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Farming systems as resource systems

J. W. Birch

Farming systems as resource systems

by J. W. Birch

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Published by University of Leeds, Dept. of Geography in Leeds .
Written in English


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StatementJ.W. Birch.
SeriesWorking paper / University of Leeds, Department of Geography -- 2
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Open LibraryOL14848211M

Livestock farming systems research in Europe and its potential contribution for managing towards sustainability in livestock farming. Livestock Production Science Schiere, J.B., J. Lyklema, J. Schakel and K.G. Rickert (). Evolution of farming systems and system philosophy. Systems Research and Behavioral Science   Novel farming systems are new methods of farming living ingredients, many of which are traditionally grown outdoors. Consumers are scrutinizing the agrifood industry more than ever for its widespread use of natural resources such as water and arable .

Diversity is the norm in African farming systems. Even at the level of the individual farm unit, farmers typically cultivate 10 or more crops in diverse mixtures that vary across soil type, topographical position and distance from the household compound. Dixon and colleagues () provide the most comprehensive description of farming systems globally (Table and Figure ). Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century assesses the scientific evidence for the strengths and weaknesses of different production, marketing, and policy approaches for improving and reducing the costs and unintended consequences of agricultural production. It discusses the principles underlying farming systems and practices.

  This is one of many conclusions drawn by a book on the agro-ecological transition within farming systems in the global South, to be published by Editions Quae on 3 January "Training resource book for farming systems diagnosis: process documentation of an experiential learning exercise in farming systems diagnosis of the ICAR/IRRI Collaborative Research Project," Working Papers, The WorldFish Center, number , December.


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