Sustainable Agriculture in Temperate ZonesAuthor: Charles A. Francis (Editor), Cornelia Butler Flora (Editor), Larry D. King (Editor)
Publisher: Wiley Publishing, Inc.
Publish date: June 1990
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.