Publisher description for Sustainable agriculture in temperate zones / edited by Charles A. Francis, Cornelia Butler Flora, Larry D. King.


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Counter This timely work reviews the best current thinking on practicing sustainable agriculture, with contributions from agricultural, biological, environmental and social scientists. The emphasis is on temperate zones, with many of the contributions addressing U.S. agriculture. However, the principles explored here have application in any climatic or geographical region. The book discusses stewardship, biodiversity, reliance on mixed food systems and other approaches, always with a view toward reducing environmental degradation, maintaining economic viability and stabilizing rural communities.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Sustainable agriculture