sustainable agriculture doesn't necessarily mean "organic" farming (farming without use of synthetic chemical inputs), although increased attention is paid to "organic components," particularly in fertility and pest control.

Sustainable (or alternative) agricultural practices are fundamentally a more ecologically based approach to raising food. In developing countries, organic agricultural systems achieve equal or even higher yields, as compared to the current conventional practices, which translate into a potentially important option for food security and sustainable livelihoods for the rural poor in times of climate change.

•• Consultation with organic farming methods with the Chesapeake Farms Sustainable Agriculture Project, Chestertown, MD, •• Co-leader of national effort to develop ARS NP long-term agricultural research projects network, present. Source book of sustainable agriculture for educators, producers and other agricultural professionals: a guide to books, newsletters, conference proceedings, bulletins, videos, and more.

Edited by Valerie Berton. Burlington, VT, Sustainable Agriculture Network, c p. Cuba’s transition to agroecology is perhaps as widely known as it is misunderstood. In response to the economic crisis of the early s, the Cuban agricultural sector largely departed from the industrial model of food production that it had previously pursued.

The subsequent transition towards an agroecological model has been a dynamic and uneven process, elevating Cuba on the world stage. Working For Organic Integrity; Organic Food Production Act; Safe Food; OFAC Organic Farmers Association Council; Grassroots Organizing To Support Organic; WSAA World Sustainable Agriculture Association; Organic Agriculture in Hungary and Moldova; Organic Agriculture.

Organic Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihoods (Earthscan Food and Agriculture) 1st Edition by Niels Halberg (Editor) ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important. ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The digit and digit formats both work.

Lots of people confuse sustainable agriculture with organic farming. Both are aimed at using more ecologically sensible practices, but they are judged by a distinct set of standards.

Organic farming, especially when carried out on a large, industrial scale, can still damage the environment and threaten public health in a variety of ways Views: K. Saharan Africa (FAO, a). So going forward, agriculture needs not only to provide adequate nutritious food, income, and decent jobs, but also address a host of environmental challenges.

To respond to these multiple challenges, there is need to shift to more sustainable forms of agriculture.The role of sustainable agriculture in Thailand has been covered in a number of studies in recent years, these include: Jitasaknuan () which examines sustainable agriculture in relation to Thailand's food policy; Boonsawasdi () which outlines the history of sustainable farming, and its future, in Thailand; and Kanayama.Where are the best sustainable agriculture research and information sources?

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