By Norman Uphoff (Editor), Miguel Altieri, Marco Barzman
The world's foodstuff offer must upward thrust considerably, but either arable and water provides in line with capita are reducing. not just are sleek agricultural tools past the achieve of these soreness the best nutrients lack of confidence yet also they are ecologically destructive, depending upon fossil power and chemical inputs. This quantity bargains a set of leading edge and numerous techniques to agricultural improvement. Documented in 12 case stories, those methods are reliant upon larger wisdom, ability and labour enter, instead of greater capital expenditure. they're proven to extend yield considerably, occasionally doubling or tripling output. This quantity offers the recommendations and operational capacity for reorienting agricultural efforts in the direction of those extra environmentally pleasant and socially fascinating methods within the constructed in addition to constructing global.