Regenerating Agriculture: An Alternative Strategy for Growth

Regenerating Agriculture: An Alternative Strategy for Growth

by JulesN.Pretty (Author)

Synopsis

For the past 50 years, the main goal of agriculture has been to increase production at any price, using high amounts of fertilizers and pesticides and intensive industrial methods. This has caused damage to the environment and widespread rural depopulation. This study shows that there is a viable alternative - a form of agriculture which conserves resources, maintains rural employment and minimizes the external costs, without loss of productivity. Using case studies from industrialized and developing countries, the author describes the new technical, institutional and policy options available.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 330
Publisher: Earthscan Ltd
Published: 30 Mar 1995

ISBN 10: 1853831980
ISBN 13: 9781853831980

Author Bio
Jules Pretty is Director of the Sustainable Agriculture Programme at the International Institute for Environment and Development, and co-author of Unwelcome Harvest (Earthscan, 1991).